order aadhaar pvc card

The Unique Identification Authority of India introduced the Aadhaar PVC Card. The reason behind this is to introduce a plastic-based card that is water-resistant, tear-proof, and more durable as the lifespan and usability. Now, you don’t need to carry the bulky letter, the PVC card is compact and can be easily kept in a wallet or purse. 

It is useful in everyday use. Also, it has some security features such as QR code, hologram, microtext, ghost image, and provides better protection against fraud and manipulation as compared to the Aadhaar letter. In the article, we shared, how to apply for Aadhaar PVC Card and how to change your information on the UIDAI website.

What is an Aadhaar PVC Card?

This is a Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) card, which is a tamper-proof and long-lasting identification document. The Aadhaar Card is a PVC base durable and easy-to-carry PVC card with multiple security features. After receiving the order for an Aadhaar PVC Card from the residential UIDAI. This card is delivered to you using the SPEED POST Service of India. Resident can track the delivery status using DoP Status Track Services on the India Post website

Similarly, the Aadhaar letter is a laminated paper-based document that is issued to you after enrolment and update. All forms of Aadhaar (eAadhaar, mAadhaar, Aadhaar letter, Aadhaar card) are equally valid.

What are the Security Features of the Aadhaar PVC Card?

The card has several security features such as:

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

What are the Different Types of Aadhaar?

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

  • Aadhaar Letter: This is a paper-based laminated letter with a secure QR code, issue date and print date. An Aadhaar letter is sent to you for free of cost by ordinary post in case of new enrolment or mandatory biometric update.
  • eAadhaar: This is an electronic form of Aadhaar, digitally signed by UIDAI. It includes a QR code for offline verification, issue date and download date. The resident can easily download eAadhaar/masked eAadhaar from UIDAI’s official website using a registered mobile number.
  • mAadhaar: It is a digital form of Aadhaar which can be installed on a mobile device. mAadhaar app is available on Google Play Store/iOS for downloading on mobile devices. It has a QR code for offline verification. Like eAadhaar, mAadhaar is also generated automatically with every Aadhaar enrolment or update and it can be downloaded free of cost.
  • Aadhaar PVC Card: This is the latest form of Aadhaar introduced by UIDAI. It is made of PVC material and is known for its portability and durability. It boasts a secure QR code with digitally signed photographs and demographic details, along with several security features.

Process to Oder Aadhaar PVC Card

  • Visit the UIDAI official website or myAadhaar application, and click on the “Order Aadhaar Card” service.
  • Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar Number (UID), or 16-digit Virtual Identification Number or 28-digit Enrollment ID.
  • Enter the security code.
  • If you have a Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP), then choose the option “I have TOTP”. Otherwise, click on the “Request OTP” button.
  • Enter the TOTP/OTP received on the registered mobile number.
  • Click on the check box against “Terms and Conditions”. You can read the details by clicking on the hyperlink”.
  • Click on the “Submit” button to complete the verification.
  • After this, a new screen will appear on which the Aadhaar details will shown for verification by the resident before paying the order for re-printing your card. 
  • Click on “Make payment”. Now, you will be redirected to the Payment Gateway page which has options such as Credit/Debit Card, Net banking and UPI. The Rs. 50/- charges must paid to get the card, the amount is inclusive of GST & speed post charges. 
  • After successful payment, a receipt will be generated that has a digital signature to open the PDF, and then download. You will also get a Service Request Number (SRN) via. SMS.
  • You can track the dispatch of the card. However, the SMS will contain an Air Waybill (AWB) number, once it is dispatched from the Department of Post (DoP). You can also check the delivery by visiting the DoP website.

How to Change Details for Aadhaar PVC Card?

In case, you want some changes in the details of the printed Aadhaar letter or PVC Card, then you have to update your Aadhaar by visiting the Permanent Enrollment Center or through the myAadhaar portal, this depends on the type of update. For instance, the name, and date of birth can be changed through an online portal, but for biometric changes, you have to visit the enrollment centre. The list of nearby enrollment centers, you can check from the website, or book the timing for a visit. 

The term “Order Aadhaar PVC Card” is an online 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 numbers can also order using a Non-Registered /Alternate Mobile Number.


To conclude, you can choose to have one or more forms of Aadhaar. Also, you can choose to use any form of Aadhaar at your convenience. All forms of Aadhaar are equally valid as proof of identity without giving any preference to one form of Aadhaar over the others. So, get any of the Aadhaar cards by following the steps of UIDAI.

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