The status of an individual's Aadhaar card can be determined easily through the internet by making use of the UIDAI's online portal as well as through one's mobile phone via an SMS or text message. Both methods are hassle-free processes and are extremely simple to use.
Steps to Check Aadhaar Card Status Online
Aadhaar status can be checked online by following the steps mentioned below:
- Visit the official website of the UIDAI
- Towards the right bottom of the screen head to the ‘Aadhaar Services’ section, which displays a link to ‘Enrolment/Download E-aadhaar/Update’
- After clicking on this link you will be directed to the Aadhaar Kiosk, which displays a number of options with regards to Aadhaar enrollment as well as updation and status checks
- On this page choose the third option on the left, which says ‘Check Aadhaar Status’
- After clicking this option you will be directed to a page where you can check the status of your Aadhaar
- The following information will have to be entered in the blank spaces in order to check your status
- Enrolment ID - Enter your Enrolment ID in this space. The Enrolment ID should be in the following format EID(1234/12345/12345)
- Date and Time - Enter the Date and Time in the next space. The Date and Time should be entered in the following format (dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss)
- Security Code - Enter the security code displayed on the screen
- Click the ‘Check Status’ button at the bottom of the screen
Not Sure about Your Enrolment ID Number?
In case you are unsure of your Enrolment ID number all you need to do is check your application form. At the top of your acknowledgement slip you will see a 14 digit enrolment number as well as a 14 digit date and the time of your enrolment. These numbers make up you temporary Enrolment ID (EID).
You also have the option of resetting or cancelling in case you have entered any incorrect information.
How to Verify Your Mobile Phone Number Online
Aadhaar status can also be determined over your mobile phone by following the steps mentioned below:
- Visit the official website of the UIDAI
- At the bottom of the screen go to the ‘Aadhar Services’ section, where a link to 'Enrolment/Download E-aadhaar/Update' will be displayed
- You will then be directed to the Aadhaar Kiosk after clicking on this link. On the subsequent page a number of options will be displayed with regards to Aadhaar enrollment as well as updation and status checks
- On the right hand side of the page, choose the ‘Verify Email/Mobile’ option
- You will be directed to a page where the mobile number that you declared during your enrolment will need to be verified
- You will then need to enter your personal details such as
- Your 12 digit Aadhaar Number
- Your email id or your mobile number
- Enter the security code as displayed on the screen and click on the 'Generate Verification Code'
- Enter the verification code that is sent to your mobile phone.
- To complete the verification process click on the ‘Verify’ button at the bottom of the screen
How to Check Aadhar Card Status with & Without Enrolment Details
While checking the application status of your Aadhaar is a fairly straightforward process, the UIDAI has made it accessible to residents regardless of whether they have their acknowledgement details with them or not. Prior to this development, it was not possible to determine the status of your Aadhaar application without any acknowledgement details, but now any resident can find out their UID Card status status by following a few simple steps.
Procedure to Check Aadhaar Status with Acknowledgement Details
If you already have your acknowledgement details with you, then you can check the status of your Aadhaar URN by following this step-by-step procedure:
- Open the official website of the UIDAI on your computer
- You will notice a link at the bottom right side of the opening page which says ‘Aadhaar Services’.
