Having a digital copy of your Aadhaar card can be extremely useful, but did you know that only you can access the soft copy of this document if you have your Aadhaar card password?
The e-Aadhaar is simply a digital version or a soft copy of your Aadhaar card. It is a valid proof of identity and address, and it is digitally signed by the UIDAI, thus making it authentic and legal. The e-Aadhaar can easily be downloaded from UIDAI’s official website or via the mobile Aadhaar application. You can also store it in your Digilocker account for easy access.
Although a physical copy of your Aadhaar card is a must-have, the soft copy or the digital version can also come in handy in several ways. Here are some of the top benefits of having your e-Aadhaar card accessible.
Your e-Aadhaar can be used as a valid ID proof or proof of residence. So, in case you need to offer proof of ID or address, you can use the digital version of your Aadhaar card itself.
Your e-Aadhaar card also improves the efficiency in various processes and services like opening a banking account, obtaining a passport, applying for a visa and so on.
In some airports in India, an e-checkin is possible through the DigiYatra app, for which your e-Aadhaar comes in handy.
You can also use your e-Aadhaar to access various online facilities like applying for government schemes, obtaining loans or enrolling in a pension scheme, among other things.
The e-Aadhaar downloaded from UIDAI’s portal, or app cannot be directly opened. You need to enter the password needed to access the file. The e-Aadhaar password is a security feature that has been introduced to protect the privacy of individuals and keep their sensitive information like their Aadhaar numbers safe and secure.
The Aadhaar password to open the e-Aadhaar file is a combination of the first four letters of your name in upper case, followed by the year of your birth in the YYYY format.
Here are some examples to explain this better.
The digital version of your Aadhaar contains many sensitive details like your name, address, age and biometric data. If your e-Aadhaar can be accessed by anybody, it increases the chances of fraudulent activity involving your personal information. To prevent such frauds and to ensure that the sensitive details of Aadhaar number holders are protected, the provision of an e-Aadhaar card password has been introduced.
When you download your e-Aadhaar, you can open it only after entering the password described above. Since you are the document owner, you will be aware of your name as it is printed on the Aadhaar, as well as your year of birth. You can use these details to open the digital copy of your Aadhaar on your mobile phone or computer. Once the document is open, you can print it if needed or share it online for any specific purpose, like opening a bank account or applying for a passport.
You can open the digital copy of your Aadhaar super easily on the UIDAI website. You can also use the soft copy of your Aadhaar card to verify your identity for various online processes, like opening a bank account, obtaining a Visa and other such services or facilities.
The Aadhaar card password is always active if you need to open a soft copy of this identity proof. It is a combination of the first four letters of your name as printed on the Aadhaar card, followed by your year of birth in the YYYY format. You need to enter this Aadhaar password to open the e-Aadhaar, which is a digital version of your Aadhaar card.
If you download a soft copy of your Aadhaar from the UIDAI portal, you will need the Aadhaar password to open the file. The password is a combination of the first four letters of your name and the year of your birth in the YYYY format. The letters need to be entered in the upper case. Once you input this password, you will be able to view your e-Aadhaar freely.
Your e-Aadhaar password is a combination of the first four letters of your name written in CAPITALS (Name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card) and your Year of Birth (in YYYY format). Even in the case of forgetting it, you can always access your e-Aadhaar with this format.
The initials of Aadhaar come in capital letters.
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