Aadhaar Virtual ID: What is Aadhaar Virtual ID, using Virtual ID?

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When you download the Aadhaar card or give information about it in a form, then apart from the Aadhaar number, your Aadhaar virtual ID is also sought. But you just put the 12 digit Aadhaar number there. If you want, you can also put Aadhaar virtual ID there. It only benefits you to a great extent. To know the benefits of this, you have to know what is the Aadhaar Virtual ID? Why Aadhaar Virtual ID is used? What are the advantages of Aadhaar Virtual ID?




When you download the Aadhaar card or give information about it in a form, then apart from the Aadhaar number, your Aadhaar virtual ID is also sought. But you just put the 12 digit Aadhaar number there.

Actually, if you want, you can also put Aadhaar virtual ID there. It only benefits you to a great extent. To know the benefits of this, you have to know what is the Aadhaar Virtual ID? Why Aadhaar Virtual ID is used? What are the advantages of Aadhaar Virtual ID?

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What is an Aadhaar Virtual ID? 

Aadhaar is a virtual id just like the Aadhaar number, but there is a slight difference between the two. The Aadhaar number is 12 digits while the virtual ID is 16 digits.

Aadhaar number and Aadhaar virtual ID also work the same, but there is a slight difference. You cannot change your Aadhaar number throughout your life whereas you can change your virtual ID at any time. This means that if you have given your virtual ID to someone, then you can decide how long the person in front can use it.

How to create Aadhaar Virtual ID?

– It is quite easy to create aadhaar virtual id. For this, first you have to go to the Aadhaar website (https://uidai.gov.in/).

– After this, click on the option “My Aadhaar”. In this, you will see the option “Aadhaar Service” and within that you will see “Virtual ID (VID) Generator”. Click on it.

– Now a small form will open in front of you. In this, you have to fill your 12 digit Aadhaar number and Captcha Code. After this, click on Send OTP.

– Now an OTP will appear on your registered mobile number. Fill it




– Now you will have two options. Generate VID and Retrieve VID. If you want to create a new VID then click on Generate VID. If you want to know the old VID then click on Retrieve VID. Virtual ID will be sent to your mobile number via SMS.

Aadhaar virtual id benefit

The simple benefit of aadhaar virtual id is that if you give your Aadhaar number to people who ask for your Aadhaar details, then they can misuse it at any time through your Aadhaar number. If you provide a virtual ID in its place, then you can change it anytime, the day you changed it, after that the person in front will never be able to use it. That is, after replacing your VID, the old VID becomes invalid.

Where can I give Aadhaar Virtual ID? 

You can use Aadhaar virtual ID at many places, such as to get government subsidy, to open a new bank account, to apply for passport, to get insurance policy. Apart from these, wherever VID is being demanded at the place of Aadhaar, you can give a virtual ID there. It will not make any difference.

 

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