How to Get Aadhar Services Through SMS?

Aadhar Services through SMS: Unique Identification Authority of India has launched ‘Aadhaar Services on SMS’ for the convenience of citizens to receive Aadhar services through SMS along with the UIDAI portal mAadhaar mobile application. Aadhaar users who cannot access Aadhaar services through Internet / Resident Portal / m-Aadhaar and other online means can avail the following various types of Aadhaar related services through this new feature.

  • Facility to generate Virtual Identification Number.
  • Facility to retrieve Enrollment Identification Number.
  • Aadhar locking and unlocking facility.
  • Facility to lock and unlock Aadhaar biometric data.
  • Other types of limits are related to Aadhaar.

How to get Aadhaar services through SMS? 

To receive Aadhaar services by SMS (Aadhar Services through SMS) to the citizens from the mobile number registered with their Aadhar card to the Aadhaar Customer Care Number (Toll-Free) to send messages in a unique format designed for different types of facilities Will happen.

Let us now know the process one by one to get Aadhaar services based on messages.

How to generate Virtual ID under Aadhar Services through SMS?

To generate Virtual ID, first type GVID<SPACE> last four digits of Aadhaar number in the message box of your registered mobile number under Aadhar Services through SMS and send it to Aadhar customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 12 digit Aadhar card number is 9876-5432-1997, type GVID<Space>1997 in the message box and send it to 1947.

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How to retrieve Virtual ID?

To retrieve Virtual ID under Aadhar Services through SMS, first type RVID<SPACE> last four digits of Aadhaar number in the message box of your registered mobile number and send it to Aadhaar customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 12 digit Aadhar card number is 9876-5432-1997, type RVID<Space>1997 in the message box and send it to 1947.

How to Generate OTP under Aadhar Services through SMS?

Under Aadhar Services through SMS, there are two mediums to generate OTP for Aadhar card services which are as follows.

Generating OTP through Aadhar Number

To generate OTP from the Aadhaar number under Aadhar Services through SMS, first type GETOTP<SPACE>last four digits of the Aadhaar number in the message box of your registered mobile number and send it to Aadhar customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 12 digit Aadhar card number is 9876-5432-1997, type GETOTP<SPACE>1997 in the message box and send it to 1947.

Generating OTP from Virtual ID.

To generate OTP from Virtual ID under Aadhar Services through SMS, first type GETOTP<SPACE> last six digits of Virtual ID in the message box of your registered mobile number and send it to Aadhaar Customer Care Number 1947.

Example: If your 16 digits Virtual ID number is 9886-5442-1997-6557, type GETOTP<SPACE>976557 in the message box and send it to 1947.

How to lock Aadhaar under Aadhar Services through SMS?

To lock Aadhaar under Aadhar Services through SMS, you have to send two SMS to the Aadhar customer care number.

1st step:- Under the first step, type GETOTP<SPACE>last four digits of Aadhar number in the message box of your registered mobile number and send it to Aadhar customer care number 1947 to Lock Aadhar. A 6 digit one-time password will be received on your registered mobile number.

2nd step:- Again, type an SMS, LOCKUID<SPACE> last four digits of Aadhar number<SPACE> six-digit OTP in the message box and send it again to Aadhar card customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 12 digit Aadhar card number is 9886-5442-1997, type GETOTP<SPACE>1997 in the message box under Step 1 and send it to 1947.

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 123456, then type LOCKUID<SPACE> 1997<SPACE>123456 in the message box of your mobile and send it to 1947. UIDAI will lock your Aadhaar UID based on your inputs.

Things To Keep In Mind While Locking Aadhar Card

A pre-generated virtual ID is required to lock the Aadhar card. An Aadhaar card cannot be done without a Virtual ID.

If there is the same mobile link with more than one aadhar number, then the four-digit aadhar card number of two dependents will remain the same. In contrast, for others, LOCKUID<SPACE>last eight digits of Aadhaar number<SPACE> six digits from registered mobile number in the second process. The message with the OTP will have to be sent to 1947.

