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Lost your Aadhaar card? Here's how you can get it reprinted

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a new service, on a pilot basis, on its website allowing people to order a reprint of their Aadhaar card after paying a nominal fee. 

This service will be useful for those Aadhaar card holders who have lost or
misplaced their Aadhaar cards and are left to use the e-version from the UIDAI website. 

Earlier, if you lost your Aadhaar card, you could not get it reprinted. You had to download the e-version from the UIDAI website and present it as proof of identity which was acceptable. Now as per the UIDAI website, one can get his/her Aadhaar card reprinted by paying a nominal fee of Rs 50 (inclusive of GST and speed post charges). The reprinted Aadhaar letter will be handed over to India Post within 5 working days to be delivered to your registered address via speed post. 

You can use either your Aadhaar number or Virtual Identification Number (VID) for putting in a request to reprint your Aadhaar card. 

To order your reprinted Aadhaar card, your mobile number must be registered with the Aadhaar database as a one-time password (OTP) will be sent to that number. However, in case no mobile number is registered with your Aadhaar number, then you may get your Aadhaar card reprinted via a non-registered number, however, you will not be able to preview the details. 

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get your Aadhaar card reprinted. 

Step 1: Visit UIDAI's website, 

Step 2: Under the Aadhaar services, select 'Order Aadhaar Reprint (Pilot basis)'. 

Step 3: A new tab will open on your computer screen. You will be required to enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number or 16-digit VID number and security code. If the mobile number is not registered against your Aadhaar number in UIDAI's database, then select the box to indicate this. 

If mobile number is registered against your Aadhaar number, then click on 'Send OTP'. 

Step 4: An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Remember this OTP is valid for 10 minutes only. 

Step 5: Enter the OTP and select the box agreeing to 'Terms and Conditions'. Click on Submit. 

Step 6: Once the correct OTP is entered, you will be able to verify your Aadhaar details (Only if mobile number is registered in the Aadhaar database). 

Check if the Aadhaar details reflecting on your computer screen are correct. In case the details mentioned on your computer screen are inaccurate or missing, you will be required to visit nearest the Aadhaar Seva Kendra to get the details corrected. 

Step 7: Once the Aadhaar details are verified, click on 'Make Payment' option. You will be redirected to the payment gateway. 

Step 8: You can make the payment via credit card, debit card, Net banking or UPI, as per your convenience. Rs 50 will be charged for getting your Aadhaar card reprinted. Enter the payment details and click on 'Pay Now'. 

Step 9: Once the payment is successful, an acknowledgement will be shown on your screen. You can also download the acknowledgement slip. A message will be sent to your registered mobile number with the service request number (SRN). 

If mobile number is not registered 

In case your mobile number is not registered against your Aadhaar number, in step 3 mentioned above, select the tick box indicating this. 

You will be required to enter the alternative/non-registered mobile number and click on 'OTP'. An OTP will be sent to the alternate number. However, you will not be able to preview and verify your Aadhaar details before making a payment. 

Tracking the status of your reprint 
According to the FAQs mentioned on the UIDAI website, you can track the status of your request till the dispatch of the Aadhaar card. Follow the steps below to track it: 

Step 1: 

Step 2: Enter the 28 digit SRN code as received by you in your acknowledgement receipt or on your mobile. 

Step 3: Enter the 12 digit Aadhaar number (UID). 

Step 4: Enter the security code and click on submit. 

If the details mentioned are correct, the status will be displayed on your screen. 

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