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The UIDAI has launched a new service of reprinting Aadhaar online. It is a straightforward and simple process that you can do from the convenience of your home.
The Unique Identification Authority of India has recently initiated a facility that allows users to get their Aadhaar card printed officially from the statutory authority’s website. Individuals can order a reprint of their Aadhaar card following payment of a nominal fee. Currently, this service is being offered on a pilot basis.
The Aadhaar card reprint facility is especially useful for those Aadhaar card holders who have misplaced or lost their cards. Earlier, this option was not available. In case of loss of the card, individuals could only download its e-version from the UIDAI website and use the same to serve as proof. Now, instead of going through all that hassles, an individual can simply get his or her Aadhaar card reprinted by paying a fee of Rs. 50. If you are somebody looking at how to get lost Aadhar card reprinted, follow the below-mentioned steps.
Step 1: Go to the UIDAI's website
Step 2: Click on 'Order Aadhaar Reprint'
Step 3: If the mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar number, then click on 'If you do not have a registered mobile number, please check in the box'. If mobile number is registered with Aadhaar number, then select 'I have TOTP' and click on ‘Send OTP’. (In case the mobile number is not registered, the individual will have to provide an alternative number and select 'OTP'. An OTP shall be sent to the alternate number.)
Step 4: Enter the OTP and click on the box agreeing to 'Terms and Conditions'. Press ‘Submit’.
Step 5: After the correct OTP is entered, one will be able to verify his or her Aadhaar details (This will apply if the mobile number is registered in the Aadhaar database). In case the information listed is inaccurate, the individual will have to go to a nearby Aadhaar Seva Kendra to get the details corrected.
Step 6: On verifying the Aadhaar details, select 'Make Payment' option. This will direct the user to the payment gateway.
Step 7: Payment can be made via debit card, credit card, net banking or UPI. An amount of Rs. 50 is chargeable for getting the card reprinted. Enter all the necessary details and click on 'Pay Now'.
Step 8: On successfully making the payment, an acknowledgement will appear on the screen. The acknowledgement slip can be downloaded. A message will be delivered to the individual’s registered mobile number that will state the service request number (SRN).
To track the status of the reprint request, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Go to resident.uidai.gov.in/check-aadhaar-reprint
Step 2: Enter SRN code that is mentioned in the acknowledgement receipt
Step 3: Enter Aadhaar number
Step 4: Click on 'Submit' after entering the security code
If the information provided is accurate, the status will be displayed on the screen.
The UIDAI will send the reprinted Aadhaar letter via speed post to the individual's registered address within five days from the date of application.
The new service was introduced following complaints that some utilities were hesitant to accept electronic Aadhaar printouts. The statutory authority has said that while the downloaded version of eAadhaar was a valid document, there was a huge demand for the 'original' card. The newly-introduced Aadhaar reprint facility is also expected to reduce reports of several illegal 'printing' centres, where exorbitant rates are charged for printing Aadhar cards.