The Aadhaar card is a 12 digit unique identification number issued by UIDAI to every Indian citizen. The Aadhaar card comprises of the demographic details, identity details and the biometric details of an individual.
Recently the Indian government has made Aadhaar mandatory to avail almost all day to day services. For instance, Aadhaar is a mandatory KYC document to open a new bank account, to avail government subsidies and schemes, to activate SIM cards etc. Thus keeping in view the importance of an Aadhaar card, it must be applied for without wasting any more time.
5 Ways Easy Ways To Check Aadhaar Application Status Online
After applying for an Aadhaar card, it usually takes 60 to 90 days via post to reach at your doorstep. However, sometimes the delivery takes time but sometimes the Aadhaar card does not get delivered when it gets rejected during the verification process.
The government has provided various online avenues by which you check the status of your Aadhaar application. Details of the methods are given below:
Check Status using Acknowledgement Slip
Every applicant is provided with an acknowledgement slip which is generated at the time of enrollment. You check your Aadhaar application status by providing your 14 digit enrollment id in UIDAI website. It must be noted that the 14 digit enrollment id is the combination of date, month, year and time when the slip has been generated.
Check Status without Acknowledgement Slip
You can also check your enrollment id online by following the steps given below
- Visit the official website of UIDAI.
- Click on “find UID/EID” option in the Aadhaar kiosk page.
- Click on the option to retrieve your 28 digit enrollment number.
- Enter your details like full name, email id, mobile number and security code.
- An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP in the appropriate box and click on “Verify OTP“.
Check Status via SMS
You can also check your Aadhaar application status by typing UID status – space – 14 digit enrollment number or UID status – space – 18 digit EID and then send this message to 51969 from your registered mobile number.
Check status by calling the Aadhaar Support Number
You can check your status by calling the dedicated Aadhaar support center. The Aadhaar center number, that is 1947 is tollfree. You are required to provide your 14 digit enrollment number to know your status.
Check Aadhaar Status via Post Office
You can also visit your nearest local post office to check whether your Aadhaar card has arrived. The post office authorities might ask for your 14 digit enrollment id so it is advisable to keep you acknowledgement slip handy.