Here’s Your Guide To Generate Aadhaar Virtual ID Number

Here’s Your Guide To Generate Aadhaar Virtual ID Number

Virtual ID (VID) is an alternative to Aadhaar number to verify an individual’s identity. UIDAI(Unique Identification Authority of India), the agency responsible for issuing Aadhaar card, earlier this year had announced the introduction of a 16-digit identification number (VID). “You can use VID in lieu of Aadhaar number whenever authentication or e-KYC services are performed. Authentication may be performed using VID in a manner similar to usingAadhaar number”, said UIDAI on Twitter. The UIDAI had asked all agencies to start accepting VIDs from their users from June 1 this year, but recently decided to extend the deadline till August 31 for banks. Telecom companies and e-sign companies which have not implemented the new system till July 1 will have to pay 20 paise per transaction. These charges will be reversed if they comply by the end of July.


Here are the steps to create the Aadhaar virtual id: 


1. Log on the website of UIDAI,, and find the Virtual ID Generator link under Aadhaar services. 


2. After clicking on Virtual ID (VID) generator, it will direct you to a page, where you need to enter your Aadhaar number and security code. After that, you will receive an OTP (one-time password) on your phone. 


3. After entering the OTP, you have the option of retrieving your old VID or generate a new one. If you opt for retrieval of VID, the last active VID will be sent to you via SMS on registered mobile number.

Aadhaar Virtual id can be generated only once a day, however, there is no deadline to use it. But, once you generate a new virtual id, the older one becomes invalid.


4. After entering the OTP, you will receive the 16-digit Aadhaar VID on your registered mobile number.


Source:- ndtv


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