AADHAAR became the number one identity and address document for Indian residents now. Ever since AADHAAR was introduced by UIDAI, it has been gaining popularity as well as has been criticized for the mandatory linking with bank account, PAN and other services, and the data security.
There are various services we can easily access now with AADHAAR. Also, the Direct Benefit Transfer services from government also require you to have AADHAAR and your bank account linked to it. For example, the gas subsidy, scholarships, pension etc.
When we enroll for AADHAAR and it is generated, we get a physical copy of the AADHAAR card delivered at the address provided while enrolment. Once the AADHAAR is generated and a mobile number is linked to it, we can use the e-Aadhaar wherever we want. e-Aadhaar is as valid as the printed AADHAAR from UIDAI.
In this guide today, I’ll be showing you how you can get your AADHAAR reprinted and delivered at your address at a nominal price. This service is launched on pilot basis by UIDAI.
Why do we need a re-print of AADHAAR?
This question is obvious. As I mentioned above, the copy of e-Aadhaar is as valid as the original copy of Aadhaar. Then, why do we need re-print of AADHAAR?
Well, a color print of the e-Aadhaar can also be a valid document with you, but it is not in a standard size. There are many scenarios when you may need a reprint of Aadhaar (only if you want to have a standard sized neat document like a driving license). For example:
- You have lost your original copy of Aadhaar
- You got some demographic updates in your Aadhaar like photo, name, address etc. and a new copy of Aadhaar is not delivered to your address
- Your original Aadhaar copy is torn
- Or, simply you want to have an extra copy of your Aadhaar
Pre-requisites to order a re-print of Aadhaar
- Aadhaar number/Virtual ID
- Access to the registered mobile number. If a mobile number if not registered with your Aadhaar or you do not have access to that mobile, you can request an OTP to non-registered mobile number as well. However, if you are using mAadhaar already, you can generate the TOTP and use it login to this service.
- A credit/debit card, net banking or UPI service to make the payment
Note: The current charges for getting a reprint of Aadhaar is Rs. 50 (inclusive of taxes). This includes printing and speed post charges.
So, how do I get the Aadhaar reprinted if I have everything ready?
- Cool! First of all, visit this link in any modern web browser: https://resident.uidai.gov.in/aadhaar-reprint
- You will see a form as shown below:
- Enter your Aadhaar number or Virtual ID in the first box
- Enter the security code displayed in the next box
- Check the first box if you don’t have mobile number registered with Aadhaar. A new box will appear where you have to enter a mobile number you have access to. Click on the send OTP button. An OTP will be sent to this number or your registered number
- If you are using mAadhaar app, check and second box saying I have TOTP. Generate a TOTP from the mAadhaar app
- Now enter the OTP/TOTP, Check the Terms and Conditions check box and click on Submit button
- An Aadhaar Preview window will appear where you can verify your Aadhaar details like Name, DOB, Gender and Address. If the details are not proper, get your details updated from any Aadhaar enrolment center. You can update the address online provided a valid mobile number is registered with your Aadhaar
- If you have used a non-registered mobile number for Aadhaar reprinting, you cannot see any Aadhaar details on this preview window
- Now, click on the Make Payment button. You will be redirected to the payment gateway. You can make the payment via credit/debit card, net banking or UPI. You will see the following screen on the payment gateway
- Once the payment is processed, you will be redirected to the UIDAI website. You can see SRN and other details here. You can download the acknowledgment which contains the SRN and other details.
- You can track the status of the Aadhaar reprint via SRN and Aadhaar number here. Here is the final screen looks like:
Now, wait for 4-5 days (it may take more depending upon the location) to get your Aadhaar letter printed and delivered to your address.
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