How to Find Lost Aadhaar Card Number Online & Offline

Many times we tend to lose an important document. We can lose the documents because of wallet theft or it could have been generally misplaced. In such a time, one of the biggest trouble is to retrieve the documents that were in the wallet. It is definitely a tough job to retrieve the Driving Licence or Passport when it is lost. This is because you would require visiting the government office to get the ID reissued. In the case of Aadhaar, this is not true. It is really simple to retrieve Aadhaar card. You don’t have to worry even if you don’t have your Aadhaar number. The article describes the way to retrieve your Aadhaar number when you have lost your Aadhaar Card.

Steps to Find Lost Aadhaar Card Number

  • The first step of the process is to navigate to the UIDAI portal. Once the page is displayed, click on Retrieve Lost UID/EID ( The link to the UIDAI portal is and you can directly access the page for retrieving the Aadhaar number by clicking here.
  • The next step is to select “Aadhaar Number (UID)” from the top menu. Now you can enter your Name, Email address and Mobile number. The details should be the same as registered with Aadhaar Database.
  • After entering all the details, enter the captcha code and click on Get OTP button. You will receive an OTP on your registered Mobile. Once you have received the OTP, enter the OTP in designated space and click on Verify OTP.

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  • Now, you will receive a text message on your registered mobile number. The message will contain the Aadhaar Number.
  • If in case, you need to download the Aadhaar card, you can download the same by clicking on and entering the details requested. You can use e-Aadhaar and the card can be used as the original one.

Steps to Find Lost Aadhaar Card Number with Toll Free Number

  • If in case, you are unable to get the Aadhaar number by the process mentioned above, you can also call the toll free helpline on 1947. After calling the helpline, inform the agent about the issue and give the details requested by the agent on the phone.
  • The agent will be able to send the details of your Aadhaar number on your registered mobile number.
  • Often it is seen that people are unable to download the Aadhaar Card as their mobile number is not registered in the Aadhaar Database. In such a case, you would require to visit the nearest Aadhaar Card Regional Office or Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. Ensure that you carry your ID proof along with you and they will be able to assist you with your Aadhaar number and the duplicate Aadhaar Card.

To avoid such situation, it is always better to store a Xerox of the card or to save a digital copy of the card in a digital locker. This will help you a lot when you lose any important document.

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