Aadhaar Card Status – What next after enrolling?

Aadhaar is perhaps the most important proof of identity and a mandatory document for Indian citizens. A government issued universal identification number, Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique number allotted after capturing biometric and demographic details of an individual.




Application for Aadhaar card:


Application for Aadhaar card is simple and can be done easily. All you need to do is fill the Aadhaar enrollment form that is available for free and submit it to your nearest Aadhaar enrollment center along with all necessary documents.

Post this, individuals also have to undergo biometric profiling at the center.

There is a provision to fill the form and submit the documents online and then visit an Aadhaar enrollment center near you to complete biometric formalities. Once this is done, an Aadhaar card tracking number is given that can be used to check the Aadhaar card status.

Steps to follow for Aadhaar card status enquiry:

After completing the biometric formalities, a unique 14 digit enrollment number is generated and allotted. This can be used to check the status of the Aadhaar application. At times, it may so happen that your Aadhaar card number is generated, but the card is not physically delivered due to various reasons. In such circumstances once can go for e-Aadhaar card online download from the website and take the Aadhaar card print out to use it until the original copy arrives.


Various means to check the Aadhaar card enrollment status:


Following are some of the ways by which Aadhaar card status can be checked:

  • By logging on to the UIDAI website - https://resident.uidai.gov.in/check-aadhaar-status. One can check whether the card is generated by entering the enrollment ID (EID) and the date and time when the enrollment number was generated (this is mentioned in the acknowledgement slip given after the biometrics are done).http://www.paisawiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/52-300x146.jpg

  • If the EID is misplaced, it can be retrieved from the UIDAI website by entering the necessary details asked and submitting the OTP sent on the registered mobile number. For this to happen, there must be an Aadhaar card link to mobile number. The intended mobile number can be given at the time of filling the enrollment form.http://www.paisawiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/53-300x137.jpg

    • The status can be checked by sending an SMS to 51969. The SMS shall be of the following format - UID STATUS-space-14-digit enrolment number, or UID STATUS-space-28-digit EID.

    • The card status can also be checked by calling on Aadhaar toll free support number 1947.

    • The dispatch status of the card can also be checked at the nearest post office by quoting the EID.


  • Frequently Asked Questions:


    • Can I link mobile number to Aadhaar card online?

In order to link your mobile number to Aadhaar card, you will need to download Aadhaar correction form, fill your mobile number along with other details and send it by post to the address given on UIDAI website.

    • Is Aadhaar card download possible online?

Yes, Aadhaar card can be downloaded online from UIDAI website and can be used until the original copy is received.

    • Why is it important to make PAN card link Aadhaar card?

Linking your PAN card with Aadhaar card is mandatory, failing which you can file your IT returns but the same will not be processed by the IT department.


Aadhaar is an important document and it is necessary to follow up and check the status of your application continuously, especially if you have not received the card even after 90 days from application.