Aadhar Card
by 5paisa Research Team Last Updated: 2022-10-10T12:29:49+05:30

Introduction

The government proposed a unique identification, and Lt. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India, approved it in 2000. As a result, the Aadhaar Act was finally passed by the Lok Sabha in 2016 after sixteen years. 

Today, an Aadhaar card is the preferred KYC document for most places, such as banks. The government of India has made it mandatory for EPF accounts and many such government-run places. Aadhaar linking for certain documents and financial services makes you eligible to reap the benefits. Unlike other KYC documents, it requires biometric and iris verification, which makes it a solid identity recognition document. Therefore, it is more than necessary to have Aadhaar cards. 

People who have an Aadhaar card but need to update their address or mobile number can easily do it by online and offline methods. The Aadhaar card updation involves five stages: 

● Draft stage
● Payment stage 
● Verification stage
● Validation stage 
● Completed 

If someone has applied for an update, they can check their application status in several ways, like enrollment ID, Aadhaar number, URN, or even with their mobile number. This blog will take you through all the step-by-step procedures for checking Aadhaar Update Status. 

How to Check Aadhaar Card Enrolment Status Online  

There is no fee applicable for checking your Aadhaar card application enrollment process or even for updation. The applicant needs to visit the official website and check the status of their application. Here is the step-by-step procedure. 

Step 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI. 

Step 2: Enter the enrollment ID mentioned in the slip given to you by the UIDAI representative. Confirm you are not a robot by entering the captcha. 

Step 3: Your current status of Aadhaar updation will be displayed on the screen. 
 

Check Aadhaar Status Online with Your Enrolment ID 

When you visit the UIDAI centre to update any of the fields in your Aadhaar card, you fill out a form and submit it to the representative at the counter. The representative then tears off the bottom of the form and hands you the slip which contains the enrollment ID. This identification number can help you check your Aadhaar card update status. 

Here is the step-by-procedure to check your Aadhaar card update status using your Enrolment ID: 

Step 1: Visit: https://myAadhaar.uidai.gov.in/CheckAadhaarStatus

Step 2: Enter your Enrollment ID followed by captcha. 

Step 3: If the update is complete, a window pop-up will appear stating “Aadhaar Generated.” You can download your updated Aadhaar. 

Step 4: If it isn’t updated, it will show the status of your application. 

However, here is how to check the status of your Aadhaar updates if you have lost your enrollment ID. 

Step 1: Visit here: https://myAadhaar.uidai.gov.in/retrieve-eid-uid 

Step 2: Select the enrollment number if you wish to retrieve the same. 

Step 3: Enter the details and the registered mobile number. 

Step 4: Key in the OTP. 

Step 5: Click on "verify." 

Step 6: You will receive your enrollment number on your mobile number. 

Step 7: Visit: https://myAadhaar.uidai.gov.in/CheckAadhaarStatus

Step 8: Enter Enrollment ID followed by captcha.

Step 9: If your Aadhaar card isn’t updated, it will show the status of your application. 

Step 10: If the update is complete, a window pop-up will appear stating “Aadhaar Generated.” You can download your updated Aadhaar. 
 

Check Update Status Online Using Aadhaar Number 

If you have lost your enrollment number and have the Aadhaar number, you can still check the status of your application. However, it will require your registered mobile number. The process involves OTP verification. 

Step 1: Visit: https://myAadhaar.uidai.gov.in/CheckAadhaarStatus

Step 2: Enter the Aadhaar number and verify it with OTP.

Step 3: If your Aadhaar card hasn't been updated, it will display the application status. 

Step 4: A window pop-up stating "Aadhaar Generated" will appear if the update is successful. Your updated Aadhaar will be available for download. 

If you still want to check your update status despite losing your Aadhaar number, follow these instructions. 

Step 1: Visit here: https://myAadhaar.uidai.gov.in/retrieve-eid-uid 

Step 2: Select the Aadhaar number. 

Step 3: Enter the registered mobile number. 

Step 4: You will receive an OTP on the registered number. Enter the OTP. 

Step 5: Select "verify." 

Step 6: You will receive your enrollment number on your mobile number. 

Step 7: Visit: https://myAadhaar.uidai.gov.in/CheckAadhaarStatus

Step 8: Enter the Aadhaar number followed by OTP.

Step 9: If your Aadhaar card hasn't been updated, it will display the application status. 

Step 10: A window pop-up stating "Aadhaar Generated" will appear if the update is successful. Your updated Aadhaar will be available for download. 
 

Check Aadhaar Update Status Using URN

The online process is simpler than visiting and wrestling with representatives in the physical centre. When you apply online to update anything on your Aadhaar card, it generates an Update Request Number (URN). You can check your application status using this URN. Here’s how: 

Step 1: Visit: https://myAadhaar.uidai.gov.in/CheckAadhaarStatus

Step 2: Enter URN.

Step 3: Enter the captcha to confirm you are not a robot. 

Step 4: A new window will display the application status. 

Step 5: In case your update is completed, a window pop-up stating "Aadhaar Generated" will appear. Your updated Aadhaar will be available for download. 
 

How to Check Aadhaar Status via Phone Call 

Apart from the online and offline methods, there is another way to check your application status, which is a phone call. UIDAI has released a toll-free number to help applicants check their Aadhaar status. The toll-free number is 1947. 

Here is the step-by-step procedure for checking your application’s status. 

Step 1: Dial 1947 and select your preferred language. 

Step 2: If you are an enrolled Aadhaar citizen, please press 1. 

Step 3: To know the status of your Aadhaar application submitted for update, press 1. 

Step 4: To know how to apply for Aadhaar updates, press 1. To know your application's status, press 2. 

Step 5: Press 1 if you know your URN. Press 2 if you do not. 

Step 6(1): Check the status of the application using URN. 

Step 6(2): UIDAI representative will help you know your Aadhaar application status. 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

When the Aadhaar card is updated, the previous version of the Aadhaar becomes inactive. The Aadhaar number, however, will remain the same. 

A window pop-up stating "Aadhaar Generated" will appear after the update is finished. This indicates that your Aadhaar card has been updated, and you will have the option of downloading it or receiving a copy on your registered mobile number. 

After applying for any update, it usually takes 90 days for the Aadhaar centre to complete the process. 
 

It can't be canceled if you submit a request to update your Aadhaar card.