UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has launched Aadhaar Virtual ID for your existing Aadhaar Number. Which when you generate, this random Aadhaar Virtual ID will be mapped to your existing Aadhaar Number.
Why we need Aadhaar Virtual ID?
– This is one more step by UIDAI to provide one extra security layer of Aadhaar. When you generate this Virtual ID for your existing Aadhaar, UIDAI will create a random 12 digit number for you and this number will be mapped to your Aadhaar Number. Now when you are suppose to give your Aadaar number for any verification to any agency, you can give this Virtual ID (12 digit number), in this way you will not disclose your actual Aadhaar Number.
Is this Aadhaar Virtual ID accepted by all service provider?
– At present no. UIDAI made mandatory for all the agency that undertake the authentication to accept Aadhaar Virtual ID from June 1 2018. At present you can use this Aadhaar Virtual ID for to update address in Aadhaar online.
How to generate Aadhaar Virtual ID?
– Login to UIDAI site by clicking here. Select Virtual ID (VID) generator as below.
Provide your 12 digit Aadhaar Number and the mentioned security code as below. Then select “Send OTP”, once you get the OTP in your registered mobile, enter the same in the “Enter OTP” field and select “Submit”.
Your Aadhaar Virtual ID will be generated and send to your register mobile.
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