How to lock Aadhar card if lost?

    aWe need Aadhar card number to take advantage of almost every important government services, banking or any other government scheme or facility. In the current era, Aadhaar Card is one of the most important documents for every citizen. However, if Aadhar card gets lost due to any reason then it can be a matter of concern for us. The reason for this is that many important information is recorded in your Aadhar card. In such a situation, you can take advantage of the lock and unlock facility provided by UIDAI to avoid any kind of trouble in case of loss of Aadhar card.

    UIDAI provides the facility of locking and unlocking the Aadhaar number with the aim of strengthening the data security and privacy of the Aadhaar card holders. If your Aadhar card is lost, then after locking it, no person will be able to misuse your card in any way. However, after locking the Aadhar card, verification can also be done through Virtual ID. Virtual ID is only with the Aadhar card holder.

    It is very important to know here that the Virtual ID has to be generated before locking the Aadhaar Card. If you do not have a virtual ID, then you can also generate your virtual ID by SMS to the helpline number 1947 of Aadhaar. Virtual ID is a 16 digit number.

    Virtual ID can be generated in this way from the message

    To generate the Virtual ID, you have to SMS 1947 from your mobile by writing a message – GVID XXXX (XXXX is the last four digits of your Aadhaar number).

    lock aadhar card online like this

    First of all, you have to open in the browser of your mobile or laptop. Here you have to click on the ‘Aadhaar Services’ tab under ‘My Aadhaar Section’. After this you have to click on ‘Aadhaar Lock and Unlock Service’. After which a new page will open in front of you. Here you have to select the option of Lock UID. After this you have to enter the Aadhaar number. Here you have to enter your full name and then enter your pin code. After that you have to enter the security code and click on send OTP. After entering the OTP, you will be able to lock your Aadhaar card.

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