1. Aadhaar card, enrolment slip lost? How to retrieve your UID, EID numbers; follow these 5 easy steps

Aadhaar card, enrolment slip lost? How to retrieve your UID, EID numbers; follow these 5 easy steps

Your lost Aadhaar Number (UID) or Enrolment Number (EID) can easily be retrieved following some simple steps.

By: | Published: October 20, 2017 4:37 PM
Lost Aadhaar, lost enrolment slip, retrieve UID, retrieve EID, retrieve UID EID following simple steps Your registered mobile number or email which you had provided at the time of enrolment is mandatory to retrieve your lost UID / EID.

Many a times it happens that someone loses one’s Aadhaar card and also forgets the Aadhaar number. Sometimes people also forget to keep their enrolment slip at a safe place. If this has happened with you too, then you need not worry. Your lost Aadhaar Number (UID) or Enrolment Number (EID) can easily be retrieved following some simple steps.

However, your registered mobile number / email which you had provided at the time of enrolment is mandatory to retrieve your lost UID / EID. You can also verify email/mobile number to know if it is registered or not. In case you have not registered your mobile number while enrolling for Aadhaar, you are required to visit a Permanent Enrolment Centre to get it registered. In case you have changed your mobile number or you wish to change the registered email, you are required to get it updated in your Aadhaar as soon as possible. Remember that no documents are required to be submitted for mobile and email update.

Here is how you can retrieve your Lost EID/UID:

1. First you need to visit the page – http://resident.uidai.gov.in/find-uid-eid.

2. Then you need to select the box on the left side of the Page, depending upon whether you want to retrieve your lost Aadhaar Number (UID) or Enrolment Number (EID).

3. Then you are required to provide your personal details, like your full name as registered in your Aadhaar, email and mobile number. Also enter the Security Code as shown there.

4. After submitting your details, you will get one time password (OTP) on your registered mobile number. You are required to enter the OTP in the given box.

5. After entering the OTP, you will get your UID or EID number via SMS on your mobile.

  1. V
    Vadthe venkatesh naik
    Nov 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm
    my aadhar uld no plz
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    1. R
      Reader
      Nov 7, 2017 at 7:19 pm
      The biometrics-based Aadhaar program is inherently flawed. Biometrics can be easily lifted by external means, there is no need to hack the system. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can CLONE your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. That is why advanced countries like the US, UK, etc. did not implement such a self-destructive biometrics-based system. If the biometric details of a person are COMPROMISED ONCE, then even a new Aadhaar card will not help the person concerned. This is NOT like blocking an ATM card and taking a new one.
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      1. R
        Reader
        Nov 7, 2017 at 7:18 pm
        UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information and the purposes it could be used for, the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked, and the unreliability of such large-scale biometric verification processes. The Aadhaar program was designed in 2009 by mainly considering the 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' of UK, but the UK stopped that project in 2010, whereas India continued with the biometrics-based program. We must think why the United Kingdom abandoned their project and destroyed the data collected. (Google: 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' and 'Identi-ty Documents Act 2010' )
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        1. R
          Reader
          Oct 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm
          A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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          1. R
            Reader
            Oct 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm
            UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. (Please Google: "Identi-ty Cards Act 2006" and "Identi-ty Documents Act 2010" for more information.) Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information, and the purposes it could be used for, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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            1. R
              Reader
              Oct 20, 2017 at 7:11 pm
              The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has NO BIOMETRIC DETAILS, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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