After a very long time, UIDAI at last finally been able to begin its eAadhaar website. Through this website Indian citizens who have registered for eAadhaar and have been hardly waiting for their Aadhaar letter can easily download their Aadhaar letter through online portal and good news is you can use aadhar letter as ORIGINAL AADHAR LETTER by just taking the color print out of the same. To download the Aadhaar letter, you should have your aadhaar enrollment number and date time of your enrollment. You can also download your eAadhaar card online if you know your Aadhaar Number. The detail step by step procedure to download your eAadhaar letter or Aadhar card through a online portal is given below.
1. Ensure that you are ready with your eAadhaar enrollment or registration number and the date-time of enrollment or registration or your eAadhaar number with you in order to download the e-Aadhaar letter from online portal. These kind of details can be easily found on the acknowledgement paper which you already took from the enrollment centre at the time of registration of eAadhaar.
2.Now in two cases you can download aadhar card. First is that when you have Enrollment Id details and the Second one is when you already know your Aadhaar Number. In the above both cases you can download your E-Aadhaar letter.
3.E-Aadhaar Card Downloading process mainly has two steps.
Step 1: Individual Details
4.(a). If you have Registration ID or Enrollment ID (enrollment date-time of enrollment and enrollment number), then fill in your details like enrollment date time of enrollment, enrollment number, your full name, your area pin code, the captch code given in the online portal (image text) and your cellphone number in the respective fields of the online portal and click on the ‘Get One Time Password’ button. Now you will get a One Time Password or OTP to your cellphone number with in a minute and the OTP expiry time is 30 minutes so that you should enter OTP in online portal with in 30 minutes after you receive. This is very important for the verification of your details.
Step 2: Enter OTP you Received and Download your EAadhaar
5. Enter the One Time Password or OTP on your cell phone number and click on the “Validate and Download” button.
6. After the above process once they verify they will provide you a link to download your E-Aadhaar letter (in PDF format) and you should open the file using PDF reader like Acrobat or other PDF readers. Once you open the file it will ask for the password don’t panic about this as you never set a password for your eAadhaar card, what you should do is just enter your ‘Pincode’ as the password.
You can then take the printout, what we would suggest is take color print out so it looks like original eAadhaar letter and use it for different services.
Since Aadhaar card is a 12-digit unique number and serves as the purpose of establishing your identity, the downloaded version of Aadhaar letter serves same as eAadhaar letter as the one you received via post. On e-Aadhaar letter your digital signatures validates it as a acceptable proof for many government and private services. Many citizens of India have questions about the e Aadhaar card downloading process and many citizens commonly asking is that what is the ‘resident name’ is? Well this is not a tough question and we would like to help you and all our users that the ‘Resident Name’ is the person name who has registered for the Aadhaar. You should type correct name as printed on your acknowledgement paper this will help to get the exact Aadhar letter of yours. The 2nd most asked query is how to open the password protected file of E Aadhaar card. We have already answered this question in this article but once again we want to remember you that all you need is your area pincode number this pincode number act as the passoword for your e Aadhar letter.
We would like to help and remember our users that there are only three steps to download Aadhaar card so we would like to suggest our readers to be very careful while downloading eAadhaar card. One kind information is that follow above step by step procedure only you may face issues while downloading your e aadhar letter if your internet connection is slow or internet connection failures. Last but not least reminder for our readers is Never share or publish your enrollment or personal details on any unofficail online portal as it can be a risk for your privacy.
Why it is Needed
Now, it is necessary for receiving any government service. It is not meant to replace existing identification proofs. It is mainly created for use the single document which contains all the identification details like address proof, personal identity proof, bank account details, etc. It will also serve as the basis for KYC (Know Your Customer) norms, which is useful for banking and financial sector, telecommunication firms, and other business that relates to maintaining customer profiles.
The UIDAI provides a lot of facilities for getting e aadhaar card, update incorrect details, link all your other identification to eaadhaar card, etc. We can do all these by both online and offline mode. It is simple to process and take less time to proceed. So there is no struggling to get the eaadhaar card. You can access your e aadhaar card through online from anywhere. So there is no necessary to carry your identification proofs with you.