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How to Get Aadhar Card Online in Just 5 Minutes

How to Get Aadhar Card Online

How to Get Aadhar Card Online: An Indian resident needs an Aadhaar card to avail certain government welfare benefits provided by the Government of India. The document acts as a proof of address and identity for an individual. Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Once an individual enrols for the Aadhaar card by visiting Aadhaar Centres or Banks/Post-offices, he/she can download and print UIDAI Aadhaar card by using the enrolment ID, virtual ID or Aadhaar number provided by the UIDAI. Once a number is issued, he/she can follow these different steps for Aadhaar card download.

Aadhaar Card Download by Aadhaar Card Number

If you want to download and print e-Aadhaar card online, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the Aadhaar official website or click on ‘Download Aadhaar’ option from My Aadhaar option or visit the link 

Step 2: Select the “Aadhaar Number” option

Step 3: Now, enter the 12-digit Aadhaar Number, Security Code and click on  “Send OTP” option to get the one time password on your registered mobile number

Step 4: Select the ‘masked Aadhaar’ option if you want to download Masked Aadhaar.

Step 5: Enter the OTP received and click on “Verify And Download”.

Step 6: Upon successful verification, you will find a password-protected PDF of the Aadhaar card in your Downloads folder. To open the file, you need to enter an 8 character password. The password will be a combination of the first 4 letters of your name (as in Aadhaar) in capital letters and year of birth in YYYY format.

How to Get Aadhar Card Online
How to Get Aadhar Card Online

How to Download E-Aadhaar Card from DigiLocker Account

How to Download E-Aadhaar Card from DigiLocker Account: DigiLocker has collaborated with the UIDAI to make it available to the cardholders on linking the DigiLocker account with Aadhaar. DigiLocker is a cloud-based platform for the issuance, storage, sharing and verification of documents and certificates in digital form which enables the select registered organization to provide electronic or e-copies into ‘digital lockers’ allotted to citizens. Follow the below-mentioned steps to download Aadhaar from DigiLocker Account:

Step 1: Login to your DigiLocker account digilocker.gov.in

Step 2: Click on “Sign In” button and enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number

Step 3: Click on ‘Verify’ to get ‘OTP’

Step 4: Enter the OTP received on your mobile number

Step 5: Click ‘Verify OTP’

Step 6: ‘Issued Document’ page appears. Download ‘e-Aadhaar’ using ‘Save’ icon

Get Aadhaar Card without Registered Mobile Number

Without the registered mobile number, you cannot get your Aadhaar online. You can follow the below-mentioned steps to get Aadhaar without mobile numbers.

Step 1: Visit the nearest Aadhaar centre with your Aadhaar number
Step 2: Provide the required bio-metric details verification like thumb verification, retina scan, etc.
Step 3: Also carry other identity proof like a PAN and identity card
Step 4: The person concerned at the centre will give a printout of the Aadhaar card. A normal colour print-out on A4 sheet will cost Rs 30 (inclduding GST), while the PVC version will cost Rs 50.


Q.1:  What is a Masked Aadhaar Card?

Ans: This is the latest option for the citizens to mask their Aadhaar cards in downloaded e-Aadhaar in which the first 8  digits are replaced with characters like ‘XXXX-XXXX’ and only shows the last four digits of the Aadhaar number.

Q.2: What is the official website of UIDAI to download Aadhaar Card?

Ans: For Aadhaar pdf download, you can visit the official website of UIDAI 

Q.3: Aadhaar Card and e-Aadhaar are considered the same thing?

Ans: . Yes, Aadhaar Card and e-Aadhaar card are equally valid. Aadhaar Card is sent to the applicants through the post from UIDAI whereas e-Aadhaar applicants have to download it through UIDAI’s website.

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