#SmartTips | Mobile number update in #Aadhaar requires mandatory biometric authentication by the Aadhaar holder. Visit any nearby Aadhaar Kendra to get your mobile number updated in Aadhaar. The process is fulfilled without any document submission. #DigitalIndia pic.twitter.com/luIys1TcqU— Digital India (@_DigitalIndia) April 4, 2019
The UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India, the issuer of 12-digit personal identification numbers under the Aadhaar programme, offers a variety of services online. Through its “self-service portal”, uidai.gov.in, the UIDAI enables users to verify their Aadhaar number (UID), verify the email address or mobile number registered with Aadhaar, and lock or unlock the biometrics information associated with an Aadhaar, among other facilities. One of these online facilities on the UIDAI portal enables Aadhaar holders to download a digital copy of the Aadhaar card, which contains the 12-digit personal identification number along with other details.
Aadhaar-registered mobile number
The user is required to have a mobile number registered with the Aadhaar programme to be able to access Aadhaar services such as verification of Aadhaar number as well as the email/mobile number registered with Aadhaar and locking/unlocking of an individual’s biometrics-related information on Aadhaar, according to the UIDAI’s website, uidai.gov.in.
How to download Aadhaar card using registered mobile number
On the UIDAI portal, the user is required to proceed by clicking on the “Download Aadhaar” link.
On the following page, the user is required to enter details such as the Aadhaar number, the enrolment ID (issued against enrolment to the Aadhaar programme) or the virtual ID.
After this step, a one-time passcode (OTP) is sent to the user on the registered mobile number (this is the mobile number registered with the Aadhaar programme). The user is required to enter this number in the given space and click on the “Verify and Download” option to proceed.
On successful completion of the process, the digital Aadhaar is downloaded on the device. The user can access the document by entering the password as per the instructions are given by the UIDAI.