Aadhaar: How to get your Aadhaar card online in case of lost or forgotten Aadhaar number, know here!


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The Aadhaar card is an important document that gives a unique identity to Indian individuals. It is required for many government and financial transactions as it contains personal information such as name, date of birth, and biometric information.

Losing your Aadhaar card can be quite stressful, but it is important to follow the proper procedures to get it back or get a duplicate.

In case you have lost your Aadhaar card, here is the step-by-step process for you to retrieve it.

UIDAI is an online platform that enables individuals to retrieve their Aadhaar number and download a copy of their Aadhaar card.

You will need a list of important information:

  • Your Aadhaar Number or Enrollment ID or Virtual ID
  • Registered phone number, mail id
  • Date of birth

Steps to Retrieve Aadhaar Card:

  • Visit https://uidai.gov.in or https://resident.uidai.gov.in.
  • Go to the "Order Aadhaar Card" service.
  • Enter 12-digit Unique Identification Number, 16-digit Virtual Identification Number, or 28-digit Enrollment Number.
  • Enter the description and security code on the screen.
  • Receive OTP on registered mobile number.
  • You will receive your Aadhar Number or Enrollment Number on your registered mobile number.
  • Again visit the UIDAI Self-Service Portal and click on "Download Aadhaar".

Step-by-Step Process to Retrieve Aadhaar Card if You Don't Have an Aadhaar Number But Have a Registered Mobile Number

  • Visit https://resident.uidai.gov.in/lost-uideid.
  • Service OTP is provided on your registered phone number.
  • You will receive your Aadhaar number on your registered mobile number or mail id.

Step-by-step guide to getting Aadhaar card through the UIDAI helpline number:

  • Dial UIDAI helpline number- 1800-180-1947 or 011-1947
  • Select the required option to retrieve your Aadhaar Card.
  • Enter your complete details.
  • Now you will receive an aadhaar number on your registered mobile number or mail id.
  • Visit the UIDAI self-service portal to download a copy of your Aadhaar card.