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The UIDAI has, over the past few years, issued the Aadhaar in different forms such as mAadhaar, the Aadhaar letter, and even eAadhaar. One of the most recent forms in which the Aadhaar number has been issued by the UIDAI is the Aadhaar PVC card. Want to know more about the UIDAI PVC card and how you can apply for it?

What is the Aadhaar PVC Card

The Aadhaar PVC card is a card that is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). UIDAI has allowed the reprint of the Aadhaar numbers on PVC cards for added convenience. Obtaining your own Aadhaar PVC card is simple. You can easily do this via the officiant website of the UIDAI itself. Once you receive your Aadhaar PVC card, you can carry it around in your wallet just like you would take your debit or credit card around on the go.

Aadhaar PVC Card Eligibility

So, if you want your PVC Aadhaar card, apply online easily through the process outlined below. However, how do you know if you are eligible for the Aadhaar PVC card in the first place? The answer is simple. Anybody who already has a 12-digit Aadhaar number can apply for the Aadhaar PVC card using the mobile number linked with their Aadhaar card.

And in case you do not have an Aadhaar number, you can still apply for the Aadhaar PVC card using an unregistered mobile number.

PVC Aadhaar Card Fees & Charges

The fees for an Aadhaar PVC card is a nominal amount of ₹50. Note that this is inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and speed post charges.

How to Apply for the Aadhaar PVC Card

Getting your UIDAI PVC card from the official website of the Unique Identification Authority of India is fairly simple. You can apply for the Aadhaar PVC card online easily, using the steps outlined below.

  • Step 1: Head to the official Aadhaar website by following this link:

  • Step 2: Click on the button that reads ‘Order Aadhaar PVC.’

  • Step 3: Then, enter any one of the following details at your convenience.

  1. Your 12-digit Aadhaar number

  2. Your 16-digit virtual ID

  3. Your 28-digit Enrollment ID (EID)

  • Step 4: Then, enter the security code from the captcha given.

  • Step 5: Next, if you are using a mobile number that is not registered, you need to tick the relevant box and enter your unregistered number.

  • Step 6: You can then choose to receive an OTP or TOTP (Time-Based OTP) as needed. Once you receive the number, enter it in the relevant field.

  • Step 7: Once this is done, you will be shown a preview of your Aadhaar details. Check the information available to verify its accuracy.

  • Step 8: Then, click on the ‘Make Payment’ button to pay for your UIDAI PVC card.

  • Step 9: You can then make the payment using internet banking, UPI, a credit card or a debit card. The amount payable is Rs. 50.

  • Step 10: Lastly, download the payment receipt from the UIDAI website.

That completes your Aadhaar PVC application process. Within five working days, after the UIDAI receives your application, your PVC card will be sent to you via speed post.

How to Check the Status of your Aadhaar PVC Card Application

If you have applied for your UIDAI PVC card, here is how you can perform a quick PVC Aadhaar card status check online. Simply follow the steps outlined below to check the Aadhaar PVC card status.

  • Step 1: Head to the official UIDAI website and locate the button labelled ‘Check Aadhaar PVC Card Status.’

  • Step 2: Click the button and enter your Aadhaar number and the security code shown.

  • Step 3: If you are using an unregistered mobile number, select the relevant option and enter that mobile number.

  • Step 4: Click on the ‘send OTP’ or ‘send TOTP’ button as per your convenience and enter the number that you receive.

  • Step 5: Check the terms and conditions box and click on the ‘Submit’ option.

  • Step 6: You will then see the Service Request Number (SRN) for your request, along with the Aadhaar PVC card status.

  • Step 7: Once you have checked your Aadhaar PVC status, you can download the acknowledgement slip.

How to Download an Aadhaar PVC Card

To download the Aadhaar PVC card, you will need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Step 3: After that, you will need to enter your 12-digit long Aadhaar Card number on the following page. You can also choose to enter your 16-digit long Virtual ID or 28 Digit Enrolment ID (ID) as an alternative. Enter the captcha code and click on the ‘Send OTP/TOTP’ button to proceed. You will then receive a one time password on your registered mobile number. Enter the same in the relevant field to proceed.

  • Step 4: If you have not registered your mobile number with UIDAI, click on ‘My mobile number is not registered' and then enter the non-registered mobile number. You will then receive an OTP on that number. You must enter that in the relevant field and proceed.


    • Step 5: Then, you will be shown your Aadhaar details. Preview it carefully and then proceed.
    • Step 6: Next, pay the fee of ₹50 through either UPI, Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card.
    • Step 7: Once you make the payment successfully, download the payment slip that you will see on the page that will follow. 


    Features of the Aadhaar PVC Card

    The Aadhaar PVC card has many advanced features that not only make it convenient to carry your proof around but also increase the security aspect of your Aadhaar card. Here are some of the key features of the polyvinyl card from the UIDAI.

    • It has the issue date and the print date.

    • It comes with an invisible logo.

    • There is micro text on the card.

    • There is also a secure QR code on the Aadhaar PVC card.

    • It also has a hologram, a Guilloche pattern and a ghost image.

    Benefits of the Aadhaar PVC Card

    The Aadhaar PVC card comes with several benefits too. If you are planning to get the UIDAI PVC card, here is how it can be beneficial to you.

    • Convenience: The new Aadhaar PVC card is convenient to carry around since it is pocket-sized and lightweight.

    • Security: The PVC card is also very safe and secure. It contains a host of safety features like a secure QR code, micro text and a hologram.

    • Easy ID Verification: The Aadhaar PVC card also can also be instantly verified offline, making it one of the easiest ID verification cards to carry around.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    ✔️How much does it cost to apply for my Aadhaar PVC card?

     The fees are very nominal. It costs just Rs. 50 to apply for your Aadhaar PVC card.  

    ✔️How long will it take to receive my Aadhaar PVC card after I have sent my application and made the payment ?

     The UIDAI will send your card via the Department of Post within five business days from your application date.  

    ✔️How can I make the payment for my UIDAI PVC card?

     You can pay the fees via internet banking or UPI options. Alternatively, you can also use a debit card or a credit card to make the payment.

    ✔️Will the number on the Aadhaar PVC card be the same as my Aadhaar number?

     Yes, the number of your PVC card will be your own 12-digit Aadhaar number. The card is just a convenient way to carry your proof around.

    ✔️What security features does the Aadhaar PVC card come with?

    The Aadhaar PVC card has several security features like a QR code, hologram, micro text, a ghost image, the issue date and print date, a Guilloche pattern, and an embossed Aadhaar logo.