UIDAI launches the Aadhaar PVC card; Check here for fees, features and how to apply


The Single Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced that individuals can now order their printed Aadhaar as a PVC card. The authority will charge a nominal fee for the service. The pocket-sized card is easy to carry, more durable, and comes with a host of security features.

“Loaded with the latest security features, your Aadhaar is now more durable, convenient to transport, and instantly verifiable offline,” UIDAI said in a tweet.

Who can get the Aadhaar PVC card?

Any natural person with an Aadhaar number can apply for the PVC card. “Order Aadhaar Card” is a new service launched by UIDAI which allows Aadhaar holders to get their Aadhaar details printed on PVC cards by paying a nominal fee. “Residents who do not have a registered mobile phone number can also order using an unregistered or alternative mobile phone number,” the UIDAI says on its website. Click here for the official notice

What are the security features of Aadhaar PVC card?

The card comes with security features like secure QR code, micro text, hologram, ghost image, issue date and print date, guilloche pattern and Aadhaar logo in relief.

How to order the Aadhaar PVC card

Step 1: Visit the official UIDAI website: www.uidai.gov.in

Step 2: Click on “Order Aadhaar PVC Card” in the “My Aadhaar” section

Step 3: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number / 16-digit virtual ID or your 28-digit registration ID

Step 4: Enter the security code. Individuals can opt for unregistered mobile numbers

Step 5: Click on “Send OTP”. A one-time password will be sent to your registered mobile phone number or the other / number mentioned

Step 6: Enter the OTP. See the “Terms and Conditions”. Click the Submit button

Step 7: Check the overview of Aadhaar card for verification (only in case of registered mobile numbers)

Step 8: Click on the “Make payment” button. You will be redirected to the payment gateway

Step 9: Make the payment by credit / debit card, Net banking or UPI

Step 10: In case of successful payment, a receipt will be generated. A 28-digit Service Request Number (SRN) will also be sent to the mobile number via SMS.

Aadhaar PVC card will be delivered by Speed ​​Post

Fee for Aadhaar PVC card

Individuals will have to pay Rs 50 to obtain their Aadhaar PVC card.

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