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How to get a duplicate Aadhaar card

The identification card known as Aadhaar is quickly elevating in importance for all Indian people. It serves as a reliable and strong identity evidence. Today, Aadhaar cards have been distributed to more than 90% of Indian citizens. Anyone interested in applying for an Aadhaar card can go to an Aadhaar centre, fill out the Aadhaar card Enrolment Form, and provide the necessary paperwork.

Enrolling in an Aadhaar card has become a requirement for all Indian citizens. People frequently misplace their Aadhaar cards after receiving them and forget their Aadhaar numbers. Sometimes individuals lose or neglect to save their enrolment slip. It is possible to obtain a duplicate Aadhaar card through a straightforward process if you have lost or forgotten your original card. You will still be able to get your Aadhaar card even if you cannot recall or are unsure about your Aadhaar number or if you have misplaced or lost your acknowledgement slip.

Getting Duplicate Aadhaar card

To obtain a duplicate Aadhaar card, follow these steps:

  • Visit the official UIDAI website (https://uidai.gov.in/) or Aadhaar Seva Kendra.
  • Fill out the Aadhaar card reprint application form.
  • Provide the necessary details such as your Aadhaar number, registered mobile number, and email address.
  • Pay the applicable fee for the duplicate Aadhaar card.
  • Submit the application form along with supporting documents, if required.
  • Collect the acknowledgement slip or URN (Update Request Number) for tracking the status.
  • Your duplicate Aadhaar card will be printed and sent to your registered address or made available for download, depending on the chosen delivery mode.
Lost aadhaar card

If you have misplaced your Aadhaar card, follow these steps to obtain a duplicate:

  • Visit the official UIDAI website (https://uidai.gov.in/) or Aadhaar Seva Kendra.
  • Fill out the Aadhaar card reprint application form.
  • On the application form, choose the “Lost Aadhaar” option.
  • Provide the necessary details such as your Aadhaar number, registered mobile number, and email address.
  • Pay the applicable fee for the reprint of the lost Aadhaar card.
  • Submit the application form along with supporting documents, if required.
  • Collect the acknowledgement slip or URN (Update Request Number) for tracking the status.
  • Your duplicate Aadhaar card will be printed and sent to your registered address or made available for download, depending on the chosen delivery mode.
Getting a duplicate aadhaar card online
  • Visit the official UIDAI website (https://uidai.gov.in/).
  • Click “Order Aadhaar Reprint” under the “My Aadhaar” section.
  • You will be redirected to the “Order Aadhaar Reprint” page.
  • Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number or 16-digit Virtual ID (VID) and the security code displayed on the page.
  • If you have an Aadhaar-registered cellphone number, select “Send OTP.” Alternatively, you can choose the “TOTP” option if you have a registered Time-Based One-Time Password.
  • The OTP or TOTP must be entered if it was sent to your registered mobile number or generated by the mAadhaar app.
  • After verification, select the payment method to pay the required fee for the duplicate Aadhaar card.
  • Once the payment is successful, a confirmation message will be displayed, and the duplicate Aadhaar card will be sent to your registered address or made available for download, depending on the chosen delivery mode.
Duplicate aadhaar card via enrolment centre :
  • Locate the nearest Aadhaar enrolment center by visiting the official UIDAI website or using the “Locate an Enrollment Center” option on the mAadhaar mobile app.
  • Visit the enrolment center in person and request a duplicate Aadhaar card.
  • Fill out the Aadhaar card reprint application form, providing accurate details such as your Aadhaar number, full name, registered mobile number, and email address.
  • Submit the application form along with any required supporting documents, such as a proof of identity and proof of address. It is advisable to carry original documents and copies for verification.
  • Pay the applicable fee for the duplicate Aadhaar card. The fee amount may vary, so check the current fee structure at the enrolment center.
  • Once the application is processed, you will receive an acknowledgement slip containing an Update Request Number (URN). This URN can be used to track the status of your duplicate Aadhaar card.
  • The duplicate Aadhaar card will be printed and either sent to your registered address or made available for collection at the enrolment center, depending on the instructions provided at the time of application.

FAQ's

Ans: Yes, you can apply for a duplicate Aadhaar card online through the UIDAI website by following the Aadhaar Reprint process. You need your Aadhaar number or Virtual ID (VID) to initiate the application.

Ans: Generally, no documents are required if you have your Aadhaar number or VID. However, in some cases, you may be asked to provide additional documents for verification purposes.

Ans: The fee for a duplicate Aadhaar card can be paid online using various payment methods such as debit card, credit card, net banking, or UPI (Unified Payments Interface).

Ans: The processing time for a duplicate Aadhaar card can vary. It typically takes around 15 to 30 days for the card to be printed and delivered to your registered address or made available for download, depending on the delivery mode chosen.

Ans: Yes, you can track the status of your application using the Update Request Number (URN) or Service Request Number (SRN) provided in the acknowledgement slip.

Conclusion 

Obtaining a duplicate Aadhaar card is a straightforward process that can be done online through the UIDAI website or by visiting an enrolment center. Whether you choose the online or offline method, it is important to provide accurate information and pay the required fee. By following the necessary steps and submitting the required documents, you can get a duplicate Aadhaar card in case of loss, damage, or any other circumstances requiring a replacement. Remember to keep the acknowledgement slip or URN provided during the application process for tracking the status of your duplicate Aadhaar card.

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