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 verification needs to be done online, which will be detailed in this guide.
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.
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.
The UIDAI has made a simple process available to verify the status of Aadhar Card online.
The Aadhaar Card status or verification can be known by following the steps below. An individual can check whether the Aadhaar card is active or inactive to take necessary steps further with UIDAI.
Step 1: Visit the UIDAI website
Step 2: Locate the “Aadhaar Services” and select “Verify Aadhaar Number”
Step 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:
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.
A person can make changes to the existing Aadhaar details for two reasons:
The changes can be made by visiting the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre along with the relevant proofs.
This Aadhar project is the world’s largest biometric system and a 12-digit unique identity number that can be obtained by the Indian citizens. Now the central government has taken measures that the local post-offices and banks also provide the Aadhar enrolment services to the citizens apart from the enrolment centers and online application options.
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