3 Easy Ways to Download Masked Aadhaar Card

Posted by Ankit Verma on January 28th, 2022

Aadhar card is an important KYC document that confirms the individual identity of an Indian citizen. What makes Aadhar card unique is the 12-digit identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the resident of India. Since the use of digital loan apps activated and online verification of documents began, Aadhar cards and PAN cards form the base of profile verification in a paperless format. However, there have been instances where Aadhar card has been forged to avail of personal loans.

Hence, for safety reasons ‘masked’ Aadhar card has been introduced. When you apply for a masked Aadhar card, the first eight digits of the Aadhar card number are hidden and only the last four digits are visible. Instead of the first 8 digits, some characters like XXXX-XXXX will be visible on the Aadhar card. Masking of unique Aadhar number protects the card from being misused. In case the Aadhar card is lost, the identity of the cardholder remains intact with the masked Aadhar card.

Steps to Download a Masked Aadhar Card:

  1. Visit uidai.gov.in this is the official website of UIDAI
  2. Click “Download Aadhar” visible on the home page of the website
  3. Enter your 12-digit Aadhar number and proceed with clicking on “I want a masked Aadhaar.”
  4. For further verification, Enter the captcha code and click on “Send OTP
  5. Receive the OTP sent on the mobile number linked to the Aadhar card
  6. Enter OTP and click “Download Aadhar”
  7. You will receive a masked Aadhar card on your email id in a PDF format.

So, choose your preference whether to own a standard Aadhar card or a Masked Aadhar card.

Download Masked Aadhar Card with Enrolment ID (EID)

  1. Visit UIDAIs official website
  2. Click on the ‘My Aadhaar’
  3. Select ‘Download Aadhaar’ card
  4. Select ‘Enrolment ID or EID’
  5. Enter the 14-digit EID
  6. Select ‘I want a masked Aadhaar’
  7. Enter captcha and request OTP
  8. Enter OTP and download your card

Download Masked Aadhaar with Virtual ID (VID)

  1. Visit ‘Virtual ID Generator’ in the ‘Aadhaar Services’ tab under ‘My Aadhaar’
  2. Enter the unique 12-digit Aadhaar number
  3. Authenticate the captcha code
  4. Send OTP to your registered mobile number
  5. Enter OTP and generate the VID
  6. Go to download Masked Aadhaar using the VID
  7. Select ‘Download Aadhaar’
  8. Enter the VID
  9. Select the option to mask your e-Aadhaar card number
  10. Authenticate captcha code and submit OTP
  11. Enter OTP and download your Aadhaar card

So, users can apply for a masked Aadhar card in any of the above three ways.

Aadhar card is indeed a boon that enables different sectors of the society to simply apply for a personal loan. The impact of the Aadhar card has reduced the time taken for personal loan approval. The process has become hassle-free as one document serves as a proof for identity, address, age, and citizenship. Whether a regular or masked Aadhar card, keep it handy to seamlessly get instant loan approvals in less time.

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