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How to download e-Aadhaar card online with your registered mobile number

E-Aadhaar card is a convenient option to avoid the hassle of carrying a physical identity proof for any sudden needs.

August 24, 2020 / 07:48 AM IST

Aadhaar card is now one of the most important identity proof documents required for anything from opening a bank account to filing income tax returns. However, it may not be convenient to carry a hard copy all the time. The easier way to keep it handy is to download an e-Aadhaar card on your smartphone.

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What do you need to download e-Aadhaar card?
You only need your Aadhaar number and registered mobile number to download e-Aadhaar card online from the Unique Identification Authority of India 's or UIDAI website

Here's how to download e-Aadhaar card from UIDAI website:

- Go to official website

- Enter your Aadhaar card number and key in the captcha

- An  OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number

- Click on verify after answering certain questions

- Your e-Aadhaar card will be downloaded in PDF format

How to open e-Aadhaar PDF?

To open the PDF, you will require a password. The password will be the first four letters of your name in capital letters and the year of birth. For eg: If your name is Rahul Arora and your birth year is 1985, then the password will be RAHU1985.

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Earlier,  an applicant needed to visit an Aadhaar Seva Kendra, fill a form and submit photocopies of essential ID and address proof documents. 

Faizan Javed
first published: Aug 12, 2020 11:47 am