How to Download E-Aadhaar?

  • April 29, 2024
  • Dushyant Sharma
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E-Aadhaar refers to the password protected electronic copy of Aadhaar, which is digitally signed by UIDAI. Aadhaar Card is one of the most important documents for an Indian resident. This document acts as proof of address and identity for an individual. Having an Aadhaar Card allows Indian residents to avail certain government welfare benefits offered by the Government of India.


If you have been wondering about how to download e-Aadhaar online, this article will serve as a guide for you!

What is E-Aadhaar?

E-Aadhaar refers to a password-protected electronic version of your Aadhaar which has been digitally signed by a UIDAI official. It is basically a copy of your Aadhaar. It is as valid as the physical copy of Aadhaar.

How can E-Aadhaar be Downloaded Online?

You can easily download E-Aadhaar using your Aadhaar Number. Just follow these simple steps:


Step 1: Keep your Aadhaar Card or Enrolment Number or Virtual ID Number ready: If you do have your Aadhaar number, keep it ready. If you don’t have your Aadhaar, you must keep your virtual ID number or enrolment number along with the time and date which are mentioned in the acknowledgement slip ready.


Step 2: Visit the official website of UIDAI and then click on “My Aadhaar”. Now, click on “Download Aadhaar” which is under the “Get Aadhaar” Section. 



Step 3: Now you will be taken to myAadhaar. On the homepage, click on the “Download Aadhaar” option. 


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Step 4: Now, fill in the Aadhaar Number/Enrolment ID Number/Virtual ID Number before entering the captcha code. Then, click on ‘Send OTP’.

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Step 5: In this step, you can opt for downloading a ‘Masked Aadhaar’. Enter the OTP and then click on the ‘Verify and Download’ button.

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Note: Masked Aadhaar refers to an option which lets you download your Aadhaar but only the last four digits are available in it and the rest are ‘masked’.


Step 6: Now, your Aadhaar card will be downloaded and you can find it in the Download Folder of your computer or phone. You can open the e-Aadhaar by entering the 8-digit password which consists of your name’s first 4 letters in capitals and your year of birth.

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Aadhaar Card is an essential document for the identification and verification of an individual, especially at the time of traveling. It serves many purposes, from booking plane & rail tickets to hotel check-ins, making sure that the journeys are smooth.

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