Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to check your Aadhaar Card status online?

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is an agency of the Government of India responsible for implementing the AADHAAR scheme, a unique identification project. Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will issue for all residents in India (on a voluntary basis). The number will be stored in a centralized database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris – of each individual. It is easily verifiable in an online, cost-effective way. It is unique and robust enough to eliminate the large number of duplicate and fake identities in government and private databases. The random number generated will be devoid of any classification based on caste, creed, religion and geography.

UID project is known as `AADHAAR’ meaning ‘support’ or ‘foundation’, and its logo is a yellow sun with a fingerprint embedded in its centre.


  • Aadhaar will become the single source of identity verification. Residents would be spared the hassle of repeatedly providing supporting identity documents each time they wish to access services such as obtaining a bank account, passport, driving license and so on.
  • By providing a clear proof of identity, Aadhaar will also facilitate entry for poor and underprivileged residents into the formal banking system and the opportunity to avail services provided by the government.
  • Giving migrants mobility of identity.
  • Financial inclusion with deeper penetration of banks, insurance and easy distribution of benefits of government schemes


Many people have already gone through the process of getting Aadhaar number by giving all required documents, application forms, fingerprints, etc. Now, is the time to check the status of Aadhaar card – whether you’ll get it or not. If yes, when and if no, why the application was rejected.

How to track the status of your Aadhaar card?

To track Aadhaar card, you need to visit the official website of UID at

You’ll get the screen like below.

Now, you need to take out you Aadhar acknowledgement slip, which you got from the concerned department. A sample of same is also given below.

Check out the Enrolment no., date and time from the slip and enter it on the screen mentioned above.

The 14 digit enrolment no. is in the format of xxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx

The date format is in dd/mm/yyyy

and the time format is in HH:MM:SS

Next enter the random security code given in your screen. This is generally added to avoid spammers and automated robots to use the system and crash it.

Click on Submit.

That’s it.

You’ll get your Aadhaar number status online there on the same screen at the bottom.

If there was no rejection from UID, you’ll get message like: “Congratulations! Your Aadhaar has been generated and the Aadhaar letter will be delivered shortly.”

When will I get my Aadhaar card?

Now, the question arises, when will you get your Aadhaar card? For that click on

You’ll get screen like this:

Enter the same information again here like your Enrolment number, date and time and click on verify.

You’ll get the status from Indian Post department on when will you receive your Aadhaar card.

How to file compaint regarding your Aadhaar Card?

You can file online complaint if you’ve any problems regarding your Aadhaar card.

Visit and fill online form there.


The following links will also help you to get more information:


How to update your Aadhaar data?

FAQ on UIDAI Aadhaar Card

How to solve your Aadhaar Card related Problems?

How to download your Aadhaar card online?

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