E-Aadhar Download – Steps How You Can Download E-Aadhar Card


What is an Aadhar Card?

Aadhar card or unique identification number is one of the most important documents in India. It is issued by the central government of India to every citizen and NRI as well if they have bank accounts in India. An Aadhar card consists of a 12 digit number which is unique identification proof of everyone in the country. It is a biometric document that can be read by the government and when processed in any government database all your details and personal information will appear. 

An Aadhar card consists of very valuable information such as your unique identification number, Name, Address, Date of Birth, Mobile number. You can first apply for an Aadhar card physically at your nearest Aadhar card center, bank, post office and after providing all the necessary documents the department will deliver it to your address. You can also apply for a new or duplicate copy of your Aadhar card online and download an E Aadhar card or UID Aadhar download from the UIDAI’s official website. There are many ways to download E Aadhar online through enrollment ID, virtual ID, Aadhar number in case of a duplicate copy of Aadhar. Let us show you how you can download Aadhar online from different scenarios.

How To Download E-Aadhar By Aadhar Number?

You can download an E-Aadhar card through your Aadhar number issued by the government of India. You can do this to get a duplicate or in case you never got an original copy from the department. The process of downloading the Aadhar online through Aadhar number is very easy.

Step 1- Go to UIDAI or Aadhar official Website https://uidai.gov.in/

Step 2- Select the “Download Aadhar” option from the drop-down list above in “My Aadhar” or you can directly visit the page by putting this URL https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/

Step 3- Then click on the “Aadhar” option form the “I Have” section

Step 4- Enter your 12-digit unique identification number in the box. At this stage, you can also check the box to get a masked Aadhar card if you want one.

Step 5- Fill up your Captcha code as given below

Step 6- Click on the “Send OTP” option and soon you will receive a one-time password on your registered mobile number.

Step 7- submit your OTP which you received on your phone

Step 8- Then take a short survey and click on the “Verify and Download” option. You will then get your online Aadhar copy.

How To Download E-Aadhar By Name and DOB?

If you have forgotten or lost your enrollment number or Aadhar number, you can then download Aadhar online through your Name and Date of Birth.

Follow these steps as mentioned below:

Step 1- Type this URL on Google https://resident.uidai.gov.in/lost-uideid

Step 2- Write your full name, registered email address, or mobile number and the security code

Step 3- Click the “Send OTP” button

Step 4- Submit the valid OTP you received on your registered mobile number and click on “verify”

Step 5- Once the verification process is complete you will receive your Aadhar number on your registered mobile number 

Step 6- After receiving the Aadhar number you can log in to the official UIDAI website and complete the process like before.

Step 7- Go to the “I Have” option under the Aadhar segment

Step 8- Click on the OTP option

Step 9- Submit the OTP and Download your E-Aadhar card

How To Download E-Aadhar By Enrollment Number(EID)?

Due to many issues, you don’t receive your Aadhar card physically or in case you have lost it, forgotten your Aadhar number, or made some changes in the Aadhar card. You can download a copy of your online Aadhar card through your enrolment ID or EID.

Carefully follow the steps below:

Step 1- Visit the official Aadhar website www.uidai.gov.in

Step 2- Select the “Download Aadhar” option

Step 3- Enter your 14 digit enrollment number in the box

Step 4- Fill out your Name, Pin Code, and Captcha code in the respective areas

Step 5- Generate your OTP by clicking “Request OTP”

Step 6- Click on the “confirm” option

Step 7- Submit the OTP which you have received on your registered mobile number

Step 8- Click on the “Download Aadhaar” option

Step 9- Download and print your E-Aadhaar card

How To Download E-Aadhar By VID (Virtual Identefication Number)?

Earlier, you can only download an E-Aadhar card with an Aadhar number and enrolment ID but now the government has put the whole process online. You can even apply for an Aadhaar card digitally and instead of getting an enrolment ID, now you will receive a 16 digit virtual ID. You can download Aadhar online through VID. The process is quite similar to others with few additions on the official UIDAI website. Let’s have a look at the online download of the E-Aadhar card.

