Check Aadhaar Status Online with Steps to Track Status

Once you register for Aadhaar card, you don’t have to go again to any government office and stand in a queue to check Aadhaar status or to follow up. Government of India is leveraging the skills of the IT professionals and hence we have this facility online! What you only need to do is just open the UIDAI Portal link and the Aadhaar status will be just a few clicks away. If you are looking for information on Aadhaar card, read my earlier post here, then you can come back on this page to check the Aadhaar status.

What you need to have to Check Aadhaar Status

To check the aadhaar status all you need is the Enrollment No. and Date-Time which you will find in the acknowledgement slip you received at the time of enrollment/registration. Below is the step by step guide with a pictorial demonstration.

How to Check Aadhaar Status Online

How to check Aadhaar status
Go to the UIDAI Portal and follow the steps below:

  1. In the first text box, enter the 14 or 28 digit enrollment number/id as in the acknowledgemnet slip
  2. In the next textbox, enter the date and time as printed on the acknowledgement receipt
  3. Then enter the human verification code as present on the text image below the third text box
  4. Click submit and you should see the status if details entered are valid

If the Aadhaar card is ready, you can download the e-Aadhaar card online too! This is a good option to keep the e-Aadhaar card with you handy as a proof.

e-aadhaar card status check

If you have applied for the Aadhaar card recently, you may get a message that EID provided by you is still not available with us. Please check back after few days. So be patient and check after a few days as it may take sometime for the processing to update the details online. If you had applied quite sometime back and still do not know the aadhaar status online or if you have any query or complaint, then use the following information to contact the Aadhaar Officals:

Telephone Number: 1800-180-1947
Fax: 080-2353 1947
Mailing Address: PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore – 560001
Website: uidai.gov.in
Email Address: help@uidai.gov.in

Head Office Address:

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),
Planning Commission,
Government of India,
3rd Floor,
Tower II,
Jeevan Bharati Building,
Connaught Circus,
New Delhi
PIN – 110001.

If you have any questions or comments, please discuss via comments below. And if you need more information on aadhaar, read my earlier post on aadhaar card.

Aadhaar Card Information Guide

Aadhaar card or UIDAI card

What is Aadhaar Card?

It is the unique identity number issued by the UIDAI. Each individual can have only
one Aadhaar card as it is linked to their biometrics preventing and frauds or fake
identity. It is more like the Social Security Number of USA citizens.

If you want to check the status of your application, visit my post for a step by step guide to check Aadhaar status online.

Benefits of Aadhaar Card

Uniqueness Only one Aadhaar card will be issued to each individual making it unique.

Portability Since the data is centrally managed, the agencies or service providers will validate the beneficiary’s details through this central system making it portable.

People without any valid Identity will have one now This is one of the major advantage of Aadhaar card. Today, even passports are unique but not that every individual has it. However, Aadhaar card will be issued to each and every individual through the introducers concept.

Easy & Faster Approval & Verification Processes Now, borrowing a loan, creating a bank account, joining a firm will become easier and faster with just one card due to the centralized management of the data by UIDAI.

What information is required to get an AADHAAR number?

Demographic information required:
* Name
* Date of Birth
* Gender
* Address
* Parent/Guardian details (required for children, adults may provide)
* Contact details phone and email (optional)

Biometric Information required:
* Photo
* 10 finger prints
* Iris

Enrolment process for a AADHAAR number

You will need to visit an enrolling agency, fill up an application form, provide Proof of Photo Identity, Proof of Address documents and other supporting documents.

One who does not have any document to prove his/her identity, he/she will require an Introducer for enrollment process.

The agency authorised person will validate the documents provided by you at the time.
And the demographic data will be captured in the system.

Biometrics information will include capturing ten finger prints, both iris scanning and facial photograph. This data will be sent to CIDR.

The biometric information will be checked in the database to ensure that it does not already exists.
If the informatio is not found the database, Aadhaar details will be generated and will be sent to the individual at his/her residence. The Aadhaar number will also be sent to the agency for use in their service database.

If the individual is already in the database, or in case of any other quality/data validation failure the application will be rejected and the person will be informed of the same.

Documents required for Proof of Identity (PoI) & Proof of Address (PoA)

Common proofs of identity and address are:
Election Card, Ration card, Passport and Driving License.
Photo ID cards like PAN card and Govt ID cards are permissible for Identity Proof or PoI.

Address proof (PoA) documents also include water, electricity & telephone bills from the last three months.
In case you do not have above common proofs, Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead is also accepted as PoI. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA /Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead or by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) is accepted as valid PoA. Even if someone in a family does not have individual valid documents, the resident can still enrol if his/her name exists in family entitlement document. In this case the Head of Family in entitlement document needs to be enrolled first with valid PoI & PoA document. The head of the household can then introduce other members in the family while they are enrolling.

Who can be an Introducer?

What is Introducer system?
UIDAI recognises that some people particularly children, women, migrant workers, homeless, nomadic tribes, urban poor and others may not be able to produce documentary proof of identity and proof of address. In order to enable inclusion of these individuals for AADHAAR, the data standards committee recommended that the introducer system be created similar to the introducer framework followed by banks for opening bank accounts.

Who can be an Introducer?
An Introducer is a person who is authorized to introduce a resident who does not possess any PoA / PoI documents. The main objective of the introducer system is to enable enrolment of residents into Aadhaar, who are otherwise hard to reach and may not be part of any government database.

Example: Registrar’s employees, elected members, members of local administration bodies, postmen, influencers such as teachers & doctors, Anganwadi / ASHA workers, representative of local NGO’s etc. identified by a Registrar and registered in UIDAI’s CIDR as “Introducers”.

Aadhaar enrollment online

You can book appointment online for Aadhaar enrollment procedure this will help you save time. However, the online booking facility is provided only to select cities as seen in the list of Cities at http://appointments.uidai.gov.in/. For example, only Mumbai, Nagpur and Thane are the available options in Maharashtra.

Those who do not find their city in online booking of an appointment for Aadhaar or UDAI Card, refer below.

Aadhaar Enrollment Agencies

There is no list given about the agencies clearly. However, the PDFs present at http://uidai.gov.in/aadhaar-enrolments.html#EEA can be used to find address information of the enrollment agencies.

If you have the acknowledgement slip, you can follow the step by step guide to check Aadhaar status online.

Important Links for Aadhaar Card / UDAI Card