Are you looking for information on what an E Aadhar is? Or
Do you want to download aadhar card online?
Well, in this article I’ll show you exactly what an E-Aadhar card and how to download it completely step-by-step so just follow along with me and in the next 15 minutes you’ll understand everything about it.
So, without wasting much of your time let’s get started.
All the countries have their own unique identification method to identify their citizens. Well, in India we have the Aadhar Card as our unique identity. It’s developed by the Indian government. If you are an Indian you need to apply to get you 12 digit Aadhar card number. This whole aadhar card initiative is carried out by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). They are the officials if you have any doubt regarding Aadhar cards you can directly contact them and they’ll help you out.
How to Download E Aadhar Card?
Well, this is a very easy and simple process to follow and under 2 minutes you can download your E-Aadhar card. Follow the below mentioned steps.
Step 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI or else you can copy paste the following link in your browser:
Step 2: Next up, click on the “Download Aadhar” option present on the left-hand side of the screen. A new window will pop up as soon as you click on it.
Step 4: After filling in the details click on “Get One Time Password” and you’ll instantly get an OTP password on your registered mobile number.
Step 5: Finally after getting the OTP to enter in the next section and click on “Verify & Download”
Step 6: Finally after following the whole process you’ll be able to download your E-Aadhar card in your phone in the form of a PDF file.
Note: When asked for the password you need to add in your area pin code.
E Aadhar Card Password
Once you’ll download the E Aadhar card in the PDF format you still won’t be able to access it as it will ask you for the password.
The password here is your names first four letter in capital and the year you are born. For better understanding, you can read this detailed blog post on how to understand Aadhar card password.
How to Update Your Aadhar Card?
As this is the digital age there have been a lot of improvements made by the UIDAI in the whole system to make the full workflow of updating, downloading, and correcting the aadhar system process can be simplified.
Here are the steps to update your aadhar card information in the existing card:
Step 1: You should have your Aadhar card number with you which you can get easily online by following the above method or you can contact the UIDAI customer care for further assistance.
Step 2: Go to the nearest UIDAI office in your area where you’ll have to show them the proof of the address change. (You can show electricity bill, water or telephone bill).
Step 4: The team will conduct a Biometric test again and a photograph will be taken on the spot for the updation of information in your existing aadhar card.
You’re done. You’ll soon receive a message from UIDAI government about the updated submission of your aadhar card. Within few days your aadhar card information will be updated and sent to you via post this process can take 15 days of time sometimes even more. If you don’t get the updated information you can contact SSUP for further information.
How to check Aadhar Card Status?
Once you have applied for the aadhar card you can now check your aadhar card registration online anytime you want to. Follow the steps:
Step 1: Go to the official website of UIDAI or directly copy this URL https://resident.uidai.gov.in/check-aadhaar-status in your browser.
Step 2: Next up, enter the Enrollment number which can be found on your Aadhar card.
Note: You’ll have to fill in both the enrollment number and date/time at which you had applied for the aadhar card. Check the screenshot above.
Step 3: Finally enter the security code that is shown to you in the gray box.
Step 4: Once all the information is filled, click on “Check Status.”
Note: If by mistake you have typed the incorrect information you’ll have to fill all the information again and proceed further.
Detailed post: How to Check Aadhar Card Status by Name & Date of Birth
How to Link Aadhar Card With Voter ID?
Aadhar card is the unique form to recognize an Indian. Aadhar card has replaced Driving license, and PAN cards.
The best method to link your aadhar card with the voter ID is to send an SMS to the UIDAI.
Step 1: First create a message in your cell phone
Step 2: Next up, type <EPIC number of Voter ID card number> Space <Your Aadhar card number> now send it to 166 OR 51969.
Step 3: Soon you’ll receive a confirmation number from UIDAI.
Step 1: Keep the Aadhar card and voter ID with you to follow this method
Step 2: Now call on 1950 toll-free number. The UIDAI team is available from 10 AM – 7 PM to assist you. On weekends they are available from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Step 3: They will ask you a couple of questions but you don’t need to worry as all the information is already available in your aadhar card and voter ID. Once they’ll confirm the details your aadhar card will be linked to your Voter ID.
