Your e-Aadhaar card is an electronic form of your Aadhaar card. This means that you can use your e-Aadhaar for various government verifications. Just like the Aadhaar card, the e-Aadhaar contains all the necessary information like your biometric data, demographic details, Aadhaar number, photograph, and general information including name, date of birth, and sex. In order to use your e-Aadhaar, you will need to download the same.
Download Aadhaar Card by Aadhaar Number
Step 1. Keep Your Aadhaar Card or Enrolment Number Ready
If you don’t have your Aadhaar: Keep your enrolment number along with the time and date provided in the acknowledgment slip ready.
If you have your Aadhaar number: Keep your Aadhaar number handy.
Step 2. Visit UIDAI Website
Log on to the official UIDAI website and see the section titled Aadhaar Online Services.One of the menu options under this will be ‘Download Aadhaar.’ Click here and enter all the required details accurately. This includes the following:
- Enrolment ID/Aadhaar Number/VID
- Full name
- Pin code
- Security code
Step 3. Request for TOTP/OTP
Once this is completed, you’ll come to section where you will need to enter a TOTP. If don’t have it, click on ‘Request OTP’.
Step 4. Enter OTP
You will receive an OTP within a few seconds. Enter the same into the field provided.
Step 5. Download e-Aadhaar PDF
To open the e-Aadhaar PDF file, you will need to enter a password. Your password will be the first four letters of your name along with your birth year. Ensure the letters of your name are entered in capitals. For instance, if your name is THOMAS and your birth year is 1989, your password will be THOM1989.
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That’s all you need to do to download your e-Aadhaar.
Linking your Aadhar to PAN
Log-in to the E- Filing portal – Visit the income tax filing website, incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and log in with your username and password.
Change the profile settings – Once you have successfully logged in, go to the profile-setting tab and click on ‘Link Aadhar’ option in the drop-down list.
Link Aadhar – Once the new window opens, it would display your personal details like name, gender, etc. as per the PAN. Verify it with your Aadhar. Once it matches, you may get a captcha code to verify. Enter the captcha code and click on ‘Link Aadhar’.
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Ensure that date of birth and gender mentioned in both the PAN and Aadhaar cards are the same. Once UIDAI verifies the data, the linking gets confirmed.
Link your Aadhar to phone number
Linking Aadhar with your phone number is also simple. Here’s how:
– Visit your telecom operator with your Aadhar number.
– Provide your phone number to the operator; you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number
– Provide this OTP to the operator.
– The operator will take your fingerprint for biometric validation.
– Once complete, you will get a SMS, informing you of the linkage.
According to the Finance Act 2017, it is now mandatory to quote your Aadhar number to file income tax return. Linking of Aadhar number with PAN and your phone number has become mandatory, failure of which could result in cancellation of your PAN. To avoid future inconveniences, link your PAN with your Aadhar and phone number.
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