Checking Your Aadhaar Card Status Updates
- In person
Getting Aadhaar Card status updates in person
One way for you to do your application Aadhaar Card status check is to visit your local Aadhaar Card Centre. This may not be convenient for everybody to do and you may have to queue before an official can deal with your request, but if you do live quite close to a card centre, then this is a good option. If you are not sure where your nearest centre is located, just check this list here: Aadhar Card Centers in India
Getting status updates online
Even more convenient than visiting a Adhaar card centre to check your status updates is using the online portal provided by the UIDAI to get the required information. This means you don’t even have to leave your own home. You won’t have to face standing in potentially long queues at a card centre. In fact, if you have a smartphone, you can even access your updates on your phone – you don’t even need a PC or laptop!
What the online portal does
It’s worth mentioning that the online portal for the UIDAI covers everything to do with Aadhaar Cards. It is a part of the Government of India’s drive to ‘Digital India’ – to ensure that as much as possible of administrative tasks and official business can be accessed by Indian residents online, so the online portal is a key feature.
On the portal, you will find all the information you need about applying and enroling, updating details and advice about linking and card seeding, etc. in order that you can access subsidies and other schemes, For example:
- Ration Card/Voter ID
- Updating details
But, at this point in time, you just want to learn about how to get a status update. Thankfully, the online portal provides a quick and easy facility for you to do this. It allows you to track the progress of your Aadhar Card application from the very start of the process and right up to the time your card arrives at your registered address.
How to sign into the online portal
During your verification appointment at an enrolment centre, you will have been issued with an acknowledgement slip. This contains a unique 14 digit number consisting of the date and time of your enrolment and your enrolment number.
Sign in to the online portal on the official website here. Enter the 14 digit number on your acknowledgement slip to log on. You will now be able to check your Aadhaar Card status updates. Just click on the ‘Check your Status’ tab.
What to do if you have lost your acknowledgement slip
Even if you have mislaid your acknowledgement slip with your 14 digit enrolment number on it. This number is recoverable by completing the details on the form on this website.
Can I check Aadhaar Card Status Online by Name only
Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to check the status of your application online if you do not have the 14 digit enrolment number. You are not able just to give your name alone.
As part of their ongoing work to streamline and improve the all the processes related to Aadhaar Card, the UIDAI is developing software and instigating improvements to their systems at regular intervals.
The UIDAI is adamant that it should not compromise the high security of the Adhaar, so this facility is not yet ready to be rolled out yet. So, at the present time, you will need to follow the guidance given above to log in to the online portal with your enrolment number, or to recover this number if necessary.
What to do if you do not receive your Aadhaar card
In the vast majority of cases, the application process for Adhaar Card is straightforward and trouble-free. Of course, there will always be exceptions to this – it’s inevitable in a scheme involving so many people! Most people do receive their cards in the post within the expected one month time period, however.
If you are unfortunate enough to experience problems and your Adhaar is not delivered as expected, you just have to follow the process that you would use to obtain a duplicate or e-Aadhaar.
If you were applied before 1 April 2012 and have not received Adhaar Card
Unfortunately, due to encryption errors, if you applied for your card before 1 April 2012 and have still not received it, you will need to re-apply. If any of the following messages appear on screen on the online portal when you check your status updates, you will be required to re-submit an application:
- ‘not found’
- ‘cannot be processed due to technical reasons’