Downloading e-Aadhaar and Password – The Concept

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Downloading e-Aadhaar and Password

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 
  • Demographics 
  • Biometrics 

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) facilitates the creation of Aadhaar in India. It is available in both electronic and physical formatsIf 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.  

e-Aadhaar Password 

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: 

Case A: 

NameKaran Sharma 

Birth Year: 1990 

e-Aadhaar password would be – KARA1990 

Case B: 

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 1Go 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 3After 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 4Enter your name (same as mentioned while registering for Aadhar) 

Step 5Enter your address and area PIN code. 

Step 6Enter the captcha image text that is displayed on the screen 

Step 7Enter your registered mobile number 

Step 8: Click ‘Get OTP’ to receive One-Time Password on your registered mobile number 

Step 9Now, go to the ‘Enter OTP’ & download your e-Aadhaar card by entering OTP. Afterward, click the ‘Validate & Download’ button. 

Step 10A pdf file will appear that’ll contain your e-Aadhaar card. Open it with the password.  


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