How to download aadhaar card online [2020]


Nowadays Aadhaar card is the most important identity proof in India.  Every citizen in India mandatory to have an aadhaar card. So in this article, I am going to tell you how to download an e aadhaar card online.

Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identification number issued by UIDAI.

Aadhaar card contains all the necessary pieces of information of the person like biometric data, demographic details, photograph, name, date of birth, sex, and address.

Benefits of having Aadhaar card

A lot of benefits of having aadhaar card in India.   Mainly for identity and address proof. and various financial services such as opening a bank account, bank loan, tax filing, and returns, etc…

In government sectors like welfare schemes and subsidies like LPG connection etc…

Why do we need an electronic(e) aadhaar card?

Many are thinking why do we need e aadhaar instead of having a physical Aadhaar card. Let me tell you one situation,  If you are going to a bank, to open a bank account, but you forgot to get the physical aadhaar card or xerox copy of aadhaar card. But nowadays to open a bank account aadhaar card is mandatory. 

In this situation, e aadhaar card plays a major role here. If you know your 12 digit aadhaar number and aadhaar linked mobile in your hand. You can easily download e aadhaar card online.

How many ways to download e aadhaar card online?

There are three ways to download an e aadhaar using Aadhaar Number, Enrollment I’d, Virtual I’d.

Here I am going to tell the most commonly used method to download e aadhaar card online using aadhaar number step by step.

Note: Before going to the steps make sure you have an aadhaar number and aadhaar linked mobile in your hand.

Steps to download aadhaar card online

Step: 1  Go to

uidai website aadhaar

Step: 2 Click Download Aadhaar link under My Aadhaar menu


Step: 3 Once landing on the download page. Enter your 12 digit aadhaar number.


Step: 4  Next you can see Checkbox  I want masked Aadhaar?  if you want to hide your aadhaar number in a downloaded e aadhaar card. Check this option otherwise just leave it.


Step: 5 Enter captcha shown in the box correctly and click send OTP button.


Step: 6  Now you receive a 6 digit OTP to your Aadhaar linked mobile number. Enter the 6 digits OTP in the given Enter OTP box.


Step: 7  After entering the OTP. Some times the website asks some survey questions like this Take a Quick Survey, Answer the survey questions, and come down.


Step: 8 Scroll to the page bottom, you can see the Verify and download button. Click on the button. That’s it, your e Aadhaar will be download.


Step: 9 The downloaded Aadhaar is the password-protected document. When you open the document it will ask the password.

Step: 10 Password the combination of the first four letters of your name(as in aadhaar) in capital letters and Year of birth (YYYY).

Example: Your name is SANJAY KUMAR and the Year of birth is 1990.

Then your e aadhaar password is SANJ1990

I hope the above-mentioned steps are helpful to you to get an e aadhaar online. Thanks

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