Aadhaar Services on SMS

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had 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.

Resident can avail these Aadhaar Services by 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

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

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

For example if the Aadhaar number is 1234-5678-9123 then SMS – GETOTP 9123, and if the Virtual ID is 12345-67891-23456 then SMS – GETOTP 23456

To Lock Aadhaar

2 SMS are required to be sent for this facility.

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

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

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

Note:

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

2) In case of multiple dependent Aadhaar linked to same mobile number, and when last 4 digits of Aadhaar same for at least 2 dependents, then second SMS to be sent as:LOCKUID <Aadhaar NUMBER-last 8-digits> <6-digits-OTP>

To Unlock Aadhaar

2 SMS are required to be sent for this facility.

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

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

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

Note:

(1) This service can be availed by Virtual ID only

(2) In case of multiple dependent Aadhaar linked to same mobile number, and when last 4 digits of aadhaar same for atleast 2 dependents, then second SMS to be sent as:UNLOCKUID <Virtual ID NUMBER-last 10-digits> <6-digits-OTP>