The Aadhaar card serves as one of the most important documents that the government of India’s Unique Identification Authority of India (or UIDAI) assigns to its residents. It is often used to carry out a wide range of official work. Since it’s a valuable document, it isn’t always easy to carry it with you as there exists the threat of it getting lost or damaged.
In order to make it easy to carry this card wherever you go, UIDAI has brought out Aadhaar PVC cards that are more compact, have a greater level of durability and are portable. Their durability is owed to the polyvinyl chloride (or PVC) material they are made from. UIDAI has made it possible for you to order Aadhaar PVC cards for your entire family with the aid of a single mobile number that need not be registered.
Defining the Aadhaar PVC Card
The Aadhaar PVC card is essentially the same as the ordinary Aadhaar card in terms of the information provided on it. That being said, it is far more secure and has been modified in order to allow for easier portability. It is far more durable than the previous Aadhaar cards issued and boasts of a digitally signed QR code. It features your demographic details and photograph.
Availing of an Aadhaar PVC Card
You can apply for an Aadhaar PVC card online by visiting uidai.gov.in or resident.uidai.gov.in Log into either one of these websites by using your Aadhaar number, and enrolment ID or virtual ID.
In order to avail of this card, you will be required to pay a nominal fee of Rs. 50. After payment, your card will be delivered to your address via speed post. Follow the steps mentioned below in order to apply for an Aadhaar PVC card online with an unregistered mobile number.
Step 1. Visit UIDAI’s official website – www.uidai.gov.in
Step 2. Browse through the homepage until you find the ‘Order Aadhaar Card’ section
Step 3. Type out your unique 12-digit Aadhaar Card number, the 28-digit Aadhaar enrolment number or the 16-digit virtual identification number in the space provided
Step 4. Fill out the security code via the captcha provided
Step 5. In case you are using a mobile number that hasn’t been registered, mark the appropriate box and fill out your unregistered mobile number
Step 6. Next, you must opt for either a time-based one-time password (or TOTP) or a one-time password (or OTP). Once you receive this number, fill it out in the relevant field
Step 7. Review the Aadhaar details that appear on your screen and ensure that they are correct before confirming your order to have your Aadhaar PVC cards printed
Step 8. Complete the payment processing fee of Rs. 50 (which includes GST and postal charges) via net banking, UPI, credit or debit card such that your Aadhaar PVC card can be delivered to you
Step 9. Download your receipt that features a digital signature and appears on your screen
Merits Associated with the Aadhaar PVC Card
There are a number of benefits associated with the Aadhaar PVC card, some of which have been discussed below.
- Portability – The Aadhaar PVC card is lightweight, pocket-sized, and easy to carry.
- Safety – This card is secure and features a number of safety features, including a hologram, micro text and a secure QR code.
- Convenient ID Verification – Offline verification of this card can be carried out almost instantaneously, making it ideal.
The importance of having an Aadhaar card cannot be sufficiently stressed. Furthermore, having one that you can carry around with ease without fear of it getting damaged is most useful. It is in this regard that the Aadhaar PVC card comes in handy.