Can your Aadhaar card be deactivated? Know here

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01 Feb 2019

Not using your Aadhaar card? It might get deactivated

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

However, if you don't use it at all, it may get deactivated.

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar card's validity status, and more.

Why?

Reasons for which your Aadhaar card might get deactivated

Reasons for which your Aadhaar card might get deactivated

The primary reason your Aadhaar card may get deactivated is non-usage. According to UIDAI officials, if you don't use your Aadhaar for three consecutive years- for example, you don't link it with any service, or don't use it for any transactions, it might get deactivated.

Other reasons for Aadhaar deactivation include mixed or unreliable biometrics, and multiple names under single Aadhaar account.

Case for minors

In case of Aadhaar for children, the condition is that their information such as biometrics must be upgraded once when they attain the age of 5, and again at the age of 15. Failure to do so might also lead to deactivation of Aadhaar.

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How to check whether your Aadhaar is active or not

In order to check whether your Aadhaar card is active or not, log on to the official UIDAI website.

Click on 'Verify Aadhaar number' link under the 'Aadhaar services' menu.

On the next page, you'll be required to enter your Aadhaar number, and the system-generated security code.

Enter these details, and click on 'Verify' button.

Your Aadhaar status will be flashed on the screen.

If your Aadhaar has been deactivated, here's what to do

If your Aadhaar has been deactivated, you can get it reactivated by visiting the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre. You'll be needed to fill out an Aadhaar update form, re-verify your biometrics, and pay the required fee.

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Most asked questions

If your bank account is linked with Aadhaar, will it get deactivated?

How to check whether Aadhaar card is still active or not?

My Aadhaar card is deactivated. How can I get a new one with a new number?

Can Aadhaar be deactivated?

Under what situations can Aadhaar be deactivated?

How to check whether your Aadhaar is active or not?

How to get your Aadhaar reactivated?

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If your bank account is linked with Aadhaar, will it get deactivated?

Asked 2019-02-02 14:48:01 by Sidhardhan Sreenivasan

Answered by NewsBytes

No, if your Aadhaar card is linked with your bank account, it is being used for various transaction and cross-checking purposes which means it is still in use. Therefore, it would not get deactivated.

How to check whether Aadhaar card is still active or not?

Asked 2019-02-02 13:31:34 by Praveen Kumar Agastya

Answered by NewsBytes

To check whether your Aadhaar card is still active or not, follow the steps: (1) Visit the official website of UIDAI, (2) Click on 'Verify Aadhaar Number' link, (3) Once it is opened, enter your Aadhaar number in the mentioned space, (4) Enter the security code and then click to verify, and finally (5) You will receive a message over your Aadhaar status.

My Aadhaar card is deactivated. How can I get a new one with a new number?

Asked 2019-02-02 08:41:48 by Dilip Porwal

Answered by NewsBytes

To get a new Aadhaar card, you will need a new mobile number. You can get the card following these simple steps: (1)Visit the portal of UIDAI, (2)Fill the necessary details, (3)Click on 'Send One Time Password' and receive an OTP, (3)Verify the OTP (4)Enter your necessary details and submit the form. It will around 2 weeks to get the card at your home.

Can Aadhaar be deactivated?

Asked 2019-02-01 17:22:06 by Harini Chavan

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, under certain circumstances, your Aadhaar card might get deactivated.

Under what situations can Aadhaar be deactivated?

Asked 2019-02-01 17:22:06 by Trisha Balasubramanium

Answered by NewsBytes

1) If your don't use your Aadhaar at all, for three consecutive years, 2) If your Aadhaar contains unreliable biometrics information or multiple names under single account, 3) If a child fails to update their Aadhaar information on attaining the age of 5 or 15.

How to check whether your Aadhaar is active or not?

Asked 2019-02-01 17:22:06 by Devansh Sharma

Answered by NewsBytes

In order to check your Aadhaar's validity status, log on to the official UIDAI website, then head to 'Verify Aadhaar Number' link under the 'Aadhaar services' menu. Then enter the required details, and click on 'Verify' button.

How to get your Aadhaar reactivated?

Asked 2019-02-01 17:22:06 by Divya Subramanium

Answered by NewsBytes

To get your Aadhaar reactivated, visit your nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre, fill out the Aadhaar update form, and pay the required fee.

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