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Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the UIDAI on behalf of the Indian government. In recent times, given how the government has been intensifying its push for Aadhaar, it has become all the more necessary to ensure that your Aadhaar details are updated. There are several reasons why updating or correcting personal information linked to your Aadhaar card becomes important - spelling mistakes in the name, shift in residence leading to change in the address, mobile number no longer in use, etc. Now, the good news is that the UIDAI has facilitated two modes by which details of your Aadhaar card can be updated/corrected - i) the online mode (Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal) and ii) offline mode (post or enrolment centre).
When you submit a request to update or correct your Aadhaar details, you will receive an Update Request Number (URN). Use this URN to keep track of the status of the update you have requested. If you are visiting a permanent enrolment centre to update your Aadhaar details, you will receive an acknowledgement receipt along with the Update Request Number.
Steps to Check Aadhar Card Update Status Online
To check the status of the update you have requested on your Aadhaar card, here’s what you need to do:
Step 1 - Visit the official website of UIDAI.
Step 2 - Click on "Check Status - Update done Online" under the Aadhaar Update section.
Step 3 - Enter your Aadhaar No., URN and SRN. Select “Get Status” button after you are done
The Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal allows users to update their Aadhaar information by directly placing the update request on the portal. To do so, you will need to have your Aadhaar number and registered mobile number in place to login to the portal. An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number for authentication purpose. To complete the update process, you will have to upload supporting documents, which validate the claims made by you.
Here are the steps you need to take to update Aadhaar card details online:
Step 1 - Go to the Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal.
Step 2 - Select the field(s) you want to update/correct.
Step 3 - Fill the data in the selected fields.
Step 4 - After entering the necessary details, fill the form. A URN will be generated.
Step 5 - Select the BPO for review of update.
Step 6 - Attach the original scan of the supported document.
Should it not be possible to update your Aadhaar changes online, you have the option of updating your information through the offline mode. All you have to do is send the request via post to the UIDAI.
Step 1 - Go to the official website of the UIDAI and download "Aadhaar card data update/correction form".
Step 2 - Fill in the required details of the form and take a print out of the same.
Step 3 - Send the form along with the necessary documents (that validate the changes requested) to the postal address as mentioned under:
UIDAI Post Box No. 10,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001, India
Post Box No. 99,
Hyderabad – 500034, India
To update your Aadhaar details online, you will first and foremost require your Aadhaar card. You will also need a digital scanned copy of the documents that you wish to present as proof of the details you are updating. Say, for instance, you want to update your name. To do so, you will need to provide Proof of Identity (PoI) documents. The kind of documents you will need to submit will differ, depending on the kind of data you want to update or correct.
Can I update my Aadhar card details online?
Yes, you can update your Aadhaar card details online through the official website of UIDAI.
What are the details which can be updated online?
The following information can be changed or updated via the Self-Service online mode on the UIDAI portal:
How do I update any other details?
To update other details, visit the nearest enrolment centre and place a request.
What criteria should be met to request for changes in address online?
To change your address online, you will need to provide a scanned copy of the proof of address. If the UIDAI does not accept your document, your update request will be turned down.
Am I required to submit my update request in a local language as well?
You can submit an update request in any language you like. Language is not a hurdle when you are updating the details in Aadhaar.
How can I register my mobile number to make changes online?
Do I have to provide any documents in order to update/change my mobile details?
No, you don’t have to provide any documents to update/change your mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
Is it possible to request for a change in information through offline modes?
Yes, you have the option of updating your information through the offline mode. All you have to do is send the request via post to the UIDAI or visit any of the enrolment centre.
Where should I send the post/letter?
You can send the update request by post to either of the following addresses:
Post Box No. 10,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001, India
Post Box No. 99,
Hyderabad – 500034, India
Can I update information pertaining to my child?
Yes, you can make a request to change your child’s information. You will, however, need to ensure that your Aadhar is linked to the Aadhaar of your child.
My child’s address has to be updated in his/her Aadhaar card. Is it possible?
Yes, it can be done. To update the address of a child, the parent whose Aadhaar is linked to the child will need visit the nearest enrolment centre together with the child.
Without a proof of address, can I still request for a change in the address in my child’s Aadhaar?
To update the address in your child’s Aadhaar, produce your Aadhaar card as proof of address. You needn't have to submit an additional proof of address for your child.
When I request for change or correction of my Aadhaar details, do I have to submit my old information?
No, you don't have to provide any of the previous data. All you need to do is mention the new data that has to be updated and submit a proof for the suggested update.
Can I make changes to the information after I have already submitted the request for correction online?
No. It is important that you check the information before submitting it to ensure there aren't any errors. UIDAI cannot be held accountable for wrong information provided by you in the correction form. For rectifying an error, you will need to start the entire process all over again.
Will I be provided with an updated Aadhaar letter once the details are corrected?
No, you will not receive a letter stating that your details have been corrected. However, you can download the updated e-Aadhaar from the official website of the UIDAI.
I have changed my email address and I want to update it in my Aadhaar. How can I do this?
You can place a request to update the change in your email address either by using the Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal or visiting an enrolment centre.
Can my request application be rejected?
Yes, an application can be rejected in case there are discrepancies or inaccuracies in the information provided, or if the documents do not validate the change.
What happens if my Aadhaar is suspended?
In case your Aadhaar is suspended, you will need to go to an enrolment centre to update your information.