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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 Aadhar card becomes important - spelling mistakes in the name, shift in residence leading to aadhar card address change, mobile number no longer in use, etc. Now, the good news is that the UIDAI has facilitated two modes by which details of your Aadhar card can be updated/corrected - i) the online mode (Aadhar Self Service Update Portal) and ii) offline mode (post or enrolment centre).
UIDAI’s self-service portal allows a cardholder to update the address online. For updating personal details such as name, age, phone number, email, etc., the cardholder has to physically visit an enrolment/permanent centre. The Self-Service online mode offers address update to the residents where the resident can directly place the update request on the portal. Here are the steps for the same:
Step 1 - Visit the official website of UIDAI.
Step 2 - Select the ‘Update your Address Online’ option from the Update your Aadhaar Tab. You will be redirected to a new page.
Step 3 - The Aadhaar number and registered mobile number of the resident are required to login to the portal.
Step 4 - Post login, you will be required to authenticate using OTP on your registered mobile number.
Step 5 - Select the fields which you would like to update and fill the correct data.
Step 6 - Upload the supporting list of documents for POA and POI.
Step 7 - Submit the form. Post submission, an update request number will be generated.
Step 8 - The requested data will be verified at a later stage at UIDAI’s Update back-office by a Verifier.
Step 9 - You will get an option to select the BPO for review of update.
Step 10 - It usually takes 7 working days for the details to get updated.
Step 11 - Once updated, you will receive an SMS and email regarding the same.
Step 12 - You can also check the Aadhaar update status using the URN number.
If you do not have proof of address, you can update your Aadhaar address to where you are presently residing, with the consent and authentication of the address verifier (a family member, relative, friends, and landlord) who is willing to let you use their address as proof. Here are the steps for the same.
Step 1 - Login to UIDAI self-service portal and Request for an Address Validation Letter.
Step 2 -The address will be validated by sending address validation letter containing a secret code on the address of Address Verifier on their mobile/email.
Step 3 - Once the address verifier confirms the request, the resident will receive the Letter and Secret Code via Post.
Step 4 - The resident simply needs to login to UIDAI’s portal, submit the secret code and place the final request for address change.
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 aadhar card address change 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.
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 Aadhar Card 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.
How much time does it take to update address in the Aadhar card?
Generally, the whole process of updating address in your Aadhaar card takes up to 90 days.
How to change the address in your Aadhar card?
There are two modes by which entities can change the address mentioned in their Aadhaar card. The first is by updating it online, and the second is by visiting an enrolment centre. To update the address in the Aadhaar card online, here’s what an individual needs to do:
Step 1: Login with Aadhaar on the Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal
Step 2: Select the address field for update
Step 3: Upload necessary documents
Step 4: Choose BPO Service Provider and submit request
In case one wishes to go to one of the enrolment centres, the individual should ensure to carry along the original documents that serve as proof of the new address. The self-service update portal also provides the facility for users to check Aadhaar card update status. To check the Aadhaar card update status, the individual needs to enter Aadhaar number, URN and SRN. Once these details are entered, along with the captcha code, the user will be able to view the Aadhaar card update status.