Aadhaar card issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Government of India contains 12 digits unique identification number (UID) that is generated based on personal details, biometric data and demographic details specific to each individual in India. All Indian citizens are eligible to apply for aadhaar card. As soon as the aadhaar number is allotted, an individual’s details are stored in the government’s database. Aadhaar enrolment can be done at any authorised aadhaar enrolment centre or permanent enrolment centre, list of which is available on the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
Once your enrolment for aadhaar card, enrolment number will be given for reference. Aadhaar card status can be checked using this enrolment number. Aadhaar card issuance takes more than 15 to 20 days and some more time to receive the aadhaar card at the mailing address. However, there has been a lot of improvement in the aadhaar system. Official website of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) offers you various options to download the e-aadhaar card upon receiving the confirmation message on the successful process of aadhaar card. Now, you can also check the aadhaar card status by name if you do not have an enrollment number. You can also download e-aadhaar cards using your name. Aadhaar card download by name is possible now with some easy and simple online processes
The process to download e-aadhaar card using the name
Aadhaar card download by name is a new development which helps you access your information online even with the help of your name. Following is the step-by-step process to download duplicate/e-aadhaar card using the name –
In case you have lost or forgotten your aadhaar number, you can follow below steps to retrieve the aadhaar number –
The process to download e-aadhaar card using enrolment ID
Apart from aadhaar card download by name, you can even download easily by using your enrolment ID provided with the enrolment slip. If you have the enrolment slip which was provided at the aadhaar enrolment centre at the time of placing an application for aadhaar card, you can follow below steps for obtaining the e-aadhaar card. E-aadhaar can be downloaded only after receiving the confirmation SMS saying your aadhaar enrolment process has been successfully completed. Following are the steps to follow for downloading e-aadhaar card using your enrolment ID –
Why should you download e-aadhaar cards online?
E-aadhaar is an electronic copy of your aadhaar card which is digitally signed by the competent authority of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Like physical copy, the e-aadhaar card is a digital copy containing all the same information such as aadhaar number, photograph, name, and gender, date of birth and communication address. Following are the benefits of the e-aadhaar card –
Your password to open a protected e-aadhaar PDF document would be a combination of the first four letters of your name in capital letters followed by the year of your birth. For example, your name is Sangeeta and you were born in the year 1985, your e-aadhaar password would be SANG1985.
Yes. As per the Aadhaar Act, e-aadhaar is equally valid like the physical copy of aadhaar. The UIDAI circular also states ‘’ downloaded aadhaar or e-aadhaar card is a valid and secure electronic document which should be treated at par with printed aadhaar letter’’. UIDAI circular can be referred for more details on this – https://uidai.gov.in/images/uidai_om_on_e_aadhaar_validity.pdf
While downloading an e-aadhaar card, you will have an option to choose masked aadhaar. Basically, this option of masked aadhaar allows you to download an e-aadhaar card that masks your aadhaar number. The masked aadhaar option displays only the last four digits of your aadhaar number and the first 8 digits of your aadhaar number will be masked. For example – XXXX –XXXX- 1234.
If you have already downloaded an e-aadhaar card, you can validate the digital signatures on the e-aadhaar card in a few simple steps. You must have an internet connection to complete the process. Following are the simple steps for validating the digital signatures on the e-aadhaar card –
Note: – Once ‘NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics centre’ has been as a Trusted Identity, any subsequent documents with digital signatures from CCA will be validated automatically when opened.