The Government of India presented a new concept of Aadhaar to provide every single Indian citizen with a unique identification tool by which an individual can be easily recognized. The Aadhaar card became a significant document that provided an individual with certified central storage of your personal and biometric details. The responsibility of issuing Aadhaar card is entrusted upon UIDAI- Unique Identification Authority of India to the Indian residents who enrol for the same. Let us understand in brief as to what an Aadhaar Card is.
What is an Aadhaar Card?
An Aadhaar card is a unique document that comprises the demographic and biometric details of an individual. The card has a 12-digit unique number which is called the Aadhaar number. This number is exclusive for all individuals and it helps as a proof of identity as well as the address. Enrolling for an Aadhaar card is completely voluntary for people, however, it is always recommended to get an Aadhaar as it has many benefits other than acting as a proof of identity and address like obtaining subsidies, KYC verification, income-tax returns, ease of important financial transactions, etc. You can have this card in both physical form as well as in soft copy. Additionally, UIDAI has also provided facilities to you for your Aadhaar reprint. In this section, we will take you through the details of Aadhaar reprint for your better understanding.
What is the Aadhaar Card reprint?
“Order Aadhaar Reprint” is an innovative service that has been launched by UIDAI from 1st December 2018, on the experimental basis that facilitates you as a resident Indian to get your Aadhaar reprint letter by paying a minimal charge, if you have misplaced your Aadhaar letter or if you require a new copy. In case, you do not have your mobile number registered with your Aadhaar record, then also you can go ahead and place a request for “Order Aadhaar Reprint” using your non-registered or an alternative cell Number.
The Unique Identification Authority of India has taken another digital initiative through which also you can order for Aadhaar Reprint through a mobile-based application named mAadhaar. The new Aadhaar application can be downloaded by both the Android together with iOS users and is obtainable for download on Apple’s App store as well as Google’s Play Store. mAadhaar application is very convenient as you can get host of benefits like downloading your Aadhaar card, order an Aadhaar reprint, show or scan QR code, offline e-KYC, update address, verification of Aadhaar, authentication of your email address, retrieving the UID or EID, requesting for address validation letter and also to check the online request status. For ordering an Aadhaar reprint, you need to pay a service charge of INR 50, and the reprinted Aadhaar would be delivered in 15 days to your registered address as stated in your Aadhaar.
Steps involved in Aadhaar card reprint
While the soft copy of the Aadhaar card may be downloaded online also there are other means of getting a duplicate Aadhaar card physically or in hard copy as well. There are three ways of requesting a duplicate Aadhaar, first being the online submission on the official UIDAI website, second on the mAadhaar mobile application and third is applying at any of the Aadhaar enrolment centres. The procedure of the mentioned three ways are mentioned below:
The mAadhaar application, as stated above, also allows you to place an Aadhaar reprint request. The process is mentioned below:
Click on the 1st choice If your mobile number is registered. Give your Aadhaar number, enter the captcha code and place a request for an OTP. Enter the OTP to and complete your request
For the 2nd option, enter your Aadhaar number, captcha code and the cell number in which you would need the OTP. Enter the OTP to and complete your request
You may visit your nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre and place a request for the printing of the duplicate Aadhaar card. You will then get a receipt for reprinting and a Service Request Number or SRN by which you can track the issue as well as the delivery of your Aadhaar card.
SRN is a 28- digits Service Request Number which is created after you place a request for Order Aadhaar Reprint on the UIDAI website. SRN will be generated each time when the request will be placed irrespective of the fact whether the payment is successful or not.
How to check the status of the Aadhaar Reprint through the app
If you have placed an order for an Aadhaar reprint, you can track the delivery status online through both the UIDAI website as well as through the mAadhaar application. The procedure for both is as follows
Advantage and Disadvantage of Aadhaar card reprint
Things to remember under Aadhaar card reprint
You must remember the below points:
UIDAI is continuously trying to update the facilities so that you can easily take advantage of the same and can take the necessary benefits without any hassle. Hence, as a responsible citizen, do apply for an Aadhaar, if you have not done already.
You can use the below payment modes for placing an order for “Order Aadhaar Reprint”
Airway Bill Number is the number that is created by DoP or India Speed Post for tracking any assignment or any product which they deliver.
Yes, you can. If you want to have the delivery of your “Order Aadhaar Reprint” on a different address, you would need to update your Aadhaar details by visiting your nearest Enrolment centre or do an update online via SSUP portal.
After you place an order for your Aadhaar reprint, UIDAI will deliver the printed Aadhaar Letter to the post office within 5 business days and this is without the date of request. Aadhaar Letter would be delivered via Speed Post Service of the Department of Post in tangent with DoP delivery standards. You may track the delivery status using DoP Status Track Services.