How to Retrieve Lost Aadhaar UID and EID Number

Often people lose their Aadhar card and also forget the Aadhaar number. At times, people also forget to retain their enrolment slip or end up losing it. In case this is the scenario with you, take the following steps to get your enrolment number back.

Step by Step Guide to Retrieve Lost Aadhaar

  • Mobile number/e-mail address: It is important to give correct mobile number and e-mail address at the time of Aadhaar card registration as you will get the One Time Password (OTP) on either of the two in order to retrieve your lost Aadhaar card.

  • Log in: Visit and here’s how you can download the duplicate copy of your Aadhaar card. Click on ‘Aadhaar Online Services’, select ‘Retrieve Lost UID/EID’ and follow the given steps.

  • OTP: To get an OTP number, it is important to give the correct mobile number and e-mail address, as mentioned above.

  • Conformation: Fill in the OTP in the given box on the website and you will receive your Aadhaar number on e-mail or mobile number.

  • Download: Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’ and enter your Aadhaar number and other details such as pin code and house address. You will receive another OTP for downloading the Aadhaar card. The pdf file is password protected and hence, you need to follow the instructions mentioned in the website to access it.

Steps to Download Duplicate e-Aadhaar Card Online

Downloading a duplicate copy of Aadhaar is necessary when the original copy is lost. One tends to panic in such scenarios. There are simple steps that can help in the retrieval of your e-Aadhaar.

  1. Visit the Official Aadhaar Card Portal –
  2. Choose from Enrolment ID or Aadhaar no. once the page is open.
  3. If you have the enrolment number with you, choose Enrolment number or if you have Aadhaar number, select the Aadhaar
  4. Input enrolment number/Aadhaar number in the given input space.
  5. Enter your full Name and Pincode
  6. You will be asked to enter the Captcha code for security purposes. Input the letters / digits visible on the image.
  7. You need to enter your mobile number and click on the Get One-time Password
  8. OTP (One-time Password) will be sent to the registered number
  9. Now you need to enter the OTP
  10. Now click on the button that says ” Validate & Download”
  11. Your Duplicate Aadhaar card will now be downloaded in the pdf format
  12. Use Zip code as password.
  13. Take print.

Steps to Download Duplicate e-Aadhaar Card Offline

In case you do not have a working internet connection to download Aadhaar Card ONLINE, then you don’t need to worry. You can still get your Aadhaar card by offline method. Just follow this simple guide to download e-Aadhar card.

  • Call the UIDAI toll free number. (The Numbers are Given at the UIDAI Official Website or UIDAI Portal)
  • Inform the UIDAI delegate or Representative about your lost/misplaced Aadhar card, and give him/her the details of your Lost Aadhar Card. Once the information is verified they will send you a new Aadhaar card to the registered address using offline methods.
  • In case of inability to communicate the authorities on the toll-free number, one can correspond with the provincial Aadhar office for this.

FAQs How To Get Lost Aaddhaar Card

I have lost my Aadhaar card how to get duplicate online.

To get back a lost Aadhaar, your must have your Aadhaar details along with the right mobile number and registered email id. This is important as the One Time Password that will be utilised in the retrieval of your Aadhaar. In case you forget your Aadhaar number/ enrolment id.

How to get duplicate aadhar card without mobile number.

It is easy to get Aadhar card without mobile in case your mobile is lost/ misplaced. UIDAI Portal has made it feasible to download the Aadhar card online.

Information necessary to get Aadhar Card download without Mobile No is:

  • Enrollment ID
  • Registered Full name
  • Any Mobile number
  • Area Pincode

What documents are required to get lost Aadhaar UID/EID?

Only email id or mobile phone number. No other document is required.

Is there any fee involved for retrieving lost Aadhaar number?

No, The UIDAI portal charges no fee for retrieving the Aadhar number.

What is duplicate e-Aadhaar card?

Once you download the e-Aadhaar Card, you can print it. To print your card, you have to first open the downloaded file using the Acrobat Reader in pdf format.

Can e-Aadhaar be used everywhere?


Where to go to download duplicate e-Aadhaar?

Now, you can download your AADHAAR Card duplicate copy, e-AADHAAR card, through UIDAI website online.