An online facility provided by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) — which manages the government’s Aadhaar biometric ID programme — enables users to retrieve their lost Enrolment ID (EID). An EID is a unique identification number issued to an Aadhaar enrollee at the time of registration. This number is used to track an Aadhaar application. Users can retrieve a lost EID or Aadhaar number online, either through the UIDAI website — uidai.gov.in — or mobile app mAadhaar. (Also Read: How To Verify Phone Number Linked To Aadhaar Card Online)
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to retrieve a lost Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID using this UIDAI facility:
Go to the UIDAI website and click on the relevant option: “Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID” or “Aadhaar number (UID). Here’s a direct link.
Fill in required details and click on “Send OTP” to proceed.
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The online tool then sends a one-time passcode to the Aadhaar user’s registered mobile number. Fill in this OTP in the given space on the next page.
The Aadhaar number — also known as Unique Identity Number — is then sent to the user’s registered mobile number.
Select the “Retrieve EID/UID” option from the main page of the mobile app.
On the next page, fill in the required details and tap on “Request OTP”.
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Enter the OTP (received in an SMS) in the designated space on the next page.
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The mAadhaar app displays the enrolment ID or Aadhaar number on the next page upon successful entry.