e-Aadhar card download and how to open it using Aadhar Card Password

Also known as e-Aadhaar, you can download your Aadhaar card from the link, https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/#/ either by specifying your Aadhaar number or your Aadhaar Enrolment number.

Once you have downloaded and opened the PDF file, you can print a duplicate copy of your Aadhaar card. However, for security reasons, you need to enter the Aadhaar card password in order to open the Aadhaar card PDF file.

This article outlines the Aadhaar card PDF password format to be used to open your downloaded e-Aadhaar card, along with the benefits of the e-Aadhaar card.

Opening the e-Aadhaar card PDF

You can open your e-Aadhaar PDF file by entering the password in either of the following two formats:

  • By entering the pin code of the postal address, which was mentioned during your Aadhaar registration.
  • If the above password does not work, you can open the PDF file by entering your 8-digit Aadhaar card password as a combination of the first 4 letters of your name followed by the year of your birth. The name must be the same as mentioned on your Aadhaar card and must be entered in capital letters. The year of birth must be entered in YYYY format.

For example, if your name (as mentioned in your Aadhaar card) is Manish Desai and your year of birth is 1985, then you have to enter the password as MANI1985.

Similarly, if your registered name is Om Trivedi, you need to enter the first 4 digits as OMTR followed by the birth year in YYYY format. For names with initials (such as S.P. Rai), the first 4 digits should be entered as S.P. followed by the year of birth.

Benefits of e-Aadhaar

As an Indian citizen, if you have misplaced or damaged your physical Aadhaar card, you do not need to go through the complete process of Aadhaar registration or visit any of the authorized UIDAI centres You simply need to complete the E Aadhaar download process and continue to use the card as before.

Another benefit of availing of the e-Aadhaar card is that it will always reflect any recent updates that you make to your Aadhaar registration details.


  1. Which link do I use to download my e-Aadhaar?

You can download your e-Aadhaar from the UIDAI website https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/#/.

  1. I am unable to open my e-Aadhaar PDF file. What file password should I use?

You can open your e-Aadhaar PDF file by entering the first 4 digits of your name, followed by your year of birth in YYYY format.

This article discussed the password format that you need to use to open your e-Aadhaar PDF file, along with the benefits of using e-Aadhaar.