Aadhar Card Download – Easy Steps to Download & Print e-Aadhaar Online

Every Indian citizen required an Aadhaar to get certain government welfare facilities provided by the Government of India. The document acts as a proof of address and identity for an Indian citizen. Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number (UIN) issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Once an he/she enrols for the Aadhaar card by visiting Aadhaar Centres or Banks/Post-offices, he/she can download or print Aadhaar by using the enrolment ID or virtual ID or Aadhaar number provided by the UIDAI. Once a number is issued by UIDAI, user can follow these different steps for Aadhar card download.

Aadhar Card Download by Aadhaar Number

If user want to download or print e-Aadhaar card online, user need to follow the below mentioned very easy steps:

Step 1: Login to official UIDAI website

Step 2: User need to Select the “Aadhaar” option under “Enter your Personal Details” section

Step 3: Select “Regular Aadhaar” and then enter your Aadhaar number, full name and also pin code of your address. Select “Masked Aadhaar” option if you don’t want to show full digit of your Aadhaar number

Step 4: Click on “Request OTP” option to get the one time password (OTP) on your registered mobile number

Step 5: Click on “I Agree” to enter your personal details for authentication

Step 6: Click on “Confirm” to send the OTP to your mobile number  which is registered with UIDAI

Step 7: Enter the OTP received on your registered mobile and click on “Download Aadhar”

Step 8: Enter the OTP and click “Download Aadhaar” to download the your Aadhaar card

Follow Steps to Download Aadhaar Card by Virtual ID (VID)

Downloading Aadhaar number with the Virtual ID is the latest addition to UIDAI’s Aadhaar downloading website. Follow the below mentioned very easy steps to download Aadhaar card using the virtual ID online:

Step 1: Visit UIDAI’s official website

Step 2: Click on “Download Aadhaar

Step 3: You need to select the VID option from the “I Have” section.

Step 4: Update your virtual ID, full name, pin code and security code

Step 5: Now click on “Send OTP” to generate OTP

Step 6: Also you can use the TOTP feature to authenticate your request

Step 7: e-Aadhaar will be downloaded on your system

Step 8: You can access it by updating the Aadhar card password.

Step 9: You need to enter the 8 digit password to open the PDF file – first four letters of your name in CAPITALS and “Year of Birth”

e-Aadhar Card Download by Using Enrolment Number (EID)

In case you have not got your Aadhar card yet or you have forgotten your Aadhaar number, then also you can still download your e-Aadhaar by entering the Aadhaar Enrolment Number (EID). Follow the given very easy steps below for e-Aadhaar card download by enrolment number:

Step 1: Visit on

Step 2: Click on “Download Aadhaar” option

Step 3: You will be redirected on

Step 4: Please enter your 14-digit enrolment ID number and 14-digit time and date values.

Step 5: Please enter your full name, pin code, image captcha code

Step 6: Press “Request OTP” to generate an OTP

Step 7: Press on “Confirm” Button.

Step 8: You will receive the one time password (OTP) on your registered mobile number

Step 9: Enter the OTP and click “Download Aadhaar” option to download the your Aadhaar card

Steps for Aadhar CStep 4: Enter your virtual ID, full name, pin code & security codeard Download by Name and Date of Birth

In case if you do not remember your Aadhaar number or EID, then also you can still download your e-Aadhaar by entering name and date of birth. Follow these very easy steps to Aadhar card download:

Step 1: Visit on Aadhaar website online

Step 2: Please enter your details like full name and either your registered e-mail ID or mobile number and then the security code

Step 3: Press on the “Send OTP” button

Step 4: Enter the one time password (OTP) received on your registered mobile number and click on the “Verify OTP” button

Step 5: A message will show on the screen informing the Aadhaar number is sent to your registered mobile number

Step 6: On Getting your Aadhaar enrolment number on your registered mobile number, visit the e-Aadhaar page on the official UIDAI website
Step 7: Press “I have Aadhaar” option

Step 8: Enter your Aadhaar enrolment number, full name, pin code, image captcha

Step 9: Press “Request OTP”
Step 10: An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter this OTP and click “Download Aadhaar” to download Aadhaar on your system

How to Download e-Aadhaar from DigiLocker Account

DigiLocker has collaborated with the UIDAI to make it available to the cardholders on linking the DigiLocker account with Aadhaar. DigiLocker is a cloud-based service for the issuance, storage, sharing and verification of documents and certificates in digital form which enables the select registered organization to provide electronic or e-copies into ‘digital lockers’ allotted to user. Follow below-mentioned easy steps to download Aadhaar from DigiLocker Account:

Step 1: Login to DigiLocker account

Step 2: Press “Sign In” button and enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number

Step 3: Press ‘Verify’ to get ‘OTP’

Step 4: Enter the OTP, which is received on your mobile number

Step 5: Press ‘Verify OTP’

Step 6: ‘Issued Document’ page will appears. Download ‘e-Aadhaar’ using ‘Save’ icon

How to Download Masked Aadhaar

Masked Aadhaar card is similar to a your regular Aadhaar card. The only difference between the two variants is that Aadhaar number is partially hidden and only last 4 digits of your Aadhaar number are visible. It is aimed at protecting your Aadhaar number from being disclosed to others. Your masked Aadhaar card is equally valid as your regular e-Aadhaar. Follow the easy steps mentioned below to download masked Aadhar card:

