Aadhaar Card SMS Services: Did You know UIDAI Offers these Benefits to Customers?

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Even though we are heading towards normalcy after the two month lockdown period, people should complete as many tasks as they possibly can from their homes. Fortunately, there are a number of services that allow them to do so. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had also introduced a service called “Aadhaar Services on SMS” which enables Aadhaar Number holders, who do not have access to internet/resident portal/m-Aadhaar etc. to use various Aadhaar services like Virtual ID generation/retrieval, Aadhaar lock/unlock, Biometric lock/unlock etc. through SMS.

Residents can avail these Aadhaar Services by simply sending an SMS from Registered Mobile to 1947 in the format mentioned below:

To Generate – Virtual ID

GVID<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-4-digits

For example if the Aadhaar number is 1234-5678-9123 then

SMS – GVID 9123 and send it to 1947

To Retrieve – Virtual ID

RVID<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-4-digits

For example if the Aadhaar number is 1234-5678-9123 then

SMS – RVID 9123 and send it to 1947

To Get OTP

If using Aadhaar Number: GETOTP<SPACE>Aadhaar-NUMBER-last-4-digits

For example if the Aadhaar number is 1234-5678-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 9123 and send it to 1947

If using Virtual ID: GETOTP<SPACE>Virtual ID-NUMBER-last-6-digits

For example if Virtual ID is 1234-1234-1234-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 340123 and send it to 1947

To Lock Aadhaar

2 SMS are required to be sent for this facility.

SMS 1 : GETOTP<SPACE>Aadhaar NUMBER-last-4-digits

SMS 2 : LOCKUID<SPACE>Aadhaar NUMBER-last 4-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

For example if the Aadhaar number is 1234-5678-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 9123 and send it to 1947

If, suppose, you receive the OTP as “012345” then

SMS – LOCKUID 9123 012345 send it to 1947

Note:

(1) For locking Aadhaar Number, Virtual ID is required to be pre-generated else you would not be allowed to Lock

2) In case of multiple dependent Aadhaar Numbers linked to same mobile number, and when last 4 digits of the Aadhaar Numbers are same for at least 2 dependents, then second SMS to be sent as:

LOCKUID<SPACE>Aadhaar NUMBER-last 8-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

To Unlock Aadhaar

2 SMS are required to be sent for this facility.

SMS 1: GETOTP<SPACE>Virtual-ID-last-6-digits

SMS 2: UNLOCKUID<SPACE>Virtual-ID-last-6-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

For example if Virtual ID is 1234-1234-1234-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 9123and send it to 1947

If suppose you receive the OTP as “012345” then

SMS – UNLOCKUID 349123 012345 and send it to 1947

Note:

(1) This service can be availed by passing Virtual ID ONLY

(2) In case of multiple Aadhaar Numbers linked to same mobile number, and when last 6 digits of the Virtual IDs are some for at least 2 dependents, then second SMS to be send as:

UNLOCKUID<SPACE>Virtual-ID-last-10-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

To Enable Biometric Lock

2 SMS are required to be sent for this facility.

In case if Aadhaar Number is used –

SMS 1: GETOTP<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-4-digits

SMS 2: ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-4-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

For example if the Aadhaar number is 1234-5678-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 9123 and send it to 1947

If suppose you receive the OTP as “012345” then

SMS – ENABLEBIOLOCK 9123 012345 and send it to 1947

In case if Virtual ID is used –

SMS 1: GETOTP<SPACE>Virtual-ID-last-6-digits

SMS 2: ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>VIrtual-ID-last-6-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

For example if Virtual ID is 1234-1234-1234-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 340123 and send it to 1947

If suppose you receive the OTP as “012345” then

SMS – ENABLEBIOLOCK 349123 012345 and send it to 1947

Note:

(1) If Aadhaar is locked, then this service shall not be allowed to be availed

(2) In case of multiple dependent Aadhaar Numbers linked to same mobile number, and when last 4 digits of the Aadhaar Numbers are same for at least 2 dependents, then second SMS to be sent as

ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-8-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

(3) In case of multiple dependent Aadhaar Numbers linked to same mobile number, and when last 6 digits of Virtual ID are same for at least 2 dependents, then second SMS to be sent as:

ENABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>Virtual-ID-last-10-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

To Disable Biometric Lock

2 SMS are required to be sent for this facility.

In case if Aadhaar Number is used –

SMS 1: GETOTP<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-4-digits

SMS 2: DISABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-4-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

For example if the Aadhaar number is 1234-5678-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 9123 and send it to 1947

If suppose you receive the OTP as “012345” then

SMS – DISABLEBIOLOCK 9123 012345 and send it to 1947

In case if Virtual ID is used –

SMS 1: GETOTP<SPACE>Virtual-ID-last-6-digits

SMS 2: DISABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>VIrtual-ID-last-6-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

For example if Virtual ID is 1234-1234-1234-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 340123 and send it to 1947

If suppose you receive the OTP as “012345” then

SMS – DISABLEBIOLOCK 349123 012345 and send it to 1947

Note:

(1) If Aadhaar is locked, then this service shall not be allowed to be availed

(2) In case of multiple dependent Aadhaar Numbers linked to same mobile number, and when last 4 digits of the Aadhaar Number are same for at least 2 dependents, then second SMS to be sent as:

DISABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-8-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

(3) In case of multiple dependent Aadhaar Numbers linked to same mobile number, and when last 6 digits of Virtual ID are same for at least 2 dependents, then second SMS to be sent as:

DISABLEBIOLOCK<SPACE>Virtual-ID-last-10-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

To Temporarily Unlock Biometrics

2 SMS are required to be sent for this facility.

In case if Aadhaar Number is used –

SMS 1: GETOTP<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-4-digits

SMS 2: UNLOCKBIO<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-4-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

For example if the Aadhaar number is 1234-5678-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 9123 and send it to 1947

If suppose you receive the OTP as “012345” then

SMS – UNLOCKBIO 9123 012345 and send it to 1947

In case if Virtual ID is used –

SMS 1: GETOTP<SPACE>Virtual-ID-last-6-digits

SMS 2: UNLOCKBIO<SPACE>VIrtual-ID-last-6-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

For example if Virtual ID is 1234-1234-1234-9123 then

SMS – GETOTP 340123 and send it to 1947

If suppose you receive the OTP as “012345” then

SMS – UNLOCKBIO 349123 012345 and send it to 1947

Note:

(1) If Aadhaar is locked, then this service shall not be allowed to be availed

(2) In case of multiple dependent Aadhaar Numbers linked to same mobile number, and when last 4 digits of the Aadhaar Number are same for at least 2 dependents, then second SMS to be sent as:

UNLOCKBIO<SPACE>Aadhaar-Number-last-8-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits

(3) In case of multiple dependent Aadhaar Numbers linked to same mobile number, and when last 6 digits of Virtual ID are same for at least 2 dependents, then second SMS to be sent as:

UNLOCKBIO<SPACE>Virtual-ID-last-10-digits<SPACE>OTP-6-digits>

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1 thought on “Aadhaar Card SMS Services: Did You know UIDAI Offers these Benefits to Customers?

  1. Dear Team
    I haven’t remember my old number which is registered with my adhaar and I have lost that mobile number. I want to update my other mobile number which is running. I want to update my mobile number without going to updation center. What I have to do.

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