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How to Verify if Aadhaar Card is Fake or Real. Follow THESE Steps

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New Delhi : Whether hiring for your small business or renting out to a tenant, Aadhaar is used to establish the proof of identity.

However, there have been cases wherein document was forged and presented fraudulently.

The Aadhaar number is a 12-digit random number issued by the UIDAI to the residents of India after satisfying the verification process laid down by the Authority.

Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident of India, may voluntarily enrol to obtain an Aadhaar number.

A person willing to enrol has to provide minimal demographic and biometric information during the enrolment process which is totally free of cost.

An individual needs to enrol for Aadhaar only once and after de-duplication only one Aadhaar shall be generated, as the uniqueness is achieved through the process of demographic and biometric de-duplication.

Aadhaar number is verifiable in an online, cost-effective way.

It is unique and robust enough to eliminate duplicates and fake identities and may be used as a basis, primary identifier to roll out several government welfare schemes and programmes for effective service delivery thereby promoting transparency and good governance.

This is the only program of its kind globally, wherein a state-of-the-art digital and online Id is being provided free of cost at such a large scale to people,

and has the potential to change the way service delivery functions in the country.

How to verify the genuineness of an Aadhaar card

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has stated that the veracity of ‘Aadhaar’ can be easily established both in an online and offline mode as mentioned below:

Online Mode –

Age band, gender, state and last 3 digits of mobile of an Aadhaar holder can be verified by visiting https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/verifyAadhaar by feeding the Aadhaar number.

Offline Mode –

Every Aadhaar card /Aadhaar letter/e Aadhaar has a Secure QR code printed on it, which contains demographic details( Name, Gender, Date of birth and address) as well as photograph of the Aadhaar number holder.

Even if the Aadhaar card is tampered with by photo shopping another person’s photograph, the Information in the QR code is secure and tamper-proof as it is digitally signed by UIDAI.

The QR code can be read by “Aadhaar QR scanner” App available on Play Store and App Store.

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