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How do you check your Aadhaar card validity?

Aadhar Card Validity Check - Here is a quick guide on how to check validity of your Aadhaar card online in different ways. Visit the website now!

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Issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the residents of the country, the Aadhaar number identifies each individual by a unique identification number. The 12-digit number is of crucial importance and not only serves as proof of identity and address, it also enables Indian residents to avail of various government subsidies. However, simply applying for an Aadhaar card and getting it is no guarantee against being deactivated. Aadhaar numbers have been deactivated in the past, mainly because of incorrect information provided.

If your Aadhaar card is deactivated, you will not be able to benefit from Aadhaar services. It is mandatory for you to link your Aadhaar with your PAN card in order to file income tax returns. You can verify your Aadhaar card validity to ensure that it has not been deactivated. If you want to check the validity of Aadhaar card, there are different ways of doing it. If you want to learn how to check Aadhaar card validity online, follow the steps discussed below.


How to check Aadhaar card validity

It you want to carry out an Aadhaar card validity check, you can do easily. To check the validity of your card online, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • First and foremost, you need to log in to the UIDAI website.

  • On the website, you need to go to the Aadhaar Services tab.

  • This is where you will see the option, ‘Verify Aadhaar number’. It will be on the right side of the homepage.

  • You now need to click on ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’. This will take you to a new page.

  • Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number in the box with the security code for Aadhaar card validity date. Now click on verify.

  • If your Aadhaar number is valid, you will see a message which will confirm the status of Aadhaar number you have entered. If the Aadhaar number has been deactivated, you will see a message saying number does not exist.



Some common questions related to Aadhaar are answered below.


Do NRIs need to apply for Aadhaar card?

Aadhaar card is only for the residents of the country and an NRI is not entitled to one.


If a resident is an NRI and has a bank account in India but does not have an Aadhaar number, what will happen to his bank account?

NRIs need to disclose their non-resident status with proof to the bank. However, the Supreme Court has ruled that linking Aadhaar number to bank account is not mandatory.


How is Aadhaar different from other forms of identity issued by the government?

It is important to know the difference between Aadhaar and other IDs issued by the government of India. The Aadhaar number is basically a paperless online identity which is assigned to a resident to cover for an entire lifetime. This verification will be done with the help of authentication devices that connect the Central Identity Repository and return only a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as a response to a basic query. It helps individuals benefit from social welfare schemes and ensure that fraudulent activities are reduced.


Is it compulsory for an individual to enrol for Aadhaar in order to file income tax returns or to apply for a PAN in India?

Yes, it is mandatory for every individual to quote their Aadhaar or Enrolment ID of the Aadhaar application form for the purpose of filing income tax returns and for making an application for PAN. This will be applicable to any individual who is eligible to obtain an Aadhaar number. It is important to note that this is only applicable to residents of the country and not to non-resident Indians. Any individual who has resided in India for a period of 182 days or more in the past 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment is considered to be a resident in the country and this requirement will be applicable to them. NRIs do not need to quote their Aadhaar on the income tax return or when applying for a PAN.


My service provider is not accepting an e-Aadhaar copy. What should I do?

Your e-Aadhaar will carry your name, address, photo, gender and date of birth. It has the same details that are present in the printed copy of Aadhaar. Your e-Aadhaar will also have the date of Aadhaar generation and the date of e-Aadhaar download. Downloaded e-Aadhaar is considered to be a valid and secure document and it should be treated at par with the printed version.


Can I give up my Aadhaar? What is the procedure for the same?

There is no policy to give up Aadhaar and there is no reason to give it up. However, you can secure your biometric authentication against misuse by simply locking or unlocking the biometrics through the Lock/ Unlock Biometrics function available on the official website of UIDAI.


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First Published on May 15, 2019 04:40 pm
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