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How to Request for Aadhaar PVC Card

  How to Request for Aadhaar PVC Card

 How to Request for Aadhaar PVC Card

 UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has recently launched PVC based Aadhar card. This card is easy to carry and durable. You will have a digitally signed secure QR code containing photos and demographic details equipped with multiple security features. UIDAI says that even if your mobile number is not registered with Aadhar card, you can apply for this card.

 To solve this problem, the government has launched PVC Aadhar cards. PVC stands for Polyvinyl Card, which is about the size of an ATM card. PVC Aadhar Card can be easily carried in your wallet due to its small size. Also, citizens can use these portable size Aadhar cards by registering on the official portal residentpvc.uidai.

Features of PVC Aadhar Card

  1. It is more durable, comfortable to wear.
  2. It has good print quality and comes with lamination.
  3. It has the latest security features including holograms, guilloche patterns, ghost images and microtexts.
  4. The card is completely weather resistant.
  5. The relief includes the Aadhar logo.

What are the charges to apply for PVC Aadhar Card?  

One has to pay a nominal fee of Rs.50 (including GST and express mail charges) while applying for PVC Aadhar card

How to Apply for PVC Aadhar Card Resident at

  1. First of all go to or 
  2. Click on 'Apply for Aadhar Card' service. [direct link]
  3. Enter your 10-digit Aadhaar Number (UID) or 16-digit Virtual Identification Number (VID) or 28-digit Enrollment ID.
  4. Please note the security code.
  5. Please select Registered Number option to receive OTP. If mobile number is not registered, fill alternate number if available.
  6. Click on 'Send OTP'.
  7. After approval check 'Terms and Conditions'. (Note: Click on hyperlink and view details)
  8. Click on 'Submit' after completing the 'OTP' verification process.
  9. After clicking on 'Make Payment' you will be taken to the payment gateway, where you will get the option of Credit/Debit Card, Net Banking and UPI.
  10. The payment receipt will be successful, it will have a digital signature. You will receive the service request number by SMS. You can use this number to follow the process till the card is delivered.

Important Notes to Apply for PVC Aadhar Card

  • Apply for Aadhar Card by paying Rs.50/- (inclusive of GST and Speed ​​Post fee).
  • Use your Aadhar Number/Virtual ID Number/EID to apply for Aadhar Card.
  • Aadhar card comes with security features i.e. digitally signed secure QR code, hologram, ghost image, guilloche pattern, etc.

FAQ of PVC Aadhar Card

What are the different forms of Aadhaar and what are their characteristics?

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced various forms of Aadhaar from time to time for the convenience of the residents:

Aadhaar letter: Paper laminated letter with secure QR code with date of issue and date of printing. In case of fresh registration or mandatory biometric update, Aadhaar letter is sent to the resident free of cost by regular mail. In case the Aadhaar letter is lost or destroyed, the resident can order a reprint online at a cost of Rs. 50/- from the official website of UIDAI. The reprinted Aadhaar letter is delivered to the resident by fast mail.

eAadhaar: eAadhaar is electronic Aadhaar form, digitally signed by UIDAI, containing a QR code for offline verification along with the date of issue and date of download. Residents can easily download e-Aadhaar / masked e-Aadhaar from the official website of UIDAI using the registered mobile number. Masked e-Aadhaar shows only the last 4 digits of the Aadhaar number. E-Aadhaar is automatically generated with each Aadhaar registration or update and is free to download.

M-Aadhaar: M-Aadhaar is a digital form of Aadhaar that can be installed on a mobile device. The mAadhaar app is available on Google Play Store/iOS for download on the resident's mobile device. It has QR code for offline verification. Just like e-Aadhaar, mAadhaar is also generated automatically with each Aadhaar registration or update and can be downloaded free of cost.
Aadhaar PVC Card: Aadhaar PVC Card is the latest form of Aadhaar introduced by UIDAI. Other than being easy to carry and durable, the PVC-based Aadhaar Card has a digitally signed secure QR code with photograph and demographic details with multiple security features. It can be ordered online through or 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.

Can I choose to have and use any form of Aadhaar?

Yes. The residents can choose to have one or more forms of Aadhaar. The residents may also choose to use any form of Aadhaar as per their convenience. All forms of Aadhaar are equally valid as a proof of identity without giving any preference to one form of Aadhaar over the others.
What is “Order Aadhaar Card” service?

“Order Aadhaar Card” is a new service launched by UIDAI which facilitates the Aadhaar holder to get their Aadhaar details printed on PVC card by paying nominal charges. Residents who do not have registered mobile number can also order using Non-Registered /Alternate Mobile Number.
What are the security features of “Aadhaar PVC Card”?

This card contains security features like:

  • Secure QR Code
  • Hologram
  • Micro text
  • Ghost image
  • Issue Date & Print Date
  • Guilloche Pattern
  • Embossed Aadhaar Logo

What are the charges to be paid for “Aadhaar Card”?

Charges to be paid are Rs.50/- (Inclusive of GST & speed post charges).

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