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UIDAI’s objective is to issue an Aadhaar number to every resident in India so as to enable residents with portable identity which can be authenticated anytime anywhere. The Aadhaar platform helps service providers authenticate identity of residents electronically, in a safe and quick manner, making service delivery more cost effective and efficient.

Following additional services are available to the Aadhaar number holders and service providers:

  • Verify Aadhaar Number:This will enable service providers and Aadhaar number holders to verify if the Aadhaar number is valid and is not deactivated
  • Verify Email/Mobile Number: Aadhaar number holder’s registered mobile number is essential to access Aadhaar online services as well as Aadhaar enabled benefits. Residents can verify their already registered email address and mobile number
  • Lock/Unlock Biometrics: Aadhaar number holders can secure their biometric authentication by locking their biometrics. Once locked, same cannot be used by anyone for authentication. Residents can unlock their biometrics before any biometric authentications transaction.
  • Check Aadhaar & Bank Account Linking Status: Aadhaar holders can check if their Aadhaar is linked to their bank account. Aadhaar Linking status is fetched from NPCI Server. Under any circumstance, UIDAI shall not be responsible or liable for the correctness of the displayed status. Further, UIDAI is not storing any information fetched from NPCI server.
  • Aadhaar Authentication History: Aadhaar number holders can view the details of Aadhaar Authentication hey have done.
  • Aadhaar Paperless Local e-KYC :It is a secure sharable document which can be used by any Aadhaar number holder for offline verification of Identification.
  • Virtual ID Generator :Aadhaar Number holders can generate their 16 Digit Virtual ID(VID).
  • mAadhaar :mAadhaar is official mobile application developed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to provide an interface to Aadhaar Number Holders to carry their demographic information viz. Name, Date of Birth, Gender & Address along with photograph as linked with their Aadhaar Number in smart phones. You can Download mAadhaar from

    Key Features :

    The mAadhaar App has following key features:

    1. Aadhaar Number Holder profile download – A convenient way to carry Aadhaar number with demographic details anytime, anywhere.

    2. Biometric locking/unlocking – To secure biometric authentication by locking biometrics data. Once resident enables Biometric Locking system their biometric remains locked till the Aadhaar Holder chose to either Unlock it (which is temporary) or Disable the Locking system.

    3. TOTP generation – Time-based One-Time Password is an automatically generated temporary password which can be used instead of SMS based OTP.

    4. Update of profile – An updated view of Aadhaar profile data after successful completion of update request.

    5. Sharing of QR code and eKYC data by Aadhaar Number holder – Share QR code and password protected eKYC data to retrieve accurate demographic information from it instead of manual entry.

    Note for Users:

    Registered Mobile Number is essential to use mAadhaar app. In case your mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar visit the nearest Enrolment Centre/Mobile Update End Point.

    Usage Guidelines:

    1. Application will ask for password as soon as it is opened as the first step after confirming consent. User should enter a password containing only numbers and of length 4 e.g. 1234

    2. Aadhaar profile can be downloaded only on mobile devices having registered mobile number (Registered mobile number is the mobile number linked with your Aadhaar)

    3. Please do not navigate from application if it is waiting for SMS. mAadhaar will automatically read the OTP once it is received.

    4. There is no provision to manually enter the OTP anywhere in mAadhaar. This is a security feature.

    5. mAadhaar needs to connect and download data from UIDAI.So ensure that internet connectivity is available on your phone.

    6. One Aadhaar profile can be active on only one device at a time. If you create profile on another device by inserting the sim in another device, the previous profile would become inactive and would be deleted from older device whenever any operation is attempted from that device.

    7. If members of your family have the same mobile number registered as you in their Aadhaar, you can add their profile in your device.

    8. A user can add maximum 3 profiles in his device, all having same mobile number registered in their Aadhaar.

    9. In case of any issue or query, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.