Here's How To Retrieve Lost Aadhaar Enrolment ID

Users can retrieve a lost EID or an Aadhaar number online, by accessing either the UIDAI website, uidai.gov.in, or through the mobile app mAadhaar

Here's How To Retrieve Lost Aadhaar Enrolment ID

EID is a unique identification number issued to everyAadhaar enrollee at the time of registration

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), responsible for managing the government's Aadhaar biometric program, allows users to retrieve their lost Enrolment ID (EID). An EID is a unique identification number issued to every Aadhaar enrollee at the time of registration for an Aadhaar card. The unique number is used to track an Aadhaar application. Users can retrieve a lost EID or an Aadhaar number online, either by accessing the UIDAI website — uidai.gov.in — or through the mobile app mAadhaar. Follow the steps below to know how one can retrieve a lost Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID using the UIDAI facility. (Also ReadHow To Verify Phone Number Linked To Aadhaar Card Online)

Here's How To Retrieve Lost Aadhaar Enrolment ID: 

Through the UIDAI website:

  • Visit the UIDAI website and click on the relevant option: "Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID" or "Aadhaar number (UID). 
  • Fill in the required details and click on "Send OTP" to proceed to the next step.
  • The online tool then sends a one-time passcode to the user's registered mobile number.
  • Fill in the OTP in the particular space on the next page.
  • The Aadhaar Unique Identity Number will be sent to the user's registered mobile number. 


Through mobile app mAadhaar: 

  • Select the 'Retrieve EID/UID' option from the main page of the mAadhhar aap
  • Fill in the required details and click on 'Request OTP'
  • Enter the OTP in the required space on the next page
  • U[on successful entry, the mAadhaar app displays the enrolment ID or Aadhaar number on the next page.