The Aadhaar approving authority, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), has announced that individuals can now seek Aadhaar in a PVC card form.
A nominal charge for this will have to be provided by the individual. UIDAI believes that the PVC card is easy to carry, more precise, and easily available offline. Security features such as secure QR code, hologram, holder's specifics, holder's photo, print date, Aadhaar logo and issue logo are included in the card. As the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has authorized it to be reprinted as a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) card, the latest Aadhaar card will now come with a totally different incarnation. So now, much like your ATM or debit cards, you will be able to hold the Aadhaar card in your wallets.
The below framed are the security features you can reap with the latest Aadhaar PVC Card:
Any individual having an Aadhaar number can download this PVC card. In case your mobile number is not recorded in the Aadhaar database, you can use your non-registered / alternate mobile number to request for a PVC card to be granted. 'Order Aadhaar Card' is a modern UIDAI service that makes it easy for the Aadhaar owners to print their Aadhaar records on a PVC card by paying nominal fees.
To get the Aadhaar PVC Card, follow the instructions below in order to apply:
The status of the Aadhaar PVC card can be tracked at www.uidai.gov.in under the 'My Aadhaar' tab.
UIDAI will deliver the card to the post office within a duration of five working days after the individual has submitted the application. Therefore, during working days, your Aadhaar PVC Card will be sent to you from UIDAI via Speed Post.
All forms of Aadhaar are perfectly and equally valid for lifetime (eAadhhar, mAadhaar, document of Aadhaar, card of Aadhaar). An individual has the right to use any of the Aadhaar forms provided by UIDAI and, equivalent to the online "Order Aadhaar Reprint" service, the "Order Aadhaar PVC Card" service is accessible to individuals online upon application.
Q: What is the Order Aadhaar Card service?
ANS: The Order Aadhaar Card is a new service launched by the Unique Identification Authority of India which allows Aadhaar holder to get their Aadhaar details printed on a PVC card by paying nominal Charges. Residents who do not have a registered mobile number can also order using an unregistered/alternative mobile number.
Q: Is the Aadhaar PVC Card securable?
ANS: This card consists of certain security features such as:
Secure QR codeHologramMicro textGhost image issue date and printing dateGuilloche pattern embossed Aadhaar logo
Q: What are the fees for the Aadhaar card?
ANS: The charge to pay is Rs.50/-(including GST and charges for postage).
Q: How can we raise the request for "Aadhaar Card"?
ANS: The Aadhaar Card application can be made by visiting the official UIDAI website or the residents' portal by using 12-digit Aadhaar number (UID) or 16-digit Virtual Identification Number (VID) or 28-digit Registration ID. The request can be made using a registered or unregistered mobile phone number. Registered mobile number, where OTP / TOTP will be received on the registered mobile number. The OTP will be sent to your mobile number which is quoted in the Aadhaar card.
Q: What methods are available to make the payment?
Currently, payment can be made using the online payment method. Residents can use the following payment methods when checking out: -
Credit cardDebit cardNet BankingUPI
Q: What is SRN?
ANS: The SRN means Service Request Number and it consists of 28-digit service request number that is generated after issuing an Aadhaar card request on our website. It will be generated every time the request is issued, regardless of whether the payment is successful or not.
Q: What is the AWB number?
Ans: Airway Bill Number is the tracking number generated by DoP i.e. India Speed Post for the assignment/product they are delivering.
Q: Can we update Aadhaar PVC card details which are printed on that?
ANS: If residents want changes in the details of the printed Aadhaar letter or card, they must first update their Aadhaar by visiting the Permanent Enrollment Center or SSUP portal. Then place a request as this facility can be used to obtain the hard copy of Aadhaar's card/letter.
Q: How many days will it take to receive the “Aadhaar Card” after creating a successful request?
ANS: After receiving the citizens requested Aadhaar card from the online or any Aadhaar enrollment centre, the UIDAI will deliver the printed Aadhaar card to the DoP within 5 working days (excluding the date of the request). Aadhaar card will be delivered using the Department of Post(DoP) SPEED POST service by DoP delivery standards and delivery status can be tracked using DoP Status Track services.