How to Get Aadhar Card Online
How to Get Aadhar Card Online: An Indian resident needs an Aadhaar card to avail certain government welfare benefits provided by the Government of India. The document acts as a proof of address and identity for an individual. Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
Once an individual enrols for the Aadhaar card by visiting Aadhaar Centres or Banks/Post-offices, he/she can download and print UIDAI Aadhaar card by using the enrolment ID, virtual ID or Aadhaar number provided by the UIDAI. Once a number is issued, he/she can follow these different steps for Aadhaar card download.
Aadhaar 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 Aadhaar official website or click on ‘Download Aadhaar’ option from My Aadhaar option or visit the link
Step 2: Select the “Aadhaar Number” option
Step 3: Now, enter the 12-digit Aadhaar Number, Security Code and click on “Send OTP” option to get the one time password on your registered mobile number
Step 4: Select the ‘masked Aadhaar’ option if you want to download Masked Aadhaar.
Step 5: Enter the OTP received and click on “Verify And Download”.
Step 6: Upon successful verification, you will find a password-protected PDF of the Aadhaar card in your Downloads folder. To open the file, you need to enter an 8 character password. The password will be a combination of the first 4 letters of your name (as in Aadhaar) in capital letters and year of birth in YYYY format.
How to Download E-Aadhaar Card from DigiLocker Account
How to Download E-Aadhaar Card from DigiLocker Account: DigiLocker has collaborated with the UIDAI to make it available to the cardholders on linking the DigiLocker account with Aadhaar. DigiLocker is a cloud-based platform for the issuance, storage, sharing and verification of documents and certificates in digital form which enables the select registered organization to provide electronic or e-copies into ‘digital lockers’ allotted to citizens. Follow the below-mentioned steps to download Aadhaar from DigiLocker Account:
Step 1: Login to your DigiLocker account digilocker.gov.in
Step 2: Click on “Sign In” button and enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number
Step 3: Click on ‘Verify’ to get ‘OTP’
Step 4: Enter the OTP received on your mobile number
Step 5: Click ‘Verify OTP’
Step 6: ‘Issued Document’ page appears. Download ‘e-Aadhaar’ using ‘Save’ icon
Get Aadhaar Card without Registered Mobile Number
Without the registered mobile number, you cannot get your Aadhaar online. You can 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: Also carry other identity proof like a PAN and identity card
Step 4: The person concerned at the centre will give a printout of the Aadhaar card. A normal colour print-out on A4 sheet will cost Rs 30 (inclduding GST), while the PVC version will cost Rs 50.
Q.1: 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.2: Aadhaar Card and e-Aadhaar are considered the same thing?
Ans: . Yes, Aadhaar Card and e-Aadhaar card 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.3: What is the official website of UIDAI to download Aadhaar Card?
Ans: For Aadhaar pdf download, you can visit the official website of UIDAI