Joint Collector A. Babu on Saturday said those who underwent Aadhaar unique identification number (UID) procedure but yet to get their cards could check the status by using their mobile phones.

Mr. Babu released the brochure published by the Civil Supplies Department to make people aware of the importance of the UID.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Babu said at the time of undergoing the UID process, a 14-digit number was given to all the applicants.

“In your mobile phones, you have to type UID STATUS, give space, type the 14-digit number, and SMS it to 51969,” he said, adding that instant status would be sent in the form of SMS within a few minutes.

He said those who had access to the Internet could check the status by logging into the website — http://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in .