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How To Generate Aadhar Card Virtual ID (VID) Online 2024

Aadhaar virtual ID (VID) is a temporary and revocable 16-digit number that can be used for Aadhaar authentication instead of the actual Aadhaar number.

This is generally done to add an extra layer of privacy and security to your Aadhaar number. It doesn’t reveal the person’s personal details or real Aadhar number but still authenticates the user.


UIDAI has made it easier to generate your VID online through the myAadhar portal.

In this article, you will get to know the following points about how to generate an Aadhaar virtual ID (VID),

Let’s see each of these points in detail.

Details required to generate Aadhaar VID online

You need your Aadhaar number and an Aadhaar registered mobile number to generate VID online.


In case you have forgotten your Aadhaar number, you can get it by following the steps given in the article below.

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Steps to generate Aadhaar VID (Virtual ID) online

To generate your Aadhaar VID online,

Step 1: Go to the official website

Virtual ID Generator option on Aadhaar portal
The ‘Virtual ID (VID) Generator’ option on UIDAI portal
  1. First, go to the official website of Aadhar at
  2. Next, click on the ‘Virtual ID (VID) Generator’ option.
  3. The myAadhaar dashboard will open.
  4. Next, click on the ‘VID Generator’ option.

(Direct link to the page)

Step 2: Enter your Aadhaar number

Generate Aadhaar VID page
The ‘Generate VID’ page on myAadhaar portal
  1. Now, make sure the ‘Generate VID’ option is selected.
  2. Next, enter your ‘Aadhar Number’ in the specified field.
  3. Next, enter the ‘Captcha’ in the specified field.


Step 3: Generate Aadhaar VID

  1. Now, click on the ‘Send OTP’ button.
  2. Next, enter the OTP received in the specified field.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Verify and Proceed’ button.
  4. Your Virtual ID will be displayed on the screen and will be sent to your Aadhar-registered mobile number.

This will be your generated Aadhaar VID. You can use it for any Aadhaar authentication service without disclosing your Aadhaar number.

By following these steps, you can easily generate an Aadhar Virtual ID (VID) online. You can also revoke or replace your VID at any time.

In case you have forgotten your VID, you can also retrieve it online.

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