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Sometimes when we lose a wallet, we are less concerned about the cash in it and more worried about the documents that could be inside. You can easily block credit and debit cards by making a call to the bank and replace them. However government documents like voter ID card, passport and PAN card are harder to replace.
We’ll tell you the various ways in which you can do an e-Aadhaar card download from the UIDAI website.
You can download Aadhaar card by Aadhaar number. Here are the steps to do Aadhaar card download with Aadhaar number. Remember that to download Aadhaar card online through this process, your mobile number needs to be registered with Aadhaar at the time of enrolment.
Step 7: To open the PDF file, you will need a password (refer to ‘How to Take Aadhaar Card Print after Download’). Once the download happens, check carefully if they are correct. In case they are inaccurate or missing, you have to visit the nearest Aadhaar centre with your documents to get it corrected.
Step 7: Then follow the steps mentioned in the section ‘Download Aadhaar card with Aadhaar number.’
Step 6: You can then generate your Aadhaar card using the enrolment number as mentioned in the section ‘Download Aadhaar card with Enrolment number’.
Ideally, you should visit a nearby Aadhaar enrolment centre and get your mobile number updated. Carry your documents with you and the executive will do a biometric test. Get your mobile number registered and you can use the enrolment ID to do Aadhaar card download.
Step10: Click ’Download Aadhaar Option.’
Once you enter the correct password, the PDF file will open. Ensure that your computer is connected to a printer. Click on the print button and download Aadhaar card.
There are several ways you can download a duplicate Aadhaar. You can use your Aadhaar number, your enrolment number, your name, your mobile number and so on. Once you enter relevant details, a password-protected PDF is generated. You download the PDF and take a printout to get a duplicate Aadhaar card. Or you can pay a small fee to have the Aadhaar letter delivered to your home address.
Yes. You can visit the official website of UIDAI website and select the retrieve UID/ EID option. You can also visit an Aadhaar enrolment centre for the same.
Yes, you can download Aadhaar card without a registered mobile number if you have your enrolment ID. Provide any active mobile number and receive your OTP on it to complete the process. You also have the option to receive the OTP on your registered email ID.
Yes, it is password protected.
The eight-character password is a combination of the first four letters of your name written in CAPITAL letters (the name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card) and your year of birth in YYYY format).
E- Aadhaar is the password-protected electronic copy of Aadhaar, which is digitally signed by the competent authority at UIDAI.
By selecting the masked Aadhaar option you can mask or hide your Aadhaar number in your downloaded Aadhaar.
Since Aadhaar is generated in a PDF format online you need to have Adobe Reader installed on your system.
As per the Aadhaar act, e-Aadhaar is equally valid like physical copy of Aadhaar for all purposes.
Yes. After verifying the details, click on the make payment option. You can make the payment through credit card, debit card, Internet banking or UPI. Once you make the payment, the process is completed and a Service Request Number (SRN) is generated which can be used to track the status of the Aadhaar reprint request. The duplicate Aadhaar card will be sent to your postal address by Speed Post.
Charges are Rs 50 (inclusive of GST and Speed Post charges).
You can choose the following modes to make payment — credit card, debit card, Internet banking or UPI.
SRN is the 28-digit service request number that is generated after one raises request to print Aadhaar card on the UIDAI website. It can be used to track the status of your Aadhaar card.
Once the Aadhaar reprint request is received, UIDAI will hand over the printed Aadhaar letter to the Department of Posts (DoP) within five working days, excluding the date of request. The newly printed Aadhaar letter will be delivered using Speed Post service in line with the DoP delivery norms.
Airway Bill Number (AWB) is generated by the DoP or India Speed Post for the consignment they deliver. It can be used to track delivery status.
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