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Last Updated 11th Aug 2020

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E-Aadhaar Electronic form of Aadhar Card
E-Aadhar Card Download using

Aadhaar Number
Enrolment ID (EID)
Virtual ID (VID)
Name and Date of Birth
mAadhaar Mobile App
Digilocker
Umang App

E Aadhaar

E-Aadhaar is an electronic format of the Aadhaar card. It is a verifiable 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It contains the biometric details, Aadhaar number, photograph and demographic details including name, date of birth and gender. Like Aadhaar, it acts as a proof of identity and proof of address.

Once the enrolment process is completed, an individual can download the E Aadhaar from the official website of UIDAI.

Steps to Download E-Aadhaar Card

Download using Aadhaar Number

Aadhaar card is a 12-digit unique identification number. An individual can download the Aadhaar using the unique identification number. Steps are as follow:

Step 1. Visit the Aadhaar official website https://uidai.gov.in/.
Step 2. Click on the sub-option ‘Download Aadhaar’ under the option ‘Get Aadhaar’.

Download Aadhaar
Step 3. A new screen will pop up click on the option ‘Aadhaar Number’.
Aadhaar Number
Step 4. Enter the Aadhaar Number, click on the masked Aadhaar, if you don't want to show full digits of your Aadhaar number, CAPTCHA code and click on Send OTP.
Enter the Aadhaar Number
Step 5. Now, enter the OTP details to download your e-Aadhar.
Downloading Aadhaar Card using Aadhaar Number

Download Aadhar using Enrolment ID (EID)

Step 1. Visit the Aadhaar official website https://uidai.gov.in/.
Step 2. Click on the sub-option ‘Download Aadhaar’ below the option ‘Get Aadhaar’.
Step 3. A new screen will pop up click on the option Enrolment ID (EID).

Click on the option Enrolment ID
Step 4. Enter the Enrolment ID, a 14 digit number and click on the masked Aadhaar if you don't want to show full digits of your Aadhaar number.
Step 5. Select the calendar to enter the 14-digit date-time stamp that is printed on the enrolment slip.
Step 6. Enter the CAPTCHA. OTP details and download your E-Aadhaar.

Download E- Aadhaar using Virtual ID (VID)

Step 1. Visit the Aadhaar official website https://uidai.gov.in/.
Step 2. Click on the sub-option ‘Download Aadhaar’ below the option ‘Get Aadhaar’.
Step 3. A new screen will pop up click on the option Virtual ID (VID).

Click on the option Virtual I
Step 4. Enter the Virtual ID; a 16 digit number and click on the masked Aadhaar if you don't want to show full digits of your Aadhaar number.
Step 5. Enter the CAPTCHA, OTP details and download your E-aadhaar.

Download using your Name and Date of Birth

An individual can also download his Aadhaar card using name and date of birth even when he has lost his Aadhaar Number and Enrolment ID. Steps to download e-Aadhar are as follow:

Step 1. Visit the official website https://uidai.gov.in/.
Step 2. Click on the sub-option ‘Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID’ below the option ‘Get Aadhaar’.

Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID
Step 3. A new screen will open where you will get the option either to retrieve your Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID. After this, enter information like your name, mobile number or email address.
Option either to retrieve your Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID
Step 4. Enter the CAPTCHA, select OTP or TOTP. You will then receive the ‘Aadhar number or Enrollment ID’ whatever you choose in the initial stage.
Step 5. You can then follow the steps mentioned earlier to download the Aadhaar Card.

Get E-Aadhar by mAadhaar Mobile Application

mAadhaar is an official mobile application developed by UIDAI to provide an interface to Aadhaar Number holders to carry their demographic information including Name, Date of Birth, Gender and Address, along with photographs as linked with their Aadhaar Number in smart phones.

An individual can also download the E-Aadhaar through this application.

