Aadhar card is one of the most significant documents that almost every citizen of the country must-have. Sometimes even it gets mandatory to have an Aadhar card while going through the KYC process in the govt and non-got departments. The aadhar card now gets deeply integrated into our system and our day-to-day requirements from Bank loans to our vehicle registration. That is one of the reasons which makes having aadhar card online and offline one of the most significant documents in our life. Since the beginning the aadhar card issuing authority, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), required a registered mobile number that is linked with the aadhar card to get an OTP while downloading aadhar card from the website.
In order to facilitate more ease of operating use of aadhar card the UIDAI has now made this process more convenient to the end-users. Most of the users find it difficult to get a duplicate aadhar card in case you lost your registered mobile number or you never get it registered with UIDAI.
Those Indian citizens who have lost their registered mobile number or not registered their mobile number with the UIDAI will have an option to download a duplicate aadhar card with the help of an alternate mobile number from the official website of UIDAI.
A Step-by-Step Process: Downloading Aadhaar without registered Mobile Number
Step 1: Go to the official UIDAI website. – https://uidai.gov.in/
Step 2: Select the ‘My Aadhaar’ option from the home page. You can find it in the drop-down menu in the top right corner of the page.
Step 3: Once you are redirected to the ‘My Aadhaar’ section, click on the ‘Order Aadhaar Reprint’ option that appears on the screen.
Step 4: The next step will require you to enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number or your 16-digit Virtual Identification Number (VID) which can be used in the place of your Aadhaar card number.
Step 5: Once you have completed that process, you need to enter the security code.
Step 6: Given that we want to explore the option to download the card without the mobile number, you need to click on the ‘My Mobile number is not registered’ option.
Step 7: You then need to enter your alternative number or non-registered mobile number.
Step 8: Next you need to click on the prompt that says ‘Send OTP’.
Step 9: Click on the ‘terms and condition’ checkbox and finally, click on ‘submit’. After you have completed all the above steps, including the authentication of your OTP, you will be redirected to a new page.
Step 10: A screen with ’Preview Aadhaar Letter’ for further verification for reprint will appear. You need to select the ‘Make payment’ option. You will then need to give your digital signature in order to download the PDF.
Step 11: Towards the end of the process, a Service Request Number will be generated through SMS. You just need to use that number to track your application status until the Aadhaar letter is dispatched.