How to generate Aadhaar Virtual ID?

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How to generate Aadhaar Virtual ID?
How to generate Aadhaar Virtual ID?

New Delhi : Aadhar card has become an important document, the detail of which needs to be protected. In order to make the card more secure, the Indian Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has prepared the Aadhaar virtual ID which will eliminate the chance of base data leak. It is a revocable 16-digit random number connected with Aadhaar number. The Aadhaar virtual ID can be used for the purpose of authentication in the same way the Aadhaar number is used.

How to generate Aadhaar Virtual ID

The 16 digit number which you can use as a substitute for the 12-digit Aadhaar number can be generated several times. The best part is that any card holder can make it easily without any confusion. UIDAI has allowed people to use their virtual ID instead of base. Just, follow the mentioned below steps to generate the temporary Aadhaar number 

Step 1: Visit UIDAI’s website at

Step 2: Click on the “Virtual ID (VID) Generator” from Aadhaar Services section

Step 3: You will be taken to a new VID Generation page

Step 4: Enter your 12 digit Aadhaar Number and the security code

Step 5: Now click on the “Send OTP” button

Step 6: An OTP will be sent to your mobile number registered with UIDAI

Step 7: Enter the OTP and select the option to either “Generate VID” or “Retrieve VID”

Step 8: Now click on the Submit button

Step 9: You will get a message like “Congratulations! Your VID Number Successfully Generated and sent to your registered mobile.”

Step 10: You will get the message on your registered mobile number mentioning the 16-digit virtual ID for Aadhaar number and the last 4 digits of Aadhaar including the time and date of generation.

Step 11: You can generate virtual IDs for other Aadhaar numbers as well for your family

Why is Aadhaar Virtual ID important?

Till the launch of Aadhaar card, a number of data leakage cases has been filed by common people. The 12 digit number has become a matter of concern and so UIDAI has come up with the virtual ID system. When card holders provide their virtual IDs instead of Aadhar, agencies cannot retrieve the Aadhaar number of the applicant and the authentication is carried out as usual.

Thus, the Aadhaar details are not accessed by the agencies in any manner keeping the Aadhaar number and other details safe from being hacked. Once the authentication is complete, the applicant can regenerate his virtual ID so that the details with the agency, if saved, turn useless.