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Aadhaar Card Verification Guide

Last Update Date : April 29, 2019
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Aadhaar Card Verification Online

The Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued to Indian residents after collecting biometric and demographic details at the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is responsible to collect all the data which is thoroughly verified and the Aadhaar cards get issued to individuals as per the documents submitted by them. Upon submission of all details, the Aadhaar card verification needs to be done online, which will be detailed in this guide.

What is Aadhaar Card Verification?

Once the document proofs are submitted at the Enrolment Centre and after checking all the details by the concerned UIDAI authority, the UIDAI issues the Aadhaar card with the 12-digit unique number and sends it to the address mentioned in the application form.

After receiving Aadhaar card, the verification needs to be completed by the card holder. The process of verifying the status or existence of Aadhaar Card is called Aadhaar card verification which can be done online through UIDAI web site.

What is the Need for Aadhaar Verification?

This verification is necessary to ensure that the Aadhaar Card with 12-digit unique number has name, gender, age, state etc which is valid and active, which also gets displayed at the time of verification process. Keeping the importance of this unique photo identity in view, the card holder must ensure its existence and activation, as it will be required at various stages in his/her life. Only certain details are mentioned on the card whereas the other details are saved in the Aadhar’s database like finger prints, Iris scan etc., that can be accessed only through certain channels.

In case of any discrepancy, the card holder can contact the UIDAI for further resolution or correction in case required.

[ Read: UIDAI Portal Login ]

How to Verify Aadhaar?

The UIDAI has made a simple process available to verify the status of Aadhar Card online. An individual can check whether the Aadhaar card is active or inactive to take necessary steps further with UIDAI.

The Aadhaar Card status or verification can be known by following the steps below.

Step 1: Visit the  (1)
Step 2: Locate the “Aadhaar Services” and select “Verify Aadhaar Number”

online adhaar verificationStep 3: Enter the 12-digit unique Aadhaar number along with the Security Code in the box provided and click on “Verify” option as shown below:

adhaar verification online
Now the page will display Aadhaar details in case it exists as per UIDAI records as shown in the screenshot below.  By following these steps one can know the actual status of Aadhaar Card whether its activated or de-activated and take appropriate steps for activation in case required keeping the importance of this identity card in view.

aadhaar verification online

[ Read: How to update Aadhaar Details ]

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Chetan Chandak (B.Com, LLB)
Chetan is the Head of Tax Research at H&R Block (India) with an experience of more than a decade in tax advising. He is also a regular contributor for some of the leading news publications in India such as Economic Times, Financial Express and Money Control. Professionally, Chetan is fascinated by international taxation and expat-related tax research.

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