Step by step guide on how to download Aadhaar Card online
The Aadhaar card has become one of the most widely accepted identity and address proof document in India. Launched by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), this 12-digit number is generally required for all kinds of financial transactions, along with the PAN card. Whether you wish to open a bank account, invest in Mutual Funds, file your taxes, or buy insurance, you must provide your Aadhaar number for KYC verification. Here is a step-wise guide on how to download Aadhaar Card online.
Note that the downloaded file is password protected. The password is an 8-character alpha-numeric combination of the first 4 capital letters of your name as per Aadhaar and your birth year in the YYYY format.
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The eAadhaar is an electronic form of your Aadhaar that you can store on digital mediums. You can present the eAadhaar as a document of proof for all institutions. You need not worry about carrying or misplacing the physical card. You may download the eAadhaar unlimited times as well.
Now that you know how to download eAadhaar, you can access it anytime. Ensure you link your mobile number with Aadhaar to receive OTPs. You also apply for changes online by paying a nominal fee. You may also visit your nearest Aadhaar, Seva Kendra, for changes in Aadhaar.
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*Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. We recommend you get in touch with your income tax advisor or CA for expert advice.