Usually, after you enrol for Aadhaar or update any data in your Aadhaar, your new Aadhaar card is sent to your postal address. This process takes a couple of weeks.
But there is another option for you to download a digital copy of your Aadhar card through the UIDAI online portal. This download facility allows you to store the digital version of your Aadhaar card on your smartphone and use it in place of the hard-copy.
You can also take a print-out of your Aadhaar on plain paper and use it as your Aadhaar card. The E-Aadhar is valid across India and acceptable for all purposes for which Aadhar is required.
Aadhar Card Download by Aadhaar Number
If you want to download and print e-Aadhaar card online, you need to follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Head over uidia.gov.in
Step 2: Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’
Step 3: Select the “Aadhaar” option under “I Have” section
Step 4: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number. Select the “Masked Aadhaar” option if you do not want to show full digits of your Aadhaar number
Step 5: Enter the Captcha Verification Code and Click “Send OTP” option to get the one time password on your registered mobile number
Step 6: Enter the OTP received on your mobile number
Step 7: Complete the survey and click “Verify And Download” to download the eAadhaar card.
Download Aadhaar Card by Virtual ID (VID)
Follow these simple steps given below to download Aadhaar card using the virtual ID online:
1: Visit UIDAI’s online portal
2: Click “Download Aadhaar
3: Select the VID option from the “I Have” section
4: Enter your virtual ID, full name, pin code and security code
5: click “Send OTP” to generate OTP
6: You can also use the TOTP feature to authenticate your request
7: e-Aadhaar will be downloaded to your system
8: You can access it by entering the Aadhar card password.
9: Enter the eight-digit password to open the PDF file – first four letters of your name in CAPITALS and “Year of Birth.”
E-Aadhar Card Download by Enrolment Number (EID)
In case you have not got your Aadhar card yet or have forgotten your Aadhaar number, you can still download your e-Aadhaar by entering the Aadhaar Enrolment Number (EID).
Step 1: Visit www.uidai.gov.in
Step 2: Click “Download Aadhaar” option
Step 3: You will be redirected to https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/
Step 4: Enter your 14-digit enrolment ID number and 14-digit time and date values
Step 5: Enter your full name, pin code, image captcha code
Step 6: Click “Request OTP” to generate an OTP
Step 7: Press “Confirm” Button.
Step 8: You will receive the OTP on your registered mobile number
Step 9: Enter the OTP & click on the “Download Aadhaar” option
Aadhar Card Download by Name and Date of Birth
In case you do not remember your Aadhaar number or EID, you can still download e-Aadhaar by entering your name and date of birth. Follow these steps for Aadhar card download:
1: Visit Aadhaar website https://resident.uidai.gov.in/find-uid-eid
2: Enter your full name and either your registered e-mail ID or mobile number and the security code
3: Click the “Send OTP” button
4: Enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number and click on the “Verify OTP” button
5: Aadhaar number is sent to your registered mobile number
6: On Getting your Aadhaar enrolment number on your mobile, visit uidai.gov.in
7: Click “I have Aadhaar” option
8: Enter Aadhaar enrolment number, full name, pin code, image captcha
9: Click “Request OTP”
10: An OTP will be sent to your mobile number. Enter this OTP and click “Download Aadhaar” to download Aadhaar
Aadhaar Card without Registered Mobile Number
Step 1: Visit the nearest Aadhaar centre with your Aadhaar number
Step 2: Provide the required bio-metric details verification like thumb verification, retina scan, etc.
Step 3: Also carry other identity proof like a PAN and identity card
Step 4: The person concerned at the centre will give a print out of the Aadhaar. A standard paper form will charge Rs 50, while the PVC version will cost Rs 100.
How to Take e-Aadhaar Card Print after Download
You will have to enter the 8-digit password to open your e-Aadhaar letter. The password consists of the first four letters of your name and the year of your birth. After you download your Aadhaar card in the pdf format from UIDAI’s website, you can print your Aadhaar card online. The facility to check the status and Aadhaar card download is available online.
- You cannot download Aadhaar if your mobile number is not registered with UIDAI.
- UIDAI sends OTP to the registered mobile number for authentication before allowing you to download the pdf Aadhaar card.
- You can download e-Aadhaar as many times as you want.
- Downloaded e-Aadhaar can be used in place of your original Aadhaar card everywhere.