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Aadhaar Card Status – How to Check, Update Aadhaar Card Status Online & Status Enquiry

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Aadhaar card has emerged as one of the most critical identification proofs for every Indian citizen. This unique 12-digit ID has now been made mandatory for availing most benefits offered by the government. Aadhaar contains two types of details, i.e. biometric details like fingerprints and iris scan and demographic details like name, address, age, contact details etc. It is expected that soon Aadhaar will be required for several other services and benefits offered by the Government as well as private entities. It is therefore essential to ensure that all the information that is recorded in your Aadhaar is accurate and up to date.

How to check Aadhaar Card Status Online

UIDAI has made it easier for every Aadhaar cardholder to perform multiple Aadhaar related functions online. You can now log-on to the official UIDAI website and do Aadhaar card check, Aadhaar card Update, Aadhaar card status check online and much more.   To be able to check the status of your Aadhaar card online, you need to have the following information ready with you: –

  • Your Enrolment ID with the date and time of enrolment
  • Your mobile number registered with Aadhaar

Once you have this information ready with you, you can easily perform an Aadhaar card status check online. In case you have misplaced your enrolment ID, you can retrieve it with the following steps: –

  • Click on the “Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID” option under the “Get Aadhaar” section.
  • On the next page, enter your details in the specified fields. These details should be the same as given during your Aadhaar enrolment.
  • Now, type in the security cope and click on Send OTP button.
  • You will receive the OTP on your phone.
  • Enter the OTP in the space towards the right side of the screen.
  • Now, click on “Verify OTP” button.
  • You will now receive your Enrolment ID on your registered email/mobile number.

Why do you need to Check Aadhaar card status?

In case you have applied for a new Aadhaar card or have applied for updating your Aadhaar data, you can now check Aadhaar card status online. UIDAI has given you this option to inquire about the status of your Aadhaar card through the UIDAI portal. Performing an Aadhaar card check will help you keep track of the status of your application and if any action is required from your side. You can easily see the stage under which the Aadhaar card process is and how long it might take for you to receive the Aadhaar card. As the entire process of enrolment for an Aadhaar to the final Aadhaar card reaching you can take around 90 days, keeping a status check online is a handy option. This saves you the inconvenience of going again to the enrolment centre for Aadhaar card status . Here are the steps that you need to follow for checking the Aadhaar card status.  

Aadhaar Card Check for a new Aadhaar card

Your Enrolment ID is made up of 28 digits which include the 14-digit enrolment number and 14-digits of date and time details of the enrolment. Having your enrolment ID is essential to be able to check the status of your Aadhaar card online.

  • Click on the “Check Aadhaar Status” option under the “Get Aadhaar” section.
  • On the next screen, scroll down and click on the “Check Enrolment & Update Status” option.
  • On the next page, enter your Enrolment details along with the captcha and click on the “Submit” button.
  • You will now be able to see your Aadhaar status on the screen.
  • If your Aadhaar card has been generated, you will be able to see the Aadhaar number on the screen and will also be able to access the links to download your e-Aadhaar or receive the Aadhaar details on your mobile phone.
  • If your Aadhaar card has not been generated, you will be able to see the current status of your request.
  • If your request for Aadhaar has been rejected, you will be able to see the reason for rejection on the screen. This would require you to revisit the enrolment centre and re-apply for Aadhaar card.

Aadhaar Card Online Update

If you want to update any demographic information on your Aadhaar card, then you need to follow the below-mentioned steps: –

  • Locate the section titled “Update Your Aadhaar” and then click on the link “Update Demographics Data and Check  Status”.
  • On the next page, click on the “Login” button. Enter your Aadhaar number and type in the captcha code and click on the button “send OTP”. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Type in the OTP when prompted. This will take you to your Aadhaar update portal.
  • On the next page, click on the “Update Aadhaar Online” option. 
  • Next, click on the “Proceed to Update Aadhaar” option. Here, you can select the demographic information that you want to update such as name, date of birth, gender and address. 
  • After selecting the demographic you want to update, click on the “Proceed to Update Aadhaar” option. Now, enter the updated information. Make sure that you enter the correct and up to date information. Also, check if every other information in your Aadhaar data is accurate. Next, upload the required document and click on the “Next” button.
  • If you need to change any information regarding the pin code, district, post office, state etc. you must contact the UIDAI help desk at help@uidai.gov.in.
  • You will view the preview of the updated details. Next, make the payment and click on the “Submit” button.
  • This will generate a URN. Note down the URN at a safe place as it will be required to check the Aadhar card update status later on.
  • You can now download the copy of the acknowledgement.
  • It usually takes a few working days for the information to be updated. You can check the status of your update request using the URN on the portal.
  • If your request is approved, you will receive your updated Aadhaar card through mail at your address. If the request is rejected for any reason, you will need to re-apply for the same.

Aadhaar Card Update Status Check Online

Once you have applied for Aadhaar card update online, you can do an Aadhaar Card check online through the following steps: –

  • Click on the link “Check Aadhaar Update Status” option under the ““Update Your Aadhaar” section.
  • This will take you the check status page. Now, on the next screen, enter your URN or SRN in the designated fields.
  • Enter the security code and click on the “Submit” button.
  • Now you will be able to see the status of your Aadhaar update request and if it has been accepted or rejected. If it has been accepted, you can download the e-Aadhaar online. If it has been rejected, you need to restart the online update process.

With the option of Aadhaar card status check online, you can now keep a track on the status of the update requests as well as the status of your new Aadhaar card easily.

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