Do Not Share Aadhaar Photocopy With Any Organization, UIDAI Cautions Citizens

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Bengaluru, 29th May 2022: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has warned the citizens against sharing their Aadhaar photocopy with any organisation.

In a press release, UIDAI stated, “Do not share photocopy of your Aadhaar with any organizations because it can be misused.

Alternatively, please use a masked Aadhaar which displays only the last 4 digits of your Aadhaar number. It can be downloaded from UIDAI official website Please select the option “Do you want a masked Aadhaar” and proceed to download.

The existence of any Aadhaar number can be verified at To verify offline, you can scan the QR code on e-Aadhaar or Aadhaar letter or Aadhaar PVC card using QR code scanner in the mAadhaar mobile application.

Please avoid using a public computer at an internet café/kiosk to download e-Aadhaar. However if you do so, please ensure that you delete all the downloaded copies of e-Aadhaar permanently from that computer.

Only those organizations that have obtained a User License from the UIDAI can use Aadhaar for establishing the identity of a person. Unlicensed private entities like hotels or film halls are not permitted to collect or keep copies of Aadhaar card. It is an offence under the Aadhaar Act 2016. If a private entity demands to see your Aadhaar card, or seeks a photocopy of your Aadhaar card, please verify that they have valid User License from the UIDAI.”


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