To download a masked Aadhaar (a version where only the last four digits of the Aadhaar number are visible) from the UIDAI website, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit the UIDAI Website: Navigate to the official UIDAI website at .

Step 2: Access the Download Section: Click on the “My Aadhaar” section on the homepage and select “Download Aadhaar”.

Step 3: Enter Required Information: On the Aadhaar download page, you will need to enter one of the following:

  • Your 12-digit Aadhaar number.
  • Your 16-digit Virtual ID (VID).
  • Your 28-digit Enrollment ID (EID).

Step 4: Select Masked Aadhaar Option: Check the box that says “I want a masked Aadhaar” to ensure that you download the masked version of the Aadhaar card.

Step 5: Captcha Verification: Enter the Captcha code displayed on the screen for verification purposes.

Step 6: Request OTP: Click on “Send OTP”. An OTP (One-Time Password) will be sent to your registered mobile number.

Step 7: Enter OTP: Input the OTP received on your mobile number into the provided field.

Step 8: Download the Masked Aadhaar: Once the OTP is validated, you will be able to download the masked Aadhaar in PDF format.

Step 9: Password-Protected PDF: The downloaded PDF will be password-protected. To open the file, use a password comprising the first four letters of your name in CAPITAL letters followed by your year of birth in the YYYY format.