Aadhaar Virtual ID - How to Generate Virtual ID

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What is an Aadhaar Virtual ID?

A temporary, reversible 16-digit random number that is linked to the Aadhaar number is called the Aadhar Virtual ID (VID). When using e-KYC or authentication services, VID may be used in place of the Aadhaar number. What do establishing a bank account, purchasing mutual funds, and obtaining a mobile phone connection have in common? sending in Aadhaar information! Indeed, Aadhaar is now the standard method of identification and verification for a variety of services. While having a single global ID is fantastic, data security issues arise. UIDAI chose to address this by replacing the original Aadhaar numbers with straightforward, user-friendly Virtual IDs (VIDs).

The Advantages of Aadhaar Virtual ID (VID)

The following are the primary advantages of having an Aadhaar virtual ID

  • Users of the Aadhaar card may avoid using their Aadhaar number for security reasons while still accessing their demographic and biometric information. 
  • One may also utilize the virtual ID Aadhaar to verify their identity.
  • Because Aadhaar virtual IDs are transitory and may be revoked, they provide increased security. This lessens the possibility of duplication or identity theft. 
  • The Virtual Aadhaar ID reduces the load on government entities of collecting personal information and the Aadhaar number of each individual in order to store it for KYC reasons.

Features of Virtual ID Advantages

The following sections go over some of the most important features of the Aadhaar Virtual ID.

  • The main rationale for the introduction of the Aadhaar Virtual ID is that other parties have restricted access to one's information. This might help to prevent any form of abuse. 
  • Aadhaar virtual ID is a temporary 16-digit number that may be produced again.
  • The UIDAI portal is where one may generate their Aadhaar VID.
  • With the Aadhaar VID, users and authorities are preventing massive abuse and identity theft.

How Do I Create an Aadhaar Virtual ID (VID)?

All Aadhaar card users can get the VID Aadhaar by visiting the UIDAI's official website. You have to validate your 16-digit UID number. Below you can find step-by-step process to for creating Aadhar virtual ID:

  • Visit the Aadhaar Virtual ID website.
  • In the text area, input your UID number and the security code.
  • Click the "Send OTP" button.
  • Enter the OTP in the box provided on the screen. 
  • Choose the VID option from the Generate / Retrieve menu. 
  • Once the process is complete, click "Submit".
  • You will get a randomly generated 16-digit Virtual ID number via your registered email address or mobile number after completing the above-described processes. 

The process to Generate an Aadhar Card Virtual ID

  • Go to https://uidai.gov.in/ to access the UIDAI website.
  • Select the 'Virtual ID (VID) Generator' option from the 'Aadhaar Services' section of the UIDAI home page, as shown below.
  • In the appropriate section, input your 12-digit Aadhaar number as shown below.
  • Enter the captcha code displayed above to validate the aadhaar number you entered.
  • Now, choose the 'Send OTP' or 'TOTP" option, and the OTP for creating the Aadhar virtual ID will be delivered to your registered cellphone number. 
  • After entering the appropriate OTP, pick the choices "Generate VID" or "Retrieve VID" as indicated below and push the button.
  • The Aadhaar virtual ID will be created, and the message displayed below will appear. This is your 16-digit ID, which you will get on your registered mobile number and will include the virtual ID for your Aadhaar number as well as the last four digits of your Aadhaar created at DD. Format: MM YYYY: HH: MM: SS

How to Create an Aadhaar Virtual ID Using mAadhaar?

  • Follow these easy steps to get an Aadhaar Virtual ID using the mAadhaar app:
  • On your mobile device, download and install the mAadhaar app.
  • Launch the app and input your Aadhaar 12-digit number.
  • Use the OTP sent to your registered cellphone number to authenticate the app.
  • Select "Virtual ID" from the main menu.
  • Enter the security code that appears on the screen and then click "Generate VID."
  • The screen will show your Aadhaar Virtual ID. You may take a note of it or save it to your mobile device.

How to Create an Aadhaar Virtual ID Using SMS?

Follow these easy procedures to get an Aadhaar card virtual ID by SMS: 

  • Open the message box on your mobile device to establish a Virtual ID.
  • Text GVID (SPACE) and the last four digits of your Aadhar number to 1947.
  • To acquire your VID, provide RVID (SPACE).
  • Enter the last four digits of your Aadhaar number.
  • You may receive an OTP in two ways: via your Aadhaar number or through your VID.
  • OTP using Aadhaar number- input GETOPT (space) and your Aadhaar last four digits.

OTP via VID - GETOTP (space) and SMS your official virtual ID's last six digits.

  • Is the Aadhaar Virtual ID valid forever?

  • Could you please produce the VID for me?

  • In the event of VIDs, do I need to express my consent for authentication?