Get an Aadhaar card if you have not received it after receiving the status “ready and dispatched”

It may happen at times that people may not receive their Aadhaar card because of some superfluous reason such as:

  • Due to the following reasons, the card may not have been printed:
    • Backlog, or
    • The technical reason, etc
  • It may have been lost due to the course of the transaction etc.

If you have not received your Aadhaar yet then also you will be able to get all the benefits under the Aadhaar program as long as Aadhaar number has been generated. However, a person should wait for 3 months for the card to reach them. You can get Aadhaar in a simple process.

Get Aadhaar

To find out the solution to the problem and to get Aadhaar, an individual can also seek for the Government helpline number or the portal. There are some contacts which can provide the information to an individual about the Aadhar card and these contacts are given below:

  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Postal Address: Post Office Box 1947, GPO – Bangalore – 560001
  • Call center: 1800 180 1947
  • Fax Number: 08023531947

Why get Aadhaar?

In several cases, the individual has to re-apply for the Aadhaar card. Gradually the service of UIDAI is becoming more effective as compared to before.

Therefore, people easily get Aadhaar card without any delay or problem. This issue took place mostly with the people who applied for aadhaar card before April 1, 2012, but now you can avail of the Aadhaar card in an electronic form from the portal of UIDAI. Further, the person can access his enrollment number if he wishes to know the status of his Aadhaar Card.

If the aadhar card number is allocated to you then you can download the print of your Aadhaar from the portal. e-Aadhaar which is always in the form of PDF which can be easily downloaded and print by the individuals also it helps to get Aadhaar. By visiting the enrollment center or by visiting the office of UIDAI an individual can get an Aadhar card

Know your UID number

An individual can obtain his Aadhaar number through SMS or online if in case he hasn’t received his Aadhaar letter. However, to check your status you need to ensure your Aadhaar has been approved as well as generated and to confirm the same visit the website of UIDAI.

You need to know your enrollment ID along with the date and time of enrollment which is mentioned on the acknowledgment slip received by you after the submission of documents at the Aadhaar enrollment center.

You can get Aadhaar copy and UID number in any of the two ways given below when your Aadhaar is generated.

  • On the website of UIDAI, you will get an e-Aadhaar in PDF format.
    • This is an electronic version and equally valid to Aadhaar.
    • The printout of e-Aadhaar can be used as proof of identity and the proof of address as well.
  • You can also receive the Aadhaar details on your registered mobile number you can choose this option through the website of UIDAI.

Aadhaar card if not received – Download e-Aadhaar card

The Thee-Aadhaar card is equally valid as the Aadhaar card and, it is in the form of PDF format. It can be used for identity proof and address proof.

There are various documents required for the Aadhaar card. You can download it easily from the website of the UIDAI.

To obtain an e-Aadhaar go through the steps given below:

  1. Visit on the website of UIDAI
  2. Find the aadhaar service link
  3. Click “Get e-Aadhaar” on the Aadhaar Kiosk page.
  4. You will be redirected to the e-Aadhaar page
  5. Use can use either of the numbers:
    1. Enrollment number ID
      1. If you don’t know your Aadhaar number then you can mention your enrollment number ID and make sure you are having your acknowledgment slip with you.
    2. Aadhaar number
      1. By mentioning your Aadhaar number you can get a copy of your e-Aadhaar card quickly so if you already know it then choose Aadhaar number instead of Enrollment number.
  6. If you are carrying your acknowledgment slip with you then click the “Enrollment ID” option at the top of the form.
  7. Your Aadhaar acknowledgment slip contains:
    1. An enrollment ID, and
    2. Mention the date and time of the slip

A 28 digit number is divided into the following:

  • 14 digits number of enrollment ID, and
  • The other 14 digits of date and time of enrollment ID.

For Example

For example

  • On  5th February 2017 acknowledgment slip was generated
  • at 15 minutes and 20 seconds past 6 pm.
  • The 14 digits in the date/time section will be 05/02/2017 18:15:20.
  • These 28 digits under the field of enrollment number.
  1. Mention your details such as:
    1. Mention your details such as:
    2. Full name
    3. Registered mobile number
    4. PIN code of your postal address, and
  2. Furthersome mention the security code on the screen Generate the OTP (One Time Password)
  3. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number
  4. Enter the OTP on the screen
  5. Click on “validate and download”
  6. Your e-Aadhaar will get the download in a form of a PDF

How to Validate e-Aadhaar Signature

To open the file in the PDF format probably, you will need a PDF Adobe Reader or Acrobat Reader after you download your e-Aadhaar. You need to open your e-Aadhaar from the password because it is protected by a thee-Aadhaar password.

The Signature of UIDAI will appear with the yellow question mark. To open your e-Aadhar and to make it valid you need to digitally verify this signature.

To verify the signature follow the steps given below:

  1. First of all click on the signature
  2. You will see a dialog box which says “the signature validity is unknown”
  3. Click “Signature properties” on the dialog box
  4. Furthersome click “Show Singer’s Certificate” in the next dialog box.
  5. The certificate viewer dialog box will have different tabs.
  6. Choose the tab “trust”
  7. Click on “Add to Trusted Certificates”
  8. Another dialog box will warn you about trusted certificates.
  9. Click “Ok”
  10. Import Contact Setting dialog box will appear on your screen
  11. Tick “Use this certificate as a trusted root” and “Certified document”.
  12. Click “Ok”
  13. You will be back to Certificate Viewer.
  14. Click “ok” to confirm your action.
  15. Signature Properties dialog box will appear on the screen.
  16. Click “Validate Signature
  17. Choose the dialog box and then you will notice that the document has now a green tick in place of the yellow question mark.

Aadhaar details on Mobile

To get Aadhaar details on mobile, you have to link the mobile with Aadhaar. To obtain details follow the procedure given below:

  1. Visit the Aadhar Kiosk website
  2. Click “Get Aadhaar” under the mobile section.
  3. Fill details such as:
    1. 28 digits of enrollment number
    2. Mobile number
    3. Security on the form
  4. Generate the OTP (One Time Password)
  5. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number
  6. Enter the OTP on the screen
  7. After verification through OTP, you will receive your Aadhaar details via SMS.

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