If Your Aadhaar Card Lost? How to get a new one

Have you lost or misplaced your aadhaar card? Don’t worry; in this post we will explain that how you can recover or apply for duplicate aadhaar card.

Do not panic, if you have lost / misplaced your Aadhaar card. If you have the Aadhaar number and/or Aadhaar card acknowledgement slip that was given to you at the time of registration, you can download duplicate Aadhaar card copy online. The duplicate Aadhaar card has same validity as the original one. To download duplicate Aadhaar card copy online, click here: Download duplicate Aadhaar card copy online.

And if you forget your aadhaar number and don’t have acknowledgment slip also then follow the instructions below to TRY and get duplicate Aadhaar card.

  1. Go to https://resident.uidai.gov.in/find-uid-eid
  2. Select appropriate option, “Aadhaar No (UID)” OR “Enrolment No (EID)”, under “You want to receive your lost:”
  3. Enter your full name
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Enter your registered Mobile Number
  6. Enter the security code as displayed and click on “Get OTP” button
  7. One Time Password (OTP) will be delivered to your mobile and/or email address
  8. In the box below, enter the OTP you just received on your mobile and/or email address
  9. Click on “Verify OTP”
  10. Now you will receive a message on your mobile with your Aadhaar card number or Enrollment Id as you selected in Step 2 above
  11. Now go to https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/
  12. Select appropriate option, “Enrollment Id” OR “Aadhaar”, under “I have:”
  13. Enter your Aadhaar card number or Enrollment Id, full name, Pin Code, security text and mobile number
  14. Click on “Get OTP”
  15. One Time Password (OTP) will be delivered to your mobile and/or email address
  16. Enter the OTP you just received on your mobile in the “Enter OTP” box and click on “Validate and Download”
  17. Now you have downloaded your e-Aadhaar card. Enter your Pin Code as the password when you open the PDF document
  18. You now have your e-Aadhaar card, which you can print out.

Contact UIDAI through toll free number and try and find out your Aadhaar card information by providing them your demographic information such as your name, address, date of birth, phone no., etc. To get UIDAI contact details, click here: Aadhaar Card Contact Number, Email and Address.

If you are unable to contact UIDAI over the phone / email, you may also contact your nearby Aadhaar card regional office regarding your lost card. To contact nearby Aadhaar card regional office click here: Aadhaar Card Regional Office(s).

If none of the above help, contact your nearby Aadhaar card center regarding your lost card. Bring all the documents you had submitted originally to the center. To contact nearby Aadhaar card center click here: Locate Nearby Aadhaar Card Centers.

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