For an Indian citizen Aadhaar has become one of the most important identity proof in order to avail all the government benefits. Aadhaar acts as a one stop solution to your identity as well as address proof. A 12-digit number which is provided by the Union Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is called the Aadhaar number which is printed on the front of your Aadhaar card. Once you have enrolled yourself for the Aadhaar card by going to your nearest Aadhar centre it is a simple matter of downloading and printing your e-Aadhaar.
We will be showing you just how easy it is to solve the Aadhaar related issues that have been in your head since days if not months. We will talk about simple procedures on
- How to download E-Aadhaar with Aadhaar number
- How to download Aadhaar by name and date of birth
- How to download Aadhaar card by enrolment number
- How to download E-Aadhaar by Using Virtual ID
- How to download Masked Aadhaar Card
- How to get Aadhaar Card without mobile number
- How to know Your Aadhaar Number on Mobile
- How to download e-Aadhaar through Umang App
- FAQ regarding Aadhaar
Download E-Aadhaar with Aadhaar number
Downloading and printing your E-Aadhaar might not be as complexed as many people think. All you need to do is follow simple steps.
Step 1. Your first step would be to visit the official Union Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website- https://uidai.gov.in/
Step 2. On the top left of your screen below the Unique Identification Authority of India symbol there is a tab ‘My Aadhaar’ when you move your cursor over it in the first column you will see a sub tab of ‘Download Aadhaar’. Click on it.
Step 3. Under the ‘I have’ section ‘Aadhaar Number’ will be selected, if not click on it.
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 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 below the OTP and click “Verify And Download” to download your eAadhaar card.
Download Aadhaar by name and date of birth
Step 1. Visit Aadhaar website https://resident.uidai.gov.in/find-uid-eid
Step 2. Enter your full name and either your registered e-mail ID or mobile number and the security code
Step 3. Click the “Send OTP” button
Step 4. Enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number and click on the “Verify OTP” button
Step 5. A message will appear on the screen informing the Aadhaar number is sent to your registered mobile number
Step 6. On Getting your Aadhaar enrolment number on your mobile, visit the e-Aadhaar page on the official UIDAI website
Step 7. Click “I have Aadhaar” option
Step 8. Enter Aadhaar enrolment number, full name, pin code, image captcha
Step 9. Click “Request OTP”
Step 10. An OTP will be sent to your mobile number. Enter this OTP and click “Download Aadhaar” to download Aadhaar
Download Aadhaar card by enrolment number
If you haven’t received your Aadhar card yet or have mistakenly forgotten your Aadhaar number you need not worry, you can still download your e-Aadhaar by entering the Aadhaar Enrolment Number (EID). Here are the steps to download e-Aadhaar via enrolment number
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
Download E-Aadhaar by Using Virtual ID
Latest addition to UIDAI’s online Aadhaar download portal is through the Virtual ID. Follow the simple steps to download Aadhaar card using the virtual ID online:
Step 1. Visit UIDAI’s online portal
Step 2. Click “Download Aadhaar”
Step 3. Select the VID option from the “I Have” section
Step 4. Enter your virtual ID, full name, pin code and security code
Step 5. Now click “Send OTP” to generate OTP
Step 6. Alternatively, you can use the TOTP feature to authenticate your request
Step 7. e-Aadhaar will be downloaded to your system
Step 8. You can access it by entering the Aadhar card password.
Step 9. Enter the 8 digit password to open the PDF file – first four letters of your name in CAPITALS and “Year of Birth”
Download Masked Aadhaar Card
Masked Aadhaar card is aimed at protecting your Aadhaar number from being disclosed to others. It is similar to a regular Aadhaar card the only difference being that your Aadhaar number is partially hidden and only last 4 digits of your Aadhaar number are visible. Your masked Aadhaar card is equally valid as your regular e-Aadhaar. Follow the steps mentioned below to download masked Aadhar card:
Step 1. Click on the link https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/
Step 2. Select Aadhaar, VID or Enrolment Number in the “Enter your personal details” section
Step 3. Select “Masked Aadhaar” in the “Select your preference” section and enter other details such as your Aadhaar number, full name, pin code and the security code
Step 4. Click on “Request OTP” to send OTP to the mobile number registered with UIDAI
Step 5. Click on “I Agree” to give consent to UIDAI for authentication using your personal details
Step 6. Click on “Confirm” to send OTP to your registered mobile number
Step 7. Enter the OTP and click on “Download Aadhaar” to download the masked Aadhaar card
Get Aadhaar Card without mobile number
Without the registered mobile number, you cannot get your Aadhaar online. However it is not that difficult to get your Aadhaar card. You need to follow the below-mentioned steps to get Aadhaar without mobile numbers.