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How to Unlock Aadhaar under Aadhar Services through SMS?

You will also have to send two SMS to the Aadhaar customer care number to unlock Aadhaar.

1st Step: Under 1st step, type GETOTP<SPACE> last six digits of virtual id in the message box of your registered mobile number and send it to Aadhar customer care number 1947 to Unlock Aadhar. A 6 digit one-time password will be received on your registered mobile number.

2nd Step: In the second step, type UNLOCKUID<SPACE> last six digits of virtual ID<SPACE> six-digit OTP in the message box and send again to Aadhar card customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 16 digit Aadhar Card Virtual ID number is 9886-5442-1997-1234, type GETOTP<SPACE>971234 in the message box under Step 1 and send it to 1947.

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 123456, then type UNLOCKUID<SPACE> 971234<SPACE>123456 in the message box of your mobile and send it to 1947. UIDAI will unlock your Aadhaar UID based on your inputs.

Virtual ID is required to unlock the Aadhaar number. Suppose your mobile number is linked with more than one Aadhar card, then for two dependents. In that case, the six-digit Aadhar Virtual ID will remain the same. At the same time, for the other Aadhar number, UNLOCKUID<SPACE>last ten digits of the virtual ID in the message box under the second step< SPACE>Type 6 digit OTP and send it to Aadhar customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 16 digit Aadhar Card Virtual ID number is 9886-5442-1997-1234, then

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 123456, then type UNLOCKUID<SPACE> 4219971234<SPACE>123456 in the message box of your mobile and send it to 1947.

How to Lock Biometric Data under Aadhar Services through SMS?

Under Aadhar Services through SMS, Aadhar biometric data can be locked through both Aadhar card numbers and Virtual ID.

Through Aadhar Number

A two-step SMS service must be followed to lock the biometric data under SMS service through the Aadhar card number.

1st Step: To lock Aadhar biometric data under Aadhar Services through SMS Under 1st step, type GETOTP<SPACE>last four digits of Aadhar number in the message box of your registered mobile number and send it to Aadhar customer care number 1947 Give. A 6 digit one-time password will be received on your registered mobile number.

2nd Step– After that, in the second step, type ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number- last-4-digits<SPACE> six-digit OTP in the message box and again send it to Aadhar card customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 12 digit Aadhar card number is 9886-5442-1997, type GETOTP<SPACE>1997 in the message box under Step 1 and send it to 1947.

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 123456, then type ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>1997<SPACE>123456 in the message box of your mobile and send it to 1947. UIDAI will lock your Aadhaar UID biometric data based on your inputs.

Note- If your Aadhar card is already locked, you cannot avail of this SMS service of UIDAI. If your mobile number is linked with more than one Aadhar card, then a four-digit Aadhar number will remain the same for two dependent. In contrast, for another Aadhar number in the message box under the second step, ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>last eight digits of Aadhar card<SPACE > Type 6 digit OTP and send it to Aadhar customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 12 digit Aadhar card number is 9886-5442-1997, then

Under the second step, if you have received a six-digit OTP 123456, then type ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>54421997<SPACE>123456 in the message box of your mobile and send it to 1947.

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A two-step SMS service must be followed to lock the biometric data under Aadhar Services through SMS through a Virtual ID number.

First Step: To lock Aadhaar biometric data under Aadhar Services through SMS, under the first step, send GETOTP<SPACE> message containing last six digits of virtual ID to Aadhaar customer care number 1947 from your registered mobile number. A 6 digit OTP will be received on your registered mobile number.

2nd Step: In the second step, send the ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE> last six digits of virtual ID<SPACE> six-digit OTP message again to Aadhar card customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 16 Digit Aadhar Card Virtual ID Number is 9886-5442-1997-0123, then under 1st step, type GETOTP<SPACE>970123 in the message box and send it to 1947.