Steps to download the E-Aadhaar using the mAadhaar mobile application are:

Step 1. Install mAadhaar mobile application from the play store.
Step 2. Open the App and you will have to ‘Create a password before importing your Aadhaar profile on this mobile’.
Step 3. Create a password and open the app using the password.
Step 4. Create your profile by providing your Aadhaar number. Or you can also choose to scan the barcode on the Aadhaar card instead of typing in the number.
Step 5. If the details provided are correct, then you will get an OTP on your registered mobile number. The OTP will be automatically entered in the interface and there is no need for you to type it manually.
Step 6. After the OTP is entered, you will be able to see your Aadhaar card.

Get Aadhar via Digilocker

DigiLocker is a cloud-based digital locker managed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Individuals can store their documents and use it whenever they need it.

Steps to download Aadhaar card using Digilocker are:

Step 1. Download Digilocker application and sign in.
Step 2. Select ‘Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)’.
Step 3. Click ‘Aadhaar’ and provide your consent for downloading Aadhaar.
Step 4. Enter your Aadhaar number and the OTP that will be sent to your registered mobile number.
Step 5. Once OTP is verified, your Aadhar card will appear under the ‘Issued’ section of the app.

Get E aadhaar through Umang App

UMANG or Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance is envisaged to make e-governance. It is developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD) to drive Mobile Governance in India.

Steps to download E- aadhaar using the Umang App are as follows:

Step 1: Install and Open the Umang App
Step 2: Click on ‘Aadhaar Card’ under all services tab
Step 3: Click ‘View Aadhaar Card from DigiLocker’ option
Step 4: Now login with your DigiLocker Account or Aadhaar number
Step 5: Enter the OTP which you received on your registered mobile number in Aadhar.
Step 6: Click on ‘Verify OTP’.
Step 7: Download your Aadhar Card by clicking on the download icon.

Masked Aadhaar

As the name signifies, Masked Aadhaar is an Aadhaar where the number is encrypted or concealed. In this, the first 8 digits of Aadhaar numbers are replaced with some characters like “XXXX-xxxx” while only the last 4 digits of the Aadhaar Number are visible. Masked Aadhaar was introduced to strengthen the privacy of the individuals.

Printing Your Aadhar

Once you download your Aadhaar card, you have to follow the below-mentioned steps to print it.

Step 1. e-Aadhaar is a pdf file. So, you will need to open it using any pdf reader.
Step 2. Enter the password. Your password will be the first four letters of your name (in capital letters) followed by the year of birth in the format YYYY.
Step 3. Once the file is opened, select the ‘Print’ option.

FAQs

Is the Aadhaar card downloaded from the UIDAI website valid?

Under Section 4(3) of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 read together with Regulation 15 (1) of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update), Aadhaar card downloaded from the UIDAI website is a valid document.

Is e-Aadhaar equally valid as a physical copy of Aadhaar?

As per the Aadhaar Act, e-Aadhaar is equally valid as a physical copy of the Aadhaar card for all purposes.

What is Virtual ID (VID)?

VID is a temporary, revocable 16-digit random number mapped with the Aadhaar number. VID can be used in lieu of Aadhaar number whenever authentication or e-KYC services are performed.

Why are some agencies not accepting eAadhaar and insist on original Aadhaar?

E-Aadhaar downloaded from the UIDAI website is equally legally valid as original Aadhaar issued by UIDAI. Both should be acceptable by all the agencies. If anyone refuses to accept the downloaded e-Aadhaar, the Aadhaar holder may lodge complaint with higher authorities of those departments/ agencies.

What is the password of e Aadhaar?

Your password will be the first four letters of your name (in capital letter) followed by the year of your birth in the format YYYY. For example, if your name is Ayush Sharma and your birth year is 1990, then your e Aadhar password will be AYUS1990.

What is the difference between Aadhaar and e aadhar?

Aadhaar is a unique identification proof whereas e-Aadhar card is a duplicate or printed Aadhaar card copy downloaded as a pdf file from its official website.

How long does it take to get an e Aadhar card?

One can get the eAadhaar in the matter of minutes provided he is already done with the Aadhar enrollment process.


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