Aadhaar is a unique identification number issued to the citizens of India, which serves as an identity proof. Aadhaar is also used to gain access to various welfare schemes initiated by the government of India. UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) is the issuing authority for Aadhaar. Every resident of India can enroll for an Aadhaar card by registering at an Aadhaar center or a post office. You can then download the e-Aadhaar by using the enrollment number, or the virtual ID issued by UIDAI.
Download from official website
You can download your Aadhaar card from the official UIDAI website. All you need to do is visit the link here and click on the download Aadhaar option from the dropdown menu of ‘My Aadhaar’, or you can directly visit the page here to proceed further. You can start by filling in the enrollment ID (EID) or the virtual ID (VID). Enter the captcha verification code, followed by an OTP, which will be available on your registered mobile number. Click on verify and then on the download button to avail of an electronic copy of your Aadhaar card. It is that easy.
Download from Digilocker account
DigiLocker has now collaborated with UIDAI for users to link their Aadhaar account with their DigiLocker account. DigiLocker is a cloud-based platform used for issuance, storing, sharing, and verification of certificates, in their digital form. You can log into your DigiLocker account by clicking on the link here. After you have logged in, click on the sign-in button and provide your twelve digit Aadhaar number. During verification an OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Verify the OTP, and under the ‘Issued Documents’ page, click on the download e-Aadhaar.
Download using Umang app
If you have downloaded the Umang app, you will be able to download the Aadhaar card in three easy steps. Under the services tab, click on the Aadhaar card. Find the view Aadhaar card from DigiLocker, and click on it. Log in using your DigiLocker credentials and enter the OTP when prompted. The OTP will be available on your registered mobile number. Once the OTP is verified, you will be able to download the electronic copy of your Aadhaar card.
How to order reprint?
UIDAI launched the reprint services on a pilot basis, enabling people to order their Aadhaar reprints following a nominal payment. The service is useful for people who have misplaced or lost their cards. Earlier the reprint service was not available, but you can avail it now for a nominal charge of 50 rupees. You can also order reprint from a verified or non-registered number, but you won’t be able to preview the details in the latter case.
After you visit the official UIDAI website, navigate to the ‘Aadhaar services’ tab where you will find an ‘order Aadhaar reprint’ option. Click on it and enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number or the 16 digit VID number. If your mobile number is registered, you will receive an OTP, and you can proceed to verify it. Once the OTP is verified, select the box agreeing on the terms and conditions, make the payment, and you are good to go.
If your mobile number is not verified, you can enter the 12 digit Aadhaar number or the 16 digit VID number, and check the box which indicates that you do not have the registered mobile number with you. You have to enter an alternate number to receive an OTP. However, you won’t be able to verify or preview your Aadhaar details before making the payment. You will receive a 28 digit SRN code after payment. You can use this code to track the status of your reprint.