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How to Lock And Unlock Your Aadhaar Number (UID) Online 2024

As an Indian Citizen, you can use your Aadhaar number as proof of identity and address for various services. However, there could be chances where others can misuse your Aadhaar number. To prevent this, you may want to lock your Aadhaar number and unlock it only when using it.

UIDIAI has made it easier to lock and unlock your Aadhaar number online through their official myAadhaar portal at myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in.

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In this article, you will get to know the following points on how to lock/unlock your Aadhaar number online,

Let’s see each of these points in detail.

Details required to lock/unlock your Aadhaar number online

You will need the following details to lock/unlock your Aadhaar number online,

  1. Registered mobile number
  2. Aadhaar Virtual ID (VID)

In case you have not created your VID, you can generate it online.

Click to know the steps to generate Aadhaar VID.

Steps to lock your Aadhaar number online

To lock your Aadhaar card number,

Step 1: Go to the myAadhaar portal

Lock unlock option on myAadhaar
The ‘Lock/Unlock Aadhaar’ option on the myAadhaar portal
  1. First, go to the official myAadhar portal at myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in.
  2. Next, click on the ‘Lock/Unlock Aadhaar’ option.
  3. A new page will appear.

(Direct link to the page)

Step 2: Enter Aadhaar details

Lock Aadhaar page on myAadhaar portal
The ‘Lock Aadhaar’ page on the myAadhaar portal
  1. Next, click on the ‘Next’ button.
  2. Next, enter your ‘Virtual ID’ in the specified field.
  3. Next, enter your ‘Full Name’ in the specified field.
  4. Next, enter your ‘Pincode’ in the specified field.
  5. Next, enter the captcha code and click on the ‘Send OTP’ button.

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Step 3: Lock your Aadhaar

  1. Next, enter the OTP received in the specified field.
  2. Next, tick the declaration box and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Lock’ button.

Your Aadhar card will be locked successfully. 

By following these steps, you can easily lock your Aadhaar number online through the myAadhaar portal at myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in.

In case you want to verify your Aadhaar card or use it anywhere, you can unlock it online.

Steps to unlock your Aadhaar number online

To unlock your Aadhaar card number,

Step 1: Go to the myAadhaar portal

Lock unlock option on myAadhaar
The ‘Lock/Unlock Aadhaar’ option on the myAadhaar portal
  1. First, go to the official myAadhar portal at myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in.
  2. Next, click on the ‘Lock/Unlock Aadhaar’ option.
  3. A new page will appear.

(Direct link to the page)

Step 2: Enter your VID

Unlock Aadhaar page on myAadhaar portal
The ‘Unlock Aadhaar’ page on the myAadhaar portal
  1. Next, click on the ‘Next’ button.
  2. Next, select the ‘Unlock Aadhaar’ option.
  3. Next, enter the ‘Virtual ID’ in the specified field.
  4. Next, enter the captcha in the specified field.
  5. Next, click on the ‘Send OTP’ button.

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Step 3: Unlock your Aadhaar

  1. Next, enter the OTP received in the specified field.
  2. Next, tick the declaration box and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Unlock’ button.

Your Aadhar card will be unlocked successfully.

By following these steps, you can easily unlock your Aadhaar number online through the myAadhaar portal at myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in.

You can also lock and unlock only your Aadhaar biometrics online through the myAadhaar portal.


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