The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the issuer of Aadhaar card and Aadhaar number, has provided several tools on its portal.
Aadhaar or Unique Identity Number (UID) is a 12-digit number comprising on biometrics-related information. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI.) , the issuer of Aadhaar card and Aadhaar number, has provided several tools on its portal – uidai.gov.in. One of these Aadhaar tools enables Aadhaar holders to check the validity of a 12-digit Aadhaar number. “Not every 12-digit number is Aadhaar,” the UIDAI posts on Twitter, urging Aadhaar holders to check if a 12-digit number given to them is a valid Aadhaar number.
The UIDAI’s self-service portal enables Aadhaar bearers to check the validity of their UID number also Aadhaar card.
How to check if Aadhaar card or UID is valid
Once on the UIDAI website, proceed by clicking on the ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’ link.
Once on the ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’ page, the Aadhaar holder is required to enter the details as specified in the respective fields. In the second field, called ‘Enter Security Code’, fill in the code as displayed in the image and also click ‘Verify’.
(The portal accepts the number and security code from the user end)
For active Aadhaar numbers, the next page will display a message confirming the status of the number entered.
On completion of the verification process, the tool displays the last three digit of the mobile number registered with the UID database and the age range of the bearer, among other details.
The portal displays relevant information at the end of the verification process)
In case of invalid UID numbers, the page says the number “doesn’t exist” at the end of the verification process.