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Aadhaar Card Download Print

How to Download and Print Aadhaar Card Online

For an average Indian, holding and carrying important documents can be a hassle in their day-to-day lives. There are times when our wallets and bags get misplaced or lost, and with them are the identity documents, one such important document being our aadhaar card.

Aadhaar is a twelve-digit unique identification number that is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the residents of India. This card is essential because it serves as an individual’s Proof of Identity (POI) and Proof of Address (POA). For an individual to avail subsidies and benefits, which come under the aadhaar scheme, it is compulsory to hold an aadhaar card with a valid 12-digit number.

If such a situation arises where the card is misplaced or the individual does not want to carry the document with them, they can avail a number of options from UIDAI. They can either use mAadhaar app or download Aadhar card online. There are three ways to download an aadhaar card online.

Steps for downloading E-Aadhaar using Aadhaar number

The e-aadhaar is a downloadable version of your aadhaar card in PDF format, it can be used as a printout for POI and POA.

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI - eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in
  • Select the tab ‘Download Aadhaar’
  • It will redirect you to a new page where you can choose the mode of download
  • Select the ‘Aadhaar’ option and keep your aadhar number ready
  • Enter your details such as aadhaar number, full name, pin code of your residential address and carefully enter the correct captcha image
  • Select ‘Get One Time Password’ option to get the OTP on your registered mobile number
  • If you use mAadhaar app, you have to opt for TOTP
  • Select ‘Confirm’ to send the OTP
  • Enter the correct six-digit OTP as per the request
  • Select ‘Validate and Download’ button to download your e-aadhaar
  • Enter the password and click on submit
  • Now you can download your e-aadhaar card in a PDF format
  • Once you get your e-aadhar card, you can take a print out of this document
  • This copy of aadhar card is acceptable as a POI & POA

Steps for downloading E-Aadhaar using VID

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI - eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in
  • Select the tab ‘Download Aadhaar’
  • It will redirect you to a new page where you can choose the mode of download
  • Select the ‘VID’ option and enter your personal details
  • Enter your 16-digit VID in the requested box
  • Enter your details such as aadhaar number, full name, pin code of your residential address and carefully enter the correct captcha image
  • Select ‘Get One Time Password’ option to get the OTP on your registered mobile number
  • If you use mAadhaar app, you have to opt for TOTP
  • Select ‘Confirm’ to send the OTP
  • Enter the correct six-digit OTP as per the request
  • Select ‘Validate and Download’ button to download your e-aadhaar card
  • Your e-aadhaar card will be downloaded in a PDF format to your computer

Steps for downloading E-Aadhaar using Enrollment ID

A citizen can also download their e-aadhaar by entering the Aadhar Enrolment Number (EID) as well. The EID is mentioned in the acknowledgement slip given to you at the enrollment centre post application.

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI - eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in
  • Select the tab ‘Download Aadhaar’
  • It will redirect you to a new page where you can choose the mode of download
  • Select the ‘EID’ option and enter your personal details
  • Enter your 14-digit enrolment ID number and 14-digit time and date values
  • Enter your details such as full name, pin code of your residential address and carefully enter the correct captcha image
  • Select ‘Get One Time Password’ option to get the OTP on your registered mobile number
  • If you use mAadhaar app, you have to opt for TOTP
  • Select ‘Confirm’ to send the OTP
  • Enter the correct six-digit OTP as per the request
  • Select ‘Validate and Download’ button to download your e-aadhaar card
  • Your e-aadhaar card will be downloaded in a PDF format to your computer

How to Download Aadhar Card by Name and Date of Birth?

If an individual does not have their aadhaar or enrolment number, they can choose to download their e-aadhaar by selecting name and date of birth. All you have to do is retrieve your aadhaar number from UIDAI’s website.

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI - resident.uidai.gov.in/find-uid-eid to retrieve your EID or aadhaar number
  • Carefully enter your full name, registered email id, mobile number and the security code
  • Select the ‘Send One time Password’ tab
  • enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number and select the “Verify OTP” tab
  • Post this, your aadhaar enrolment number is sent on your mobile as a SMS text
  • Visit the official website of UIDAI - eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in
  • Select ‘I have Enrolment ID option’
  • Enter aadhaar enrolment number, full name, pin code, and the captcha image
  • Select the ‘One Time Password’ option to receive an OTP on your registered mobile
  • Select ‘Validate and Download’ button to download your e-aadhaar card
  • Your e-aadhaar card will be downloaded in a PDF format to your computer

How to Print Your Aadhar card?

As mentioned before, the e-aadhaar is downloaded in a PDF format. (This format can be read by Adobe Acrobat or a PDF reader, you can upload it online as well as read this PDF file). In order to access your card, a password is required; currently it is a combination of the first four letters of your name and the last four characters of your year of birth in capital letters. Once you have gained access, simply take a print out.

FAQs on Aadhaar Card Download And Print

Can I download my Aadhar online if my mobile number is not registered with UIDAI?

No, you cannot download Aadhaar card online if your mobile number is not registered with UIDAI.

Which app can I use to download my e-Aadhaar?

You can download your aadhaar on your smartphone in the mAadhaar app available exclusively on Google Play Store.

How many ways are there to download e-Aadhaar?

You can download your e-Aadhaar from the official UIDAI’s website or install mAadhaar in your smartphone. You can download e-aadhaar as many times as you want.

How to download Aadhaar card online

There are 3 ways to download your aadhaar card online by visiting the official website of UIDAI - eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in

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