Step 1: Visit on

Step 2: Select Aadhaar, Enrolment Number or VID in the “Enter your personal details” section

Step 3: Select “Masked Aadhaar” in the “Select your preference” option and enter other details such as your Aadhaar number, full name, pin code and the security code

Step 4: Press “Request OTP” to send OTP to the mobile number registered with UIDAI

Step 5: Press “I Agree” to give consent to UIDAI for authentication using your personal details

Step 6: Press “Confirm” to send OTP to your registered mobile number

Step 7: Enter the OTP and click on “Download Aadhaar” to download the masked Aadhaar card on your system

Get Aadhaar Card without Registered Mobile Number

Without the registered mobile number, you can’t get your Aadhaar online. You can follow the below mentioned easy steps to get Aadhaar without mobile numbers.

Step 1: Visit the your nearest Aadhaar centre with your Aadhaar number

Step 2: Provide the required your bio-metric details verification like thumb verification, retina scan, etc.

Step 3: Also carry your other identity proof like a PAN and identity card

Step 4: The person concerned at the centre will give a print out of the Aadhaar. A normal paper form will charge only Rs 50, while the PVC version will cost only Rs 100.

Steps to Download e-Aadhaar through Umang App

For downloading Aadhaar through Umang applicants need to follow the easy process mentioned below::

  • Step 1: Download & open the Umang App
  • Step 2: Click on “Aadhaar Card” under all services tab
  • Step 3: Click on “View Aadhaar Card From DigiLocker”
  • Step 4: Login with DigiLocker Account or your Aadhaar number
  • Step 5: Enter the OTP which is received on your registered mobile number
  • Step 6: Press “Verify OTP”
  • Step 7: Now you can download your aadhaar on your system by clicking on download icon

How to Know Your Aadhaar Number on Mobile

If you required to get your Aadhaar on mobile number, you need to follow the below mentioned easy steps:

Step 1: Click on official website of UIDAI

Step 2: Fill your 14-digit Enrolment ID and the date and time of enrolment mentioned on your acknowledgment slip

Step 3: Please enter your registered mobile number, security code

Step 4: Now click on the “Send OTP” tab to process further

Step 5: You will receive the 6-digit one time password (OTP) on your registered number

Step 6: Enter the “OTP” and press “Submit” button

Step 7: You will get the Aadhaar number on your registered mobile number as a text message

How to Take e-Aadhaar Card Print after Download

You will have to enter the 8-digit password to open your e-Aadhaar letter. The password consists of first four letters of your name & the year of your birth. After you download your Aadhaar card in the pdf format on your system from UIDAI’s website, you can print your Aadhaar card online.

Read About: How To Check Aadhar Update Status

Points You Should Remember

  • You can’t download Aadhaar if your mobile number is not registered with UIDAI.
  • UIDAI sends one tiem password (OTP) to the registered mobile number for authentication before allowing you to download the pdf Aadhaar card.
  • You can’t download Aadhaar card without OTP.
  • You can download e-Aadhaar as many times as you required.
  • Downloaded e-Aadhaar can be used in place of your original Aadhaar card everywhere.
  • After downloading the online Aadhaar, one can get its print out by entering the password.

FAQs on e-Aadhaar Card

Q. I have not using the old mobile number and email address was not updated by Aadhaar Card center. How do I download my Aadhaar Card?
A. In such a situation, you can’t download your Aadhaar card. You need to visit nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Center with acknowledgemnet number and get your mobile number updated. Alternatively, you can use your biometrics to download your Aadhaar number.

Q. Which app can I need to download my e-Aadhaar?
A. You can download your Aadhaar on your smartphone from mAadhaar app, where you can a maximum of 3 profiles can be added.

Q. How many ways are there to download e-Aadhaar?
A. You can download your e-Aadhaar from the official UIDAI’s website or install mAadhaar in your smartphone. It is always recommended that you do not use to any other website to download your Aadhaar card.

Q. I don’t remember Aadhaar number, How can I download my Aadhaar using my mobile number?
A. You can retrieve your Aadhaar online at the UIDAI official website. Once you enter your details, your Aadhaar number is sent to your registered mobile number.

Q. Can I download my Aadhar online if my mobile number is not registered on UIDAI website?
A. You can’t download your Aadhaar online if you have not registered your mobile number with Aadhaar.

Q. Can I download masked Aadhaar in DigiLocker?
You can’t download masked Aadhaar in any app as of now. The service is available only at the official UIDAI website.

Q. I have updated details in my Aadhaar. Will I have to download Aadhaar again?
A. When you download the Aadhaar again, updated details will show in your e-Aadhaar. Once you update the details in Aadhaar, you have to download the updated Aadhaar in your DigiLocker as well.

Q. Can I use my Virtual ID to download Aadhaar?
A. Yes, you can use your virtual ID to download your Aadhaar card online using the UIDAI’s portal.

Q. I have lost my original Aadhaar. Can I download it and use it in Airports?
A. You can download Aadhaar from the UIDAI’s official website and print it. This printed copy can be used in place of original Aadhaar. Also you can create your account in DigiLocker and download your Aadhaar in the app. This Aadhaar can be used as the identity proof for entering airports.

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