Why is it important to check Aadhaar status online?

Aadhaar card has become important for availing various Government & Non-Government Services, Subsidy Benefits, Pension, Scholarships, Banking services, Insurance services, Taxation services, Education, Healthcare, etc.

On successful enrolment for  Aadhaar Card and after the documents have been verified, the authorities may soon dispatch your Aadhaar card.

However, authorities may reject the Aadhaar application due to a lack of documents or because of fake information. Another possibility is that your Aadhaar card may have been dispatched by the authorities but it did not reach you on time. It is important to check Aadhaar card status

In such a situation, you can check Aadhaar status online on the UIDAI website, or via SMS. To check Aadhaar status online process is very easy.


The process to check Aadhaar card status

Use your acknowledgment receipt


  • You will receive an acknowledgment slip at the time of the registration of the Aadhaar card.
  • The acknowledgment slip contains the date and time along with the enrolment ID.
  • To check the status of the Aadhaar Card you have to mention the fourteen digit enrollment ID and the 14 digits that make up the date and time of the receipt’s generation.
  • For example, if the acknowledgment receipt is generated on January 10, 2017, at 10:02:14, the 14 digits will contain 10/01/2017 10:02:14. Every time you need to check your Aadhaar card status at the UIDAI website you will have to enter a 28 digit Enrolment ID.

Without using the acknowledgment slip

On the loss of acknowledgment slip, retrieve the Enrolment ID and the date and time of the generation of acknowledgment receipt by visiting the UIDAI website.

  1. First of all, visit the Aadhaar Kiosk page
  2. Click on the ‘Find UID/EID’ option.
  3. On this page, you will see there are two options available one option is to retrieve your Aadhaar number and another is to retrieve your 28-digit Enrolment Number (EID).
  4. You have to choose the EID option.
  5. Here you need to enter your details such as full name, mobile number, and your email and security code in the end.
  6. Click on the OTP button.
  7. The one-time password will be delivered to the registered mobile number.
  8. Then you will have to enter the OTP you received in the Step 2 column over there. Then click on ‘Verify OTP’.

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Once the OTP is verified, the page will display your enrolment number. Use this enrolment number and date/time to fill in the details on the webpage to check Aadhaar Status online. You can Update Aadhaar card details

Check with local Post Office


  • Once you receive the confirmation regarding your Aadhaar card then the authorities will dispatch your Aadhaar card
  • The Aadhaar card will be sent to your postal address.
  • You can check the current status of your Aadhaar card on your registered mobile number.
  • Visit the local post office to check whether the card has reached there or not. You just need to carry your enrollment ID with yourself.

Send an SMS

  • You can just send an SMS, type UID STATUS 14 digit enrolment number, or
  • UID STATUS 28 digit EID from your mobile phone to 51969.
  • To check status on mobile link Aadhaar with mobile number

Call Toll-free Number

  • You can also call the toll free number 1947 and know the status of your Aadhaar Card.
  • You just need to remember your enrollment ID for this purpose.
  • It is important to check the Aadhaar card status to take the appropriate step for not receiving the Aadhaar card on time.
  • You can seek the help of the authorities for delays in receiving the Aadhaar card by sending a mail to [email protected]
  • If in case nothing of the above-mentioned ways works well for you. Therefore you can visit the permanent enrollment center with the enrollment ID and seek the help of the officials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What fields can I update through Self Service Update Portal (SSUP)?

Ans. Name, address, Date of birth, gender, mobile number, and email can be updated using the online SSUP portal. (https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/ssup-home#/)

Q. Where can I send the update request by post?

Ans. You can send the update requests by India post to one of the following addresses:
Address 1: UIDAI, Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034, India.

Address 2: UIDAI, Post Box No. 10, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh – 480001, India.

Q. How can I know if my update request has been processed?

Ans. You don’t have to worry to check Aadhaar status online for this stage. You will receive an SMS saying that your update has been processed successfully.

Q. Do I also need to give an update request in the local language?

Ans. When updating through the online SSUP portal, you need to provide the requested update data in English and also in the local language in which Aadhaar is generated. Through postal mode, the updated data in the correction form needs to be provided in English and also in the local language used in Aadhaar.

Q. Do I get the updated Aadhaar letter?

Ans. If you have requested an update of Name, Address, gender, date of birth only in that condition updated Aadhaar letter is sent to you.

Q. How can I get my name or address updated if I do not have any of the support POI/POA provided on the list?

Ans. UIDAI has provided 23 POI and 34 POA list of valid documents (https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/ssup-instructions) which also includes a Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead as acceptable proof of address.

Q. How do I get my email and mobile updated?

Ans. When you check Aadhaar status online you need to have a mobile number updated. If your mobile number is registered in Aadhaar, you can update your mobile and email through the online SSUP portal otherwise you need to visit the nearest enrollment center to update your mobile number and email ID.

Q. I have lost my mobile number/ do not possess the number that I enrolled within Aadhaar. How should I submit my Update request?

Ans. In case you have lost/do not possess the mobile that you have declared at the time of enrolment, you will have to visit the nearest Update Centre to personally update the information.

Q. Is a certificate from local MP/MLA/local body official accepted as a proof document?

Ans. Certificate of Address having a photo attached to it which is issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead is acceptable as a Proof of Address.

Q. Explain why my Update request was rejected?

Ans. The update request can be rejected due to one of the following reasons
1. Wrong PoA/PoI document uploaded
2. Mobile and Aadhaar shared in the form is incorrect
3. Supporting documents are not in the name of the resident
4. Supporting documents not self-attested by the resident
of original documents
7.  Transliteration error

Q. After a suspension of my Aadhaar how can I update my Aadhaar?

Ans. The normal mode of updating Aadhaar is through a physical visit by the resident to the enrollment centers. You will need to do the required update as instructed to you in the communication sent by UIDAI.

Q. My relative has died and I want to update their death in the Aadhaar system, what
should I do?

Ans. UIDAI does not have a provision for recording the death of a person because it is a means of providing for identification to a living person. Hence, you don’t need to inform UIDAI in such cases.

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