How To Generate And Use Aadhaar Virtual ID

How To Generate And Use Aadhaar Virtual ID

Virtual ID or VID is a temporary, 16-digit identification number mapped with the 12-digit Aadhaar number, also known as Unique Identity Number (UID). A VID enables a user to undergo verification under the Aadhaar biometric ID programme without disclosing the 12-digit Aadhaar number. A VID can be used instead of the Aadhaar number for authenticating one’s identity. Once the 16-digit number is generated, authentication can be performed using the VID in a manner similar to using the Aadhaar number. It is not possible to derive the Aadhaar number from a VID, according to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency responsible for issuing the Aadhaar number as well as the Aadhaar card.

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How To Generate An Aadhaar Virtual ID

Here’s a step-by-step process for generating a 16-digit virtual ID:

Go to the UIDAI portal and select the “Virtual ID Generator” option under the Aadhaar Services section. Here’s the direct link.

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On the Virtual ID Generator page, enter details such as the Aadhaar number in the given space and click on “Send OTP”.

Enter the OTP or one-time passcode (received on the Aadhaar-registered number) in the given space. At this stage, the user can choose between generating a new VID or retrieving an existing VID…Read more>>

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