Under the second step, if you have received a six-digit OTP 654321, then type ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>970123<SPACE>654321 in the message box of your mobile and send it to 1947. UIDAI will lock your Aadhaar biometric data based on your inputs.

Note- If your Aadhar card is Lok, you cannot benefit from this service. If your mobile number is linked with more than one Aadhar card, then the six digits Virtual ID number will remain the same for two dependents. At the same time, for other Aadhar numbers, ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>last ten digits of virtual ID in the message box under Step II <SPACE>Type 6 digit OTP and send it to Aadhaar Customer Care Number 1947.

Example: If your 16 digit Aadhar Card Virtual ID number is 9886-5442-1997-0123, then

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 654321, send the message ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>4219970123<SPACE>654321 from your mobile to 1947.

How to Unlock Biometric Data?

Aadhar Biometric data can be unlocked under Aadhar Services through SMS through Aadhar card number and Virtual ID.

Through Aadhar Number

Biometric data through Aadhaar card number can be unlocked under Aadhaar Services on SMS in two SMS steps. First Step – To unlock Aadhaar biometric data, under the first step, send a GETOTP<SPACE> message containing the last four digits of the Aadhaar number to 1947 from your registered mobile number. A 6 digit OTP will be received on your registered mobile number.

2nd Step- After that, type DIABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number- last-4-digits<SPACE> six-digit OTP in the message box and send again to Aadhar customer care number 1947.

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Example: If your 12 digit Aadhar card number is 9996-5442-1997, type GETOTP<SPACE>1997 in the message box under Step 1 and send it to 1947.

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 101234, then type DIABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>1997<SPACE>101234 in the message box of your mobile and send it to 1947. UIDAI will unlock your Aadhaar UID biometric data based on your inputs.

Note- If your Aadhar card is already locked, you cannot avail of this SMS service of UIDAI. Your mobile number is linked with more than one Aadhar card; then, a four-digit Aadhar number will remain the same for two dependents. Whereas for another Aadhaar number under the second step, type DIABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>last eight digits of Aadhaar card<SPACE> six-digit OTP in the message box and send it to aadhar customer care toll-free number 1947.

Example: If your 12 digit Aadhar card number is 9886-5442-1997, then

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 101234, then type DIABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>54421997<SPACE>101234 in the message box of your mobile and send it to Aadhar card customer care toll-free number 1947.

Via Virtual ID

Follow a two-step SMS service to unlock biometric data under Aadhar Services through SMS through Aadhaar Virtual ID Number.

First Step: Under the first step to unlocking Aadhaar Biometric Data under Aadhar Services through SMS, send GETOTP<SPACE> message containing the last six digits of virtual ID from your registered mobile number to Aadhaar Customer Care Toll-Free Number 1947. A 6 digit OTP will be received on your registered mobile number.

2nd Step: After this, re-send DIABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE> last six digits of virtual ID<SPACE> six-digit OTP message to Aadhar card customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 16 digit Aadhar Card Virtual ID number is 9896-5442-1997-0123, then under Step 1, type GETOTP<SPACE>970123 in the message box and send it to Aadhar customer care number 1947.

Under the second step, if you have received a six-digit OTP 210123, then type DIABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>970123<SPACE>210123 in the message box of your mobile and send it to 1947. UIDAI will unlock your Aadhaar biometric data based on your inputs.

Note- If your mobile number is linked with more than one Aadhar card, then the six digits Virtual ID number will remain the same for two dependent. While for other Aadhar numbers in the message box under the second step DIABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>last of virtual ID Type 10 Digit<SPACE>6 Digit OTP and send it to Aadhaar Customer Care Number 1947.

Example: If your 16 digit Aadhar Card Virtual ID number is 9896-5442-1997-0123, then

Under the second step, if you have received a six-digit OTP 210123, send the DIABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>4219970123<SPACE>210123 from your mobile to 1947.

