Changes, updates, and corrections can be made to your Aadhaar data under two categories: Demographics and Biometrics. Demographics includes name, address, date of birth, gender, mobile number, and email, while Biometrics includes fingerprints, iris scan, and photograph. Changes to address can be made online or offline, but changes to any other data have to be done at a permanent enrolment centre. We’ll be talking about address change requests here.
Once you’ve submitted the request for an update, there are two ways to check whether those changes have been made in the database or not. You can either track the request online conveniently or call the UIDAI toll free number for offline status tracking.
Table of Contents
- Check Aadhaar Status Online with Your Enrolment ID
- Check Update Status Online Using Aadhaar Number
- Track Aadhaar Update Status Using URN
- Track Aadhaar Address Validation Letter Status Using SRN
- How to Check Aadhaar Status via Phone Call
- How to Check Aadhaar Status via Post
- How to Check Aadhaar Status via Fax
- How to Check Aadhaar Status via SMS
- Aadhaar Update Status Tracking FAQ
Online status checks of Aadhaar address updates can be done in 4 ways:
1. Check Aadhaar Status Online with Your Enrolment ID
If you have placed an update request at an Enrolment Centre or Update Centre, then you will need your Enrolment ID (or EID) to track your Aadhaar card status.
EID consists of 28 digits: the 14-digit enrolment number, and the 14-digit date & time stamp. It is located at the top of the update acknowledgement slip you get from the Enrolment or Update Centre after you have submitted your request for change in Aadhaar details. It may look something like this:1234/12345/12345 dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss
Once you find your update acknowledgment slip and the EID, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to the https://resident.uidai.gov.in/check-aadhaar
Step 2: Enter the EID and do a captcha/security verification.
Step 3: If your Aadhaar is ready, you will get a status message on the next screen, saying “Your Aadhaar is generated”. Download or get Aadhaar on your mobile from this screen itself.
Step 4: If your requested updates are not added to the database then you will not get the above message.
How to Check Aadhaar Status Online If You Do Not Have EID
If you don’t have your EID, you can get it using your registered mobile number or registered email id from the "https://resident.uidai.gov.in/lost-uideid" page. You can also get your Aadhaar number if you have forgotten it/misplaced the card from the same page.
Step 1: Provide your full name, mobile number or email id, and enter the Captcha code.
Step 2: After you input the details, click on ‘Send OTP’.
Step 3: You will be taken to another page where you can put in the OTP and click on ‘Login’.
Step 4: You will receive your EID or Aadhaar number on your mobile phone via SMS.
Step 5: Proceed to the UIDAI My Aadhaar portal to check the status using the retrieved EID.
2. Check Update Status Online Using Aadhaar Number
If you have placed an address update request online with UIDAI, then you can track it using your Aadhaar number (or UID number – Unique Identity number) itself.
Step 1: Go to the https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/checkSSUPStatus/checkupdatestatus
Step 2: In the space provided there, input the 12-digit number on your UID card.
Step 3: Do the Captcha verification.
Step 4: The next screen will show you whether the change has been made in the database or not.
3. Track Aadhaar Update Status Using URN
URN stands for Update Request Number, which is a 14-digit number generated after you finish the process of online address update. This number will be shown on the screen once you submit the update. You will also get an SMS with the URN to your linked mobile number. The number will be in this format:1234/12345/12345
To check Aadhaar change status using this, do the following:
Step 1: Enter the URN on the https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/checkSSUPStatus/checkupdatestatus
Step 2: Enter the correct Captcha.
Step 3: The next screen will show you whether the change you requested is done or not.
4. Track Aadhaar Address Validation Letter Status Using SRN
If you had requested for an Address Validation Letter, then you would have received a Service Request Number (SRN). The steps are similar to the one for URN – the only difference is that you’ll input the 10-digit SRN along with the Captcha code on the Aadhaar self-service portal.
How to Check Aadhaar Status via Phone Call
You can call UIDAI’s toll-free number 1947 to check the status of your updates if you do not have access to the internet.
When you call 1947, you will be taken to the IVR. You have to follow the steps given below to track your address change request:
Step 1: Choose your preferred language.
You have to choose 1 for Hindi, 2 or English, 3 for Kannada, 4 for Malayalam, 5 for Tamil, 6 for Telugu, and 7 for other languages.
Step 2: Confirm whether you’ve enrolled for Aadhaar or not.
If you’ve already enrolled for Aadhaar, press 1. If you have not enrolled, press 2. Press 3 to know the status of your existing complaint and press 4 to know the benefits of having Aadhaar. Choose 1 to continue.
Step 3: Go to the status menu.
To know the status of your enrolment, press 1. Press 2 for queries related to update of Aadhaar data. If you want to talk to a UIDAI representative without having to go through the IVR, choose 9 at this stage. Select 2 to continue.
Step 4: Find out more about Aadhaar updates.
To know how to update your Aadhaar, press 1. To check your update request status, press 2.
Step 5: Choose the mode of checking the status.
Press 1 if you know your URN and 2 if you do not know it.
Step 6a: Check with URN
Enter your 14-digit Update Request Number, and you will receive the status update.
Step 6b: Check without URN
You will be directed to a UIDAI representative to continue the call and find your update status.
For any further queries, you can talk to a UIDAI representative or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Check Aadhaar Status via Post
Earlier you could send an address correction form to PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore – 560001 and you would receive the response on your registered address. However, UIDAI does not talk about this method any more.
How to Check Aadhaar Status via Fax
Earlier, you could check the change status by sending a facsimile to UIDAI at 080-2353 1947. This method is no longer mentioned on the UIDAI website.
How to Check Aadhaar Status via SMS
Earlier you could send an SMS in this format: UID STATUS < 14-digit EID> to 51969. However, this mode of status tracking is no longer discussed by the UIDAI.
Frequently Asked Questions on Aadhaar Update Status Tracking
1. How much time does it take for address to get updated in the Aadhaar database?
Ans: It may take up to 90 days from the date of request for an update to show up in the database.
2. Will I get a new Aadhaar card if my address is updated?
Ans: Yes. You will get a new letter in case you have requested updates/changes to name, address, date of birth, or gender.
3. Can my address change request be rejected?
Ans: It could be. Update requests are subject to verification and validation. Make sure you check the https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/instruction online updates.
4. Can I visit the Enrolment/Update Centre to know the status of my update request?
Ans: UIDAI does not specify if you can check any update status through Enrolment and Update Centres.
5. Can I download my updated Aadhaar card?
Ans: Yes, you can download the updated UID card https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/#/ once the requested changes have been made.