If an Indian citizen desires to benefit certain government welfare facilities provided by the Government of India, it will have to get its Aadhaar Card. Aadhaar is a vital document because it acts as a proof of identity and address for an individual. The Aadhaar Number, a 12-digit unique identification number, is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). When the individual enrols for the Aadhaar Card by visiting an Aadhaar Centre or Banks/Post-offices, it can then download and print the UIDAI Aadhaar by using its enrolment ID, virtual ID, or Aadhaar number, which is given by the UIDAI.
As soon as a number is issued, the individual needs to follow the following steps to download their Aadhar card:
Step 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI >> Get Aadhaar >> Download Aadhaar. https://uidai.gov.in/my-aadhaar/get-aadhaar.html
Step 2: If you already have the Aadhaar card, then enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number. However, if you have not received it, simply enter your 14-digit Enrolment ID and Date-Time Stamp printed on your enrolment slip, or enter your 16-digit Virtual Id. Do note if you desire you can also choose to download the masked copy of Aadhaar. Under this masked copy, your Aadhaar Number's first eight digits will be hidden.
Step 3: Click on “Send OTP”.
Step 4: Once you receive the One Time Password (OTP), enter it in the given field.
Step 5: After this, enter the first four letters of your name in capitals, along with the birth year (YYYY format) as the password to generate the E-Aadhaar PDF.