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Aadhar Card Signature

The Aadhaar Card digital signature or Aadhaar e-signature is a unique electronic signature based on an individual’s Aadhaar data. It is an encrypted signature that is designed to electronically sign digitized documents like letters, agreement, etc. It holds the same value as a handwritten signature. Digital signatures are different from electronic signatures. While electronic signatures usually imply entering the name in the electronic document, digital signatures are cryptographically included in the digital document.

Benefits of Aadhaar E-Signature

Let’s take a look at the benefits of Aadhaar e-Signature.

  • Convenience: e-Signature feature has made the registration process hassle-free, quick and real time for customers by eliminating the necessity to be physically present to register Aadhaar card signature, it also prevents human errors and delays that are an unavoidable part of the manual process. Aadhaar card e-signature has also done away with hardware tokens that is a necessary part of the process.
  • Flexibility: Aadhaar e-Signature registration can be done through more than one ways, determined by the device being used by the service provider. One is the biometric verification that involves iris scanning and fingerprint verification. The second way is through mobile device via One Time Password (OTP). Here, the Aadhaar cardholder receives an OTP on his/her registered contact number as a part of the verification process.
  • Privacy: Only certain specific information is involved in the process, so that all information is not accessible to service providers. Maintaining the privacy of information of the signatory is the responsibility of service providers.

How to Validate E-Signature in Aadhar in Mobile

Before you validate your Aadhaar e-Signature via your mobile phone, you need to download the mAadhaar app first by following these simple steps:

  • Visit Google Play app to download the mAadhaar app. This app works only on Android 5+ version and above.
  • Install the app on your mobile phone
  • Next, you will receive an OTP on the mobile number that you have registered with Aadhaar.
  • Enter the OTP to download the mAadhaar card

Next, follow these steps for validating Aadhaar e-Signature through your mobile phone:

  • Create your profile
  • Enter your Aadhaar Card number and then scan the QR-Code
  • Once the QR code has been successfully scanned, your demographic information will appear on your mobile screen

How to Validate E-Aadhaar PDF Digital Signature by Using Adobe Reader

Below are the steps for validating e-Aadhaar PDF Digital Signature via Adobe Reader:

  • Download eAadhaar from UIDAI Resident Portal with Adobe Reader
  • Select the ‘Validity Unknown’ option and then on ‘Validate Signature’
  • When the signature validation status window appears on your screen, click on ‘Signature Properties’
  • Next, select the ‘Show Certificate’ option
  • Verify certification path named ‘NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics Center’
  • This can be identifies as ‘NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics Center’ as the owner of the digital certificate that has been used at the time of signing the document
  • Mark the certification path titled ‘NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics Center’, select the ‘Trust’ option and then click on ‘Add to Trusted Identities’ Subsequently, select the ‘OK’ button to all the security questions that follow
  • Click on the ‘Use this certificate as a trusted root’ option and then select the ‘OK’ option twice to close both windows
  • Select the ‘Validate Signature’ option to complete the process

FAQ's on Aadhar Card Signature

How can I verify my Aadhaar card signature?

Aadhaar card signature can be verified either online or offline. For the offline method, you can visit any registered Aadhaar centers strategically located across India. The available online methods are through the mAadhaar mobile application or digital biometric verification via Adobe Reader.

What is Aadhaar digital signature?

The Aadhaar digital signature, also referred to as Aadhaar e-signature, is a unique electronic signature based on the information that you have registered with Aadhaar. It is an encrypted signature that can be effectively used to electronically sign digitized documents. It is hassle-free and instant.

Is downloaded Aadhaar card valid?

Downloaded Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar is a valid and secure electronic document that is treated at par with a printed Aadhaar letter.

What is validity unknown in Aadhaar card?

While verifying a digital signature in Aadhaar downloaded on your mobile phone, you have to visit the official website of UIDAI and click on the ‘Validate Option’ tab and then on the ‘validity unknown’ option to start with the process of digital signature verification.

Why is Aadhaar signature not verified?

Signature verification is an integral part of issuing an Aadhaar card. The reason for seeing the signature not verified message is because the digital certificate associated with the signature has not been validated.

What is Aadhaar based e-sign?

The Aadhaar digital signature or Aadhaar e-signature is a unique electronic signature based on Aadhaar data. It is an encrypted signature that is designed to electronically sign digitized documents.