Safe Aadhaar Sharing: Do You Know How To Complete The Offline Aadhaar e-KYC

The offline paperless Aadhaar e-KYC process will safeguard the privacy of the UID holder, and make the process simpler.

Aadhaar paperless offline e-KYC file

Wide acceptance of the Aadhaar number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has meant that it is one of the most popular KYC documents in India. However, the problem with Aadhaar KYC is that sharing your Aadhaar number increases the chances of its misuse. This is why Aadhaar Paperless Offline e-KYC is seen as a groundbreaking innovation in digital technology.

All you need is to share the machine-readable KYC XML zip file with the agency that is verifying the KYC. Let us find out more. 

  • Agencies must have the infrastructure and devices to connect to the online e-KYC services

  • Biometric tests like fingerprint and iris are not required in this verification

  • Paperless e-KYC will be available through the mAadhaar mobile app, SMS and Aadhaar Kendras in future

Aadhaar Paperless Offline e-KYC

To get your Aadhaar KYC done, you need to furnish a photocopy of your Aadhaar to the concerned agency. However, with Aadhaar Paperless Offline e-KYC, you can download and furnish the XML file instead. Being digitally signed by UIDAI, it is easy to verify and authenticate the KYC.

How To Do Aadhaar KYC Without Sharing Number

Here is how you can initiate the offline XML-based Aadhaar KYC verification.

  • Go to the link

  • Click on Login, enter your Aadhaar or VID number, type captcha and click on “send OTP”

  • When you enter the OTP and submit, the Aadhaar dashboard opens

  • Select the “Offline eKYC” option

  • Next, enter the share code for the paperless Aadhaar e-KYC file. Share code is any four-digit code of your liking that is required for opening the file

  • After entering the share code, click on “Download”. The zip file will get downloaded, whose password is your share code

  • Share the file with the KYC verifying agency

Also Read: Aadhaar Payment System Frauds: How To Lock Up The Vital Information 

Why Use The Aadhaar Paperless Offline e-KYC Process? 

When you follow this paperless KYC process, your Aadhaar number is not revealed but only a reference ID is shared. The Aadhaar information remains protected from fraudulent alterations and manipulations. 

Presently, most Indian identification cards don’t have enhanced security features, making them vulnerable to tampering. The offline paperless process has a digital signature, so it is easy to confirm if it has been tampered with or not.\


Entities like the RBI Retail Direct platform are accepting this offline KYC process. This disclosure is voluntary on the part of the Aadhaar holder, who can withhold demographic and photo information from sharing. 

Not having to share your private details and yet completing a KYC is ideal from a data security point of view. Aadhaar holders will appreciate the better control over privacy offered by this process. 

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