UIDAI Now Provides Aadhaar PVC With Unique Features

Aadhaar Card is a very important document for the resident of India. It provides a unique 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The UIDAI has introduced various forms of Aadhaar such as the Aadhaar Letter, mAadhaar, and eAadhaar, and Aadhaar PVC is the latest addition to the Aadhaar.

Earlier, Aadhaar used to be provided with a paper-based Aadhaar card for the resident which used to get tarnished over time. Now, UIDAI provides the residents with an option to buy Aadhaar PVC which has multiple features and also has become much more durable. In this article, we will discuss Aadhaar PVC-How to apply, check status, benefits of Aadhaar PVC, etc.

What is Aadhaar PVC?

Aadhaar PVC is the latest addition to the Aadhaar card introduced by the UIDAI. It is a better version of paper-based Aadhaar only with additional security features. It has become more durable and easy to carry than before. There are a lot of other features as well which are unique to only Aadhaar PVC, you will not find those features on the old Aadhaar card (paper-based).

Benefits of Aadhaar PVC

The following are the benefits of Aadhaar PVC-

  • It is a durable and smart way to carry an Aadhaar card.
  • It comes in the size of an ATM card and can easily fit into your wallet.
  • The security of Aadhaar PVC is much higher than the old Aadhaar. You can find a Secure QR Code, Micro text, Issue Date and Print Date, Embossed Aadhaar Logo, Hologram, Guilloche Pattern, and Ghost image which enhances your security.

How to apply for Aadhaar PVC?

You can apply for an Aadhaar card PCV by following these steps-

Visit the official website of UIDAI and navigate to Aadhaar PVC or you can follow this link to apply for Aadhaar PVC-https://residentpvc.uidai.gov.in/order-pvcreprint.php.

  • Now, enter your ‘Aadhaar number’ or ‘Virtual ID’ number or ‘EID’ number and enter the security code as displayed above.
  • Click on the Send OTP or TOTP. If your Aadhaar card does not have your mobile number registered then you can click on the check box saying “Mobile number not registered”
  • After that, you can enter your mobile number and click on send OTP or TOTP.
  • Now, you will be redirected to a new page with your Aadhaar PVC card preview. Check your details to verify your Aadhaar details.
  • After checking your detail, you have to make payment for the Aadhaar PVC which is Rs.50/-(inclusive of GST and Speed Post charges), and can be made using a credit/debit card, UPI, net banking, etc.
  • After successful payment, you will be provided with the payment receipt. Download the payment receipt for future reference by clicking on the ‘Download Payment Receipt’ button.
  • UIDAI will submit your Aadhaar Card PVC to the Post office within 5 working days and will be delivered in a day or two.
Related Topic: What to do if your Forgot your Aadhaar Card Number?

How to Check Aadhaar Card PVC Reprint Status?

You can check your Aadhaar card PVC reprint status by following these steps-

  • Visit the official website of Aadhaar and click on the ‘check Aadhaar PVC status’ under the Aadhaar Tab.
  • Now, enter your ‘Aadhaar number’ or ‘Virtual ID’ number or ‘EID’ number and enter the security code as displayed above.
  • Click on the Send OTP or TOTP. If your Aadhaar card does not have your mobile number registered then you can click on the check box saying “Mobile number not registered”
  • After that, you can enter your mobile number and click on send OTP or TOTP also Choose the Terms and Conditions box and click on the ‘Submit’ button
  • A new page with your SRN number will be displayed along with the status. You can download the Acknowledgement Slip by clicking on the button.
Related Topic: Aadhaar Card Address Change Process Change

FAQs

What is the SRN number?

SRN stands for Service Request Number and it is a 28 digit number generated after the purchase of the Aadhaar Card PVC. You can view your SRN on your payment receipt, Acknowledgment slip, and/or application status.

Can I change the Aadhaar details before ordering Aadhaar PVC?

Yes, you can change the Aadhaar details before ordering Aadhaar PVC by visiting the nearest Enrollment center with a correction form.

How many days it’ll take to get your Aadhaar card?

Usually, it’ll take about a week but, UIDAI hands over the Aadhaar card to the Department of Post and within a day or two, your Aadhaar PVC is delivered to your address.

Can I request for Aadhaar card PVC if I do not have a Registered Mobile Number?

Yes, you can request for Aadhaar Card PVC if you do not have RMN by clicking on the no-registered mobile checkbox and then entering your mobile number to receive OTP.

What are the charges for Aadhaar Card PVC?

Aadhaar Card PVC costs Rs.50/- which also includes GST and speed post. You can pay for Aadhaar Card PVC online using credit /debit cards, UPI, Net Banking, etc.

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