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Aadhaar card is an important document which can be updated in case of any change in your details. You can also check the status of your update request to know whether the details have been updated in the card or not.
Aadhaar is a unique 12-digit identification code that is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI to every legal resident of India. The enrolment for Aadhaar is completely free of cost and is available for everyone from a new born child to a senior citizen. It is important to keep your Aadhaar status updated at all times with regards to any change in address, mobile number, or any other such changes which are important for your verification.
Let’s dive deeper to understand the benefits of an Aadhaar card.
There are a number of reasons why your Aadhaar should be updated at all times. The update is of two types, i.e. Demographic or Biometric. Demographic updates include name, date of birth, gender, mobile number and e-mail address. On the other hand, biometric updates include fingerprints, iris and photograph. Biometric updates are generally needed when a child turns 5 or 15 years of age.
You can apply for an Aadhaar update online or by visiting the nearest enrolment or update centre. You can check the Aadhaar updated status online at the UIDAI internet site, or via SMS. The Government has made the process of checking the status of Aadhaar Card very convenient. These are the ways in which you can check your Aadhaar Update Status:
The acknowledgement slip is like a receipt given by UIDAI containing all the information regarding the Aadhaar card. This slip helps you find out your Aadhaar update status. During the update process, you are required to complete filling up the application form, which is available both offline at any enrolment centre or online. On submitting the completed application form with all the necessary documentation that is required for the change, a URN would be generated in the acknowledgement sheet provided. URN stands for Update Request Number and is helpful in tracking the update status.
While applying for an online update through the Aadhaar self-service portal at www.uidai.gov.in, you will receive the Acknowledgement Slip that you can download and print. This slip has the URN and the SRN. URN is the 14-digit aadhaar Update Request Number and SRN is the 14-digit Service Request Number. Following the undermentioned steps, you can easily track your update status:
In case you have submitted the Aadhaar Update form offline at any Aadhar enrollment centre, you need to follow the following steps in order to know the status of the update:
If you intend to check your Aadhaar update status offline, you have to follow these steps:
You can check your Aadhaar Update Status by calling the toll-free Aadhaar hotline number at 1947. The operator at the other end will need information regarding the Aadhaar number, URN and other details. Once all information is processed, you will be updated about your Aadhaar status.
You can type UID STATUS-space-14-digit enrollment number, or UID STATUS-space-28-digit EID and send an SMS to 51969 to inquire about Aadhaar status via SMS.
You can also inquire about your Aadhaar update status by writing at the following address with all the necessary details:
PO Box 1947
GPO Bangalore – 560001
Update via E-mail
The UIDAI has a fully functional e-mail address to cater to enquiries for Aadhaar update status. You can send an e-mail at email@example.com for your update information.
In the event of misplacing your acknowledgement slip, you can retrieve the Enrollment ID and Date/Time of acknowledgement through the UIDAI website by following these steps:
Considering the increasing importance and acceptance of the Aadhar card in all kinds of transactions and all departments, it is now imperative that you update your Aadhaar Status. This will not only make your work processes faster and easier, but you will also get additional benefits through the various schemes introduced by the Government.
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