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What is enrolment ID in Aadhaar and what are its benefits?

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Enrollment ID (EID) is a 28-digit unique identification number assigned to each Aadhaar applicant. It can be used for various purposes, such as checking the status of your Aadhaar application, retrieving a lost or forgotten Aadhaar number, verifying your identity, and completing KYC procedures. Also, it can be quoted in your income tax return in place of the Aadhaar number (if not allotted yet).

On a separate note, Aadhaar is getting increasingly important in India because soon you will need it even for passport applications. You can read more about this in this article.

What is Enrollment ID in Aadhaar?

The Aadhaar is a unique 12-digit number given to each citizen of India. It is used to identify people by their unique biometric details. To get an Aadhaar number, you need to go to an Aadhaar Enrollment Center, fill out a form and provide your biometric data.

When you apply for an Aadhaar number, you will also be assigned an enrollment ID (EID), which is a 28-digit number. The first 14 digits are randomly assigned, while the next 14 digits show the date and time of your Aadhaar enrollment. You will be given an acknowledgement slip with your EID on it. Here is an example of what an Aadhaar enrolment ID looks like: 1234/54321/98765 08/09/2022 07:44:23

What are the benefits of knowing your Aadhaar enrolment ID?

The enrolment ID is very useful when you need to access certain facilities or services. Here are some ways you can use the enrolment ID in Aadhaar:

  • Check the status of your Aadhaar application online
  • Retrieve a lost or forgotten Aadhaar number
  • Change your personal information (like your name or date of birth) on the Aadhaar database
  • Verify your identity when you use government or other services, like opening a bank account, applying for a subsidy, or getting a passport
  • Complete KYC procedures when getting financial services that require customer verification

You can also use your Aadhaar enrollment ID in place of your Aadhaar number when filing your income tax return (if you haven't been given an Aadhaar number yet).

How to retrieve your Aadhaar Enrolment ID?

If you forgot or lost your Aadhaar EID, don't worry. You can retrieve it easily via the UIDAI website with an OTP verification. Just follow these steps:

  1. Head over to the uidai website with this link: https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/retrieve-eid-uid
  2. Select either "Aadhaar Number" or "Enrolment ID"
  3. Enter your name
  4. Enter your mobile number or email address
  5. Enter the captcha
  6. Click on "Get One Time Password"
  7. Enter the OTP received on your mobile number or email address
  8. Click on "Verify OTP"
  9. Your Aadhaar enrolment ID will be displayed on the screen


The Aadhaar enrolment ID is a number that is given when you apply for an Aadhaar card. It helps you check the status of your Aadhaar card application and get details about your enrolment from the Aadhaar database. Keep your enrolment ID in a safe but easy-to-find place so you can get it when you need it. If you forget your enrolment ID, you can follow the steps above to get it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How do I find my enrolment ID?

To find your enrolment ID, head over to the UIDAI website and select "Enrolment ID". Enter your name, mobile number or email address, and captcha. Then click on "Get One Time Password" and enter the OTP received on your mobile number or email address. Finally, click on "Verify OTP" and your Aadhaar enrolment ID will be displayed on the screen.

2. How do I download my enrolment ID?

To download your enrolment ID, you can go to the UIDAI website and click on "Download Aadhaar" on the homepage. From there, you'll need to enter your Aadhaar number or enrolment ID, your full name, and your pin code, among other details. Once you've entered all the required information, you can download your Aadhaar card, which will include your enrolment ID.

3. Can I enroll for Aadhaar card online?

No, everyone must enroll for an Aadhaar Card at an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, Aadhaar Camps, or a Permanent Enrolment Centre.

4. Who is eligible for Aadhaar Enrolment?

To get an Aadhaar Card in India:

  • Any Indian resident, including newborns and minors, can apply for an Aadhaar Card. For children under five years old, a Baal Aadhaar is available.
  • NRIs and foreigners who have lived in India for over 12 months are eligible for the Aadhaar Card.


Fi Money is not a bank; it offers banking services through licensed partners and investment services through epiFi Wealth Pvt. Ltd. and its partners. This post is for information only and is not professional financial advice.
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