I have an aadhar card and recently I lost it. I read that e aadhar card can be used as a valid document. However I don’t have the mobile number that is registered with UIDAI. How can I download my aadhar card without mobile number?
This is a question asked by one of my blog reader. After doing a lot of research online, I came up with a solution to download e aadhar card. The process of downloading identity number is very easy. The regular process to download an aadhar card is by visiting the UIDAI portal and filling out details like aadhar number, name, DOB and phone number. After that we will get an OTP to our mobile which we have to enter in the online form. Once all this process is done our e-aadhar card will be downloaded. The complete aadhar card download process is detailed here http://eaadharcards.in/download-e-aadhar-card-online/. You can use either aadhar id or enrolment id for downloading.
This process won’t work in case if we lost our mobile number. The only option we have left is to do an aadhar card correction. Visit the UIDAI website and download the aadhar card correction form. Fill out all the details and provide your mobile number. Make sure you enter your aadhar number on all the papers. You have to attest a document as proof that this is your new mobile number. It is better to provide a post paid mobile number as you will get bill as proof. For prepaid numbers, it is difficult to provide a proof. You can check on quora website for detailed instructions on aadhar card correction.
After filling out the application, wrap the documents in an envelope and send it to UIDAI address. The address of UIDAI is “Post-Box No. 10,Chhindwara,Madhya Pradesh-480001, India”. After that you will get an acknowledgement for the change request. Usually it will take 3 weeks to get your mobile number corrected. However, depending on the number of applications it might take even more.
Once your mobile number is updated, then you can follow the usual process to download e aadhar card from UIDAI portal online.