The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) — which manages the government’s Aadhaar biometric ID programme, allows 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. The 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.
How To Retrieve Lost Aadhaar Number Or Enrolment ID
Aadhaar card is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
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.
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”.
Enter the OTP (received in an SMS) in the designated space on the next page.
The mAadhaar app displays the enrolment ID or Aadhaar number on the next page upon successful entry.