The Indian government has made it almost mandatory that all citizens of India must and should have an Aadhaar card. The Aadhaar card serves many purposes and has many benefits.  It is a huge help while applying for a passport, opening of a new bank account, getting the pension on time, disbursement of provident fund, etc. It has cut down tedious documentation and paperwork and is an accepted document as proof of identity and address.

Have you lost your Aadhar Card?  Fear not, it is now easy to get back the details.  Since the Aadhar card has become an integral part of our lives and everything is linked to it, the Aadhar card has become a very important document and it has to be kept safe and one should not misplace it.

But there are chances that you have misplaced it and ended up losing your card.  In the event that such a thing happens, there are ways by which you can easily recover your card back.  So, here are the steps you need to follow if you have lost your Aadhar card or your enrolment slip.

-Log on to and download your duplicate copy and the service is provided under the Aadhaar Online Service Header.  Click on Retrieve Lost UID/EID tab and it will land you to another page. 

Aadhar card download by name and date of birth can also be done to retrieve your lost card.


-First visit this link:

-Aadhar Number (UID) and Enrolment Number (EID) are the two options that are available on the left side.

-Select Aadhar Number (UID) and fill all the personal details.

-Now enter the security code and submit.

-You will receive an OTP number on your registered mobile, mention it and verify OTP.

-A message will come on your mobile with the Aadhar number.  Now you have to download the e-aadhar by using the details given below:

Steps to download the Aadhar card:

-Go to the official website of Aadhar here

-Select “Enrolment No”

-Enter your Full Name

-Enter your Email ID

-Submit your registered Mobile Number

-One Time Password will be sent to your registered Mobile Number

-Enter that OTP in the required box

-Click on Verify OTP

-Go ahead and download your E-aadhar card now

-To open your Aadhar card, use the first four words of your name in capital letters and your birth years as Aadhar card password.

You might often face issues when trying to download a duplicate copy due to the missing or lost enrolment slip.  Getting a soft copy of Aadhar card is quite easy nowadays.  If you have received your confirmation message that your Aadhar card is processed, then you need not wait anymore.  Simply, go to the given link, enter the basic details, get the OTP and then download your e- Aadhar card.  Do not forget to take a print out of the downloaded card for future reference.

According to the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who recently said that efforts are being made to make Aadhaar the only card required to identify a person, replacing the Voter ID and the PAN card.  The unique identification number of Aadhaar may become the single identity card in future for the citizens of India.

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