CreditMantri Finserve Private Limited
Door No.3, Block B, No. 147, 2nd Floor, Workeasy Space Solutions, RK Swamy Centre, Hansa Building, Pathari Road,Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu600006
Have any queries? Click here for more details
All written queries will be responded within 1 working day.
We'd love to help you through every step along the way.
Is your Credit Score >750?
All that you need to know about UIDAI’s Free Services for Aadhaar Card Holders
Aadhaar plays a crucial role in various walks of life. It can be used both as an identity proof and address proof. All individuals are assigned a unique 12-digit identity number when they enrol for an Aadhaar card. The UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) is the statutory body responsible for collecting and maintaining the biometric and demographic data of all Aadhaar cardholders.
As of October 2019, there are over 1.246 billion Aadhaar card holders in India. Despite handling large numbers and tons of data, the UIDAI has streamlined the entire process. Right from applying for an Aadhaar number to updating user data, all tasks are made efficient, thanks to the technological prowess of UIDAI.
As an extension of Aadhaar, UIDAI offers various free services that can be availed by all resident Aadhaar cardholders. People can use these services to check, manage, and update their data stored in their cards. The best part – these services are available to all and can easily be availed online without paying extra fees or charges.
Here, in this guide, we walk you through the various services offered by UIDAI for the benefit of Aadhaar cardholders.
About Aadhaar Card Services
Availing these services is quite easy. Make sure to follow the steps listed below:
Visit the official website of UIDAI, Get Aadhaar
Choose the tab, My Aadhaar and then click on Aadhaar Services
Choose any preferred service.
UIDAI offers the following ten services for all Aadhaar cardholders.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these services – what it is and how it can benefit you.
1. Verify an Aadhaar number
This service verifies the authenticity of an Aadhaar number. You can check if the Aadhaar number submitted to you belongs to the person who submitted it. Most employers use this service to verify the identity of their employees.
2. Verify an email/mobile number
This service allows cardholders to verify their email address and mobile number. You can use this feature to check if the email id/mobile number entered at the time of enrolment has been entered correctly.
3. Retrieve lost or forgotten EID/UID
As the name implies, you can retrieve your Aadhaar number (UID) or enrolment number (EID) if you have lost it or forgotten it.
You have to provide the following details to retrieve your UID/EID:
Once you furnish all the correct details, your UID/EID will be displayed on the screen.
4. Virtual (VID) Generator
VID or Virtual ID is a temporary 16-digit code that you can use in place of your Aadhaar number. If you don’t want to share your Aadhaar number with service providers (banks, mobile service providers, gas connections, etc.), you can generate a VID for your Aadhaar number.
The VID is mapped to your Aadhaar number and provides the service provider with the basic KYC details without revealing other data stored in your Aadhaar number.
Note that it’s not possible to backtrace an Aadhaar number using the VID. Hence, it’s highly secure.
5. Aadhaar Paperless Offline e-KYC (Beta)
This is a new service that is currently in Beta version. By using this service, Aadhaar cardholders can generate a paperless e-KYC document that can be used for offline verification of your identification.
Let’s explain the benefit of this service with an example. Let’s say you want to avail of a new mobile connection, and your mobile service provider requires you to submit your Aadhaar number and other KYC documents for verification.
Instead of providing printed copies of the required documents, you can download the paperless eKYC and share it with the service provider. To generate the paperless eKYC, you have to enter your Aadhaar number or VID. It creates a ZIP file that is password protected with a 4-character code and the 4-digit code.
You can then share the ZIP file, 4-digit code, and your registered mobile number with the service provider to complete paperless e-KYC verification.
6. Check Aadhaar / Bank Linking Status
Using this service, you can check the status of your Aadhaar and bank account. When you use this service, UIDAI fetches your bank account linking details from the NPCI server. Note that UIDAI doesn’t store any information fetched from the NCPI server and is not responsible for the correctness of the displayed status.
7. Lock / Unlock Biometrics
This feature allows Aadhaar cardholders to lock/unlock the biometric details stored in their card. The main purpose of this feature is to protect the privacy of biometric data (the iris print and fingerprints). However, note that by locking biometric details, you may be denied certain services.
