Introduction

QR Code earlier present on Aadhaar print-letter and e-Aadhaar contained only the demographic information of the Aadhaar number holder. UIDAI has introduced new Secure QR Code which contains demographics as well as photograph of the Aadhaar number holder. Information in the QR Code is secure and tamper-proof as it is digitally signed by UIDAI.

The new digitally signed secure QR code can be read using UIDAI’s custom application and validate it against UIDAI digital signatures on real time. Therefore, any fraud attempted on Aadhaar can be easily detected by using QR Code scanner.

The Aadhaar QR Code scanner App is available here:

Windows application (for desktops/ laptops): https://uidai.gov.in/images/authDoc/UIDAI_Secure_QR_Code_Reader_4.0.msi

Aadhaar QR Code available on Aadhaar Letter, e-Aadhaar and m-Aadhaar can be read through mobile Apps while using the links given below:

1. Android - Click here to download

2. IoS - Click here to download

By scanning the Secure QR Code on the presented Aadhaar/ e-Aadhaar, the identity of the presenter can be verified.

 

What is Secure QR CODE?

Secure QR code is a visual code containing demographics and photograph of the Aadhaar holder which is digitally signed by UIDAI.

Data stored in QR Code is as follows:

Ref ID

Name

Gender

DOB

Mobile

Email

Address

Photograph

2048 bit digital signature

QR Code

 

How to get and use QR Code :

If resident has old copy of Aadhaar Letter and desires to use offline verification. He/ she may present e-Aadhaar/ m-Aadhaar or may get order Aadhaar Reprint letter by visiting UIDAI website.

How to Get/Generate new secure QR Code:-

e-Aadhaar

m-Aadhaar

On Physical Letters

How to Read / Validate secure QR Code:-

Window Client using Handheld Scanner Device

Android based Application

IOS based Application

 

How to use Secure QR Code ?

Post installation of UIDAI’s QR code application, secure QR code of Aadhaar/e-Aadhaar/m-Aadhaar need to be scanned using the physical scanner in line with UIDAI Specifications. The application will display the demographic including photograph details of resident once the QR Code of e-Aadhaar is digitally verified by UIDAI at backend and give scan QR Code verified. In case the digital signature is not verified the reader displays QR Code not verified GUI Screen.

 

Steps to Verify Aadhaar Using Secure QR Code/Offline XML Reader

UIDAI Secure QR Code - Windows Client

Download the UIDAI Smart QR Code Reader

Double click the installer

Click Install button

Successful installation prompt will pop up

Open the UIDAI Smart QR Code Reader 4.0 for Use

Windows Secure QR Code / Offline XML Reader

Offline XML reader

Handhold Scanner Device : The device is used for scanning the Secure QR code available on Aadhaar Letter/e-Aadhaar for displaying the demographic details including photograph of the Resident.

Matching Scanner

STQC Certified QR Code Scanner of Honeywell (HH 660) and Zebra (DS 8108 and DS2208) brands are available on Government e-Market (GEM).

 

Window Client: Scan using QR Code Scanner Device:-

Scan using QR Code Scanner Device

Click on the Mobile Number and email ID button and type the same in the boxes to verify.

 

Window Client: Scan using QR Code File:-

Scan using QR Code File

Click on the Mobile Number and email ID button and type the same in the boxes to verify

 

Window Client: Scan using Offline XML File

Scan using Offline XML File

Click on the Mobile Number and email ID button and type the same in the boxes to verify

 

UIDAI Secure QR Code – Android

UIDAI Secure QR Code – Android

Click on the Mobile Number and email ID button and type the same in the boxes to verify

 

UIDAI Secure QR Code – IoS:-

UIDAI Secure QR Code – IoS

Click on the Mobile Number and email ID button and type the same in the boxes to verify

 

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