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Duplicate Aadhar Card

Lost Aadhar Card

Last Updated 07th Mar 2021

  • In case of misplacement or loss of Aadhaar card, you can get a duplicate Aadhaar card.
  • You can get a duplicate Aadhaar through online and offline methods.
  • Your mobile number must be linked with Aadhaar to get a duplicate Aadhar Card
  • The duplicate Aadhaar can also be obtained online if you don’t have an Aadhaar number/ Enrollment ID.
  • You can get duplicate Aadhaar offline by visiting Aadhaar Enrollment Centre or calling UIDAI toll-free number.
  • There is no fee for getting a lost Aadhaar card.

How to Get a Lost Aadhar Card?

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by UIDAI and serves as a primary document for identification proof. Apart from that, it also helps to avail various services and benefits, including various government subsidies. However, in case you have lost or misplaced your original Aadhaar Card you can get a duplicate copy of your Aadhaar card through the ‘Reprint Aadhaar Card’ facility provided by UIDAI. To get an identical copy of your Aadhaar, having the likewise card number and other details as the original card you need to have Enrolment number/Aadhaar number. The enrollment number is mentioned in the acknowledgement slip provided at the time of enrolling for the Aadhaar card.

How to Download Duplicate Aadhar Card Online?

In case you don’t have an Aadhaar Enrollment number or Aadhaar number, you can still download the duplicate Aadhaar card by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI by clicking on
  • Now, under Aadhaar, click on Retrieve Lost/Forgotten EID/UID.
  • Next, choose either Aadhaar Number or Enrollment ID and enter details such as Full Name, registered mobile number, captcha code and click on Send OTP.
  • As you enter the OTP, you will now receive Aadhaar Number/Enrollment ID on your registered mobile number.
  • Now, visit to download the duplicate copy of your Aadhaar Card. Enter, Aadhaar number/ Enrolment ID, captcha code and click on get OTP.
  • Finally, enter the OTP in the “Enter OTP” tab and click on “Validate and Generate” to generate a PDF file of Aadhaar.

Steps for getting Duplicate Aadhar Card by contacting UIDAI

If you want to get the duplicate Aadhaar Card through the offline method, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Call the UIDAI’s toll-free number 1947 or 1800-180-1947.
  • Now, follow the IVR options and talk to the Aadhaar executive.
  • As your call is connected to the Aadhaar executive, request with the executive for a duplicate copy of your Aadhaar card.
  • The executive will then verify your identity and once verified; your request will be accepted.
  • Finally, you will receive the duplicate Aadhaar card to your residential address by post.

Get Duplicate Aadhar Card by visiting the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre

You can visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Centre to get duplicate Aadhaar Card by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Firstly, visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre and fill the Aadhar Correction form.
  • If you have your Aadhaar number or enrolment number, you can place a request for issuing a duplicate Aadhaar.
  • Otherwise, the Aadhaar executive will verify your identity using biometrics and initiate the process for issuing a duplicate Aadhaar.
  • Finally, after successful processing of your request, your Aadhaar will be sent to your residential address.

Validity of Duplicate Aadhar Card


How long does Aadhaar reprint take?

It takes around 5 working days excluding the day of placing the request for duplicate Aadhaar once the request for Aadhaar card reprint has been placed.

Can I download my Aadhar card online?

Yes, you can download your Aadhaar card online through the official website of UIDAI for Aadhaar Application if your mobile number is linked with Aadhaar.

What is an Aadhaar reprint?

Aadhaar reprint is a service provided by UIDAI through which you can place your request to get the reprint of your Aadhaar if you have lost, misplaced or want a new copy of your Aadhaar card.

What should I do if I lost my Aadhar card?

If you have lost your Aadhaar card, you can download the e-Aadhaar through the official website of UIDAI. However, to do so, your mobile number must be linked with Aadhaar. Else, you can get a duplicate Aadhaar by visiting the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment centre or calling UIDAI toll-free number.

Can anyone use my lost Aadhar card?

No, Aadhaar is an identification document for availing various benefits and services; however, it cannot be misplaced. In case you have any doubts about misuse of your Aadhaar, you can lock your Aadhaar card online on the UIDAI website.

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