To lock/unlock biometric details temporarily, you have to provide the 12-digit Aadhaar number, captcha code, and OTP sent to the registered mobile number.
8. Aadhaar Authentication History
Using this service, you can view the last 50 authentication services carried using your Aadhaar number. To avail this service, enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and the captcha code.
Then, you have to provide inputs for the following fields:
You can get details of all authentication records of your Aadhaar number like – the organisation that used it, the date and time, type of authentication, and more.
You can also download this data as a pdf file for your records.
9. Aadhaar Lock and Unlock Service
UIDAI allows Aadhaar cardholder to lock/unlock their details temporarily using this service. Note that once you lock your Aadhaar number, it won’t be possible to carry any authentication using it. However, it’s still possible to carry out authentication using the VID of a locked Aadhaar number. To avail of this feature, it’s a must for the cardholder to have generated a VID before availing this service.
10. Aadhaar Service via SMS
UIDAI also allows residents to avail of various services listed above by sending an SMS from their registered mobile number. All SMSes should be sent to the number, “1947” in the specified format.
SMS UIDAI Services
All these services are free of cost and provide additional value to the Aadhaar cardholder. Also, it helps them use their UID, without fear of loss of data privacy. However, note that to avail these online services, you have to register your mobile number with your Aadhaar card. To do so, visit a local Aadhaar enrollment centre.
Aadhaar Card Customer Care Number
Aadhaar Card E Signature
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Ahmedabad
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Bangalore
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Bhopal
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Chennai
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Delhi
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Gurgaon
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Hyderabad
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Lucknow
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Mumbai
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Patna
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Pune
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Ranchi
Aadhaar Card Enrollment Centers In Surat
Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centers In Noida
Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres In Faridabad
Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres In Ghaziabad
Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres In Guwahati
Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres In Jaipur
Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres In Kolkata
Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres In Vadodara
Aadhaar Card Enrolment Form Filling
Aadhaar Card For A Child
Aadhaar Card Kyc
Aadhaar Card Linking With PAN Card
Aadhaar Card Mandatory
Aadhaar Card Not Received
Aadhaar Card Update Or Correction
Aadhaar Card Verification
Aadhaar Pvc Card
Aadhaar Virtual Id
Appointment For Aadhaar Enrolment
Authentication Of Aadhaar Card
Documents Required For Aadhar Cards
Downloading Or Printing Aadhaar Card
Getting Aadhaar Card Password
How To Apply For Aadhaar Card An NRI
How To Apply For Aadhaar Card
How To Change Photo In Aadhaar Card
How To Check Aadhaar Card Status
How To Check Aadhar Update History
How To Get A Duplicate Aadhaar Card
How To Link Aadhaar Card To Caste Certificate
How To Link Aadhaar Card To Demat Account
How To Link Aadhaar Card To HDFC Life Insurance
How To Link Aadhaar Card To Mutual Fund
How To Link Aadhaar Card To NPS Account
How To Link Aadhaar Card With Hp Gas Connection
How To Link Aadhaar Card With Your Bank Account
How To Link Aadhaar To Bpcl
How To Link Aadhaar To Driving License
How To Link Aadhaar To EPF
How To Link Aadhaar To Lpg
How To Link Aadhaar With Airtel Mobile Number
How To Link Aadhaar With Mobile Number
How To Link Aadhaar With Tata Docomo Mobile Number
How To Link Aadhaar With Your Bsnl Mobile Number
How To Link Aadhaar With Your Idea Mobile Number
How To Link Aadhaar With Your Irctc Account
How To Link Aadhaar With Your Ration Card
How To Link Your Aadhaar With Vodafone Mobile Number
Link Aadhaar Card To Income Tax Return
Link Your Aadhaar With Your SBI Life Insurance Policy
Lock Unlock Aadhaar Biometric Data
CreditMantri will never ask you to make a payment anywhere outside the secure CreditMantri website. DO NOT make payment to any other bank account or wallet or divulge your bank/card details to fraudsters and imposters claiming to be operating on our behalf. We do not sell any loans on our own and do not charge any fee from our customers/viewers for the purpose of loan application