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Download Masked Aadhaar Card [3 easy ways]
Shaktinandan Satyakam
Nov 19 • 3 mins read

Download Masked Aadhaar Card [3 easy ways]

3 mins read

Today, the Aadhaar card is one of the most important identification documents for citizens of India. We need Aadhaar to open a bank account, invest in schemes, file IT returns and many other things. This means people have to carry their Aadhaar card with them everywhere.

And, there’s always a chance of losing your Aadhaar card. To secure the identity of an Aadhaar card holder, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced ‘Masked Aadhaar’.

What is a Masked Aadhaar Card?

Masked Aadhaar ensures that even if the card is misplaced or lost, it cannot be misused to create fake identity. According to the UIDAI, Mask Aadhaar option allows you to mask your Aadhaar number in your downloaded e-Aadhaar. Masked Aadhaar number implies replacing the first 8 digits of Aadhaar number with some characters like “xxxx-xxxx” while only the last 4 digits of the Aadhaar Number are visible.

 Source: UIDAI

How to download a masked Aadhaar Card?

Registered Aadhaar card holders can visit the UIDAI website and download their respective masked cards. People can use Aadhaar number, enrolment ID (EID) and Virtual ID (VID) to download a masked Aadhaar card.

How to download masked Aadhaar using Aadhaar number

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Visit UIDAIs official website

Step 2: Click on the ‘My Aadhaar’ button

Step 3: Select ‘Download Aadhaar’ card

Step 4: Type your 12-digit Aadhaar number or unique identification number (UID)

Step 5: Select the option ‘I want a masked Aadhaar’

Step 6: Authenticate the captcha code

Step 7: Select ‘Send OTP’ (You can also select ‘Enter TOTP’)

Step 8: Type the OTP and download your masked Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar card

How to download masked Aadhaar using EID

Aadhaar cardholders can also download their masked cards using their EID. Please follow the below steps:

Step 1: Visit UIDAIs official website

Step 2: Click on the ‘My Aadhaar’ button

Step 3: Select ‘Download Aadhaar’ card

Step 4: Select ‘Enrolment ID or EID

Step 5: Enter the 14 digit EID

Step 6: Tick the option ‘I want a masked Aadhaar’

Step 7: Enter captcha and request OTP

Step 8: Enter OTP and download your card

How to download masked Aadhaar using VID

For the final option please follow the below steps:

Step 1: Select ‘Virtual ID Generator’ in ‘Aadhaar Services’ tab under ‘My Aadhaar’

Step 2: Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number

Step 3: Authenticate the captcha code

Step 4: Send OTP to your registered mobile number

Step 5: Type the OTP and generate the VID

Step 6: Go to download masked Aadhaar using the VID

Step 7: Select ‘Download Aadhaar’

Step 7: Enter the VID

Step 8: Select the option to mask your e-Aadhaar card number

Step 9: Authenticate captcha code and submit OTP

Step 10: Enter OTP and download your Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar card

Where can we use Masked Aadhaar?

Masked Aadhaar is an option that allows users to hide the first eight digits of their Aadhaar number while keeping the last four digits visible. Masked Aadhaar is signed by UIDAI and can be used as identity proof only. You can provide a masked Aadhaar to verify your photo along with the last 4 digits of the unique ID.

FAQs

  1. What is the password for masked Aadhaar?

    Combination of the first 4 letters of name in CAPITAL and the year of birth (YYYY) as password.

  2. What is TOTP in an Aadhaar card?

    TOTP translated to Time-based One Time Password is a one-time auto-generated password that’s valid for a period of 30 seconds.

  3. How can I download an unmasked Aadhaar card?

    The Aadhaar card can be used as proof of identity, to verify your address, and file income tax. People can download their E-Aadhaar card from the UIDAI website after they complete their enrollment.

    The E-Aadhaar is a highly secured digital copy that is signed by the UIDAI. To download your E-Aadhaar you can visit the UIDAI website.

  4. How many times can I download my e-Aadhaar or masked Aadhaar?

    You can download your e-Aadhaar and masked Aadhaar card multiple times as per your requirement.

  5. What is the difference between masked Aadhaar and regular Aadhaar card?

    The difference between the masked Aadhaar card and regular Aadhaar card is of the number of digits shown on the card. Masked Aadhaar card shows only the last-four digits of your Aadhaar number and hides the rest of the numbers behind ‘x’, unlike regular Aadhaar card which shows all the 12 digits of your Aadhaar number.

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