Once you have applied for an Aadhaar card, it is not necessary you have to wait for days to receive the hard copy of your Aadhaar through the postal service. The UIDAI official website provides every applicant option to download the Aadhaar card online. This copy can be used anywhere and is recognized by government institutions also.
So, how to download the E-Aadhaar? It is pretty simple. However, there is some pre-requisite for downloading the E-Aadhaar.
- Enrolment ID/Aadhaar Number
- Registered mobile number in hand
Enrolment ID/Aadhaar number
If you have lost your enrolment ID or if you need to find out your enrolment ID here is the step by step procedure PS: retrieving the information online requires registered mobile number, without a registered mobile number, if don’t have a registered mobile number this method is not possible. To register mobile number, I have mentioned below. However, if you have provided an email ID during registration, this method can be used.
Step 1: visit the official UIDAI website.
Step 2: on the left-hand side you can find a heading “Aadhaar Online Services” and 3 subheadings below that. Under the sub-heading “Aadhaar Enrolment” you can find the last option as “Retrieve Lost UID/EID”. Select this option or click here https://resident.uidai.gov.in/find-uid-eid
Step 3: Now you are redirected to a new page with a heading “Retrieve EID/UID” and a fill-up form below it. On the left-hand side, you can see two option, “Aadhaar Number (UID)” and “Enrolment Number (EID)” select the option you want.
Step 4: Now, on the right-hand side you can find a fill-up form to enter the full name, Email, Mobile, and code as shown in the captcha. Enter these details carefully.
Step 5: click “Send OTP” button after completing the fill-in, now the server will send an OTP to your Mobile number and Email ID.
Step 6: Check any one of them and enter the OTP in the box on the right side and press the “Verify OTP” button.
Now if the details entered and the OTP entered matches the records, the “UID/EID” will be displayed on the screen.
Download your Aadhar Card
Registered mobile number
Without the registered mobile number or if you have still not registered a mobile number with the Aadhaar card, this it is not possible to download the Aadhaar card online. So if you have not registered, visit your nearest Aadhaar enrolment center and place the request to the staff, get the form for updating and then register a mobile number.
With all these details in hand, here is the step by step procedure to download you E-Aadhaar.
Step 1: Visit the official UIDAI website or click here https://uidai.gov.in/
Step 2: On the page, you will find a heading “Aadhaar Online Services” and 3 option in different colour boxes “Aadhaar Enrolment”, “Aadhaar Update”, and “Aadhaar Services”. Under the “Aadhaar Enrolment” you can find an option “Download Aadhaar”, Select this option or click here https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/#/popup
Step 3: Now a new page opens up with the heading “E-Aadhaar”, and a fill-up form below it. Now at the beginning of the fill-up form, you will find a feature that says “I have” and an option to select from two, “Enrolment ID” and “Aadhaar” select the option Aadhar
Step 4: The form refreshes and now you can start filling in the form, enter your Aadhaar number, full name, Pin Code, and the code as displayed in the Captcha.
Step 5: Now press the “Get One Time Password” button below. The server will send an OTP to your registered mobile number and email ID,
Step 6: Check your mobile or email id, and enter the OTP received below, and press the button “Validate &Download”
Step 7: Now if the OTP and the details entered matches the records, the E-Aadhaar file will be downloaded as a Pdf file to your system.
Step 8: The Pdf file is password protected and you cannot open it without a valid password. Do not worry, the password to your Pdf file is a combination of 8 characters. The first 4 characters are the first 4 letters of your name and the remaining 4 characters is your date of birth. For example, if your name is Meera and date of birth is 01-01-2000, then your password will be meer2000.
Once you enter the password, the Pdf file open and you can take print out of your E-Aadhaar.
Hope this article helped you