How To Validate Digital Signature in Aadhar Card / E- Aadhaar Easily

Do you want to Validate Digital Signature in Aadhaar Card? 

Then you are in the right place.

After Downloading your Aadhaar Card, it is important to validate its digital signature.

Validated Signature ensures that your E-Aadhar Card is fully Authentic and Authorized.

But the main question is How?

Well, that’s what I am going to cover in today’s tutorial. Follow Me Step By Step.

Without Further Ado, Let’s get Started.

Things Required for Validation of Signature in Aadhaar Card

1. Downloaded Aadhaar Card PDF

2. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Steps for Digital Sign Validation in Aadhar Card

P.S. – If you Don’t Have Adobe Acrobat Installed in your PC, then First Read Steps to Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

1. Right Click on your Downloaded Aadhar Card Pdf, Go to “Open With” and Choose “Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.”

2. You will see a noticeable sign of Yellow Color Question Mark with “Validity Unknown.”

Validity Unknown in Aadhaar Card when it is not Verified

It means that this Aadhaar Card Validity is not trusted.

3. Click on Question Mark and then click on “Signature Properties” Button.

5. The Signature Properties Box will appear, and in its Lower Middle you will see a Button Titled “Show Signer’s Certificate…” Click on it.


6. Then click on the “Trust” Tab from the top and then Click on “Add to Trusted Certificates…”

7. Then tick mark all the options and click on “Ok” two times until you see Signature Properties again.

Select All options for Verifying your Aadhaar Card Signature

8. In Signature Properties option, click on “Validate Signature.”

Validate Signature Option for Validating Digital Signature in Aadhar Card

BOOM, your Question Mark will change to a Green Tick mark which means that you Validated Digital Signature in Aadhar Card.

Validated Aadhaar Card Sign after Validating Aadhaar Card

Note – After you Trust any Certificate, all the other files with the same certificate will be automatically Verified.

It means you only have to Trust the Certificate for One time, and afterward every Aadhar Card you open will be automatically Validated.

This process will work with Masked Aadhaar and Aadhar downloaded by Virtual ID.

What is Validity Unknown in Aadhar card

Validity Unknown in Aadhar Card simply means that the Your Aadhar Card is not a Verified Property, i.e., it cannot be trusted.

For making your Validity Unknown to Verified, you need to Trust the Digital Certificates which come along with your PDF.

Once you have Trusted the Digital Sign then it will turn into a Green Tick symbolizing Verified which means it is now a Verified Property, i.e., it can be trusted.

How to Verify Signature in e Aadhar

You can Verify Signature in e Aadhar easily by following the process below.

1. First Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

2. Follow  Steps for Digital Sign Validation in Aadhar Card If you have Acrobat DC installed then you can directly tap into the Second Step.

Steps to Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

1. Go to Adobe Adobe Acrobat Reader DC download Page.

2. If you are running on the Latest Windows Version then Untick the two Boxes under Optional Offers and click Install Now.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Aadhaar Card Download

3. If you are using any other Operating System(Like Mac) or older version of Windows, then click on “Do you have a different Language or Operating System.”

4. Choose your Operating System(I have Mac,) your preferred Language and Version available for your system and click “Download Now.”

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Download for Aadhaar Card Download

5. Done, After Downloading Go to Steps for Digital Sign Validation in Aadhar Card

How to Use my Validated Aadhaar Card

After Validating Digital Signature in Aadhar Card, You must print it straightforward.

Because if you save the Validated card (In your Device) and open it in any other PDF Viewer(Expect Acrobat) then it will show that “Validity Unknown” like before.

So it is always a wise decision to print Aadhar after Validation.

To print the card Press Cmd + P on Mac and CTRL + P on Windows and choose the Desired Settings.

Once printed you can further use it as a real Aadhar Card.  

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