What To Do If You Lost Your Aadhaar Card

In India, one and the only card that is considered the most important document nationwide is the Aadhaar card. It consists of 12 digits and is unique in nature. It will remain unique throughout your life. So nobody will have your number in any part of India. Aadhar is your digital identity throughout India. No one will recognize you in the country unless and until you provide your Aadhaar number. This makes this number a very important one.

Aadhaar card is issued to the resident person within 90 days of application. The enrollment process starts with the submission of the enrollment form with supporting documents. At the time of application, biometric details are also taken from the applicant.

Normally, the Aadhaar card exists in a hard copy. You can carry this in your pocket or wallet. But due to frequent usage, you can lose the card. In this case, you may not need to worry about this situation. In this article, we will guide you on what to do if you lost your Aadhaar card.

There are multiple tasks that you can do just by sitting from your home. UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) is a body established by the Government of India for the purpose of enrollment. UIDAI portal provides an array of options/ services that save a lot of time. You can perform the various tasks just by sitting in the comfort of your home. There is no need to visit any Aadhaar Kendra to solve your problems. The problem of lost the Aadhaar card can also be solved via the UIDAI portal.

1. Open the official web portal of UIDAI. This is all in one complete user-friendly website. This is a great effort from UIDAI to keep its users happy and comfortable.
2. On the main page of the portal, click the My Aadhaar tab.
3. Now the next step is to click the link titled Retrieve lost or forgotten EID/UID. EID and UID mean enrollment id and unique identifier respectively.
4. By clicking the link, after redirection, you will see a page where you will have to enter EID or UID (Aadhaar number), complete name & registered mobile phone number.
5. If you do not want to disclose your mobile number, you can choose the email facility to receive the Aadhaar card.
6. On the same page, you will have to enter the Captcha code as shown in the image. You can reload a new captcha code in case the current one is not readable.
7. Now click the Send OTP (One Time Password) or TOTP button. OTP will be delivered on your registered mobile number while TOTP relates to the Maadhaar app. Enter the OTP to continue.
8. Now you will see some redirection via gateway payment. At this step, you have to pay a fee of 50 Indian Rupees.
9. After successful payment, you will receive the hard copy via Speed Post in the next 15 days.