What is e-Aadhaar? Step by step guide to download it in 5 minutes

The Aadhaar card is an important identification document in India issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Aadhaar is not only required for government programs, but also for financial services. It is also related to bank accounts, vehicles and insurance policies, etc. The Aadhaar card contains the details of the person’s name, date of birth, gender, address, and photograph.

However, we don’t always have a physical copy of our Aadhaar card all the time. One e-Aadhaar will be sufficient to take advantage of all these services.

According to the information on the UIDAI website, in accordance with the Aadhaar law, e-Aadhaar is also valid as a physical copy of Aadhaar for all purposes. E-Aadhaar can be accessed digitally via the Internet at uidai.gov.in or via the links eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in. e-Aadhaar is a password protected electronic copy of Aadhaar, which is digitally signed by the relevant authority of the UIDAI.

There are basically two methods to download an e-Aadhaar:

registration number: you can download an e-Aadhaar using a 28 digit registration number along with the full name and PIN code. You will receive an OTP upon registered your mobile number. You can also use TOTP to download e-Aadhaar instead of OTP. TOTP can be generated using the mAadhaar mobile app.

Aadhaar Number: You can download e-Aadhaar using 12 digit 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 the mAadhaar mobile app.

However, you need to know your password to be able to download your e-Aadhaar. But what if you can’t remember your password? Well, there is a set pattern that you can follow and even if you keep forgetting your password, it won’t be very difficult for you to recover it.

Steps to download e-Aadhaar

Step 1: Log in to the official UIDAI portal

Step 2: Click on the “Download Aadhaar” option in the My Aadhaar section of the home page

Step 3: Choose between “Aadhar Number”, “Registration ID” and Virtual ID as the e-Aadhaar download method

Step 4: Now enter the details of your selection.

Step 5: Check 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 to your device.



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