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The Aadhaar Card helps to avail various benefits or subsidies offered by the Government to the Indian residents in the country. The Aadhaar Card can be downloaded online, after submitting the application, which is outlined in this guide by H&R Block India.

Get e-Aadhar Card Online – Download & Print

Last Update Date : June 06, 2018

Online Aadhar Card Download

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was established by the government in 2009 to develop and issue the Aadhaar card. This concept of having common identification to the citizens is already popular in many countries and India has joined the league. The UIDAI collects the biometric and demographic details of all the citizens and is stored in a centralized UID (Unique Identification Number) database. The UIDAI issues a 12-digit unique identification number that is called Aadhaar Card to Indian citizens. The Aadhaar Card Enrolment Form can be downloaded online through UIDAI web site or by visiting nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centres/Banks/Post-offices etc.  Once the application has been submitted, the Aadhaar card can be downloaded online, which will be discussed in this guide.

Aadhaar Card Application Process

The UIDAI provides a proper platform for validation of the resident’s identity for the authorities to electronically verify and issue Aadhaar Cards to the individuals.  These are the steps to apply for a Aadhaar Card:

  • An Indian resident can approach the Aadhaar Centres or Banks/Post-offices for enrolment or updating of Aadhaar Card details by booking an appointment at the enrolment centre.
  • The documents will be verified as per the information entered in the application form and then the biometric details are captured (biometric details are not applicable for applicants below 5 years of age)
  • Once the registration is complete, the applicant will be given Aadhaar Enrolment Id and he/she can check the application status online
  • UIDAI also allows to verify the mobile number and email id through the UIDAI portal
  • The Aadhaar card linking status to the bank accounts can also be verified online

[ Read: How to apply for Aadhar Card ]

Aadhaar Enrolment & Eligibility

An individual must visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, fill up the relevant forms, submit the address and ID proof documents, get the biometric and demographic data captured after which an acknowledgement will be issued that has the Enrolment ID.   All Indian residents including new born and minors are eligible to get the Aadhaar card that acts as a proof to the individuals that fetches numerous benefits that are available to the citizens from the government.

Resident as per Income Tax Act 1961 : An Individual is termed to be a Indian residentfor the purpose of Income tax if one of the following conditions are satisfied.

  1. An Individual is in India for a period of 182 days in the financial year in which he is getting his salary income or;.
  2. An Individual is in India for a period of 60 days or more during financial year in which he gets his salary and 365 days or more during 4 years immediately preceding to that financial year.

[ Read: Aadhar Enrolment Form ]

How to Download Aadhar Card Online?

Once the enrolment process is complete, individuals can download the E-Aadhaar Card from the UIDAI web site and print it for further use. E- Aadhaar can be downloaded through 3 different ways as below:

  1. Using Aadhaar Number
  2. Using VID
  3. Using EID

After downloading the Aadhaar Card, enter the first four words of your name in capital letters and your birth years as a password.

Aadhar Card Download with Aadhaar Number

  • Visit the UIDAI website
  • Locate Aadhaar Online Services>Aadhaar Enrolment > Select Download Aadhaar option

aadhar card download online by aadhaar number

  • The page will be redirected to another page called ‘Download E-Aadhaar by using your Aadhaar, EID or VID’
  • Choose ‘Aadhaar’ under the section “Enter your Personal Details”

adhar card download by adhar number

  • Enter the Aadhaar Number, Full Name, Pin Code, Security Code
  • Select relevant option when you have OTP
  • Enter the 6-digit OTP sent to the registered mobile number
  • Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’

Download e-Aadhar using Virtual ID (VID)

  • Visit the https://uidai.gov.in/
  • Locate Aadhaar Online Services>Aadhaar Enrolment > Select Download Aadhaar option

Aadhar card download by VID

  • The page will be redirected to another page called ‘Download E-Aadhaar by using your Aadhaar, EID or VID’
  • Choose ‘VID’ under the section “Enter your Personal Details”

 

e-Aadhar Download using Virtual ID

  • Enter the Enrolment Id/Aadhaar Number/VID, Full Name, Pin Code, Security Code
  • Select relevant option when you have OTP
  • Enter the 6-digit OTP sent to the registered mobile number
  • Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’

Download Aadhar Card by Enrollment No.

  • Visit the UIDAI website
  • Locate Aadhaar Online Services>Aadhaar Enrolment > Select Download Aadhaar option

Aadhar Card Download Online by Enrollment No.

  • The page will be redirected to another page called ‘Download E-Aadhaar by using your Aadhaar, EID or VID’
  • Choose ‘Enrolment ID’ under the section “Enter your Personal Details”

download aadhar online via enrollment number

  • Enter the Enrolment Id/Aadhaar Number/VID, Full Name, Pin Code, Security Code
  • Select relevant option when you have OTP
  • Enter the 6-digit OTP sent to the registered mobile number
  • Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’

 Download Aadhaar Card Online by Name and Date of Birth

There is an option provided by UIDAI to retrieve the Aadhaar Card details in case an individual loses the Aadhaar Card or Enrolment ID number. Let us see the process to retrieve the lost Aadhaar Number or the Enrolment ID Number.

  • Visit the https://uidai.gov.in/
  • Locate Aadhaar Online Services>Aadhaar Enrolment > Select Retrieve Lost UID/EID and the below window appears on screen

aadhar card download online by name and date of birth

  • Select relevant option Aadhaar Number (UID) or Enrolment Number (EID)
  • Fill up the Full Name as per Aadhaar Card, Email Id, Mobile Number along with the Security Code

aadhar card download by name and pin code

  • Click on ‘Send OTP’ option
  • Once it’s received, enter it as shown below and click on ‘Verify OTP’

e aadhar card download by name and date of birth

  • If all the details are correctly furnished, it will display the Aadhaar Number (UID) or Enrolment Number (EID) as per the selection made by you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I prepare Aadhaar Card Online?

    Aadhaar Card can’t be prepared online but the Indian residents can download the PDF version of E-Aadhaar Card from UIDAI web site.

  2. How to get the Aadhaar Card once I apply?

    The Aadhaar Card is sent to the address mentioned in the registration application.

  3. In how many days will I receive the Aadhaar Card?

    The Aadhaar Card will be sent to the address mentioned in the application within 90 days from the time of enrolment.

Aadhaar is the most important identity document which is needed for almost all the government services or to avail the benefits, opening of bank accounts etc. We have gone through the application process and the various ways to download the Aadhaar Card online. You can easily update the address or mobile number details etc by visiting the UIDAI official web site. For more queries, reach out to our income tax experts now at H&R Block India for any further assistance.

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