How to Lock Your Aadhaar Card to Prevent Misuse
Your Aadhaar card is a valuable document that contains your personal information. If it falls into the wrong hands, it can be used to commit identity theft or other fraudulent activities. To protect your Aadhaar card from misuse, you can lock it using a Virtual ID (VID).
What is a Virtual ID?
A Virtual ID (VID) is a 16-digit number that is associated with your Aadhaar number. It can be used to authenticate your identity without revealing your Aadhaar number. You can generate a VID using the UIDAI website or mAadhaar app.
How to Lock Your Aadhaar Card
To lock your Aadhaar card, you can follow these steps:
Your Aadhaar card will now be locked. This means that no one will be able to use your Aadhaar number to authenticate your identity.
How to Unlock Your Aadhaar Card
To unlock your Aadhaar card, you can follow the same steps as above, but select the “UID Unlock” radio button in step 7. You will also need to enter your VID to unlock your Aadhaar card.
Benefits of Locking Your Aadhaar Card
Locking your Aadhaar card has the following benefits:
Locking your Aadhaar card is a simple and effective way to protect your personal information from misuse. We recommend that everyone lock their Aadhaar card, especially if they are concerned about the security of their data.