How to check the status of Aadhaar card

After the enrolment, there are two ways to check the status of your Aadhaar card.

After applying for an Aadhaar card at an enrolment centre, it takes up to 90 days for generation of Aadhaar. This is as per the FAQ section of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website.

You can check the status of your Aadhaar card on the UIDAI website. To check the Aadhaar status, you must keep your acknowledgement slip handy, which you will get at the time of enrolment.

Remember, if you have mentioned your mobile number while applying for Aadhaar card, then the UIDAI will send you an SMS once your Aadhaar is generated.


Here is a step-by-step guide to check the same.

On the UIDAI's website
Step 1: Visit www.uidai.gov.in
Step 2: On the website, under the tab, 'My Aadhaar', click on 'check Aadhaar status'
check Aadhaar status

Step 3: You will be required to enter your enrolment ID. The enrolment ID is a 14-digit enrolment number and 14 digit date and time in the format: dd/mm/yyyy: hh:mm
Step 4: Enter the captcha code and click on 'Check Status'.
​Enrolment ID Details

Step 5: If your Aadhaar is generated, then you can either the download the Aadhaar from the website or download the same on your mobile if your phone number is registered with Aadhaar data. Click here to know how to download Aadhaar.

Via UIDAI's helpline
Apart from checking on the website, there is another method to check the status of your Aadhaar.
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After enrolment, you can call the UIDAI's helpline on 1947 and follow the instructions. Keep your enrolment ID handy as you will be required to input the same.

Once your Aadhaar is generated, the helpline allows you to write down your Aadhaar number. After writing the Aadhaar number, you can download the same from the UIDAI website.
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If you lose your acknowledgement slip
In case you have lost your acknowledgement slip, you can retrieve the 28-digit acknowledgement number and check the status of your Aadhaar card.

However, to avail this facility, your mobile number or email ID must be registered while enrolling for Aadhaar.

This is how you can retrieve your lost acknowledgement number:

Step 1: Visit www.uidai.gov.in
Step 2: On the website, in the 'My Aadhaar' tab and select 'Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID'.
Retrieve Enrolment ID

Step 3: The website will redirect you to a new page. Select the option, 'Enrolment Number (EID)'.
Step 4: Enter the details - Name as mentioned in the Aadhaar enrolment form, email or mobile number and security code as mentioned on the website.
Step 5: Click on 'Send OTP'. The OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.
Personal Details

Step 6: Enter the OTP and click on verify.
Step 7: Once verified, the enrolment number will be sent to your email ID and mobile number (as registered).
Once you have received the enrolment number on your phone, follow the process above to check the status of your Aadhaar.

You can also verify the status of your Aadhaar card and check whether it is active or not. Click here to read how to verify the status of your Aadhaar card.
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