Aadhaar Card Update: Step-by-step guide to download e-Aadhaar in 10 minutes
Users can log on to UIDAI’s official website, uidai.gov.in, or eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in to download a copy of their e-Aadhaar
One of the important documents in India is the Aadhaar card which is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Not only required for government schemes but Aadhaar is also required for financial services as well. It is also linked with bank accounts, vehicles and insurance policies etc. Aadhaar card contains the details of the person’s name, date of birth, gender, address and photograph.
We don’t always have a physical copy of our Aadhaar card all the time. An e-Aadhaar will be sufficient for availing of all those services. UIDAI allows Indians to obtain their Aadhaar card through the official website even if they do not have a registered mobile number.
E-aadhaar can be accessed digitally via the Internet at uidai.gov.in or eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in links.
There are essentially two methods to download an e-Aadhaar:
Enrollment number: You can download an e-Aadhaar using a 28 digit enrolment number along with full name and Pin code. You will receive an OTP on registering your mobile number. You can also use TOTP to download e-Aadhaar instead of OTP. TOTP can be generated using mAadhaar mobile Application.
Aadhaar number: You can download e-Aadhaar by using 12 digits Aadhaar number along with full name and pin code. In this download process, you will get OTP on your registered mobile number, like the above process. You can also use TOTP to download e-Aadhaar instead of OTP by generating mAadhaar mobile Application.
However, you need to know your password to be able to download your e-Aadhaar. But what if you don’t remember your password? Well, there is a set pattern that you can follow and even if you keep forgetting your password, it will not be very difficult for you to get it back.
Steps to download e-Aadhaar
Step 1: Log on to UIDAI’s official portal
Step 2: Click on the ‘Download Aadhaar’ option in the My Aadhaar section of the homepage
Step 3: Choose between ‘Aadhar Number’, ‘Enrolment ID’ and Virtual ID as the method for e-Aadhaar download
Step 4: Now enter the details of your selection.
Step 5: Verify the CAPTCHA code before sending an OTP to your registered phone number.
Step 6: Enter OTP to verify the process.
Step 7: Your password protected e-Aadhaar will be downloaded on your device.