Lost your aadhaar card? Is your Aadhaar card stolen or damaged due to some reason? Is the picture of your Aadhaar card damaged and you want to get a duplicate aadhaar card? Then you are at the right place. In this article I am going to share the step by step guide to retrieve your lost or stolen aadhaar card and also how to issue a duplicate aadhaar.
It is considered that your email id, mobile phone number and address details are correctly updated with your Aadhaar card. Otherwise you have to update your mobile number first and then you have to follow this process as this process need OTP verification.
Follow the step by step guide to retrieve your aadhaar details first and then download the duplicate Aadhaar card as pdf in your mobile phone.
Steps To Retrieve Your Lost /Stolen Aadhaar card
So, considering that you have not remembered or noted down your aadhaar number or the enrollment number anywhere and want to retrieve the same, here are the step by step guides below.
Step 1: First of all visit the official link of UIDAI website for retrieving or getting aadhaar details. https://resident.uidai.net.in/find-uid-eid
Step 2: Now select the option you want to retrieve by selecting any of one of “Aadhaar No (UID)” OR “Enrolment No (EID)”, under “You want to receive your lost:”
Step 3: Provide other personal details like: your full name, your email address, your registered Mobile Number etc and click on “Send One Time Password” button. Make sure you have also entered the security code without making any error.
Step 4: Now you will receive the OTP in your registered mobile number or email address linked with Aadhaar.
Step 5: Next provide the OTP on the same screen right side in the box “Enter OTP” and then click on verify OTP.
It’s done. you will receive a message on your mobile with your AADHAAR card number or Enrollment Id. Now you have to use these details to get the duplicate Aadhaar card online.
Steps To Get A Duplicate Aadhaar Card Online
Now follow the step by step guide to download the e-aadhaar copy or duplicate aadhaar in your mobile phone. It will be downloaded as pdf copy only which is absolutely a valid aadhaar document to carry.
Step 1: First of visit the official website of Aadhaar, https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/
Step 2: Provide all the mandatory information like Enrolment ID/Aadhaar Number, Full Name, Pin Code, Enter above Image Text and Mobile number. And the “Get One Time Password” button.
Step 3: You should get the OTP in your mobile number registered / linked with Aadhaar number. If not then you can use the button “Resend One Time Password” button again.
Step 4: As soon as your get the OTP in your mobile phone, provide the same in the below input field and click on “Validate & Download” button. You will receive the duplicate aadhaar card in your mobile phone as pdf document.
Aadhaar is a very important document now a days and one have to take necessary measures to keep that secured. Besides that you should also know what are the ways to get aadhaar card or issue duplicate aadhaar in case lost or stolen cases. I have shared a series of articles on aadhaar which you can read and stay aware.
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