- Click on this link to go to the Aadhaar Kiosk page, where you will see a range of links displayed in relation to Aadhaar. You can also go to the ‘Get Aadhaar’ link, where you will see an option which says ‘Check Aadhaar Status’
- Choose the ‘Check Aadhaar Status’ option either on the Kiosk page or the ‘Get Aadhaar’ page
- A page will show up, which will prompt you to enter details in order to check your Aadhaar status
- You will be required to fill in all the blank spaces with relevant information, while the spaces marked with a ‘*’ are to be mandatorily filled in
- Enter your Enrolment ID number in the first space in the format given EID(9876/98765/9876)
- Enter the date and time in the second space in the format given ie: (dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss)
- Enter the four digit security code that shows up on the screen
- Click on ‘Check Status’, which you will see at the bottom of the page
Procedure to Check Aadhaar Status without Acknowledgement Details
If you cannot remember your Enrolment number or if you have misplaced or lost your acknowledgement slip, you can still check on the status of your Aadhaar by following this step-by-step procedure:
- First, visit the UIDAI official website
- Scroll down to the ‘Aadhaar Services’ link towards the bottom of the screen and click on it
- On the next screen you will see a button which says ‘Find UID/EID’, which is the the fourth link on the left hand side of the page
- You will then be directed to a page which asks whether you would like to receive your lost Aadhaar Number or lost Enrolment Number
- If you want to receive your Enrolment Number, choose the ‘Enrolment No (EID)’ option
- Following this, you will be required to enter the following personal details in the spaces below:
- Your full name
- Your email id OR your mobile phone number (Please note that it is compulsory to provide either your registered email id or your registered mobile number in order to receive your lost EID/UID)
- Enter the security code that is displayed on the screen, which is in the form of random numbers
- Click the ‘Get OTP’ button
- Once you received the OTP in your email or your mobile phone enter it in the ‘Enter OTP’ space
- Click the ‘Verify OTP’ button
- You will then receive your Aadhaar Enrolment Number either by mail or on your phone as a text message
Steps to Check Aadhaar Card Status over the Phone
To then check your Aadhaar Status through your mobile phone, you will need to type out the following SMS or text message "UID STATUS <14 digit enrolment number>". For instance UID STATUS12345678912345
Send the SMS to 51969 to receive information regarding the status of your Aadhar
In the event your Aadhaar Card has already been issued, then a text message will be sent to you displaying your Aadhaar Card number. If the Aadhaar Card has not yet been generated then a text message will be sent to you displaying the present status of the card.
How to check Aadhar status through India Post?
The status of delivery for your Aadhar Card can be tracked online on the official website of India Post. With the help of the facilities offered by UIDAI, you can get the Aadhar card delivered to your house at no cost. After you are done with the enrolment of the Aadhar Card at the Aadhar centre, the Aadhar Card will be dispersed and sent to you at your residential address within a period of 60 days to 90 days. You may also check the delivery status of your Aadhar Card using the Aadhar number at any India Post Office.
Aadhar Delivery Status can also be checked by going on the official website of India Post. All you need to do on the website is enter the Aadhar Enrolment Number, time and date of enrolment. The delivery status for your Aadhar Card will be shown on the screen after you enter these details.
News About Adhar Card Status
Get Driving Licence and Registration Certificate With Just An Aadhaar Card
The Uttar Pradesh government has stated that the Aadhaar card is the only document required when applying fo a driving licence or a vehicle registration certificate in the state. The announcement, which was made in August 2016, was ratified recently as a few of the RTO’s in the state refused to accept Aadhaar as proof of address and age.
The RTO’s have now been asked to display a list of documents that can be submitted as proof of age and address proof. Among the documents accepted are a voter’s ID card, pension passbook, arms licence, a Central or State government ID card and the Aadhaar card.
The recent directive states that only an Aadhaar card can suffice as documentary proof of both age and address, clarifying any doubt over the need for multiple documents, as was predominant earlier.
18th May 2017
Aadhaar won’t be linked to national security database
In a recent announcement, the government made it clear that the Aadhaar’s demographic and biometric details won’t be linked to national security database. The speculation related to linking to Aadhaar to NATGRID has been put to an end with this announcement. Though the Aadhaar is useful and mandatory for various types of applications, the government won’t be using it for the national security database. NATGRID is a program that provides real-time networking of various databases in accordance with law enforcement agencies for cross checking information related to unlawful or terrorist activities. The government has also re-assured that Aadhaar database is robust and completely secure.
14th April 2017
MSEDCL will Aadhaar for power subsidy
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) will be linking Aadhaar for the agricultural and power loom consumers in order to provide power subsidy. MSEDCL notified about this change in one of the recent announcements. The consumers of power in the agricultural and power loom industries will be able to receive the subsidy directly to their bank account by linking their Aadhaar. This initiative will also help in maintaining a proper database that will help the power company in managing the accounts effectively. Currently, MSEDCL is updating the consumer database with Aadhaar details in two of the sectors. By linking Aadhaar to the consumer database, MSEDCL will ensure that only the authorized consumers are benefiting from the benefit from the power subsidy scheme.
5th April 2017
Aadhaar Card Mandatory To Avail Free LPG
The government has made it mandatory for women availing free LPG under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana scheme to have an Aadhaar card.
According to a notification issued by the Union government, all beneficiaries are required to submit their Aadhaar details to continue to avail the free cooking gas.The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched last year, with the promise of providing 5 crore Below Poverty Line (BPL) women with LPG gas.
