Applied for an Aadhaar card but still haven't received it? You can easily check the status of your application online. All you need is a copy of the acknowledgement slip that you are given after your visit to the enrolment centre. If you have that, then this is an easy process.
An Aadhaar card is an official government-issued identity card for Indians. Many government institutions accept this card as a proof of identity and some require that you produce your Aadhaar card. The card is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on behalf of the government. It's steadily being linked to a growing number of government functions, and continues to grow in importance, so it's probably a good idea to get an Aadhaar card, even if you don't necessarily need one yet.
Follow these steps to check the status of your Aadhaar card application online.
(Also see: How to Submit PAN Card Application Online)
Head to the Aadhaar status page on the UIDAI website.
Check your Aadhaar acknowledgement slip. At the top you will see the 14-digit enrolment number and a 14-digit date and time of enrolment.
Key in these two numbers in the EID and Date/ Time fields respectively.
Type the captcha in the field labelled Enter the Security Code.
Click Check Status.
This will reveal the status of your Aadhaar enrolment application. This is only for checking the status of a new application. If you have misplaced your card, and want to print out a copy that you can use, then check out how to download a copy of your Aadhaar card.
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