Aadhaar card is the unique identity proof. It helps you to avail many government services easily. Be it getting a gas subsidy or a passport or opening of a new bank account, with Aadhaar it is all very easy. Aadhaar card number has to be provided now in almost everything which makes it an absolute necessity.
In such a scenario, losing the Aadhaar card can for sure panic you for a while. But it is really easy to retrieve the lost Aadhaar card. You can download your e-aadhaar even when you don’t have your enrollment Id or Aadhaar number by following some simple steps.
Remember you registered mobile number and email ID :
In case you have lost your Aadhaar card and you do have the Aadhaar number, registered mobile number and email Id will help you get the Aadhaar card back. When you will apply to the retrieve of Aadhar card, you will receive a One-time password(OTP) on your registered mobile number.
Go to the official website of Aadhaar
To download the duplicate Aadhaar card you can visit the website www.uidai.gov.in. You will find an option Aadhaar online services, here click on ‘retrieve lost UID/EID’.
Fill the correct credentials
When you will click on option retrieve your lost UDI/EDI, it will direct you to another page. On this page, you will be asked to fill various fields like your name, father’s name, mobile number etc. Also, select whether you want to retrieve Aadhar number or enrollment number.
Get an OTP
After you have finished filling the form, click on the button ‘send one-time password’. You will receive the OTP on your registered mobile number. After receiving the OTP, fill it in the field allotted for it on the website.
After filling the OTP, click on validate and download. Once you have filled the OTP and it has been verified, you will receive your Aadhar card number on your email Id and mobile number. Download Aadhaar card using this number.
Once you have downloaded the Aadhaar card it will be saved in pdf form and will be protected by a password. This password is the pin code of the address mentioned in your Aadhaar card. You can get this e-aadhaar printed.
How to get a duplicate physical copy of Aadhar card?
If you have lost your Aadhaar card and you want the duplicate physical copy of your aadhaar card you can call on the UIDAI toll-free number and ask the representative to send the duplicate aadhaar card.You can also visit the nearby Aadhaar card centre to get a copy of your aadhaar card. take with you all the documents that you submitted originally to the centre.