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An aadhaar Card is used as ID proof in most places today. An aadhaar Card is being made mandatory as a document of identification in almost all private and government institutions today. But people find it very difficult to carry the Aadhaar card or the UIDAI card in physical form due to many reasons. Because of its large size, it is not likely to carry it in a purse or a clutch bag.  So the government has come up with a solution for the difficulties of its people. As a solution to this, the government is launching new PVC Aadhaar cards. Let us have a look at the special features of this PVC Aadhaar card.

PVC means Poly Vinyl Chloride. This Aadhaar card is a polyvinyl card used. These PVC Aadhaar cards are issued in the same shape and size as that of an ATM card. Therefore, it is very easy to carry anywhere and can be handled with ease. The online portal / can be used to apply for this type of Aadhaar card. Here’s how to apply for a PVC Aadhaar card and this costs only just Rs 50.


  • PVC Aadhaar Card can be used in all places where the normal Aadhaar Card can be used.
  • It is very thin and portable. Such cards are very easy to replace.
  • The QR code can be used for quick offline verification.
  • It is more secure and can be used longer.
  • Special security features include hologram, guilloche pattern, ghost image, and micro text.

How to apply online?

Step 1: Open the UIDAI website. ( This will take you to the homepage.

Step 2: In the menu bar, select My Aadhaar.

Step 3: Now select order the Aadhaar PVC card from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: This will take you to a login page. Enter your Aadhaar number and virtual ID here. Then enter the security code you see.

Step 5: An OTP will be sent to the given mobile number.

That’s it!

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