- 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
If you have lost your Aadhaar number, you can get it on your mobile. Aadhaar - a 12-digit identity number issued by the UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India - has now been made mandatory for many essential tasks. These include filing of income tax return (ITR) or applying for a Permanent Account Number (PAN). If you have misplaced your Aadhaar card or need the Aadhaar number or Unique Identification Number (UID), or can't locate the Aadhaar enrolment ID (EID), you can actually request the UIDAI to send the information on your registered mobile number. The UIDAI has provided many online facilities on its website - uidai.gov.in. One of these facilities enables users to receive their Aadhaar number (given on the Aadhaar card) on their registered mobile number. This is the phone number fed into the UIDAI database while applying for 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.
(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."
Check your mobile number for accessing your Aadhaar number.
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.