Want to reprint your Aadhaar – learn here how

Lost your Aadhaar card? Or, didn't receive the Aadhaar letter from UIDAI at all? Need not to worry, you can very easily order for a reprint and get your Aadhaar letter delivered to your address through speed post. Learn here how.

Almost everyone these days knows the importance of the Aadhaar card. The Aadhaar is a very essential document. Be it opening a bank account, purchase a vehicle, real estate property or apply for a passport, you have to show it as an address or identity proof. Even though the facility of E-Aadhaar is available and a printout can be shown or submitted, it helps if you have the original Aadhaar card/letter.

However, what can one do if he or she has lost the original Aadhaar card? It may so happen that you didn't receive the Aadhaar letter from UIDAI, at all. After all, it is sent by ordinary post by UIDAI and there is every chance that the letter may get misplaced en route. In case you are one of those who have suffered such a misfortune, then stop worrying. You can now very easily order for a reprint of your Aadhaar letter.

Reprinting the Aadhaar letter does cost money, but it is nominal. You will have to pay Rs 50/- to UIDAI for availing this service. But this time you will receive your Aadhaar letter through speed post and that too without fail. It would have been better if in the first instance itself UIDAI could have sent the letter by speed post. Anyway, the best thing about this service that was launched on 1st December 2018 is that you can order a reprint even if you do not have your mobile number registered with the UIDAI. The OTP that is essential for verification, can be received at any unregistered mobile number. We will now see how we can order a reprint of our Aadhaar.

How to apply for the reprint

You can order for the reprint as follows.
  1. Visit the UIDAI website at www.uidai.nic.in. In the 'My Aadhaar' section, click on the 'Order Aadhaar Reprint'. It will lead you to the Aadhaar reprint page, where you need to log in using your 12-digit Aadhaar number. Enter the security code and then click on 'Send OTP'.
  2. In case you do not have your mobile number registered, then click on the checkbox that says 'My mobile number is not registered'. Enter the mobile number where you want to receive the OTP.
  3. You will receive an OTP in your registered or non-registered mobile number, as the case may be. Enter the OTP at the appropriate place and then click on submit.
  4. On the next screen you will get a preview of your Aadhaar details.
  5. After the OTP verification is complete, you will be led to the page that says 'Make Payment'. Click on it and you will be directed to the payment portal, where you have options to pay through credit cards, debit cards, net banking as well as UPI. As mentioned earlier, the amount that you need to pay for this service is Rs 50/-.
  6. On successful payment, a receipt with a digital signature gets generated.
  7. Download the receipt in PDF format and store it for future reference. You will also receive an SRN or Service Request Number through SMS that you can use for tracking the status of your order request.

Checking the status of your request

The delivery of the Aadhaar letter is through the speed post services of the Department of Posts. Use the SRN for tracking the status of your reprint request. It will help in tracking until the time your Aadhaar letter is dispatched. The reprint status can be checked at the 'Order Aadhaar Reprint' page. Once it gets dispatched, you can track the speed post from the Department of Posts website. You will receive an AWB (Airway Bill) number through SMS from the Dept. of Posts that will help you track the speed post. The reprinted Aadhaar letter is generally delivered within 5 days of submitting the request.

Queries, if any

For queries and help, you can connect to UIDAI through phone as well as e-mail.
  • Toll free number – 1947
  • Email id – help@uidai.gov.in

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