Download E-Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar Card has become an essential document which is useful as proof of identity or even as proof of address. An Aadhaar number is a necessary proof that is required for any subsidies that the Government of India or other state's governments transfer to individuals.

However, it may be difficult and not practical to carry the hard copy of your Aadhaar Card as there are risks of misplacing or losing the document. Or there could be occasions where you haven’t received the hard copy of your Aadhaar.

There is an easy solution to this problem. You can download and use your E-Aadhaar

How to Download E-Aadhaar Card Online?

We will take you through the steps for downloading your E-Aadhaar easily.

Aadhar Card Download By Aadhaar Number Only

Keeping your Aadhaar number or your enrollment number with the time and date that was provided in the acknowledgment slip handy. This will make it easier for you to download your E-aadhaar easily.

Step 1: Visit the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI Official)

Visit the E-aadhaar site of UIDAI i.e and choose the more appropriate option for giving your details. It could either be your Aadhaar Number, Enrolment number, or even a Virtual ID. If you opt to get the E-aadhaar with the help of your Enrolment number, be sure to have the date and time details also with you.

  • Fill in the required information
  • Click on the button if you required a Masked E- Aadhaar. (Masked E-aadhaar cards are those on which the numbers are masked).
  • Fill in the captcha
  • You can then request an OTP or if you have a TOTP you could use that.

Step 2: Enter OTP and Download E-Aadhaar

  • After you click the relevant OTP option, you go to the screen for OTP validation
  • After the same, you can download your E-Aadhaar in pdf form.

To access the E-Aadhaar you would need to provide the password in the format as mentioned on the website.

Step 3: Print your E-Aadhaar

Once you have downloaded your E-Aadhaar, you can take a printout of the same or use it as a soft copy. You can use this E-Aadhaar in the same way as you could use a normal Aadhaar card.

FAQs on E-Aadhaar

  1. What is E-Aadhaar?

    .j/E-Aadhaar is a digitally signed and verifiable document "as valid as the Aadhaar letter delivered by post", according to the UIDAI, the issuer of the 12-digit Aadhaar number - also known as Unique Identity Number (UID) - as well as Aadhaar card. You can use e-Aadhaar as your Aadhaar letter.

  2. Is e-Aadhaar valid like a physical copy of Aadhaar?

    As per the Aadhaar Act, e-Aadhaar is equally valid like Physical Copy of Aadhaar for all purposes.