- Quoting of Aadhaar now mandatory for many essential tasks
- Retrieve Lost UID/EID tool helps users recover Aadhaar No., enrolment ID
- UIDAI facility requires user to verify mobile No. registered with Aadhaar
How to receive Aadhaar card number on your mobile
(Click on the 'Retrieve Lost UID/EID' link on the UIDAI website - uidai.gov.in)
This 'Retrieve Lost UID/EID' tool can be used to retrieve your Aadhaar number (UID) as well as Aadhaar enrolment ID (EID).
You can also access the 'Retrieve Lost UID/EID' tool by clicking here.
On the next page, make sure 'Aadhaar Number' is selected on the left side of the page for receiving your Aadhaar number on mobile.
Fill in the personal details as specified against the required fields. You need to give your name, the mobile number or email address registered with Aadhaar and the security code as displayed on the form. "Your registered Mobile Number / Email which you had provided at the time of enrolment is mandatory to retrieve your lost UID / EID," according to the UIDAI website.
(The user is required to fill in the required details and click on 'Send One Time Password')
After entering these details, click on 'Send One Time Password' at the bottom of the form to proceed.
Upon a successful entry, the UIDAI facility sends an OTP or one-time password to the registered mobile number or email address.
(The user is required to enter the OTP or one-time password received on his or her registered mobile number and click on 'Verify OTP' to proceed)
Enter this OTP in the given field on the right hand side of the form and click on 'Verify OTP'.
(The UIDAI portal displays this page after completion of 'Retrieve EID/UID' process)
At the end of a successful entry, the UIDAI tool displays the message: "Congratulation! Your Aadhaar Number (UID) is sent to your Mobile."
Users also get an option of downloading the Aadhaar card in the digital form.
How to get Aadhaar enrolment ID (EID)
The 'Receive Your Lost UID/EID' also enables users to retrieve their Aadhaar enrolment number, also known as EID or enrolment ID. This facility is for Aadhaar applicants who are still awaiting their Aadhaar card.
Select 'Enrolment Number (EID)' option on the left side of the tool, fill in the required details such as name, phone number/email and the OTP. At the end of a successful submission, the UIDAI tool sends the enrolment ID to the user.