Women who wish to avail of the scheme but do not have an Aadhaar card are required to enrol for the same by May 31st, 2017. The application form will have to be accompanied by a government-issued identity document such as a bank passbook with photograph, ration card, PAN card, passport etc.
The government has asked the oil companies to help in the facilitation of Aadhaar enrolment for women.
10th March 2017
Aadhaar card a must for NEET 2017 applicants
In an attempt to ascertain authenticity of the applicant, the Central Board of Secondary Education has made it mandatory for the applicants to enter their Aadhaar numbers at the NEET 2017.
CBSE will have special facilitation centres in every venue of the examination for the free-of-cost enrollment of those applicants who do not have an Aadhaar card. Applicants who can’t find an enrolment booth at their nearest centre can file in a request following which they will be provided with a registration number. They can use this number to finish their online application.
To complete the online application to the examination this year, the applicant will have to type in the 12-digit Aadhaar number in addition to the date of birth, name and gender.
13th February 2017
Aadhaar enrolment camp for transgender community in Mangalore
After receiving complaints from the transgender community regarding their grievance in obtaining aadhaar cards, ration cards, housing, and bank accounts, Deputy Commissioner, K G Jagadeesha took charge of the situation. He directed the concerned departments to issue aadhaar cards without discrimination. The Parivartan Charitable Trust has organised an aadhaar enrolment camp for the transgender community at its office premises from 31st December to 2nd January. Recently, the Trust had applied for a self-employment scheme under the government, and succeeded in approving 10 applications already.
2nd January 2017
State to facilitate aadhar enrollment for students appearing for JEE (Mains) 2017
On 7th December, Odisha government announced that students appearing for next year’s JEE mains exams in April, will receive assistance in enrolling for an aadhar card. Minister Sanjay Das Burma said that facilities for enrolment will be deployed in all block, and civic bodies across the state. The Centre has set up 240 centres to enable aadhaar digitization of the students. Application for JEE mains exam has already begun, and is due to end by 2nd January, 2017. CBSE has made aadhaar card mandatory for all students appearing for JEE exams.
CBSE has set up facilitation centers in each city of examination for the purpose of aadhar enrolment. The list of the centres is available on www.jeemain.nic.in. Applicants who haven’t received their aadhaar card can enter their 28 digit aadhaar enrolment ID in the online application form. If such facilities are not available at the designated centres then students can submit a request for the same, and will be issued a registration number.
27th December 2016
ATM Transactions Might be linked to you Aadhaar Card
Due to the increase in the number of Aadhaar card holders in the country the RBI has advised banks to include infrastructure for biometric authentication of ATM transactions. The new infrastructure will be put in place to increase security of transactions done through these machines. This decision has gained more importance due to the recent cyber-attack which affected approximately 32 lakh debits cards across 19 banks. The two-factor mechanism for authentication of transactions will help prevent further such attacks and will take users a step closer to cashless transactions. We will know of the success of this decision when banks release their new machines new year.
4th November 2016
IDs Made Compulsory to Avail Daily Passes in PMPML
The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has made it compulsory to show voter card or aadhar card for issuance of daily bus passes. The public transport service provider has made this announcement after receiving multiple complaints about the misuse of bus passes by commuters. The new rule will be effective from Tuesday. PMPML had slashed the prices of bus passes in August on account of the one year completion of Sangamwadi-Vishrantwadi BRTS corridor. With the outpouring of public opinions in support of the price cut, PMPML has extended the low-priced bus passes till February 2017.
17th October 2016
Rs. 1.19 crore Spent to Publicize Aadhaar, Reveals RTI Query
The government has spent over Rs. 1. 19 crore on advertisements for Aadhaar cards in the financial year 2015-16, according to data revealed by an RTI query. The government has also incurred expenditure to the tune of Rs. 7, 600 crore to print the Aadhaar cards, including the actual process and the machines used for them.
The query was field by a petitioner who wished to know the amount spent by the government on the Aadhaar campaign since its inception.
In reply, the Central government released information stating it had spent over Rs. 24 lakh in 2013-14 on campaigns and advertisements for the scheme.
For the fiscal year 2014-15, the amount increased to almost Rs. 1 crore, and the amount spent inn 2015-16 was Rs. 1.19 crore.
As of yet, the amount spent by state governments on the scheme has not been released.
The RTI petitioner wished to know how the scheme had seen only 50% success rate in spite of the government spending such a large sum on publicity campaigns.
06th May 2016