If you are a technical person like me then you can also follow the online steps like this one:
Step 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI.
Step 2: The page displayed here will be in Hindi but you can translate it into English easily.
Step 3: Here you’ll be asked for all the information that you need to fill in. All the information is available in your Aadhar and Voter ID cards so you don’t need to worry about it.
Here is the information that you need to fill in
Name: Type the exact name written in your voter ID
Age: Displayed on your card
Father’s Name: It’s optional but good to fill
State and District: The state you live in and your city name
Assembly Constituency: Google it and you’ll get the information there.
Captcha code and click on Search
It will now take you to the linking page where you’ll have to enter your aadhar card details and boom your aadhar linking is done.
How to Link Aadhar Card with your Mobile Number?
The official government of UIDAI has made it crystal clear that to sustain in India everyone needs to link their Aadhar card with Gas, Pan Card, Bank etc. They have made Aadhar card as your unique identity being an Indian citizen.
As they have implemented a lot many new steps, however, they have made the process super simple for anyone to follow. You need to contact your mobile service providers like Jio, Vodafone, Airtel or any which you are using and submit your aadhar card documents in the nearest office. Within a couple of days, you’ll have your aadhar card linked to your mobile number.
How to Update your Mobile Number?
This is almost the same and identical process.
Step 1: Go to any of the nearest aadhar offices.
Step 2: Provide your new mobile number by filling in the form details
Step 3: Your Biometric test where your fingerprint and your new photo will be taken at that moment.
Step 4: Within a few days your new mobile number will be updated in your existing aadhar card.
Detailed Post on updating your mobile number for further reading.
How to Enroll for new Aadhar Card?
Enrolling for a new Aadhar card has been made very simple. You can apply for a new aadhar card anytime you want to. All you need is a couple of documents to carry with you before finally go the UIDAI office and apply.
Don’t worry I’ll tell you what all documents you need to carry before applying for a new aadhar card application. So let’s begin.
- Address Proof
- Date of Birth Proof
- Name Proof
For Address proof you need the following docs:
- Electricity Bill
- Water Bill
- Telephone Bill
- Insurance policy that you have at your place
- Bank statement delivered at your place
This is what we know. For more information, you can call anytime to the UIDAI customer care.
For Date of Birth you need following docs:
- SSC or HSC mark sheet
- Birth certificate
- A certificate signed by Group A Gazetted Officer on a letterhead.
For more information please contact the UIDAI customer support it’s available from 10AM-7PM.
For Name you need following docs:
- Pan Card
- Voter ID
- Ration Card
- Driving License
- If you work in NREGS, than you should have a Job card
- Government Photo ID cards
- For students, you can use the photo ID card given by your University or Institute
- ATM card with your photo on it
- Kissan Card with photo
- If you are a pensioner, then you must have your own pension related photo ID.
Note: You don’t need all of them one of two photo ID proof is more than sufficient. If you still have doubts don’t forget to contact the customer care and ask them the latest detail.
Once you have the documents mentioned in each of the category above you can now go to any of the nearest aadhar office and ask them to enroll for a new application of aadhar card.
What to Do After Reaching the Aadhar Office?
It’s again very simple.
Step 1: You’ll be given a form to fill in all the details and all the details will in available in the documents that you are carrying with you.
Step 2: A small Biometric test will be conducted where the UIDAI team will take your fingerprint and photo
Step 3: Lastly, after confirming everything they’ll give you an acknowledgment receipt that you need to keep with you unless you don’t get the aadhar card sent to you via post.
Note: It usually take 15-30 day for the aadhar card to arrive at your home via post. Sometimes it even takes more time.
However, if you want to check the status of your aadhar card online you can read this detailed article here and know how to check the aadhar card status in under 1 minute.
That is it guys for all the information that E Aadhar has. I have tried to make this guide as short and simple to understand as possible. I hope you find some value in and learned something new today.
You can check other articles on the website for understanding the UIDAI system better. I have covered all the information that an individual can face regarding E Aadhar card.
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