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How to download an Aadhaar Card online A step by step guide

08 Feb 2024

Introduction

An Aadhaar Card serves as a residence and identity proof for Indian residents. Once the enrolment procedure is complete, you can download and print an e-Aadhaar Card from the official website of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Let’s find out how. 

How to download an Aadhaar Card online?

You can download your Aadhaar Card online in the following ways:

1. Aadhaar number

Here’s how to download an e-Aadhaar Card using your Aadhaar number:

  • Go to the official website of UIDAI 
  • Click “Download Aadhaar” under the “My Aadhaar” tab 
  • Now select the “Aadhaar number” option 
  • Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and captcha code 
  • Click “Send OTP” and enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number 
  • Choose the “Do you want a masked Aadhaar” option if you want to download a masked Aadhaar or skip
  • Click “Verify and download” 

 

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Now, you can find a password-protected PDF of your e-Aadhaar in your downloads folder. Enter the 8-character password that should be a combination of your name’s first four letters and birth year in YYYY format to open the file

2. Virtual ID (VID)

You can use your virtual ID to download your Aadhaar Card by following these steps:

  • Visit the UIDAI online portal 
  • Click “Download Aadhaar” under the “My Aadhaar” tab 
  • Now select the “VID” option 
  • Enter your virtual ID and the captcha code 
  • Click “Send OTP” and enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number 
  • You can now download your e-Aadhaar 

3. Enrolment number (EID)

Here is the step-by-step guide for Aadhar Card download by enrollment number:

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI 
  • Click “Download Aadhaar” under the “My Aadhaar” tab 
  • Now select the “Enrolment ID” option 
  • Enter the enrolment number and the captcha code provided 
  • Click “Send OTP” and enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number 
  • You can now download your e-Aadhaar 

4. Name and date of birth 

Aadhaar's online download can also be carried out using your name and date of birth in case you forget your enrollment or Aadhaar number. Here are the steps for the same:

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI
  • Enter your complete name and your registered e-mail ID or mobile number
  • Enter the captcha and click “Send OTP”
  • Enter the OTP, after which your Aadhaar number/ enrolment ID will be sent to your mobile number
  • Now visit the e-Aadhaar page on UIDAI's official website
  • Enter the Aadhaar number or enrolment ID and captcha code
  • Click “Send OTP” and then enter the OTP sent on your registered mobile number
  • You can now download your e-Aadhaar 

5. DigiLocker app

If you prefer Aadhaar Card download by mobile number, you can use your DigiLocker account, as explained below:

  • Download the app and sign in 
  • Choose a partner and the document. The partner would be UIDAI in this case
  • Choose the dropdown and select “Aadhaar” 
  • Now enter your Aadhaar number, after which an OTP will be sent to your mobile number
  • Enter the OTP and click “Verify OTP” 
  • Your Aadhaar Card will appear under the app’s “Issued” section

6. mAadhaar app

Here’s how you can download e-Aadhaar from the mAadhaar app if your mobile number is registered with UIDAI:

  • Download and log in to the mAadhaar app
  • Click “Download Aadhaar” under the “Get Aadhar” option
  • Choose between regular or masked Aadhaar
  • Enter your virtual ID, Aadhaar number or enrolment number and security code 
  • Click “Request OTP”. The app will automatically read the OTP
  • Click “Open” to download the e-Aadhaar copy in PDF 

7. Umang app

Here’s the procedure to download your Aadhaar Card from the Umang app:

  • Download and open the app
  • Click “My Aadhaar” and then “Download Aadhaar” under the “Aadhaar Download and Verification Services” 
  • Enter the Aadhaar number and the captcha code and click “Send OTP”
  • Enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number
  • You can now click on the download icon to download your e-Aadhaar 

Conclusion

You can follow any of the above mentioned approaches to download your Aadhaar Card. However, remember that you cannot download an Aadhaar Card without OTP. So, it is essential to register your mobile number with the UIDAI. 

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