Aadhaar PVC Card: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a new "Order Aadhaar Card" service for Aadhaar card holders in the form of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) card. Just like your debit or credit card or PAN card, you will be able to carry the PVC Aadhaar card in your wallet.
Other than being easy to carry and durable, the PVC-based Aadhaar Card has a digitally signed secure QR code with photograph and demographic details with multiple security features.
It can be ordered online through uidai.gov.in or resident.uidai.gov.in using Aadhaar number, Virtual ID or Enrolment ID and paying a nominal charge of Rs 50. Aadhaar PVC Card is delivered to the resident's address by speed post.
"The facility of ordering Aadhaar PVC card is available online and it costs only Rs 50, which includes all taxes and delivery (via Speed Post) fees," the UIDAI said in a tweet.
Residents who do not have registered mobile number can also order using Non-Registered/Alternate Mobile Number.
The resident can use their Aadhaar Number/Virtual Identification Number/EID to order Aadhaar card. The Aadhaar card comes with security features like digitally signed Secure QR code, hologram, ghost image, Guilloche pattern etc.
The Aadhaar preview is available on use of registered mobile only. Time-Based-One-Time-Password (TOTP) can also be used via m-Aadhaar Application.
Aadhaar PVC Card: How to order online
- Visit the UIDAIs's official website -- uidai.gov.in
- Click on the link 'Order PVC Card
- Enter your Aadhaar Number or Virtual Identification Number or EID to order Aadhaar card
- Click on send OTP
- Aadhaar preview is available on use of registered mobile only. Preview of Aadhaar card details is not available for Non-registered mobile based Order.
- Time-Based-One-Time-Password (TOTP) can also be used via m-Aadhaar Application.
- After submitting the OTP, you will need to make the required payment and your PVC Aadhaar reprint will be ordered.
Aadhaar card comes with security features i.e. Digitally signed Secure QR code, Hologram, Ghost image, Guilloche pattern etc.
mAadhaar is digital form of Aadhaar which can be installed on mobile device. mAadhaar app is available on Google play store/iOS for downloading on resident's mobile device. It has QR code for offline verification. Like eAadhaar, mAadhaar is also generated automatically with every Aadhaar enrolment or update and it can be downloaded free of cost.
eAadhaar is the electronic form of Aadhaar, digitally signed by the UIDAI, having QR code for offline verification with Issue Date and Download Date. Resident can easily download eAadhaar/masked eAadhaar from UIDAI's official website using registered mobile number. The masked eAadhaar displays only last 4 digits of Aadhaar number. eAadhaar is generated automatically with every Aadhaar enrolment or update and it can be downloaded free of cost.
Aadhaar Letter is a paper-based laminated letter with secure QR Code with Issue Date and Print Date. Aadhaar letter is sent to residentss free of cost by ordinary post in case of new enrolment or mandatory biometric update. If the Aadhaar letter is lost or destroyed, the resident can order a reprint online at a cost of Rs 50 from UIDAI's official website. Reprinted Aadhaar letter is delivered to the resident by speed post.
(With Inputs from IANS)