The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) allows Aadhaar registrants to download a digital copy of their identity card. This can be done through UIDAI’s website – uidai.gov.in or through the mobile application mAadhaar. UIDAI operates the Aadhaar Biometric ID program and also provides related services online. A digital copy of the Aadhaar card is available with or without a mask, which hides the entire 12-digit identification number – also known as a unique identification number. (Also read: How to reprint Aadhaar card)
Here is a step-by-step guide to downloading the digital copy of Aadhaar card:
The user selects the “Download Aadhaar” option under the “Get Aadhaar” section of the Aadhaar website (uidai.gov.in).
Next, the user chooses any of the three options to proceed:
- Aadhaar Number (UID)
- Registration ID (EID)
- Virtual ID (VID)
At this stage, the user can choose whether to copy the mask. In the mask version, the entire UID is not visible.
After filling in the required details the user clicks on the “Send OTP” button and enters the OTP or One-Time Passcode (Received on Aadhaar-Registered Mobile) at the given location.
After this, the user selects the “Verify and Download” option to proceed.
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Upon successful completion of the process, a digital copy of the Aadhaar card will be downloaded to the device in use. The downloaded file is in PDF format and is password protected (the user must enter the password to be able to access it).
The UIDAI website states that the password is a combination of the first four letters of the username with uppercase letters, followed by the user’s year of birth in YYYY format.
A similar process can be used to download the Aadhaar card using the MAadhaar app.