Lost Aadhaar Card: Here’s how to retrieve your UID or EID?

By : |February 18, 2020 0

Have you lost or misplaced your Aadhaar card? We are living in a digital era where most of the services are now available online. Losing any important document can create lots of stress, but don’t worry you can easily get your Aadhaar card. Just you nee UID or EID to download Aadhaar from UIDAI.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has made provisions to order retrieve your UID and EID so that you can request to reprint the Aadhaar. Aadhaar has become mandatory for various official purposes including filing income tax returns (ITR), getting a PAN card or to avail benefits of any government scheme. As you lost your Aadhaar, you may not have UID or EID to get a new Aadhaar card.

Here we have explained the process to retrieve your UID or EID to download a duplicate copy of Aadhaar card from UIDAI or request to reprint the same:

5 simple steps to get to retrieve lost Aadhaar

Step 1: Log-on to the official UIDAI (uidai.gov.in) website and hover your mouse pointer on the “My Aadhaar” menu. You will be able to see multiple options including “Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID”, click on it

How to Retrieve Lost Aadhaar UID and EID Number

Step 2: You have two options to choose from 1- Aadhaar Number (UID) and 2 - Enrollment ID (EID)

How to Retrieve Lost Aadhaar UID and EID Number

Step 3: Fill in required details Aadhaar Number (UID) or Enrollment ID (EID), Full name, email ID mobile no, etc. then add captcha code and click on “Send OTP”
Step 4: You would receive OTP on your registered email and mobile no, enter the same to verify your details.
Step 5: You would receive your UID or EID on your mail and mobile.

Note: If you haven’t registered your mobile no or email ID with Aadhaar, then you can visit your nearest Aadhaar centre to retrieve the same.

Once you have your UID or EID, you can download your e-Aadhaar.


What documents are required to retrieve your UID or EID?

No document would be required to retrieve your lost Aadhaar card details. Only you need to provide contact details to verify that you are the same person asking for your Aadhaar details.

Do you need to pay any fee to retrieve your UID or EID?

No, the service is completely free, you can retrieve your UID or EID without paying any money from UIDAI.

What is the password to unlock e-Aadhar card?

The e-aadhaar password tis a combination of the first four characters of your name and the year of birth in YYYY format.

For Example:

Name: Anurag Sharma

Year of Birth: 1996

Password: ANUR1996

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