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The Complete Guide To E-Aadhaar Card

  • Highlights

  • What is an E-Aadhaar card

  • Benefits and services of E-Aadhaar card

  • Information available on your E-Aadhaar card

  • Accessing your E-Aadhaar card

Aadhaar card may not be mandatory but is required to carry out several procedures. Say, it is time to file your income tax return but you cannot find the physical copy of your Aadhaar card. Since it is compulsory to mention your Aadhaar number while filing income tax returns, you can consider taking help of E-Aadhaar card for such occasions. These electronic cards are available online and are equally effective in making your life easier.

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What is an E-Aadhaar Card?

E-Aadhaar is a password protected digital version of the Aadhaar card. According to the Aadhaar Act, E-Aadhaar is as good as a physical Aadhaar card. You can download your E-Aadhaar from the UIDAI website by entering either your Aadhaar number or your enrollment number through these steps -

How to Download E-Aadhaar Card?

  • Visit the UIDAI website - https://uidai.gov.in/ and click on 'download Aadhaar' service.

  • Enter your enrollment or Aadhaar number.

  • Enter your full name and pin code.

  • Click on ‘Get OTP’ link. This will send the OTP to your registered mobile number.

  • Enter the OTP and download the E-Aadhaar.

  • This will be a PDF file. Enter the first four letters of your name in capitals and your birth year (YYYY format) as a password to this file.

Additional Read: How to Apply for Aadhaar Card?

Benefits of E-Aadhaar Card

E-Aadhaar card is the electronic form of the Aadhaar card, hence you can it access it at all times, which cancels the need of carrying the physical copy everywhere. As the E-Aadhaar is password protected, it is safe. Moreover, since it is virtually stored, it cannot be misplaced or mishandled. It is a universal ID since it contains proof of your identity as well as address. It is digitally verified and is as good as Aadhaar card. Therefore, it can be used as a valid ID as mentioned by UIDAI.

E-Aadhaar as Proof of Identity

Just like the physical copy, an E-Aadhaar card contains the following information:

  • Name

  • Photograph

  • Address

  • Date of birth

  • Sex

  • Aadhaar number

Additional Read: Aadhaar Card Link to Pan Card

How to Access E-Aadhaar Card?

You can access your E-Aadhaar anytime and anywhere by entering your password to unlock the downloaded PDF file. With it, you no longer need to carry the physical Aadhaar card.

How to Check E-Aadhaar Card Status Online?

Aadhaar number is important for many transactions and procedures such as filing ITR, applying for passport, a new mobile number, and opening a bank account. If you have already applied for an Aadhaar card and wish to check E-Aadhaar status, you can follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Visit https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/login.html

  • Step 2: Enter the enrolment ID along with the date and time in the dd/mm/yyyy and hh:mm:ss format

  • Step 3: Enter the security code for captcha verification

  • Step 4: Click on “Check Status”

After this, the status of Aadhaar will appear on your screen. Checking E-Aadhaar status is easy and involves only a few steps.

The E-Aadhaar is indeed a resourceful asset. As India heads towards digitalisation, the government is encouraging every citizen to use their E-Aadhaar for necessary purposes. Being a complete identification proof, Aadhaar card may prove to be useful at any point of time and having the E-Aadhaar on you at all times, will make your life easier.

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