How to Download Aadhar Card or EAadhar

Aaadhar Card Download by Aadhaar Number

If you want to download and print e-Aadhaar card online, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the Aadhar official website https://uidai.gov.in/ Step 2: Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’ option from My Aadhaar option or visit the link https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/



Step 3: Select the “Aadhaar” option under “I Have” section Step 4: Now, enter the 12-digit Aadhaar Number. Click on ‘I want a masked Aadhaar’ option if you want to download Masked Aadhaar.

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 and click “Verify And Download” to download electronic copy of your Aadhaar.

Steps for 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:

Step 1: Visit Aadhaar website https://resident.uidai.gov.in/lost-uideid 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


FAQs on Downloading Aadhaar Card Q. Can Aadhaar be downloaded even if my mobile number is not registered with UIDAI? Ans. No, your Aadhaar cannot be downloaded if your mobile number is not registered with UIDAI. Q. What is a Masked Aadhaar Card? Ans. This is the latest option for the citizens to mask their Aadhaar cards in downloaded e-Aadhaar in which the first 8 digits are replaced with characters like ‘XXXX-XXXX’ and only shows the last four digits of the Aadhaar number. Q. Can I download my e-Aadhaar using Enrolment ID and Virtual ID? Ans. In case you have forgotten your Aadhaar number, you can download your e-Aadhaar using Enrolment ID and Virtual ID. Q. What is the official website of UIDAI to download Aadhaar Card? Ans. For Aadhaar pdf download, you can visit the official website of UIDAI i.e. https://uidai.gov.in/ Q. Is Umang App compatible with both IOS and Android devices for downloading Aadhaar Cards? Ans. Yes, Umang APP is compatible with both IOS and Android devices for downloading Aadhaar Cards. Q. Aadhaar Card and e-Aadhaar are considered the same thing? Ans. Yes, Aadhaar Card and e-Aadhaar are equally valid. Aadhaar Card is sent to the applicants through the post from UIDAI whereas e-Aadhaar applicants have to download it through UIDAI’s website. Q. What is the validity of my downloaded Aadhaar Card? Ans. Once UID download (Aadhaar Card) is done, it is valid for the entire life. Q. How can I print my E-Aadhar Card after downloading it? Ans. You can print your Aadhaar Card after downloading it by entering the 8-digit password. Q. What is “Order Aadhaar Reprint” Service? Ans. UIDAI has launched a new service “Order Aadhaar Reprint” for the citizens in case their Aadhaar card is misplaced or lost w.e.f 01-12-2018. and can reprint the Aadhaar letter by paying the nominal charges. This service is also available for the applicants who have not registered their mobile numbers via Non-Registered/Alternate Mobile number. Q. What are the charges to be paid for “Order Aadhaar Reprint”? Ans. An applicant has to pay a charge of Rs. 50/- (inclusive of GST and speed post charges) for “Order Aadhaar Reprint”. Q. How can residents raise the request for “Order Aadhaar Reprint”? Ans. The request for “Order Aadhaar Reprint” can be done through the official website of UIDAI either via Aadhaar Number (UID) or Verification Identification Number (VID). This service is available for both with registered mobile number (where OTP/TOTP will be sent on the registered mobile number) and non-registered or alternate mobile number (where OTP will be sent on non-registered or alternate mobile number). Q. How to Raise a request using a Registered Mobile Number? Ans. The request can be raised using Registered Mobile Number by either entering the 16-digit VID or 12-digit UID on the official website of UIDAI. An OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number upon clicking ‘Request OTP’ and the details of Aadhaar will appear on the screen. Q. Do we have the option to raise an Order Aadhaar Reprint request on a different address? Ans. Yes, there’s an option to raise an Order Aadhaar Reprint request on a different address by updating the Aadhaar details of the new address. Applicants do this by either visiting the nearest enrolment centre or update it online via SSUP portal. Q. How many days will it take to receive “Order Aadhaar Reprint” after creating a successful request? Ans. An applicant can receive “Order Aadhaar Reprint” within 5 working days (excluding the date of request). Q. From where do I download the m-Aadhaar App? Ans. m-Aadhaar app can be downloaded from the Google Playstore. Q. Can I get my Aadhaar letter downloaded online after updating? Ans. Yes, once your request for an update is approved, you can download your Aadhaar letter online by clicking ‘Download Aadhaar’ on the official website of UIDAI. Q. Does the online downloaded Aadhaar letter have the same validity as that of original? Ans. Yes, the online downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) letter has the same validity as that of the original. Q. What supporting software needed to open e-Aadhaar? Ans. The supporting software needed to open e-Aadhar is ‘Adobe Reader’. Q. How can I download an Aadhar card with face authentication? Ans. Aadhar download by face authentication is a very simple process. You need to follow the below steps:

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI or directly at https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/#/

  • Now, enter your 12- digit Aadhaar number

  • Enter the captcha verification code from the given box

  • Click on “Face Auth” for Aadhaar download by face authentication

  • Your web camera will start to detect your face

  • Now the captured image will be verified with the image in the UIDAI’s database

  • Once authenticated, you need to take the survey

  • Click on “Verify and Download”

  • Now you will be able to download your electronic copy of Aadhar

Q. Is e-Aadhaar equally valid like a physical copy of Aadhaar? Ans. Yes, e-Aadhaar is equally valid like a physical copy of Aadhaar.


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