e-Aadhaar Card Download Online

Know how to download your e-Aadhaar Card online.
e-Aadhaar Card Download Online
4 mins read
19 Mar 2024

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) manages the Aadhaar program, which provides unique identification numbers to Indian residents. The e-Aadhaar card download service enables individuals to obtain their Aadhaar card electronically. Users can download their e-Aadhaar card from the UIDAI's official website by providing their Aadhaar number or enrolment ID and undergoing an authentication process. Once verified, users can download a digitally signed PDF copy of their Aadhaar card, which is legally valid and widely accepted as a proof of identity and address. This service offers convenience to individuals by allowing them to access their Aadhaar card anytime, anywhere, and facilitates various government and private sector transactions

Download e-Aadhar Card using Aadhaar number and EID

You can download your e-Aadhaar card using your Aadhaar number by following these steps:

1. Go to the UIDAI Get Aadhaar page:
2. Choose the appropriate option:

  • Using Enrollment Number (EID):
    • Enter your 28-digit enrolment number, along with your full name and PIN code
    • You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Alternatively, you can use TOTP (Time-based One-Time Password) instead of OTP
    • Once verified, you can download your e-Aadhaar
  • Using Aadhaar Number:
    • Enter your Aadhaar number
    • Verify using the OTP or TOTP
    • Download your e-Aadhaar

3. Download your e-Aadhaar:

  • The downloaded e-Aadhaar is digitally signed and password protected. It is as valid as the original Aadhaar letter

How to download e-Aadhaar by using Virtual ID

You can download your e-Aadhaar card using your Vitual ID number by following these steps:

1. Go to the UIDAI myAadhaar page

2. Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’ option

3. Choose the appropriate option:

  • Using Virtual ID Number:
    • Select ‘Virtual ID Number’ option and enter your Virtual ID number
    • Enter the captcha and click on ‘Get OTP’
    • Enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number and validate
    • Once verified, you can download your e-Aadhaar

4. Download your e-Aadhaar

The downloaded e-Aadhaar is digitally signed and password protected. It is as valid as the original Aadhaar letter.

How to download your Aadhaar Card via mAadhaar app

To download your Aadhaar Card using the mAadhaar app, follow these simple steps:

1. Install the mAadhaar app

  • Visit the Google Play Store or App Store on your smartphone
  • Search for ‘mAadhaar’ and click on the ‘Install’ button to download the app

2. Set up the app:

  • After installation, open the app
  • Provide the necessary permissions and register with your phone number
  • If you have registered before, enter your phone number and verify it using the OTP sent to your mobile

3. Downloading your Aadhaar Card

  • Once you are in the app, navigate to the My Aadhaar section
  • Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’ options
  • Follow the prompts to authenticate yourself (usually via OTP)

Your e-Aadhaar will be downloaded as a digitally signed and password-protected electronic copy.

How to download your Aadhaar Card on UMANG

To download your Aadhaar Card using the UMANG app, follow these steps:

  1. Download the UMANG app from Google Play or the App Store on your Android or iOS device
  2. Open the UMANG app and register or log in using your mobile number
  3. Navigate to ‘All Services’ within the app
  4. Look for the ‘Aadhaar Card’ option
  5. Click on ‘View Aadhaar Card from DigiLocker’
  6. You will be redirected to the DigiLocker home page
  7. If you have not registered with DigiLocker, sign up or sign in using your credentials

Your e-Aadhaar Card will be available for download in the DigiLocker.

How to print your Aadhaar Card

After downloading your e-Aadhaar, to print it, follow these steps:

  1. Your e-Aadhaar is in PDF format. Open it using any PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Edge
  2. Enter the password. Your password consists of the first four letters of your name (in uppercase) followed by the year of your birth in the YYYY format. For instance, if your name is Vishal Kumar and your birthdate is 12/5/1997, your password will be 'VISH1997'
  3. Once the file is opened, select the 'Print' option, specify the number of copies, and click 'Print'


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Frequently asked questions

How can I download my e-Aadhaar Card?

To download e-Aadhaar Card, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the UIDAI official portal
  2. Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’ under ‘My Aadhaar’
  3. Choose either your Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID (EID)

Enter the necessary details and download your e-Aadhaar

How can I download Aadhar Card in PDF?

After downloading e-Aadhaar, it will be in PDF format. Open the downloaded file using a PDF reader (such as Adobe Acrobat) to view and print it.

What is password of e-Aadhaar Card downloaded online?

The password of your e-Aadhaar PDF file consists of the first four letters of your name (in uppercase) followed by the year of your birth in the YYYY format.

How to open Aadhaar Card in PDF form?

You can use any PDF reader software (like Adobe Acrobat) to open your downloaded e-Aadhaar PDF.

Can I check my credit score through Aadhar Card?

Your Aadhaar Card is not directly linked to your credit score. To check your credit score, use credit bureaus’ official websites or apps.

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