What is e-Aadhaar Password?

e-Aadhaar is a password safeguarded electronic copy of the Aadhaar card, which is digitally signed by the legally qualified  Authority of (Unique Identification Authority of India )  UIDAI, as per the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000. The Act permits the legal identification of electronically transmitted documents with a digital signature.

Key Features of electronic-Aadhaar card:-

  1. Valid document: The electronic -Aadhaar card that has been downloaded is recognized as a legally valid document. In fact, the electronic version should be treated on paper with the printed version.
  2. Accepted as Identity proof: This type of Aadhaar card is aquired as proof of identity for any justification purpose.


What is e-Aadhaar card and its usage? How different it is from physical Aadhaar card?


What is e-Aadhaar password ?

The amalgamation of the first FOUR letters of the name in CAPITAL & the year of birth (YYYY) as password. After you receive the OTP to download the Aadhaar, the PDF of the Aadhaar can be downloaded. To be allowed to view this, there is a need for a password. This password is known as the e-Aadhaar password.

For Example:-

Example 1.
Year of Birth: 2001
Password: DIVY2001

Example 2.
Name: S. KUMAR
Year of Birth: 1999
Password: S.KU1999

Example 3.
Name: RIYA
Year of Birth: 1990
Password: RIYA1990

Why Aadhaar Card password is important ?

Aadhaar card password is important because it offers privacy to cardholders and prevents manipulation and misuse. ( Unique Identification Authority of India ) UIDAI keeps your E-Aadhaar file a password-protected PDF file because PDF, in general, is considered as a  safe digital file format and if the same is safeguarded by a password, the security cover of the file increases. To encapsulate, a combination of the first 4 letters of your name written in CAPITALS (Name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card) and your Year of Birth (in YYYY format) is your Aadhaar card PDF password or simply your Aadhaar card password.

Steps to download and print e-Aadhaar :-

1. Firstly, go to the official website : https://uidai.gov.in/

2. Next, click on “My Aadhaar”.

3.Now, click on “Download Aadhaar”.

4.A new page will open.

Aadhar Card (e-Aadhaar) PDF Download on your phone online


4. On the new page, you will get a number of options.

5. Click on “Download Aadhaar”.

6. A new page will open up.

Aadhar Card (e-Aadhaar) PDF Download on your phone online

Aadhar Card (e-Aadhaar) PDF Download on your phone online

7. On this page, enter your Aadhaar Number, Enrollment ID, or Virtual ID.

8.Next, enter the security code.

9.Click on Send OTP.

10.Enter the OTP received on your Aadhaar linked mobile number.

11.Now click “Verify and Download”.

Your Aadhar card will be downloaded successfully.

By following these steps you can easily download your Aadhaar card in PDF format (e-Aadhaar) online through the official website of UIDAI https://uidai.gov.in/

Essential Documents that are required to download Aadhaar card online are mentioned below ;-

The documents or data you required to download Aadhar card online are mentioned below :-

  1. Aadhaar number
  2. Mobile number linked with Aadhaar

Printing of e-Aadhaar card after Download :-

You need have to enter the 8-digit password to open your e-Aadhaar card . The password consists of the first 4 letters of your name and the year of your birth. After you download your Aadhaar card in the pdf format from ( Unique Identification Authority of India ) UIDAI’s website, you can print your Aadhaar card online. The amenity to check status and Aadhaar card download is available online.

Furthermore, UIDAI has now countenance CSC Aadhar Print as one of the options for printing the Aadhaar Card at authorized fees.

Points to Remember :-
  1. You cannot download an e-Aadhaar if your mobile number is not enlisted with UIDAI.
  2. UIDAI ( Unique Identification Authority of India )  sends OTP to the registered mobile number for authentication before allowing the Aadhaar pdf download.
  3. You cannot download the Aadhaar card without OTP.
  4. You can download e-Aadhaar over and over again as you want.
  5. Instead of the original Aadhaar card, you can use the downloaded Aadhaar card everywhere.
  6. After downloading the online Aadhaar, you can get it print out by entering the password.

UIDAI provides the option to download the updated Aadhar card online by using various biometric devices that are used to capture the biometric data such as;- fingerprint software for pc, my face, etc.

How to open the e-Aadhaar PDF file ?

e-Aadhaar is demonstrated in a PDF format protected with a password of 8 digits.

To open it, a user have required to follow the given steps that are  mentioned below:-

  1. Firstly you have to Double click on the e-Aadhaar PDF file.
  2. Then , Upon opening, enter the e-Aadhaar password.
  3. Enter the first FOUR letters of your name and the date of birth.

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