e-Aadhaar electronic copy downloaded from Aadhaar Portal is equally valid as Physical Aadhaar Letter which you receive through Post. But in case if you don’t receive your Aadhaar Card Letter through India Post you can always download an electronic version of e-Aadhaar PDF File from Aadhaar Card Official Website. Your Aadhaar Letter or PDF contains your 12 digits unique identification number accompanied by a photo, full name, address, date of birth, gender, and mobile number. So both PDF and Aadhaar Letter are equally valid and acceptable across the nation.
Why Password has been assigned to Aadhaar PDF?
The downloaded e-Aadhaar PDF File comes with file protection, which means to view the Aadhaar PDF it asks you to enter the password and without entering a valid password no one can view the Aadhaar Document.
UIDAI has added this security to Aadhaar PDF as an additional layer of protection, so in case if anyone gets hold of your Aadhaar PDF File he or share cannot view the Aadhaar without entering the password.
If you have already downloaded your e-Aadhaar PDF from Aadhaar Portal, and don’t know or unaware about what password you should enter to open your e-Aadhaar PDF or What is the Password for Aadhaar Card PDF File, then you can get to know the password for Aadhaar Card PDF File by reading this article.
The e-Aadhaar PDF File is always protected by password for security reasons and privacy as it contains your sensitive personal details, but the owner of the e-Aadhaar Card can easily unlock the e-Aadhaar file as he or she himself or herself knows the password, as the password to open Aadhaar Card PDF is related to his or her
postal address. But now recently the password format to open eAadhaar PDF has been updated and now it is related to Aadhaar Holder’s Personal Details. Below is the procedure to unlock your Aadhaar Card PDF File.
What is the Password for Aadhaar Card PDF File?
- First of all open the downloaded e-Aadhaar PDF File in Adobe PDF Reader or Google Chrome Browser, once the file opens up with Adobe PDF or Chrome you will be asked to enter the password.
- The password which you will have to enter to open your Aadhaar Card PDF File will be
your address postal pin code. This password will not work if you are trying to unlock newly downloaded e-Aadhaar Card from UIDAI Portal, the new password to unlock newly downloaded e-Aadhaar Letter PDF can be viewed by entering first four letters of the name in the capital + year of birth.
- Once you enter your first four letters of the name in the capital + year of birth in the password field just click on OK and your Aadhaar Card PDF will open. (If with the combination of first four letters of the name in the capital + year of birth doesn’t work to unlock Aadhaar then, just refer how your name appears and year of birth in the Aadhaar Card Acknowledgement Slip which you were provided after registering for Aadhaar)
Whenever you try to open your Aadhaar Card PDF, every time to open it you will have to enter the password.