Masked Aadhaar numbers are created by substituting the first eight digits of the Aadhaar number with characters such as "xxxx-xxxx," leaving only the final four digits exposed.
Under masked Aadhaar only the final four digits of the 12-digit Aadhaar number are visible in the document, protecting the subscriber's identity by masking the first eight digits. This ensures that the card cannot be misused even if it is lost or misplaced.
Step 1: Visit official website of the UIDAI. Step 2: Select 'My Aadhaar' from the drop-down menu. Step 3: Select the 'Aadhaar Card Download' option. Step 4: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number or other unique identifier (UID) Step 5: Now, choose the 'Masked Aadhaar' option. Step 6: Verify that the captcha code is correct. Step 7: Select 'Send OTP' from the drop-down menu. (Alternatively, you can choose 'Enter TOTP.')
Step 8: Enter the OTP and download your Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar card, which is masked.
Masked Aadhaar can be used for eKYC in situations where providing the Aadhaar number is not required. It just displays your Aadhaar's last four digits.