How To Check Aadhaar Card Usage History Online

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Aadhaar card has become the most important official document in India. It is required for various activities such as opening a bank account, buying an insurance policy, and changing the residential address. While presenting the Aadhaar card, the applicants are required to provide their thumb impression to verify their identity. However, there have also been reports of its misuse. Read this article to check Aadhaar card usage details.

Track Aadhaar Card Usage

Visit the UIDAI official site. Click the Aadhaar Authentication History option:

Next, enter the 12-digit Aadhaar card number in Enter UID, captcha in Enter Security Code and click the Generate OTP:

Next, choose All from the dropdown menu in Authentication Type box, select the date range, and enter 50 in the Number of Records.

The user has to enter the one time password received on the registered phone number. in the OTP box and click the Submit.

The screen displays the usage details of the Aadhaar card. The information provided on this window will be in encrypted form, hence it might not be clearly understood by the user. However, the user can verify whether the card has been misused or not by tallying the dates of usage on the website:

If the records do not match then there is a possibility that there has been a misuse. According to the government, the Aadhaar card data is absolutely secure and there are no possibilities of its misuse.

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