For the convenience of citizens, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has released multiple variants of Aadhaar from time to time. All types of Aadhaar issued by UIDAI are equally legitimate, including Aadhaar letters, eAadhaar, mAadhaar, and Aadhaar PVC. Aadhaar is a 12-digit identifying number given by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
After enrolment and updating, residents receive an Aadhaar letter, which is a laminated paper-based document. Aadhaar Card is a PVC card with security features that is sturdy and easy to carry. Aadhaar in any form (eAadhaar, mAadhaar, Aadhaar letter, Aadhaar card) is valid.
Secure QR Code with Issue and Print Dates on a paper-based laminated letter. In the event of a new enrolment or a mandatory biometric update, an Aadhaar letter is issued to the resident free of charge via regular mail. If the Aadhaar letter is lost or destroyed, the resident can purchase a reprint from UIDAI's official website for Rs. 50. The resident receives a reprinted Aadhaar letter by fast post.
eAadhaar is an electronic version of the Aadhaar card that is digitally signed by UIDAI and includes a QR code for offline verification as well as the Issue and Download dates. Using their registered mobile number, residents can simply get eAadhaar/masked eAadhaar from UIDAI's official website. Only the last four digits of the Aadhaar number are visible in the disguised eAadhaar. Every Aadhaar enrolment or update generates an eAadhaar number, which may be obtained for free.
As a password, use the first four letters of your name in CAPITAL and your birth year (YYYY).
Example 1: SURESH KUMAR, 1990 Year of Birth: SURE1990 Password: SURE1990
Resident can download e-Aadhaar by visiting UIDAI websites - https://uidai.gov.in/ or by visiting https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in
E-Aadhaar is equally valid as a physical copy of Aadhaar for all purposes, according to the Aadhaar Act.
mAadhaar is a digital version of Aadhaar that can be put on a smartphone. The mAadhaar app is available for download on Google Play/iOS for residents' mobile devices. It features a QR code that may be used to verify it offline. mAadhaar, like eAadhaar, is generated automatically with every Aadhaar enrolment or update and is available for free download. The app allows you to create up to three Aadhaar profiles. The software is properly protected by the security password that the user must input each time he or she wants to use it. This ensures that no one other than the user has access to the Aadhaar data stored in the app.
The mAadhaar app can be utilised anywhere in India at any time. mAadhaar is more than a wallet-sized Aadhaar card. On the one hand, airports and railways recognise the mAadhaar profile as a valid ID evidence; on the other hand, residents can utilise the app's features to share their eKYC or QR code with service providers who require Aadhaar authentication of their clients before offering Aadhaar services.
Aadhaar PVC Card
Aadhaar PVC Card is the most recent kind of Aadhaar that UIDAI has introduced. The PVC-based Aadhaar Card has a digitally signed secure QR code with photographs and demographic details with several security measures, in addition to being easy to carry and durable.
UIDAI has released the Aadhaar PVC Card, which is the most recent type of Aadhaar. The PVC-based Aadhaar Card has a digitally signed secure QR code with photograph and demographic details with several security measures, in addition to being easy to carry and durable. It may be acquired online using an Aadhaar number, Virtual ID, or Enrolment ID for a minimal fee of Rs. 50/- at uidai.gov.in or resident.uidai.gov.in. Speed post is used to deliver the Aadhaar PVC Card to the resident's address.