E Aadhar @ eaadhar.uidai.gov.in - Download Aadhar, Check Aadhar status

EAadhar can be downloaded through UIDAI portal. To get Aadhar card online, you need to provide either one of the following reference numbers - UID (Unique Identification number) , or EID (Enrolment number). You then need to verify mobile number using OTP or TOTP (Time Based One Time Password).
You will then receive the eAadhar card in PDF format. The Aadhar card is locked and to unlock eAadhar, you need Aadhar card password. Enter the password, unlock Aadhar and print Aadhar card to use it for identification purpose.

What is eAadhar?

EAadhar is digital version of Aadhar card issued by Unique Identification Authority of India. E-Aadhar is as valuable as Aadhar card and can be used as identity certificates, Address proof, proof of date or birth etc.

eAadhar details

An E-Aadhar card has details of the individual printed on it. Every Aadhar card has personal detail of the eAadhar holder as well as the address of residence printed on the back side of the Aadhar card.
An eAadhar has two faces - front face and back face.
The front face of eAadhar has following details -
  • Name of Aadhar card holder
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Aadhar number
  • Aadhar - Aam Aadmi ka Adhikaar (in hindi)
  • Bharat Sarkar / Government of India
  • National Emblem of India
  • Aadhar card QR code
  • Photo of Aadhar card holder
The back side of eAadhar has following details -
  • Unique Identification Authority of India
  • Logo of UIDAI
  • Address of Aadhar card holder
  • Aadhar number
  • Aadhar - Aam Aadmi ka Adhikaar (in English)

How to get eAadhar?

To get eAadhar card, you need to download eAadhar at UIDAI website. Follow these steps to download EAadhar card online using Aadhar number, VID, EID.
  1. Go to https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/ 
  2. Select what you want to download Aadhar card from - Aadhar, VID, Enrolment ID.
  3. Select preference of Aadhar -Regular Aadhar or Masked Aadhar.
  4. Enter your Enrolment ID/Aadhar Number/Virtual ID.
  5. Enter your full name as given in Aadhar.
  6. Enter your postal code as in Aadhar card.
  7. Enter security code as shown in image.
  8. Select if you have TOTP. If not, Request OTP.
  9. Enter OTP received on registered mobile number.
  10. Click on Download Aadhaar button and save E-Aadhar card in PDF format.
Your Aadhar card shall be downloaded. If you are download eAadhar on PC, go to your Downloads folder. Locate eAadhar card in pdf format. Unlock it using Aadhar card password.

How to unlock eAadhar card PDF?

To unlock Aadhar card, use the password provided by UIDAI. For every Aadhar card holder, there is a unique Aadhar card password.
What is eAadhar card password?
The new password for eAadhar card PDF file is as follows -
  • First four letters of your name in Capitals
  • Year of birth in YYYY format
So if your name is Shubham and your year of birth is 1996, then your password for EAadhar card is SHUB1996 .

Checking Aadhar Card URN Status at SSUP Portal

SSUP or Self Service Update Portal allows you to check Aadhar card update status. Whenever you use SSUP login page to update Aadhar card or make Aadhar card address change, you get the URN number or Update Request number.
You can use that URN number to check SSUP status or URN status online. How to check login SSUP portal?

How do I get URN number?

You get URN number after submitting application for Aadhar card update online through SSUP update portal. Click here to visit SSUP - https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/aadhaar-home/.