Downloading e-Aadhaar and Password – The Concept
An Aadhaar Number is a unique code that is comprised of 12 digits; The system is developed for the targeted delivery of services from the ‘Government of India’. A person’s Aadhaar includes:
- Personal Details
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) facilitates the creation of Aadhaar in India. It is available in both electronic and physical formats. If you are already having a physical one, the electronic Aadhaar should be handy only if you end up losing the physical one.
To access the e-Aadhaar, all you need is a password. The .pdf file that contains your e-Aadhaar is protected by a password which is a combination of your credentials.
If you want the electronic version of your Aadhaar card, you can download it from the official website of e-Aadhaar (https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/#/). After downloading the file you’ll be required to fill-in the password for accessing it. NOTE: The password is an alpha-numeric 8 digit unique code – A combination of your personal details.
Examples showing a combination of names:
Name: Karan Sharma
Birth Year: 1990
e-Aadhaar password would be – KARA1990
Name: Sahil Trivedi
Birth Year: 1989
e-Aadhaar password would be – SAHI1989
Need for Password
The password is protected for keeping your identity safe and secure. Since Aadhaar card contains your personal details and the possibility is it can be misused by others, therefore, the electronic version is password-protected.
Downloading e-Aadhaar Card
Step 1: Go to the official website of e-Aadhaar – https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/#/
Step 2: Under the tab ‘Your Personal Details’ choose among ‘Enrolment Aadhaar/ID’ whichever you have. NOTE: The enrolment ID can be found on the ‘Acknowledgement Slip’ received at the enrolment time.
Step 3: After the option is selected, fill-in the number only if you go for enrolment id, it is a 14-digit unique code along with a date stamp. If you opt for Aadhar number, it is 12-digit unique code.
Step 4: Enter your name (same as mentioned while registering for Aadhar)
Step 5: Enter your address and area PIN code.
Step 6: Enter the captcha image text that is displayed on the screen
Step 7: Enter your registered mobile number
Step 8: Click ‘Get OTP’ to receive One-Time Password on your registered mobile number
Step 9: Now, go to the ‘Enter OTP’ & download your e-Aadhaar card by entering OTP. Afterward, click the ‘Validate & Download’ button.
Step 10: A pdf file will appear that’ll contain your e-Aadhaar card. Open it with the password.