How to check Aadhaar is active or deactivated online? Due to some reasons, your Aadhaar may be deactivated. In such a situation, it is very important to know the status of your Aadhaar card.
Let us first understand the reasons behind your Aadhaar turn to be deactivated.
Why your Aadhaar card may be deactivated or invalid?
There are many reasons for it. All those reasons are mentioned in Sec.27 and Sec.28 of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016. Let me put all of them as below.
# If it is found that you have more than one Aadhaar number. Then the Aadhaar number assigned from the earlier enrolment shall be retained, and all subsequent Aadhaar numbers shall be cancelled.
# “Photo on Photo” case where core biometric information is not available: Where an existing photograph is used for enrolment instead of capturing a new photograph at the enrolment centre, and where core biometric information has not been captured during enrolment, the resident’s Aadhaar number shall be cancelled.
# “False Biometric Exception” cases: Where the enrolment has been wrongly carried out as a ‘biometric exception’ case, the Aadhaar number shall be cancelled.
# Where an adult has been enrolled as a child below five years of age to avoid capturing of biometric information, Aadhaar number shall be cancelled.
# If it is found that you availed Aadhaar in any fraudulent manner, then it is cancelled.
# If enrolment has been carried out without valid supporting documents, the Aadhaar number shall be deactivated till it is updated by the Aadhaar number holder after furnishing valid supporting documents.
# If information captured has been flagged as having bad data and requiring update (such as mixed/anomalous biometrics information, abusive/expletive words and unparliamentary language in resident demographics, multiple names in single name using ‘urf’ or ‘Alias’), the Aadhaar number shall be deactivated till it is updated by Aadhaar holder.
# If a child has attained the age of 5 Yrs or 15 Yrs of age fails to update his biometric information within 2 Yrs of attaining such age, his Aadhaar number shall be deactivated. In cases where such an update has not been carried out at the expiry of one year after deactivation, the Aadhaar number shall be omitted.
Once your Aadhaar deactivated, services that are provided by to the Aadhaar number holder will be discontinued temporarily till such time the Aadhaar number holder updates or rectifies the information, owing to which his Aadhaar number has been deactivated by the Authority.
How to check Aadhaar is active or deactivated online?
Now you understood the reasons behind your Aadhaar may get deactivated. However, how to check Aadhaar is active or deactivated online? Let me explain you the steps as below.
# Visit the UIDAI website. Under the “Aadhaar Services”, you will find the link “Verify Aadhaar Number”. Just click on it.
# Then you have to enter your Aadhaar number along with the security code displayed below the same. After that click on the green tab “Verify”.
# Now you can see the status of your Aadhaar number and it looks like below. You notice that along with Aadhaar number, it also shows your age band, gender, state and mobile number’s last four digits which is linked to Aadhaar.
# If you entered the invalid Aadhaar number, the page displays the status as “doesn’t exist” at the end of the verification process.
How to reactivate the Aadhaar number?
If you found that your Aadhaar number is deactivated, then how to reactivate it? Do remember that reactivating process can’t be processed through online or by post. You have to visit the enrollment centre personally for this purpose.
# You have to visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre along with the supporting documents.
# You have to submit the Aadhaar update form at the centre and along with this, you have to pay a fee of Rs.25.