People outside an Aadhaar service centre to get their Aadhaar cards updated (File Photo/ANI)

All forms of Aadhaar acceptable as identity proof, says UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday mentioned all types of Aadhaar are acceptable as proof of identification with due validation, urging folks to not pay heed to rumours.

“Residents can choose to use any form of Aadhaar as per their convenience and all forms of Aadhaar are acceptable as a proof of identity with due validation, without giving any preference to one form of Aadhaar over the other. Tweet us @UIDAI in case you have any queries,” UIDAI mentioned on its official Twitter deal with.


The 12-digit Aadhaar is a singular quantity issued by UIDAI and serves as a legitimate proof and is a crucial doc for availing authorities subsidies or grants. It is available in three varieties: Letter, eAadhaar and PVC card.

PVC Aadhaar was introduced earlier this month by UIDAI.

(Read extra: Here’s how one can get your Aadhaar PVC card)

Three types of Aadhaar:

(1.) Aadhaar Letter: This is delivered by publish. Once Aadhaar is generated, an SMS is shipped on an individual’s registered cellular quantity.

(2.) eAadhaar: This might be downloaded from UIDAI’s official web site. It is a digital type of the Aadhaar card and is suitable throughout the nation, with none exceptions. It is available in PDF kind.

To open the PDF, a password is required. The password is the primary 4 letters of an individual’s title in capital letters, adopted by the 12 months of beginning.

(3.) Aadhaar PVC card: This is the newest model of Aadhaar, which was introduced earlier this month. It comes with enhanced security measures. The security measures embrace a QR code, hologram, micro textual content, ghost picture, challenge and print date and many others. This model of Aadhaar might be reprinted as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) card and therefore the title Aadhaar PVC card.

This function permits Aadhaar PVC card to be carried in wallets, identical to ATM or debit playing cards.