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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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 uidai.gov.in.
Here's how to download e-Aadhaar card from UIDAI website:
- Go to official website https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in
- 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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