Order Aadhaar print — officially from UIDAI
It is now possible to get our Aadhaar card printed officially by the Unique Identification Authority of India – UIDAI. The UIDAI has started reprinting Aadhaar cards on a pilot basis. This move – getting the Aadhaar card directly from UIDIAI – will help people looking for Aadhaar reprint centres.
How to Print Aadhaar Card officially
It takes just a few clicks to get the Aadhaar card printed.
Go to https://resident.uidai.gov.in/ (copy and paste the URL in a separate tab)
Look for the Order Aadhaar Reprint link and click it (URL: https://resident.uidai.gov.in/aadhaar-reprint )
Enter your Aadhaar or Virtual Aadhaar ID number
Enter the Security Code (captcha)
If you have a TOTP from your mAadhaar app, you can check the ‘I have TOTP’ checkbox.
Click on Request OTP button and Submit. You can skip this if you have a TOTP.
You will get an OTP in your mobile. Enter the OTP in the Enter OTP box.
Once you enter the OTP and click Submit, you will be taken to a page where you will be asked to pay Rs 50 as reprint charges. The payment gateway will allow you to pay the charges through credit or debit cards, Net banking or UPI.
Once you make the payment, you will get an acknowledgment page. Save the acknowledgement (downloadable as PDF) for reference.
Your Aadhaar card will be printed and sent to the address in the card.
The officials of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have cautioned people not to share their Aadhaar number or personal details to unauthorised agencies for getting it laminated or printed on a plastic card.
UIDAI had said that possessing a paper Aadhaar card was enough. “There is no concept such as smart Aadhaar card,” the Director General and mission director of UIDAI, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, had said.
Though UIDAI had said the downloaded version of Aadhaar or eAadhaar was a valid document, there was a high demand for the ‘original’ card sent by UIDAI. There were also complaints that some utilities were reluctant to accept printouts of eAadhaar. UIDAI had also said that just because the Aadhaar cards in the form of plastic or laminated cards, they could not be called ‘original’ Aadhaar.
Though there were UIDAI-authorised centres for printing Aadhaar cards, there were reports of several illegal ‘printing’ centres charging exhorbitant rates for printing the card. There were also the associated security risks of people giving out OTPs and personal details like phone numbers and addresses for downloading and printing Aadhaar cards at the centres.