How to Download Aadhaar card

An Aadhar number is a unique code comprising of 12-digits, the system is developed for the targeted delivery of services from the Government of India. A person’s Aadhaar includes personal details, demographics, and biometrics. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) facilitates the creation of Aadhar in India. Aadhar is available in both physical and electronic format. Even if you already have a physical one, the electronic Aadhar should be handy just in case you happen to lose the physical one.


Step 1: Go to the official e-Aadhar website.

Step 2: Under the ‘Your Personal Details’ tab, choose amongst ‘Enrolment ID/Aadhar’ whichever you have. The Enrolment ID can be found on the acknowledgment slip received at the time of enrolment.

Step 3: After selecting the option, fill in the number, if you go for enrolment id it is a 14-digit unique code with a date stamp. If you go for Aadhar number, it is a 12-digit unique code.

Step 4: Enter your name which should the same as mention while registering for Aadhar

Step 5: Enter your area PIN code and address.

Step 6: Enter the captcha image text displayed on the screen

Step 7: Enter the registered mobile number

Step 8: Click ‘Get OTP’ to receive a ONE TIME PASSWORD on the registered mobile number as mention above.

Step 9: Go to the ‘Enter OTP and Download You e-Aadhar’ section and download your e-Aadhar card by entering the received OTP. Click ‘Validate and Download’ button.

Step 10: A pdf file will appear containing your e-Aadhar card. Open it with the password as explained above.

Once you open the file using the password combination, you can use it to print your Aadhar card to keep in physical form. Also, you need not worry about losing or forgetting your e-Aadhar password as it is simply the combination of your name and birth year, NAMEYYYY.

What is Aadhaar Card Password?

You can download your Aadhaar Card online at the web-link here: . Once you download the E-Aadhaar, you will notice that it is a PDF file. This PDF file is password protected. The password to this E-Aadhaar PDF file is of 8 characters.

These 8 character password is a combination of the first four letters of your name written in CAPITAL letters (Name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card) and your Year of Birth (in YYYY format). The different variations of an E-Aadhaar card password are detailed below:

Example 1: Your name is VIJAY KUMAR 
Your Year of Birth is 1989
Then your E-Aadhaar password is VIJA1989
Example 2: Your name is RAM KUMAR
Your Year of Birth is 1989 
Then your E-Aadhaar password is RAMK1989
Example 3: Your name is R.M. KUMAR
Your Year of Birth is 1989 
Then your E-Aadhaar password is R.M.1989
Example 4: Your name is SAI 
Your Year of Birth is 1989 
Then your E-Aadhaar password is SAI1989

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