After applying for Aadhaar card you must be wondering as to what to do next! Well, you can check Aadhaar Card Status online anytime, from anywhere.
What Is Aadhar Card?
Aadhaar is a number that is actually the identification of an individual. It is a unique 12-digit number issued by UIDAI that is The Unique Identification Authority of India. The authority was initially working under the erstwhile Planning Commission of India. The authority’s responsibilities are to manage Aadhaar numbers and Aadhaar cards of an individual. Aadhaar is intended for individuals of all the ages for the purpose of creating identities. As the Aadhaar is for individuals only, all the members of a family have to have an Aadhaar number individually. For deciding distinctiveness of every individual, the demographic details (residential address info) of the person and his/her biometric information (headshot, iris scan, fingerprints) is collected which is stored in a database maintained centrally. The Aadhaar number serves as a proof of identity (POI) and also the address of the individual, anywhere in India.
An individual with an Aadhaar number is issued with an Aadhaar card. Aadhaar card contains the descriptions of the individual’s Aadhaar number, address, photograph and the age as on the printed date. It must be noted here that Aadhaar is essentially a number and not a card. One can get his/her Aadhaar number by enrolling at any of the enrolment agencies nearest to his residence. For getting an Aadhaar at any of these agencies, possession of a valid address proof is a must. After enrollment, an Aadhaar card is delivered to the individual by post at his/her designated address within a predefined time period.
Aadhaar can be used for a number of purposes like for getting a cooking gas subsidy or for receiving the benefits of other government sponsored schemes. The newly launched mobile company Jio is issuing its SIM cards only to the Aadhaar number holders and the process of having a SIM card has been made quite simple with the use of Aadhaar based KYC. In the near future, Aadhaar shall have its widespread use in every walk of an individual’s life.
The steps for checking online Aadhaar card are a lot easier, you can do so by entering Enrolment ID and Date/Time (your Aadhaar card Identification) in the appropriate place at UIDAI official website.
Where to find Enrolment ID Date/Time?
The enrolment ID and Date/Time are there in Acknowledgement Slip that is provided at the time of Enrolment. See the below image with the boxed texts
Step by step easy way to check aadhar card status online
Click here to Visit the official website of the UIDAI
1. A form will be displayed (as below given screenshot) where Enrolment ID, date/time and security code are to be filled up by you to go further (Complete the captcha entry as shown in the screen).
2. After you have filled up the information, check the same carefully for any discrepancies and then click on green colored Check Status button.
3. A new page will come up that will show your Aadhaar card current status for which you had applied.
|With that, a link will appear to download your e-Aadhaar letter or card which will be in PDF format and when you try to open it in your PC, a password is required. Use the Pincode of your area as per enrolment details as the password.|
Just call the Aadhaar helpdesk contact on the above-given number. This is a toll-free number and calling on it doesn’t costCHECK AADHAAR CARD STATUS BY CALLING UIDAI HELPDESK TOLL FREE NUMBER, 1800-300-1947. you a dime. This service is for the end user i.e. residents i.e. you, for the registrars and for the enrolment agencies. After calling the number, an interactive voice response system (IVRS) would reply.
Follow the IVR instructions by pressing appropriate keys on your phone and enter your Aadhaar details. The same can be found on the Acknowledgement Slip that is provided at the time of enrolment process. The IVR system would tell you the current status of your Aadhaar card.
Go to Google Play Store on your android mobile and download UIDAI Official Aadhaar App. It is a mobile application that is designed to get the status of Aadhaar card for which you have been enrolled earlier. To get the current status, you will have to provide 14 digit enrolment number.
|UIDAI resident portal Services are available on Mini Android Aadhaar App. Here you are able to download and install the same on your android phone. You can keep tracking you Aadhaar card status, Aadhaar update status, and also can download Aadhaar card.|
You should be able to check your Aadhaar card status by SMS also. It is a simple method to do know your Aadhaar number. Just type a text message in your mobile as given below.
“UID STATUS < 14 digit enrolment number >”
And send the same to 51969. Your mobile should have the same number which is registered with UIDAI.
Example: UID STATUS 10002000030000
You can also request your Aadhaar number by the use of this SMS service. Send the following SMS through your number which is registered with UIDAI.
“UID GETUID < 14 digit enrolment number >” And send the same to 51969. Example: UID GETUID 10002000030000 You will instantly receive your Aadhaar number through a return SMS by UIDAI.
UIDAI offers facilities for tracking the delivery status of your Aadhaar card via India Post. India Post delivers the Aadhaar card to your house free of cost. After you finish the enrollment process of the Aadhaar Card at the Aadhaar enrolment centre, within a period of 60 days to 90 days the Aadhaar Card will be prepared and sent to you at the residential address you had given during enrollment. There is a facility to check the delivery status of your Aadhaar Card at any India Post Office. For which you will have to use the Aadhaar number.
|The delivery status of your Aadhaar Card can also be tracked online on the official website of India Post. You will need to enter the Aadhaar Enrolment Number, time and date of enrolment at the website. Your Aadhaar card delivery status will be displayed on the screen when you enter these essential details.|