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E-Aadhaar is an electronic/digital version of Aadhaar Card available to download on UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) website. Read this guide by H&R Block India to know how to download e-Aadhaar Card.

e-Aadhar Card – Download , Print Online and Benefits

Last Update Date : June 26, 2018

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Just imagine you are on a holiday going on road trip and suddenly realised that you left your photo identity document – Aadhaar Card at you home which is 200 kms away. Its mandatory to carry the Aadhaar Card as per your host’s requirements at the venue. What do you do now?
That’s when the E-Aadhaar acts as a saviour.  Read  this guide to know more on what is E-Aadhaar, its Benefits, download process etc.

What is e Aadhar Card?

E-Aadhaar is nothing but a digital form of Aadhaar Card that can be downloaded from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) web site. This E-Aadhaar is equally valid like the physical copy of Aadhaar Card. The applicant who applies for Aadhaar Card after submitting the biometric and demographic details at the Enrolment Centre, will be issued an acknowledgement slip that has Aadhaar Enrolment Number. This enrolment number is used to track the status of Aadhaar Card.

E-Aadhaar is an electronic version of Aadhaar Card which is password protected and can be used like physical Aadhaar Card. An individual needs to provide Enrolment ID, VID (Virtual Identification Number) or Aadhaar Number to download this password-protected E-Aadhaar card from the UIDAI web site.

e-Aadhaar Card Information Details

An E-Aadhaar Card contains the personal information of the applicant. You can view the below details from the UIDAI web site.

  • Aadhaar Number
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Gender
  • Photograph of the Aadhaar Holder

How to download eAadhar?

  • As shown in the below screenshot, visit UIDAI website and click on ‘Download Aadhar’ option and the screen as below appears to fill up the details.
  • Once all the details are keyed in by the resident and he clicks on ‘Request OTP’ option, an OTP is sent to the his registered mobile number.
  • The OTP received needs to be entered to get the E-Aadhaar Card on screen to download the same.

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How to generate OTP for e-Aadhaar

You can generate the OTP for downloading eAadhar through the below three ways:

  1. By providing your Aadhaar Number
  2. By providing your Enrolment ID Number
  3. By providing your VID (Virtual Identification) Number

e Aadhar Password

  • This OTP password is a combination of first four letters of your name as per Aadhaar Card along with your Birth Year.
  • E-Aadhaar Password OTP is a combination of ‘First four letters of your name’ with your ‘Year of Birth’.  For example if the applicants name is Michael Roy and year of birth is 1992
    Password is: MICH1992

Benefits of e-Aadhaar

Benefits of e-aadhaar

  • E-Aadhaar has a password protection feature that ensures no one misuses the information of the applicant.
  • E-Aadhaar is available online that can be accessed at any time
  • Indian residents can reap the benefits offered by the government like LPG Subsidy once they provide the Aadhaar Card details
  • Aadhaar is a digitally certified document by the Government of India along with a physical copy issued to the resident as well as the E-Aadhaar copy available online on the UIDAI Portal.

People Also Ask

e-Aadhaar Card number is a 12-digit unique number issued to the applicant which is printed on the Aadhaar Card by UIDAI in India.

e-Aadhar Card is the digital form of the Aadhaar Card that is issued in hard copy to the residents of India. e-Aadhaar can be used the same way as Aadhaar Card which can be downloaded from the UIDAI web site.

The status can be checked through the UIDAI website after the applicant submits the biometric and demographic details and an enrolment number is allotted by the enrolment centre authority. This number is used as a proof to check the status until the despatch of Aadhaar Card.

So after considering all the above benefits and importance of Aadhaar Card in India, all residents who don’t have an Aadhaar can follow the simple process set by Unique Identification Authority of India to apply for the same. It carries number of benefits including door-step banking services.

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