The PVC Aadhaar card easily fits in your wallet just like your ATM or debit card comes with a host of features Credit: Twitter/UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced all-new Aadhaar PVC Card, which easily fits in your wallet just like your ATM or debit card. UIDAI has allowed Aadhaar reprint on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) card that individuals can now order online. Aadhaar PVC card will be delivered by Speed Post within five working days (excluding the date of request).

“Loaded with the latest security features, your Aadhaar is now more durable, convenient to carry, instantly verifiable offline,” the Aadhaar issuing body UIDAI mentioned in a tweet.

What are the security features of Aadhaar PVC Card

Secure QR code


Micro text

Ghost image

Issue date & print date

Guilloche pattern

Embossed Aadhaar logo

Who can get Aadhaar PVC Card?

Any individual having an Aadhaar number can apply for the PVC card. ‘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.

How to track the status of Aadhaar PVC card?

The status of the Aadhaar PVC card can be tracked on under the ‘My Aadhaar’ tab.

Click on ‘Check Aadhaar PVC card status’ under the ‘My Aadhaar’ tab, On the new screen, you will be required to enter 28-digit SRN, 12-digit Aadhaar number and captcha code. The status will be reflected after clicking on ‘Check Status’.

How long will it take for you to receive the Aadhaar PVC card?

As per the FAQs on the UIDAI website, once the request is raised, the UIDAI will hand over the card to the post office within five working days (excluding the date of request) and the PVC card will be delivered using Speed Post services.

What are the charges for ordering Aadhaar PVC card?

While ordering the PVC Aadhaar card, an individual will have to ₹50 (inclusive of GST and speed post charges).

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