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Q.What is e-Aadhaar?

How to download e aadhaar is a password-protected electronic copy of Aadhaar, which the competent Authority of UIDAI digitally signs.

Q.Is e-Aadhaar equally valid as a physical copy of Aadhaar?

As per Aadhaar Act, e-Aadhaar is equally valid as a Physical Copy of Aadhaar for all purposes. For UIDAI circular on the validity of e Aadhaar, please visit

Q.What is Masked Aadhaar?

as per Aadhaar Act, e-Aadhaar is equally valid as a Physical Copy of Aadhaar for all purposes. For UIDAI circular on the validity of e Aadhaar, please visit

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Q.How to validate digital signatures in e-Aadhaar?

The computer must be connected to the internet while validating the digital signature.

  • Right-click on the validity unknown icon and click on Validate Signature
  • You will get the signature validation status window, click on Signature Properties.
  • Click on Show Certificate.
  • Verify that there is a certification path named NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics center. This identifies NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics center as the owner of the digital certificate that has been used when signing the document.
  • Mark the certification path named NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics center, click the Trust tab, and then Add to Trusted Identities.
  • Answer OK to any security question that follows.
  • Check (✔) the field for Use this certificate as a trusted root and click OK twice to close this and the next window.
  • Click Validate Signature to execute the validation.

Note: - Once NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics center has been a Trusted Identity, any subsequent documents with digital signatures from CCA will be validated automatically when opened.

Q.What Is the Password of an e-Aadhaar?

Combination of the first 4 letters of the name in CAPITAL and the year of birth (YYYY) as password.

For Example:

Example 1
Name: SURESH KUMAR
Year of Birth: 1990
Password: SURE1990

Example 2
Name: SAI KUMAR
Year of Birth: 1990
Password: SAIK1990

Example 3
Name: P. KUMAR
Year of Birth: 1990
Password: P.KU1990

Example 4
Name: RIA
Year of Birth: 1990
Password: RIA1990

Q.What supporting software is needed to open e-Aadhaar?

Resident needs Adobe Reader to view e-Aadhaar. You have Adobe Reader installed in your System. To install Adobe Reader in the System
visit https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Q.How can the Resident download e-Aadhaar?

Residents can download an e-Aadhaar by following two ways.

  • By Using Enrollment Number: Resident can download e-Aadhaar using 28-digit enrolment no. along with Full Name and Pin code. In this download process, OTP is received on registered mobile no. Resident can also use TOTP to download e-Aadhaar instead of OTP. TOTP can be generated using the mAadhaar mobile Application.
  • By Using Aadhaar No: Resident can download e-Aadhaar by using 12 digits Aadhaar No. along with Full Name and Pin code. In this download process, OTP is received on registered mobile no. Resident can also use TOTP to download e-Aadhaar instead of OTP.TOTP can be generated using the mAadhaar mobile Application.

Q. Where to download e aadhar card

Resident can download e-Aadhaar by visiting UIDAI websites - https://uidai.gov.in/ or by visiting https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in

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