If you do not have a physical copy of your Aadhaar Card, do not panic. You can use e-Aadhaar instead. It is the electronic version of your Aadhaar Card. Thus, the Aadhaar number (12-digit) on your physical card is same as the e-Aadhaar number. It serves as a proof of identity and proof of address. You can download it online after submitting your enrolment ID or Aadhaar number. The electronic version has the same importance as the physical card. You can check the Aadhaar Card status and download the e-copy of Aadhaar from the official website of UIDAI.
As this document is same as its physical copy, it has your demographic and biometric information such as:
Below-mentioned are the advantages of an e-Aadhaar:
Below-provided are steps to download e-Aadhaar Card:
Below-given are FAQs on e-Aadhaar Card:
If you select the option ‘I want a masked Aadhaar’ during download of e-Aadhaar, then your Aadhaar number will not show in the downloaded PDF. The first 8 digits of your Aadhaar number will be replaced by some other characters such as “xxxx-xxxx”. The PDF file will then only display the 4 digits of the Aadhaar Card.
You will need Adobe Reader to view the downloaded e-Aadhaar. Get this software installed in your system for easy viewing of the document.
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