Did you know you can receive your Aadhaar number on your mobile, if you have lost your Aadhaar number? Aadhaar - a 12-digit identity number issued by the UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India - has now been made mandatory for many important tasks. If you are not carrying your Aadhaar card or don't remember the Unique Identification Number (UID), you can request UIDAI to send the biometrics-based 12-digit number on your registered mobile. One of the facilities provided by the UIDAI on its website enables users to receive their Aadhaar number on their registered mobile number. This is the phone number fed into the UIDAI database while applying for Aadhaar.
How to receive Aadhaar 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."
Check your mobile number for accessing your Aadhaar number.
Users also get an option of downloading the Aadhaar card in the digital form.