The smart card status check is now available online for everyone. When the time comes for our NID card registration, we go to the nearest Bangladesh Election Commission office and register our NID card, or even after NID registration, if there is any mistake, we go to the election office to correct the NID and submit all the application forms.
After NID registration or NID card correction application, we wait to see when the NID card will arrive and when we will receive the smart card. Many people use different methods to check this but fail to get the correct information. For them, today’s article should be of special use.
What is a smart card?
Before we dive into the details, let’s understand what a smart card is. A smart card is a digital version of the National Identity Card (NID) in Bangladesh. Unlike the traditional laminated copy of the NID, the smart card offers numerous benefits and convenient access to NID card information.
Many people do not know what a smart card is. So you need to know what a smart card is. A smart card is a digital NID card that makes NID information easily accessible.
In the past, after the registration of the NID, a laminating copy was issued, but now, instead of the laminating copy, a digital ID card called a smart card is issued. Both NID laminates and smart cards work the same way, but the smart card has more advantages.
Smart Card Status Check
There are two ways you can find out if your smart card is ready for distribution or if the distribution date has been announced: an online check or an SMS check.
You need to follow a few steps to know if your smart card is ready or if the smart card distribution date has been announced. There are two ways to check the smart card status. One is through SMS on your mobile phone, and the other is through a website.
You must use one of these two methods to check the status of your smart card. Whether your smart card is OK, whether it is time to issue it, and when you receive it, you will know your smart card status. Let’s see the discussion below on how to check smart card status in 2023.
How do I check my smart card status online?
It is easy and efficient to check the status of your smart card online. Follow the steps below to verify the accuracy of your smart card information or to find out when your registered smart card will be issued:
- Open any browser on your phone, laptop, or computer.
- Visit the Bangladesh Election Commission’s smart card verification website.
- On the website page, you will find an option labeled “National Identity Card Number or Form Number“. Enter your National Identity Card number or the form number provided by the election office.
- Enter your correct date of birth in the “Date of Birth” section.
- Complete the captcha verification by entering the characters correctly.
- Click the “Submit” button.
- A page will appear showing your personal information and the status of your smart card. Verify that the information is correct and that the smart card has been issued.
For more information, watch this video tutorial on How To Check Smart Card Status Online (2023) and follow these steps to check your smart card status online and stay informed about the progress of your application.
Smart Card Status Check Online
You can check your smart card status online. You can check online if your smart card status is correct or if your registered smart card receipt date has been announced.
To know this, you need to go to the Bangladesh Election Commission website from any browser on your smartphone, laptop, or computer. After visiting this website, you will see a page like the picture below.
On this page, there is an option called National Identity Card Number or Form Number. In this option, you will need to enter your National Identity Card number or the form number on the slip you received from the election office where a form number is written.
At the bottom, you will see an option called Date of Birth. You will need to enter your correct date of birth. Once you have entered your correct date of birth, you will see a captcha below. Fill in the captcha correctly and click the submit button. You will then see the status of your smart card.
After clicking the Submit button, a page will appear. All your personal information will appear on this page, and you will see if all the information is correct. You will also see if your smart card was issued on time. Here is the complete step-by-step process:
- Copy this link and go to the web link: https://services.nidw.gov.bd/nid-pub/card-status.
- Enter your NID number and date of birth.
- Enter the captcha code.
- Then click the submit button.
Smart Card Status Check Via SMS
Now You know how to check your smart card status online. Now let’s know how to check smart cards through SMS. Many times, we don’t have a laptop, computer, or smartphone. We can’t check our smart card status online without an internet connection. But we can do it with a single SMS. Let’s see how to check smart cards via SMS.
To check the smart card status via SMS, first go to the message option on your phone. Here, you have to type the SC NID or Form Number and send the SMS to 105.
Example: SC 1234567890 and send it to 105
After sending the SMS, you will receive a reply SMS with information about your smart card.
The reply SMS will say “Your card distribution date is not yet scheduled; please try again later” or “Your card is ready for delivery“.
- If it says “Your card distribution date is not yet scheduled; please try again later“, you will understand that your smart card delivery date is not yet scheduled.
- And if it says “Your card is ready for delivery“, then you understand that the delivery time of your smart card has been announced. So you can go to the nearest Upazila Election Office and collect your smart card.
Smart Card Status Check Via SMS
You can still use a simple SMS to check the status of your smart card. Here is how:
Open your phone’s messaging application. Type “SC,” followed by a space, and your NID or form number. For example, “SC 1234567890”. Send the SMS to 105.
For example, SC 1234567890 and send it to 105
Now wait for a return SMS with information about the status of your smart card.
- If the reply SMS says “Your card delivery date has not yet been scheduled; please try again later”, it means that your smart card delivery date has not been finalized.
- If the reply SMS says “Your card is ready for delivery,” it means your smart card delivery has been scheduled. Visit the election office to pick up your smart card.
This convenient SMS method allows you to quickly check the status of your smart card and plan accordingly.
Smart Card Download: Online Process
If you have not received a smart card, you can print a copy of the smart card to temporarily manage the NID. To do this, follow the steps to check the smart card on the Web site mentioned above.
After following these steps, if your smart card appears, you can download it in PDF format, print it, and temporarily perform all other tasks with it.
However, you will no longer need this copy when the smart card is distributed. Then you can work with the smart card.
So that is today’s discussion. I hope you have learned all the methods to check your smart card status and download it. You can visit our website to get solutions to various problems related to smart cards and NID. Thank you for staying with us until the end.
In this article, we have discussed the importance of smart cards and provided a comprehensive guide to checking your smart card status. Whether you choose the online method or the SMS method, you will always be informed about the progress of your smart card application.
For more help and solutions to smart card and NID-related issues, please visit our website. Thank you for reading, and we hope this article was helpful.