Order Aadhaar print — officially from UIDAI

R Dinakaran | Updated on January 18, 2019

You can now get the Aadhaar card reprinted directly from UIDIAI.

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.

Step 1

Go  to (copy and paste the URL in a separate tab)

Step 2

Look for the Order Aadhaar Reprint link and click it (URL: )

Step 3

Enter  your  Aadhaar or Virtual Aadhaar ID number

Step 4

Enter  the  Security  Code  (captcha)

Step 5

If  you  have  a TOTP  from  your  mAadhaar  app,  you  can  check  the  'I  have  TOTP'  checkbox.

Step 6

Click  on  Request  OTP  button  and  Submit.  You  can  skip  this  if  you  have  a  TOTP.

Step 7

You  will  get  an  OTP  in  your  mobile.   Enter  the  OTP  in  the  Enter  OTP  box.

Step 8

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. 

Published on January 18, 2019

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