The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced various forms of Aadhaar from time to time for the convenience of residents. The most recent innovation by the UIDAI is to introduce the PVC format for the Aadhaar cards. This format is a pocket size aadhaar card similar to you ATM cards, PAN card, ID cards etc.

What is Aadhaar PVC Card?

The newest format of the Aadhaar card, the PVC based format has a digitally signed secure QR code with photograph and demographic details with multiple security features like:

  1. Secure QR Code
  2. Hologram
  3. Micro text
  4. Ghost image
  5. Issue Date & Print Date
  6. Guilloche Pattern

It can be ordered online through uidai site 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.

Why use Aadhaar PVC Card? 

Normally, we have multiple formats for Aadhaar card like, Aadhaar letter, mAadhaar, E-Aadhaar etc.. However, carrying these kind of documents can prove to be troublesome and prone to loss. Thus, other than being easy-to-carry and durable, the Aadhaar PVC card is also digitally secure.

The Aadhaar PVC card can be ordered online via UIDAI’s official website using 12-digit Aadhaar Number, 16-digit Virtual ID (VID) or 28-digit Enrolment ID (EID). Also, any family member can order the PVC card for the entire family.

Aadhaar PVC Card Features:

  • Excellent Print Quality
  • Durable
  • Enhanced Security Features
  • Instant Offline Verification using QR code
  • Compact size that fits in wallet.

How to order Aadhaar PVC Card?

In this guide, we will guide you step-by-step to order your Aadhaar PVC card online, which will be delivered to you to your doorstep.

1. Open the UIDAI site on your PC or Mobile to order Aadhaar PVC .

 2. Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar Number, 16-digit Virtual ID (VID) or 28-digit Enrolment ID (EID).

3. Fill in Security Code and click "Send OTP".

In case your phone number is not registered with Aadhaar, then select My Mobile number is not a registered checkbox and then enter a non-registered phone number to receive OTP.

4. Enter OTP and click on Submit Button

5. At the next screen, check all the necessary details on Aadhar card and click on Make Payment button.

6. Choose a payment mode from -- Cards, UPI or Net Banking and make the payment of 50 Rs.

7. After the payment process is complete, download the Acknowledgement Slip for future reference.


Conclusion ~

With this information, I believe you guys will be able to order your own Aadhaar PVC Card at your homes. You can order the card for anyone, given you have their permission and their mobiles, for OTP. Moreover, the price for each Aadhaar PVC Card is constant at 50 Rs. 

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Frequently Asked Questions ~

Q. What are the charges to be paid for “Aadhaar Card”?
Charges to be paid are Rs.50/- (Inclusive of GST & speed post charges).

Q. How many days will it take to receive “Aadhaar Card” after creating successful request?
After receiving order for Aadhaar Card from the resident UIDAI will handover printed Aadhaar Card to DoP within 5 working days (excluding the date of request). Aadhaar Card will be delivered using SPEED POST Service of Department of Post (DoP) in line with DoP delivery norms and Delivery Status may be tracked using DoP Status Track Services.

Q. What to do if Aadhaar does not get delivered but payment is done?
The Aadhaar PVC Card should be delivered to you at your homes within 5 days. If it does not get delivered even after 7-10 days, the order will be cancelled and your payment will be refunded. You can order the Card again then. 

Q. What if residents want to get the Aadhaar Card printed with the details that they want?
If residents want some changes in the details of printed Aadhaar letter or Card, then they first have to update their Aadhaar by visiting Permanent Enrollment Center or SSUP portal (depending on update) and then raise the request because this facility can be used to get the hard copy of Aadhaar Card/Letter.

Q. What is SRN?
SRN is 28 digits Service Request Number which is generated after raising request for Aadhaar Card on our website. It will be generated every time whenever the request will be
raised regardless whether payment is successful or not.  

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