How to Download Aadhaar Card Online?

Aadhar Card is an important document that every individual needs, and you’ll have to keep a copy of the card with you.

Having a physical card can be difficult to handle as your card can be misplaced easily. But, UIDAI offers you to download the Aadhar Card online easily using various methods.

All of these methods are online and can be easily followed to download the Aadhar card. All you need is some information related to your Aadhar like Aadhar Number, Virtual ID, Enrolment Number, etc.

How to Download Aadhaar Card Online

Aadhaar Card Download Using Aadhaar number

If you know your Aadhar Card number then it will be very easy for you to download the Aadhar card. You can follow these steps to download the Aadhar Card online by following these steps-

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI and navigate to the My Aadhar section and click on the Download Aadhar button
  • You’ll be redirected to a new page where you’ll have to click on the login button
  • After clicking on the login button, you’ll have to enter your Aadhar card number, and captcha and click on the send OTP button
  • After clicking on the send OTP button, enter the OTP sent on your registered mobile number
  • Now, your Aadhar card will be downloaded easily and you can find the password-protected Aadhar card PDF in your Download folder. The password for the file is the first 4 letters of your name (as in Aadhaar) in capital letters and your year of birth in YYYY format.

Aadhaar Card Download Using Virtual ID

If you do not remember your Aadhar card number, then you can still download the Aadhar card using your Virtual ID. You can follow these steps to Download the Aadhar card using virtual ID by following these steps-

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI and navigate to the My Aadhar section and click on the Download Aadhar button
  • You’ll be redirected to a new page where you’ll have to click on the login button
  • After clicking on the login button, you’ll have to enter your Virtual ID, and captcha and click on the send OTP button
  • After clicking on the send OTP button, enter the OTP sent on your registered mobile number
  • Now, your Aadhar card will be downloaded easily and you can find the password-protected Aadhar card PDF in your Download folder. The password for the file is the first 4 letters of your name (as in Aadhaar) in capital letters and your year of birth in YYYY format.

Aadhaar Card Download Using Enrolment Number

If you do not have access to your virtual ID or your Aadhar card number, then you can use the enrolment number provided to you while registering. You can follow these steps to Download the Aadhar card using your enrolment number by following these steps-

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI and navigate to the My Aadhar section and click on the Download Aadhar button
  • You’ll be redirected to a new page where you’ll have to click on the login button
  • After clicking on the login button, you’ll have to enter your Virtual ID, and captcha and click on the send OTP button
  • After clicking on the send OTP button, enter the OTP sent on your registered mobile number
  • Now, your Aadhar card will be downloaded easily and you can find the password-protected Aadhar card PDF in your Download folder. The password for the file is the first 4 letters of your name (as in Aadhaar) in capital letters and your year of birth in YYYY format.

Aadhaar Card Download Using DigiLocker Account

Digiloker is an App provided by the Government of India to provide repository services to the citizens. You can use the app to get the digital version of all the documents like Aadhar card, PAN Card, vaccine certificate, driving license, etc.

The following are the steps using which you can download the DigiLocker app and get your Aadhar card using the app-

  • Download the DigiLocker app on your smartphone and open the app followed by entering your mobile number
  • An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number which you’ll have to enter followed by clicking on the “Verify” button
  • Now, set your username and password for the DigitLocker Account and your DigiLocker account will be successfully created
  • Now, enter your 12-digit Aadhar number and click on the submit button
  • An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number which you’ll have to enter
  • After verifying the OTP, your DigiLocker Account will be successfully created and you can find your Aadhar card listed under the Issued tab

Aadhaar Card Download Using Masked Aadhaar Card

Masked Aadhaar Card is a security feature provided by UIDAI to Aadhar subscribers. The difference between a Masked Adhar card and a normal Aadhar card is that the first 8 digits of the Masked Aadhar card are hidden and only the last 4 digits are visible.

The following are the steps to download the Masked Aadhar Card from the official website of UIDAI-

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI and click on the download Aadhar button
  • Now, you’ll be redirected to a new page where you’ll have to enter the Aadhaar Number, Enrolment Number, or VID and solve the captcha and click on the send OTP button
  • Now, select the “Do you want a Masked Aadhar” card option
  • After that, enter the OTP and click on “Verify and Download” to download the masked Aadhar card
  • Your Masked Aadhar card will be downloaded and you can view your password-protected Aadhar card PDF in your Download folder. The password for the file is the first 4 letters of your name (as in Aadhaar) in capital letters and your year of birth in YYYY format.

How to Find Your Aadhaar Number on your Mobile?

Aadhar card is difficult to remember the number and it is easy for you to misplace the card therefore, UIDAI provided you with an option to recover the lost Aadhar card number.

You can follow these steps to find your Aadhar card number on your mobile by following these steps-

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI and click on the Retrieve EID / Aadhaar number
  • Now, you’ll be redirected to a new page where you’ll have to enter your name registered mobile number, or email ID followed by solving the captcha button
  • Now, click on the “Send OTP” button and enter the OTP sent on your mobile number in the given field
  • After successful registration, you’ll receive your Aadhar card Number as a text message from UIDAI

FAQs

What is a Masked Aadhar Card?

A Masked Aadhar Card is a card issued in which the first 8 digits are replaced with characters like ‘XXXX-XXXX’ and only the last four digits are visible.

Can I Download my Aadhar card without an Aadhar card number?

Yes, you can download your Aadhar card without your Aadhar card number by using your Enrolment ID or Virtual ID.

Is eAadhar card’s validity the same as a physical Aadhar card?

Yes, eAadhar card is provided with the same legality as a physical Aadhar card.

What is the validity of my Aadhar card?

Aadhar card comes with lifelong validity of the person.

What is the Order Aadhar PVC Card service?

UIDAI provides users with an option to get an Aadhar card PVC Card in physical format delivered to them. It is a physical card that is easy to carry and does not get perished over time.

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