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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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
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)
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.