In India, the importance of the Aadhaar card cannot be ignored. It has now become the most important document required at different stages, such as opening a bank account, filing Income Tax returns, booking hotels, and several government schemes etc. Have you ever thought, what happens when you lose your Aadhaar card?
Today, we will guide you with the steps through which you can easily retrieve your lost Aadhaar card offline or online. Whenever you apply for an Aadhaar card, the Aadhaar issuing authority (UIDAI) provides you with an Enrolment ID. This enrolment id is used to retrieve the lost Aadhaar card.
Steps To Retrieve Your Aadhaar Card Online
Step 1: Log in to the UIDAI official website
Step 2: Now, hit the tab ‘My Aadhaar‘ from the ‘Aadhaar Services‘ section.
Step 3: After this, choose the ‘Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID‘ option from the two options available
Step 4: Now, choose any one option to retrieve ‘Aadhaar No (UID)‘ and ‘Enrolment ID (EID)‘
Step 5: Enter the Aadhaar details and captcha
Step 6: Then, click on the ‘Send OTP‘ button
Step 7: Insert OTP you have received and verify you once more
Step 8: Download your e-Aadhaar copy from the UIDAI website.
How To Retrieve Lost Aadhaar Card Offline?
Step 1: Visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre
Step 2: Provide Aadhaar relevant details to Aadhaar Enrolment Officer and verify them with your Biometrics as well
Step 3: Once you get your official Aadhaar number, pay the service charge and get your e-Aadhaar at the Enrolment Centre.