This Article is From Oct 03, 2020

How To Download A Digital Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar Card: An online facility provided by the UIDAI enables an Aadhaar member to download a digital copy of the identification card.

How To Download A Digital Aadhaar Card

The Aadhaar biometric ID programme is managed by the UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) enables Aadhaar enrollees holders to download a digital copy of their identification card. This can be done either through the UIDAI's website - - or using mobile app mAadhaar. The UIDAI manages the Aadhaar biometric ID programme, and also provides a slew of related services online. The digital copy of Aadhaar card is available with or without a mask, which hides the entire 12-digit identification number - also known as Unique Identity Number. (Also Read: How To Get An Aadhaar Card Reprinted)

Here is the step-by-step guide to download a digital copy of an Aadhaar card:

The user selects the "download Aadhaar" option under the "Get Aadhaar" section on the the Aadhaar website (


Next, the user selects any of the three options to proceed:

  • Aadhaar number (UID)
  • Enrolment ID (EID)
  • Virtual ID (VID)

At this stage, the user can also select whether a masked copy is desired. On a masked version, the entire UID is not visible.


The user clicks on the "Send OTP" button after filling in the necessary details, and enters the OTP or one-time passcode (received on the Aadhaar-registered mobile) in the given space to proceed.Aadhaar card, Aadhaar card password, Aadhaar card  address, Aadhaar card, Aadhaar number, Aadhaar download, Aadhaar card centre, Aadhaar card form, Aadhaar card update online

After this, the user selects the "verify and download" option to proceed.

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Upon successful completion of the process, a digital copy of the Aadhaar card is downloaded on the device being used. The downloaded file is in the PDF format, and is protected by a password (the user is required to enter a password to be able to access it).

This password is a combination of the first four letters of the user's name in capital letters, followed by the user's birth year in the YYYY format, according to the UIDAI website.

A similar process can be used to download an Aadhaar card using the mAadhaar app.