How to Get Duplicate Aadhar Card when lost or stolen? 

If you have misplaced your Aadhar card or if it is stolen, then there is no need to worry. You can easily get a duplicate Aadhar card which will work perfectly like the original one. There are many methods to get a duplicate card.

Method 1: When you have the enrollment acknowledgement slip or Aadhar number

If you remember your aadhaar number or if you have the enrollment acknowledgement slip which was given to you at the enrolment center, then you can easily get a duplicate aadhaar card. Follow the following steps to get your duplicate Aadhar card:

  • Click here to visit the e-Aadhaa online portal.
  • Now there are two options. You can either enter your registration details which are enrollment number, Date, Time, Resident name and pin code from the acknowledgement slip. Or, if you remember your Aadhar number, you can enter that too. For entering the Aadhar number, select the “Aadhaar” radio button from “I have” option at the top.
  • Once you enters the correct details, an OTP, one time password will be messaged to your registered mobile number. Enter that OTP and you will land on a page with a button to download duplicate aadhaar card in a PDF format.
  • For an extra security, the PDF file is password protected. Your registered pin code is the password.
  • You just need to take the print out of the PDF file and you will have your Aadhar card back.

Method 2: When you don’t have the enrollment acknowledgement slip or Aadhar number

This is the most commonly used method as most of the people don’t remember their aadhaar card and don’t even possess the enrollment acknowledgement slip. You will need to follow the following steps to get your Aadhar card:

  • Click here to go to the official website of UIDAI.
  • Now, choose any one of the option from “Aadhar No (UID)” or “Enrolment No (EID)”. You can choose any of the option as per your choice. We would suggest to choose Aadhaar number.
  • Enter your full name, email address and registered mobile number.
  • Now, enter the security code and click on “Get OTP” button.
  • You will receive an OTP on your mobile/email. Enter the OTP in the box mentioned.
  • Now, click on “Verify OTP”. You will receive a text message on your mobile number with your Aadhar number/enrollment ID.
  • Now, you have your Aadhar number/enrollment ID.
  • Follow the method 1 and you will get your aadhaar card.

Method 1 and 2 will work only for those people who have their number registered. If your number is not registered with the UIDAI, you will need to follow the other methods.

Method 3: By calling a toll free number/sending a mail/writing a letter

You can also contact UIDAI through a toll free number and they will help you in getting a duplicate aadhaar card. They will either let you know your Aadhar number by the details you will provide them or they will just mail you the duplicate Aadhar card. You can also mail or write a letter.


  • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Planning Commission, Government of India (GoI), 3rd Floor, Tower II, Jeevan Bharati Building, Connaught Circus, New Delhi – 110001.
  • Toll Free number: 1800-300-1947
  • Fax: 080-2353 1947
  • Letters: PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore – 560001
  • Email :

Method 4: Contacting nearest regional office

If any of the above method doesn’t work for you then you can contact the nearest Aadhar card regional office. You will need to carry your documents which you had submitted during the time of enrolment.

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