Aadhar Card Download


Last modified:Aug 30,2019 01:24:33 pm

Aadhar Card Download option provide by UIDAI is an easier and simpler process to Download Aadhar Card and can be performed any number of times. UIDAI has permitted the cardholders or the residents to perform Aadhar Card Download from its official website. Aadhar Card Download procedure and related information are detailed in the content given below.

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What are the different methods to Download Aadhar Card?

Aadhar Card download is an option provided by UIDAI to download Aadhar Card upon its generation or at anytime needed. Aadhar Card download through UIDAI portal is for free and the procedure to download is also very simple. There will be the number of cases where one loses an Aadhar or don’t carry Aadhar card where needed or for any other purpose, one can instantly download the from the official Aadhar site i.e. UIDAI. There are number of options given by UIDAI to download and are listed below

  • Aadhar Card Download with Enrolment ID
  • Aadhar Card Download using Aadhar Number
  • Aadhar Card Download Without the Enrolment ID and Aadhar number
  • Digital Aadhar Card Download on m-Aadhar App

What are the Information Needed to Download Aadhar Card?

Aadhar Card download as mentioned in the above methods would need certain information to be furnished in order to download the Aadhar card through options provided by UIDAI. The users just need to follow the steps as given below under each type according to your convenience and the basic information needed to download the Aadhar card is listed below.

  • Aadhar Number/VID Number/Enrolment ID
  • Full Name
  • Pin Code
  • Registered Mobile Number (Generated OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number)

How to Download Aadhar Card using Enrolment ID?

Aadhar Card can be downloaded from the UIDAI official website using the Enrolment ID which would be present in the acknowledgement slip which was given during the enrolment process. The below steps would help the applicant go through Aadhar downloading process easily.

1. Visit UIDAI official website.
2. Choose the option “Download Aadhar” from the Aadhar enrolment menu which is displayed on the page.
3. Choose “I have Enrolment ID”.
4. This proceeds to the e-Aadhar page, where the applicant has to give the Enrolment ID, full name, pin code, captcha image in the respective blank spaces.
5. If you have an mAadhar then you can check “Yes” in “Do you have TOTP” else simply click “Request OTP”
6. The OTP would be received in the applicant’s registered mobile number. If the OTP is not received or the time validity of the OTP is expired, press “Resend One Time Password” button.
7. After receiving the OTP, enter it in the OTP space given and choose “Download Aadhar” button.
8. e-Aadhar will be downloaded in PDF format in the applicant’s computer.

How to Download Aadhar Card using Aadhar Number?

The applicant can view and download the e-Aadhar if he/she has the Aadhar number by proceeding with the steps given below.

1. Open the UIDAI official website.
2. Choose the option “Download Aadhar” from the Aadhar enrolment menu which is displayed under the Aadhar Online services.
3. Choose “I have Aadhaar”.
4. The Aadhar download page is opened and the applicant has to provide the Aadhar Number, full name, pin code, captcha image in the provided blank spaces, respectively.
5. If you have an mAadhar then you can check “Yes” in “Do you have TOTP” else simply click “Request OTP”
6. The OTP would be received in the applicant’s registered mobile number. If the OTP is not received or the time validity of the OTP is expired, press “Resend One Time Password” button.
7. Once the OTP is received, type it in the given space and choose “Download Aadhar” button.


8. The e-Aadhar will be downloaded in PDF format in the applicant’s computer.

Aadhar Card Download Without the Enrolment ID and Aadhar Number

The applicants need not panic if they neither have their Enrolment ID nor their Aadhar number. The Enrolment ID can actually be retrieved and the e-Aadhar can be downloaded by using your registered mobile number. Proceed with the following to obtain the Aadhar card as a pdf file.

1. First, retrieve the Enrolment ID (EID) by following the below steps.
  • Visit the UIDAI website.
  • In the several Aadhar online services which are displayed, choose “Retrieve Lost UID/EID” in Aadhar Enrolment menu.
  • Choose the “Retrieve EID” option on the left side of the page.
  • Enter the full name, registered email id and registered mobile number.
  • Type security code and press “Send OTP” button.
  • The applicant will receive the OTP code either in his/her registered mobile number or email id.
  • Type the received OTP code in the “Enter OTP” blank space on the right side of the webpage.
  • Click “Verify OTP” button.
  • Once the verification of OTP is done, the Enrolment ID will be sent to the applicant’s email or registered mobile number.
2. Once the Enrolment ID is received, it can be used for downloading the e-Aadhar by following the above procedure Download e-Aadhar using Enrolment ID.

What is an VID and Procedure to Download Aadhar Card using VID?

