What is Aadhaar Virtual-ID / VID ? How to Generate UIDAI Virtual ID Online?

The virtual ID is a 16 digit revocable random number which is charted with the Aadhaar number. that can be used for Aadhaar authentication. That means if you want to do any type of transaction & eKYC services? You can provide Aadhaar virtual ID to agencies instead of your Aadhaar number. This Aadhaar virtual ID facility implemented on 1st June 2018 which is found by UIDAI. you can download your Aadhaar card via virtual ID from UIDAI’s online website.

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What is Aadhaar Virtual ID?

  • Virtual Identification (VID) is a 16-digit random number that would be mapped to your Aadhar Number.
  • The VID will be a temporary number that shall be automatically revoked once the Aadhar holder generates a new VID or after the validity of the default VID specified by UIDAI privacy policy.
  • Only the Aadhar holder would be able to generate the VID. no one else does that including the authentication agency doesn’t generate this VID on behalf of the Aadhar holder.
  • UIDAI shall offer means to generate VID through the Resident Portal. at Aadhar Kendra OR via the mAadhar app.


How To Generate Aadhaar Virtual ID Online? 

People can generate the virtual ID online by visiting the official website. This UIDAI virtual ID generation feature will be available in the mAadhaar app very soon. If your mobile number will be linked to your Aadhaar then you are eligible to generate Aadhaar virtual ID online. In case your mobile number is not linked with your Aadhaar!! then first you should link mobile number with Aadhaar reaching your nearest permanent enrolment centre. You can use this generated Aadhaar virtual ID against your Aadhaar. Just follow below given steps. It’s quite simple.

First, visit the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India [Click Here]

Then you will display the home page of that website and click on “Virtual ID (VID) Generator” option. otherwise, click on the Direct link of VID Generator

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Enter your 12 digits Aadhaar number and fill security code which is show under Aadhaar number option.

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Then click on the “Send OTP” button.

You will receive One Time Password – OTP into your registered mobile number

Enter the OTP and select Generate VID option.

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After selecting Generate VID option click on “Submit” option.

Now you will show message on your screen like “Your VID Number Successfully Generated

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You will get 16 digits Aadhaar virtual ID on your registered mobile number

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Yehh it’s done.


Some Key Features Of UIDAI Virtual ID

The virtual ID is a Temporary 16 digit code, which through you can authenticate your Aadhaar card detail.

All service providers, such as telecoms accept UIDAI virtual ID instead of Aadhar number.

At a time you can issue only one virtual ID. when will you Generate another one, your old virtual ID will be destroyed.

Association have no rights to store the virtual ID of the Aadhaar details authentication.

There are no limits for Aadhaar virtual ID generate.

You can’t retrieve your Aadhaar number from the virtual ID

Aadhaar virtual ID Generation is not mandatory. An Aadhaar holder can allot their Aadhaar number instead of the VID

People can change Aadhaar card address using virtual ID.

For Aadhaar authentication using virtual ID, The association should take permit from the Aadhaar holder

When you retrieve your Aadhaar card, You will get the last generated virtual ID on your registered mobile number.


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Using Aadhaar Virtual ID what benefit you will get?

  • When will you provide Aadhaar virtual ID instead of Aadhaar number to your association or agencies !! Your Aadhaar details will safe and protected from being accessed by strangers. They can’t misuse or pinch your Aadhaar data.
  • In short, any third party person does not track your Aadhaar number from the UIDAI virtual ID.


Will Virtual ID (VID) Solve Aadhaar card’s Security Problems?

So many people asking us questions about aadhaar cards privacy or security problem and will VID Solve the aadhar’s Security problems. So here is a small explanation of us.

If you don’t want to disclose your aadhaar number then virtual id is there for you to help. The UIDAI has introduced the concept of “Virtual ID” and “Limited KYC” to further strengthen the security of aadhaar data. It is hoped that VID will provide “A MULTIPLE LAYERED SECURITY” to reinforce privacy protection for aadhaar holders. Users can go to the uidai website uidai.gov.in to generate their virtual id. Since it is a digital id, aadhar holders can regenerate it multiple times, making it safer than providing your actual aadhaar number. The ID Along with biometrics of the user would be enough for verification. It is basically a random 16 digit number. At Present, The VID is valid for a minimum of one day. Service providers have already started to accepting VID in place of aadhaar number. Most Importantly, It will not be possible to derive the aadhaar number from virtual id.


What is the validity Of Aadhaar Card VID?

The Validity of vid is one day. Or 24 hours after you generate the vid. In other words, after you generate Virtual ID it will be valid for one day only.


Important Points To Kept In Your Mind About Aadhaar Virtual ID

If you want to generate Aadhaar virtual ID online!! you must have an Aadhaar number. if you don’t have an Aadhaar? go and enrol first.

It is mandatory to link your mobile number with Aadhaar card to avail this Aadhaar virtual ID generation facility. If your mobile number has not linked with your Aadhaar card, you should visit your nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre to link mobile number.

According to UIDAI latest news your Aadhaar virtual ID will remain valid till the new VID generated by the Aadhaar holder. there is no time limit to expired.

In case if you lose your generated virtual ID at the time you can retrieve new one by doing the same process.

Generated virtual ID through Aadhaar holder can authenticate for various services at private and government organisations.

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