How to order Aadhaar PVC Card online? | Aadhaar Smart 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. 

Currently, Aadhaar letter is being issued as a laminated paper document to the residents after enrollment (or) update. 

In case, you would like to get the Aadhaar number printed on a PVC (plastic) Smart card then you can now order online through UIDAI portal.

What is Aadhaar PVC Card? How Aadhaar Card is different from Aadhaar Letter?

Aadhaar letter is a laminated paper based document whereas Aadhaar Card is a durable and easy to carry PVC card with security features

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Aadhaar PVC Smart Card

This card contains security features like:

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

Note that all forms of Aadhaar (eAadhhar, mAadhaar, Aadhaar letter, Aadhaar card) are equally valid.  You have the choice to use any of these forms of Aadhaar issued by UIDAI. 

The ‘’Order Aadhaar PVC Card” service is available online on demand for the residents similar to online “Order Aadhaar Reprint” Service.

How to order Aadhaar PVC Smart Card online?

“Aadhaar Card” request can be raised by visiting the UIDAI Official Website or Resident Portal. Request can be raised using registered or non-registered mobile number.

How to raise request using Registered Mobile Number?

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  • Enter the security code.
  • If you have TOTP, choose option “I have TOTP” by clicking in check box else Click on “Request OTP” button.
  • Enter OTP/TOTP received on registered mobile number.
  • Click on the check box against “Terms and Conditions”.
  • Click on “Submit” Button to complete OTP/TOTP verification.
  • On next screen, preview of the Aadhaar details will appear for verification by resident before placing the order for card reprint.
    • In case you find any inaccuracy/missing/old/out-dated information get your Aadhaar detail updated.
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Preview & Verify your Aadhaar details
  • Click on “Make payment”. You will be re-directed to Payment Gateway page with payment options as Credit/Debit Card, Net banking and UPI.
    • Charges to be paid are Rs.50/- (Inclusive of GST & speed post charges).
  • After successful payment, receipt will get generated having digital signature which can be downloaded by resident in PDF format. Resident will also get the Service Request Number via SMS.
  • Resident can track the status of SRN till dispatch of Aadhaar Card on Check Aadhaar PVC Card Status.
  • SMS containing AWB number will also be sent once dispatched from the Department of Posts (DoP). Resident can further track delivery status by visiting DoP website. The Card will be delivered at the registered address.

How to raise request using Non-Registered/Alternate Mobile Number?

  • Please Visit UIDAI Official Website (or) Resident Portal
  • Click on “Order Aadhaar Card” Service.
  • Enter your 12 digit Aadhaar Number (UID) or 16 digit Virtual Identification Number (VID) or 28 digits Enrollment ID.
  • Enter the security code
  • Click on check box “If you do not have a registered mobile number, please check in the box”.
  • Please enter Non-Registered / Alternate Mobile Number.
  • Click on “Send OTP”
  • Check the box against “Terms and Conditions”.
  • Click on “Submit” Button to complete OTP verification.
  • No preview of the Aadhaar details will be available.
  • Click on “Make payment”. You will be re-directed to Payment Gateway page with payment options as Credit/Debit Card, Net banking and UPI.
  • After successful payment, receipt will get generated having digital signature which can be downloaded by resident in PDF format. Resident will also get the Service Request Number via SMS.
  • Resident can track the status of SRN till dispatch of Aadhaar Card on Check Aadhaar Smart Card Status.
  • SMS containing AWB number will also be sent once dispatched from DoP. Resident can further track delivery status by visiting DoP website.

How many days will it take to receive “Aadhaar Card” after creating successful request?

After receiving order for Aadhaar Card from the resident UIDAI will handover printed Aadhaar Card to DoP within 5 working days (excluding the date of request). Aadhaar Card will be delivered using SPEED POST Service of Department of Post (DoP) in line with DoP delivery norms and Delivery Status may be tracked using DoP Status Track Services.

Kindly note that it is not mandatory to order Aadhaar Smart (PVC) Card. But, it can be very handy to carry and also comes with certain security features.

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(Source & Refernce : UIDAI Portal) (Post first published on : 01-October-2020)

  • Phanikumar says:

    Good article. Thanks for adding such information.

  • Mujeeb says:

    sir my mujeeb from Chikkaballapur I have married and I have one girl baby I’m working in auto distributor spares parts in bengaluru last four years so I thinking start own business like chicken stall, condiments or other because I’m getting 13000rs per month I can’t satisfy with this salary please can I get loan for start business

  • Kranthi says:

    Hi everyone one, I read some comments about BBMP/BDA Katha transfer. Only way to transfer Katha is bribe. As per my experience.

    I purchased a property in Bangalore which have approved by BBMP in 2009 and have A Katha certificate. Govt says with out Bribe you can get Katha certificate thought sakala. I applied in sakala for Katha transfer and I received msg saying your documents are verified and I am waiting for bbmp msg to pay 2% charged for process. I received call from BBMP officer and said he want to visit property. I went to BBMP office and ask him to come for visit, he just came out of office and asked sir give 15k I will process your Katha other wise I write comment that property don’t have OC, so it is not possible to transfer Katha. I told him property have katha already and applied for name change. He said not paid demanded money, I will write OC not available, not possible to transfer. OC not there, Katha is not possible to transfer.

    I questioned him, if not there then how previous owner received Katha from bbmp? He said they paid money, we issued Katha.

    This is my experience, i am a lawyers still I paid 10000 finally to get Katha. I can fight but no-use, waste of time, money and lose peace of mind.

    System was built like that, for giving Katha plan approval and OC required, then why BBMP allow to construct building with voilation.

    As per my study it’s big correpted system. Their intention is to allow people to raise illegal constructions, builder will give bribe to ignore voilation, after selling purchaser will come and give again bribe to give Katha, when ever it sold some of BBMP officer will get bribe. Getting Katha without bribe is fake new, I tried not happen in my case.

    my flat is bbmp approved and have A katha. OC was not a mandatory document by the time of building completion 2009. OC introduced in recent years, for getting bribe he raised point and made money.

    So please don’t miss guide by some one, with money you can get Katha certificate.
    We cannot change this people and system.

    I am sorry to give this suggtion bit it’s true.

  • Girish Aradrimath says:

    Hi Sreekanth,
    I think the provision of getting card with non-registered Mobile number is not a good thing.
    Now a days most of the people are providing Adhaar number for different services and if anyone having such data can easily misuse it.

    • Sreekanth Reddy says:

      Dear Girish,
      Agree with your view.
      Yes, anyone with access to Aadhaar number can view details like Date of Birth and Address.

      (But note that the Card will be delivered at the address mentioned in the aadhaar card.)

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