VID or the Virtual ID is a temporary 16-digit number that can be mapped to your Aadhar Card number and one can not get your Aadhar number using the VID. VID can be used in case you don’t want to share your Aadhar ID for any of the process that require Aadhar ID. In that place VID can be produced and VID is validity is not mentioned as of now and it will be valid till another new VID is generated. One can generate VID for any number of times. The options to accept VID by service providers is under process and soon VID can be given in place of Aadhar Number. Follow the steps given below to to download Aadhar using VID.
1. Open the UIDAI official website.
2. In the main page, under “Aadhar Enrolment” click “Download Aadhar”
3. The page will redirect to Download Aadhar page.
4. Under “Enter your Personal Details” click “I Have VID”
5. Then enter “16-digit VID Number,” Full Name, Pin Code, 6-digit Captcha code.
6. If you have an mAadhar then you can check “Yes” in “Do you have TOTP” else simply click “Request OTP”
7. The one time password will be generated and sent to your registered mobile number. 
8. Enter the OTP and click “Download Aadhar”
9. The e-Aadhar will be downloaded in PDF format in the applicant’s computer and the procedure to get downloaded Aadhar is given under “How to Open the Downloaded Aadhar and What is the New Password.”

How to Open the Downloaded Aadhar and What is the New Password?

The users can download the Aadhar from anyone of the procedure given and upon downloading the Aadhar PDF it is password protected. The new format for Aadhar password has been given by UIDAI and for the users information they different patterns based on name and date of birth of the candidates is listed below. The password for the Aadhar PDF is of 8 characters with the combination of first four letter of Your Name and Year of Birth in YYYY format. The different patterns are

Pattern 1

Name: Suresh Kumar

Year of Birth: 1990

Password: SURE1990

Pattern 2

Name: Sai Kumar

Year of Birth: 1990

Password: SAIK1990

Pattern 3

Name: P. Kumar

Year of Birth: 1990

Password: P.KU1990

Pattern 4

Name: Ria

Year of Birth: 1990

Password: Ria1990

How to Validate Digital Signature?

The e-Aadhar can be printed with the signature of the trusted identity so that the printed paper of e-Aadhar can be utilized as a valid proof. Follow the below steps to validate digital signature.

  • In the downloaded e-Aadhar, right click on the validity unknown icon.
  • Click on “Validate Signature”.
  • Signature validation status window is opened. Click on “Signature Properties”
  • Click on “Show Certificate”.
  • There would be a certification path named “NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics Center”. This is a trusted identity and it automatically validates the documents with digital signature from CCA.
  • Mark the certification path and click “Trust” tab and then “Add to Trusted Identities”.
  • Press “OK” for the security questions.
  • Tick the option “Use this certificate as a trusted root” and click “OK” twice to close the present and the following window.
  • Click “Validate Signature” to validate the document.

What is Aadhar Card Download?

Every resident of India can voluntarily apply for the Aadhaar card and for some facilities  to be availed, it has been made mandatory that he/she must obtain Aadhar Card. Once the applicant has submitted all the necessary information at the enrolment centres during the enrolment process, the UIDAI will generate Aadhar Card of the resident. The applicant can also check the status of Aadhar card in the UIDAI website. Once Aadhar card is generated, Aadhar card download can be immediately done and the applicant need not wait until he/she receives the physical Aadhar card through the Indian postal service. The e-Aadhar will be available in the UIDAI database, which can be downloaded through online, by the applicant. Aadhar card download procedure is very simple if the applicant has his/her Aadhar number or Enrolment ID and their registered mobile handy.

What is an m-Aadhar App?

Aadhar card being a very important ID proof, it is necessary that all the residents have it with them. Because of its increased need, the UIDAI has introduced a feature named as m-Aadhar app for helping the people to have it handy. The m-Aadhar app can be downloaded in the smartphones. The UIDAI allows the residents of India to carry all Aadhar information along with them through the introduction of m-Aadhar application. mAadhar and is now accepted as proof of identity to enter airports across the nation and for train journeys in reserved class. The main advantage of mAadhar app will be that the cardholder need not carry physical document all the time. The mobile number which is registered during the enrolment process must be used for using mAadhar app. Get a detailed outlook on mAadhar at mAadhar Overview and Details.

How to Download Digital Aadhar on m-Aadhar App?

It is unbelievable that there is a feature which allows the residents to carry their Aadhar in their pockets. This feature has been gifted by the UIDAI for the residents’ convenience through an android application named m-Aadhar app. The cardholder can present their Aadhar in the digitized format in a click using m-Aadhar, for traveling in Indian Railways. The digital Aadhar on smartphones only when the registered mobile number is used in the particular phone.

What is an e-Aadhar?

e-Aadhar is nothing but the electronic version of Aadhar card. The electronic version of your Aadhar is made online by UIDAI for easy and instant access. The electronic copy is password protected and it is also digitally signed by the competent authority of the UIDAI. All the information in your Aadhar will also be there on your e-Aadhar Card. In today's scenario, every single person carries a smartphone. So its a smarter choice to have e-Aadhar which comes handy. It is easy to carry around with no fear of losing. The cardholder can download the e-Aadhar Card from the UIDAI site. More information on eAadhar can is given at eAadhar Information and Updates.

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