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. Don’t forget to 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 normal paper form will charge Rs 50, while the PVC version will cost Rs 100.
Know Your Aadhaar Number on Mobile
If you want to get your Aadhaar on mobile, you need to follow the below mentioned steps:
Step 1. Visit the official website of UIDAI https://resident.uidai.gov.in/get-aadhaar-no
Step 2. Enter your 14-digit Enrolment ID and the date and time of enrolment mentioned on your acknowledgment slip
Step 3. Enter your registered mobile number, security code
Step 4. Now click the “Send OTP” tab to process further
Step 5. You will receive the 6-digit OTP on your registered number
Step 6. Enter the “OTP” and click the “Submit” button
Step 7. You will receive the Aadhaar number on your registered mobile number as a text message
Steps to Download e-Aadhaar through Umang App
For downloading Aadhaar through Umang applicants need to follow the simple process mentioned below::
- Step 1. Download and open the Umang App
- Step 2. Click “Aadhaar Card” under all services tab
- Step 3. Click “View Aadhaar Card From Digi Locker”
- Step 4. Login with your Digi Locker Account or Aadhaar number
- Step 5. Enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number
- Step 6. Click “Verify OTP”
- Step 7. Now you can download your Aadhaar by clicking on download icon
Frequently Asked Questions
We have tried to take you through most of the steps that you will be requiring in your quest for a new Aadhaar card. However there are a lot more questions people have regarding Aadhaar. We ill try to answer most of the recurring questions through this section. Hopefully after this you will never need to get guidance on any matter regarding Aadhaar from anyone.
Q. I have stopped using the old mobile number and email address was not updated by Aadhaar Card center. How do I download my Aadhaar Card?
A. As mentioned above, it is not possible to download your Aadhaar card without registered mobile number. You will now need to visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre with acknowledgement number and get your mobile number updated. Also, you can use your biometrics to download your Aadhaar number.
Q. Which app can I use to download my e-Aadhaar?
A. You can download your Aadhaar on your smartphone through mAadhaar app.
Q. How many ways are there to download e-Aadhaar?
A. E-Aadhaar can be downloaded from the official UIDAI’s website. Make sure you do not fall prey to any other website to download your Aadhaar card.
Q. I don’t remember Aadhaar number. How can I download my Aadhaar using my mobile number?
A. No worries. Your Aadhaar can be retrieved online at the UIDAI website. Once you enter your details, your Aadhaar number is sent to your registered mobile number.
Q. Can I download my Aadhar online if my mobile number is not registered with UIDAI?
A. No. You need to have your number registered.
Q. Can I download masked Aadhaar in Digi Locker?
A. Not as of now. Maybe in the future the service will be available in the app but as of now its only available on the website.
Q. Can I use my Virtual ID to download Aadhaar?
A. Yes, you can use your virtual ID to download your Aadhaar card online using the UIDAI’s portal.
Q. I have updated details in my Aadhaar. Will I have to download Aadhaar again?
A. Yes, you will have to download the Aadhaar with the updated details.
Q. Can I use my downloaded Aadhaar card as a document proof for the credit card or personal loan application?
A. Yes, the e-Aadhaar card is an equally valid document as the original Aadhaar card and can be used as a proof in all situations.
Q. I have lost my original Aadhaar. Can I download it and use it in Airports?
A. The printed Aadhaar can be used as the identity proof for entering airports.