How to temporarily unlock biometric data?

Under Aadhar Services through SMS, Aadhaar biometric data can be temporarily unlocked through Aadhar card numbers and Virtual ID.

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Through Aadhar Number

Biometric data can be temporarily unlocked in two SMS steps under Aadhar Services through Aadhar card numbers.

1st Step: To temporarily unlock Aadhaar biometric data, first send a GETOTP<SPACE> message containing the last four digits of the Aadhaar number to Aadhaar customer care number 1947 from your registered mobile number. OTP will be received on your registered mobile number.

2nd Step– After this type, UNBLOCKBIO<SPACE> Aadhaar-Number- last-4-digits<SPACE> six-digit OTP in the message box and send again to Aadhaar Customer Care Toll-Free Number 1947.

Example: If your 12 digit aadhar card number is 8996-5442-1997, then under 1st step, type GETOTP<SPACE>1997 in the message box and send it to 1947.

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 340123, then type UNBLOCKBIO<SPACE>1997<SPACE>340123 in the message box of your mobile and send it to 1947. UIDAI will temporarily unlock your Aadhaar UID biometric data based on your inputs.

Note- If your Aadhar card is already locked, then you cannot avail of UIDAI’s service of temporarily unlocking biometric data through messages. If your mobile number is linked with more than one Aadhar card, then the four-digit Aadhar number will remain the same for two dependent. At the same time, for other Aadhar numbers, type UNBLOCKBIO<SPACE>Last 8 Digits of Aadhar Card<SPACE> six-digit OTP in the message box under the second step and send it to Aadhar Customer Care Number Send to 1947.

Example: If your 12 digit Aadhar card number is 8886-5442-1997, then

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 341234, then type UNBLOCKBIO<SPACE>54421997<SPACE>341234 in the message box of your mobile and send an Aadhar card to toll-free number 1947.

Via Virtual ID

Follow a two-step SMS service to unlock biometric data through the Aadhaar Virtual ID number temporarily.

1st Step: The first step, send an SMS GETOTP<SPACE> message containing the last six digits of virtual ID from your registered mobile number Aadhar customer care toll-free number 1947 Give to unlock Aadhar biometric data under Aadhar Services through SMS temporarily. A 6 digit OTP will be received on your registered mobile number.

2nd Step: After this, re-send the SMS, UNBLOCKBIO<SPACE> virtual ID’s last six digits<SPACE>6 digit OTP message to Aadhar card customer care number 1947.

Example: If your 16 digit Aadhar Card Virtual ID number is 9896-5442-1997-0123, then under Step 1, type GETOTP<SPACE>970123 in the message box and send it to Aadhar customer care number 1947.

Under the second step, if you have received a six-digit OTP 123123, then type UNBLOCKBIO<SPACE>970123<SPACE>123123 in the message box of your mobile and send it to the toll-free number 1947. UIDAI will temporarily unlock your Aadhaar biometric data based on your inputs.

Note- If your mobile number is linked with more than one Aadhar card, then the six digits Virtual ID number will remain the same for two dependent. While for other Aadhaar numbers, UNBLOCKBIO<SPACE>last virtual ID in the message box under Step II Type 10 Digit<SPACE>6 Digit OTP and send it to Aadhaar Customer Care Number 1947.

Example: If your 16 digit Aadhar Card Virtual ID number is 9896-5442-1997-0123, then

Under the second step, if you have received six-digit OTP 213123, send UNBLOCKBIO<SPACE>4219970123<SPACE>213123 from your mobile to 1947.

Conclusion

For people who do not have an internet connection or Android mobile phone or iPhone, the UIDAI has started Aadhar Services through SMS to get the benefits of services related to Aadhar Card. Through this service, citizens can temporarily unlock their Aadhar card’s biometric data; biometric data lock, biometric data unlock, Aadhar card number lock, Aadhaar card number opened, etc. Aadhar is sitting at home. Services can be availed through SMS.

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