Aadhar is the Largest Biometric system launched on 28th Jan 2009 in India. The Aadhar will identify every citizen of India. You might have a physical copy of Aadhar but if you want to have a Digital copy Aadhar card, then this article “How to download Aadhar card online” you can have it quite easily.
In this article, I am going to share the Latest process of how to download Aadhar card online in PDF format. Also, after downloading E-Aadhar, I will show you how to open your Aadhar card, and how to save it and print it.
Let’s start the process of Aadhar card download.
First, you need to open any Internet browser like Google Chrome and type “www.uidai.gov.in” in the address bar and Press “Enter”.
After clicking on the UIDAI govin link, you can see the interface which displays, “Select your Preferred Language to enter the Website”. Here, you need to select the language in which you want to access this UIDAI website. For that, choose your preferred language. You click on “English” language.
Now, you can see multiple tabs but to download Aadhar card pdf, you select the tab “My Aadhaar” & Click on the option “Download Aadhaar”
Later on, you will be redirected to another webpage. Here, you will see “Welcome to My Aadhaar” & Click on the “Login” option on the right side.
Now, Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number you want to download here
And also you need to enter the image captcha under the “Enter the Above Captcha” tab.
Later on, Click on “Send OTP” to log in. Now you will get a One-time password (OTP) to your Aadhar registered mobile.
Under the “Enter OTP” section, enter it and click on the “Login” option.
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After clicking, you will again get multiple options under “Services”. To download Aadhaar card click on the option “Download Aadhaar”.
Once you click on it, you can see your Aadhaar details like your Aadhar Photo, Name, Date of Birth, and address in the preview.
Here, you can see an option called “Do you want a Masked Aadhar”. If you select this option, the first 8 digits of your 12-digit Aadhaar number will be visible as (i.e. XXXX) without showing your Aadhaar details. But, the last 4 digits will be visible. It is called “Masked Aadhaar”.
Masked Aadhaar secures and hides your Aadhar data from others to minimize fraudulent use. It is optional only, if you want it, select it.
Now, click on the “Download” button.
As soon as you click on that, you will get a message saying “Congratulations Your card has been successfully downloaded”
Also if you look at the bottom it says “The Aadhaar Letter PDF Password will be in 8 characters”.
To open your Aadhaar card, click on the downloaded PDF format. As the PDF is password protected, you have to give a Password.
The password is a “Combination of the first 4 letters of your name (As in Aadhar) in CAPITAL letters and year of birth in YYYY format”. In total, you should enter 8 digits in CAPITAL letters only.
Your Name in Aadhar: Subba Rao M
Year of birth: 1964
Password will be: SUBB1964
Now, you click on the “Submit” button.
And your Aadhaar card will be opened in PDF Format. Also, if you want to print your adhar card, click on the print button.
I hope you understood the “How to download Aadhar Card online” concept.
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Author is a Qualified CMA with rich industry experience for more than 6 years. He is an All India Ranker (AIR-101) in CMA and also a Semi-Qualified Chartered Accountant having a quite good experience in teaching the subjects of Accounting and Costing to the commerce aspirants.