Have you recently misplaced your Aadhaar card? Or just worried, in general, about the invasion of your privacy through the Aadhaar number? Now, do not worry because the solution to this problem has been found. For those who want to protect their unique biometric number from getting misused can, now, generate Aadhaar Virtual ID (VID). It is an alternative of the regular 12-digit Aadhaar number. UIDAI has started this facility from 1st June 2018. It is the same agency which issues the Aadhaar card. Unfortunately, in no way you can use it to recover your authentic Aadhaar card.
VID consists of a 16-digit temporary number which can be used for various Aadhaar authentications. You can also provide VID for e-KYC services for governmental and private related works. The main motive behind issuing the VID is the problem of data breaching. But in this way, your Aadhaar number will safe, secure, and cannot be accessed by anyone other than you. It would be completely impossible to derive your Aadhaar number and other details with the VID. The VID can be generated by an Aadhaar number holder only. They can generate a new one from time to time, in case they forget their previous one.
The best thing about the VID is that it can be generated multiple times, considering the fact that it is a digital ID. It has no expiration period and can be accessed until the time you have not generated a new one. Also, you can use this number to download your Aadhaar card from the online portal of UIDAI.
It is super easy to generate a new VID and here’s how you can do it.
How To Generate Virtual ID:
STEP 1: Vistie Offical Portal Of UIDAI https://www.uidai.gov.in
and click on Virtual ID Generate
STEP 2: Enter 12 Digits Aadhar Card Number, Enter Security Code and click on send OTP button.
STEP 3: Enter OTP that you have received on register mobile number, select Generate Virtual ID as an option.
that’s it you will see the message congratulation your VID number successfully generated and sent to your register mobile number.