Aadhaar card is a 12-digit unique identification number issued to the citizens of India by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the Government of India. The card stores personal details, demographic details and biometric details of resident individuals in the government database for the citizen services and public welfare. An Aadhaar card is an important document that can be used as identity proof and address proof. An Aadhaar card is essential for availing government subsidies, schemes and acquisition of passport and various other benefits and services. The best part of aadhaar services is its ease of availability. Once you apply for aadhaar card, it is available for download online, known as an e-aadhaar card which can be accessed anytime without any hassles.

Let’s learn how you can download or print aadhaar card online using a mobile number. For availing any of the aadhaar services online, it is important and mandatory to have your mobile number registered in the aadhaar records.

Download/Print Aadhaar Using Mobile Number

With the help of a registered mobile number, you can choose various options online and download/print e-aadhaar cards. The options available are downloaded using aadhaar number/virtual ID/ enrolment number/ by name and date of birth/ through DigiLocker account. Mobile number registration is important as it is used for verification of online download process. Now, let’s take a look at the process of downloading e-aadhaar using various options.

Aadhaar card download by aadhaar number

Following is the step-by-step process for aadhaar card download online with mobile number by ‘aadhaar number’ option –

Get aadhaar

  • A new page will open. Choose ‘aadhaar number’ option under ‘I have’ section
  • Enter your 12 digit aadhaar number (UID) and captcha verification code as shown in the page

captcha verification

  • Click on ‘send OTP’ button
  • You will receive a one-time password (OTP) on your registered mobile number or email ID. 
  • Enter the OTP received on your mobile number to verify your request. Then, click on ‘validate and download’ button
  • After the validation, you can successfully download your e-aadhaar card in PDF format which is protected with a password
  • Enter the password (as per the instructions given) when you open you e-aadhaar PDF document
  • Now, you have your e-aadhaar card which can be printed out for reference

Aadhaar card download by Virtual ID

Following is the step-by-step process for aadhaar card download online with mobile number by ‘Virtual ID’ option –

download aadhaar

  • A new page will open. Choose ‘Virtual ID’ option under ‘I have’ section
  • Enter your 16 digits Virtual ID number (VID) and captcha verification code as shown in the page

Virtual ID number

  • Click on ‘send OTP’ button
  • You will receive a one-time password (OTP) on your registered mobile number or email ID. 
  • Enter the OTP received on your mobile number to verify your request. Then, click on ‘validate and download’ button
  • After the validation, you can successfully download your e-aadhaar card in PDF format which is protected with a password
  • Enter the password (as per the instructions given) when you open you e-aadhaar PDF document
  • Now, you have your e-aadhaar card which can be printed out for reference

Aadhaar card download by enrolment number (EID)

Following is the step-by-step process for aadhaar card download online with mobile number by ‘Enrolment ID’ option –

  • A new page will open. Choose the ‘Enrolment ID (EID)’ option under ‘I have’ section
  • Enter 14 digit ENO and 14 digit date and time stamp printed on the enrolment slip provided at the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. 

Aadhaar Enrolment Centre

  • Click on ‘send OTP’ button
  • You will receive a one-time password (OTP) on your registered mobile number or email ID. 
  • Enter the OTP received on your mobile number to verify your request. Then, click on ‘validate and download’ button
  • After the validation, you can successfully download your e-aadhaar card in PDF format which is protected with a password
  • Enter the password (as per the instructions given) when you open you e-aadhaar PDF document
  • Now, you have your e-aadhaar card which can be printed out for reference

Aadhaar card download by date of birth and name

In case you have lost or forgotten your aadhaar number (UID)/virtual ID/ enrolment number (EID), you can still download e-aadhaar using the date of birth and name. However, for this option you’re your mobile number should be mandatorily registered in your aadhaar records. The Aadhaar card downloads online with a mobile number using the date of birth and name is an easy and simple process. Let’s take a look at the process –

Following is the step-by-step process for aadhaar card download online with mobile number using the date of birth and name –

My aadhaar

  • Once the new page opens, select the option aadhaar number/enrolment ID which you want to retrieve
  • Input the following details – full name, mobile number and email address 

Send OTP

  • Enter the captcha verification code in the relevant box and click on ‘Send OTP’ button
  • One time password will be sent on your aadhaar registered mobile number 
  • Enter the OTP received in the relevant box and click on ‘Verify OTP’
  • After verification, your aadhaar number or enrolment ID will be sent on your aadhaar registered mobile number and on your aadhaar registered email address.
  • Once you retrieve the aadhaar number or enrolment ID you can go back to ‘download aadhaar’ option under ‘get aadhaar’ tab to download/print your e-aadhaar card using ‘aadhaar number (UID)’ or ‘enrolment ID (EID) option.

Aadhaar card download by DigiLocker

A digital facility provided by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India called ‘DigiLocker’ can help you download your digital aadhaar card when you register/login with your mobile number and other personal details. It is a cloud-based platform for storing, issuing, sharing and verification of important certificates and documents which can be accessed on a digital platform anytime safely. 

Following is the step-by-step process for aadhaar card download online with mobile number using DigiLocker account –

  • Visit DigiLocker website and click on ‘sign in’ option

DigiLocker website

  • You can sign in with your mobile number/aadhaar number/username and 6 digit password
  • In case you are not a registered user, provide your mobile number and click on ‘register here’ to get registered.
  • Once you are registered you are asked to provide your 12 digit aadhaar card number 
  • Enter your aadhaar number and click on ‘verify’ to get the one-time password (OTP) on your mobile number
  • Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and click on ‘Verify OTP’
  • Issued documents page will appear. Download ‘e-aadhaar’ using the ‘save’ option

Why should you download aadhaar card online?

Once you enrol for aadhaar, a confirmation message will come to you on your registered mobile number and the delivery of the aadhaar letter to your address would take some more time. E-aadhaar or downloading aadhaar card online is an excellent option for various reasons mentioned below –

  • E-aadhaar is treated at par with the physical aadhaar card as it is a digital document signed by the competent authority of UIDAI. 
  • E-aadhaar is a password protected PDF file that ensures higher safety of carrying this important document
  • E-aadhaar can be stored safely for anytime access in DigiLocker or can even be downloaded instantly using your mobile number

Aadhaar card download by mobile number is the easiest and convenient way to access. Registration of mobile number is an important requirement to avail any of the aadhaar services online.

Updation of mobile number in your aadhaar card

You can verify the mobile number given for aadhaar enrolment at the time of application by clicking on below link

https://resident.uidai.gov.in/verify-email-mobile

In case the mobile number is not registered and you need to get the mobile number updated, you are required to visit the Aadhaar Permanent enrolment Centre. You can get the complete details on UIDAI’s official website (link mentioned below)

https://uidai.gov.in/my-aadhaar/about-your-aadhaar/updating-data-on-aadhaar.html


FAQ’s

Masked aadhaar is nothing but the e-aadhaar card with certain details masked. Basically, the masked aadhaar displays only the last four digits of your aadhaar number. While downloading e-aadhaar cards online, you can tick ‘I want a masked aadhaar’ option to get the masked aadhaar.


No, registered mobile number is a mandatory requirement to download aadhaar card online as you need to validate the process with ‘one-time password’ sent on your registered mobile number.


No, masked aadhaar can only be downloaded from UIDAI’s website.


In case you misplace your aadhaar card, you can now order a reprint of the aadhaar card. UIDAI reprints the card and delivers it to your registered address after successful payment of INR 50 for a request.


UIDAI sends the reprinted Aadhaar card to your registered mailing address through India Post which is expected to reach you within 5 days.