Follow the instructions below:

Step 1- Go to the official UIDAI website

Step 2- Select the “Download Aadhar” option

Step 3- Now you can also see the VID option in the “I Have” section

Step 4- Submit your 16 digits virtual ID

Step 5- Fill out the respective areas with your Name, Pin Code, and Security code

Step 6- Create your “OTP” by selecting “Send OTP”, you can also create the TOTP feature for the authentication

Step 7- E-Aadhaar will be downloaded and saved on your system automatically

Step 8- Open the file by entering your Aadhaar card password

Step 9- Aadhaar card password is simple for the PDF file, it is an 8 digit password made with 4 letters of your name in the capital and your Birth year.

How To Download E-Aadhar Card Online Without Phone Number?

Now, you must have noticed that downloading an E-Aadhar card through all the above processes requires one essential step which is receiving OTP for the verification. Any of the above processes can not be completed without access to the registered mobile number. So the question is what will happen in case you don’t have the access to your registered mobile number? Well, the answer is below, because we are telling you how you can download E-Aadhar without a mobile number.

Follow the below-listed steps carefully:

Step 1- Visit your nearest Aadhar center/bank/post office 

Step 2- Complete the verification process by providing biometric details such as thumb and fingerprints, retina scan

Step 3- Show any other identity card such as Voter ID or PAN card

Step 4- Then the assessing officer will download the E-Aadhar card from the website and complete the verification and correction process.


You can download the E-Aadhar copy on normal paper or PVC paper for Rs.50 and Rs.100 respectively.

Faq’s on E-Aadhar Card Download

This is the latest provision in e-Aadhar for the citizens to mask their Aadhaar cards while downloading e-Aadhaar in which the first 8 characters are replaced with ‘XXXX-XXXX’ and only displays the last four digits of the Aadhaar number.


Yes you can download e-aadhar using Enrolment ID and Virtual ID, if you forgot your Aadhaar number.

To download e-Aadhar or pdf, you can visit the official website of UIDAI i.e.  https://uidai.gov.in/

Yes, you can install Umang APP in both IOS and Android devices for download e- Aadhaar.

Yes, Aadhaar Card and e-Aadhaar are similar. Aadhaar Card is sent to the applicants in physical form through the post from UIDAI whereas applicant needs to download e-Aadhaar through UIDAI’s website.

Once you download e-Aadhar, it is valid for a lifetime

Once you download e-aadhar you can print it by entering the 8-digit password.


In case the Aadhaar card is misplaced or lost, UIDAI has launched a new service “Order Aadhaar Reprint”  w.e.f 01-12-2018 for the citizens. They can reprint the Aadhaar card by paying the nominal charges. The applicants who have not registered their mobile numbers can also avail this service via Non-Registered/Alternate Mobile number.

An applicant has to pay a charge of Rs. 50/- (inclusive of GST and speed post charges) for “Order Aadhaar Reprint”.


The request for “Order Aadhaar Reprint” can be done by visiting the official website of UIDAI either using Aadhaar Number or Verification Identification Number. Boat residents with registered or non-registered mobile numbers can avail this service. In case of registered mobile number, OTP/TOTP will be sent on the registered mobile number and if you are using non-registered or alternate mobile number OTP will be sent on non-registered or alternate mobile number.

. Yes, you can raise a request on a different address by updating the Aadhaar details of the new address. You can do this by either visiting the nearest enrolment centre or update it online via SSUP portal.


You will receive “Order Aadhaar Reprint” within 5 working days.

You can download m-Aadhaar app from the Google Playstore.


Once the request for an update is approved, you can download your Aadhaar letter online by clicking ‘Download Aadhaar’ on the official website of UIDAI.


Yes, Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) letter you download online has the same validity as that of the original.

You can open e-Aadhar in ‘Adobe Reader’

Yes, you can download e-Aadhar by face authentication & it is a very simple process. Just follow the below steps:

Step-1: Visit the official website of UIDAI at https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/#/

Step-2: Now, enter your 12- digit Aadhaar number

Step-3: Enter the captcha verification code as displayed

Step-4: Click on “Face Auth” for e-Aadhaar download by face authentication. Make sure your web camera is connected. Your web camera will start to detect your face.

Step-5: Once your image will be verified with the image in the UIDAI’s database, you need to take the survey

Step-6: Click on “Verify and Download”

Step-7: Now you can easily download e-Aadhar

Yes, e-Aadhaar is equally valid as a physical copy of Aadhaar.



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