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What You Need to do for updating your Unique Identity Card?

Karan Sharma Karan Sharma 12 June 2019

Do you need to update your Aadhaar card? Read the article to find out.

Aadhaar Card

Having an Aadhaar card in this recent day and age has become extremely important. The Aadhaar card was developed by the Unique Identification Authority of India. Every Aadhaar card carries a unique 12-digit identification number which is created on the basis of your biometric and demographic data. The 12-digit Aadhaar number is required to be submitted in case you want to avail any of the service and subsidies mentioned under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016.

Since an Aadhaar card holds valuable information about an individual, you need to ensure that it is always updated and accurate. In case you need to correct or update any personal details, we have created a list of documents required to do so. Read ahead and know more.

Aadhaar Card Documents List

There are two types of documents required for making an Aadhaar card - Proof of Identity and Proof of Address. It is mandatory to submit these documents for individuals who are applying for an Aadhaar card for the first time or for updating details of existing Aadhaar card holders. The details which can be updated are:

  1. biometric information iris
  2. Fingerprints
  3. facial photograph
  4. demographic information
  5. Name
  6. Address
  7. Date of Birth
  8. Age
  9. Gender
  10. Mobile number and email address
  11. Relationship Status
  12. Information Sharing Consent

List of Proof of Address Documents

The listed documents containing name and photograph are

  1. Bank Statement
  2. Post Office Passbook
  3. Bank Passbook
  4. Account Statement
  5. Ration Card
  6. Voter ID Card
  7. Driving License
  8. Government Photo Id Cards
  9. Service Photo Id Card issued by a Public Sector Unit
  10. Credit Card Statement
  11. Utility Bills - Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months).
  12. Property Tax Receipt (not more than one year old)

Additional documents which can also be submitted

  1. Insurance policy, signed letter with a photo from bank on letterhead.
  2. Signed letter having photo issued by registered company on letterhead.
  3. Signed letter having photo issued by recognized educational institutions on letterhead.
  4. NREGA Job Card
  5. Arms License
  6. Pensioner Card
  7. Freedom Fighter Card
  8. Kissan Passbook
  9. CGHS Card
  10. ECHS Card
  11. Certificate of address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead.
  12. Certificate of address issued by village panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas).

List of Proof of Identity Documents

The listed documents containing name and photograph are

  1. Income Tax Assessment Order
  2. Vehicle registration certificate
  3. Registered sale/lease/rent agreement.
  4. Address card having photo issued by the department of posts.
  5. Caste Certificate
  6. Domicile Certificate having photo issued by state government.
  7. Disability ID card
  8. Handicapped medical certificate issued by respective State/UT Governments/Administrations.
  9. Passport, passport of spouse, passport of parents (in case of Minor)
  10. Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central/State government of not more than 3 years old
  11. Marriage Certificate issued by the government containing address.
  12. PAN Card, Ration/PDS photo card, Voter ID, Driving License.
  13. Photo Bank ATM Card or Photo Bank Credit Card.

Aadhar Card Update Process

You can update the details of your Aadhaar card via two modes - online on the website or through the enrolment centre. Demographic information can be updated through any of the above two modes. However, biometric data updation is possible only through the enrolment centre.

Through the online portal, you can update your mobile number, email and address on the official website of UIDAI.

  1. Visit the official website of UIDAI -
  2. Select the tab ‘Update Your Aadhaar’ and then click on Update your address Online.
  3. On the next page, you will be required to enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number. Enter the captcha code and click on the ‘Send OTP’ button.
  4. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Submit the same on the portal which will then take you to the Aadhaar update page.
  5. On the Aadhaar update page, select the demographic information you want to update such as name, address, email, mobile number, etc.
  6. Enter the requested updated information and ensure that every information in your Aadhaar data is accurate.
  7. Once you have the right details in place, select the ‘Submit’ button. Post submission, you will receive an URN.
  8. Note down the URN, if necessary, as it will be required again to check the Aadhaar card update status.
  9. Next, you will be required to select a BPO from the given list.
  10. Next, upload the scanned and self-attested copies of the approved documents as mentioned at
  11. Post submission, you can download the acknowledgement slip.
  12. You can check the status of the update with the help of the URN number.
  13. If your request is approved, UIDAI will send the updated Aadhaar card via post to your address.

Through the enrolment centre, you can update your biometric details.

  1. Visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre, you can locate the closest branch through the UIDAI portal.
  2. There is no need for an appointment, you can visit the Aadhaar enrolment centre anytime.
  3. Make sure that you are carrying all the relevant and required documents.
  4. You will have to fill an Aadhaar update form and give it to the operator who will verify your details and if your documents are correct, the operator will proceed with the Aadhaar card correction online.
  5. Next, your biometrics (fingerprint and iris) will be scanned.
  6. Submit the self-attested photocopies of the relevant documents.
  7. Once the entire process is completed, you will receive an acknowledgement slip with a URN.
  8. You can track the status of your update with the URN on the UIDAI portal.
  9. Once the documents are approved, you will receive an updated copy of your Aadhaar card via post. As an individual, it is important to update the details of your Aadhaar card. If you do not update it at the right time, you might lose the benefits and subsidies that you are entitled to. If you need to get your Aadhaar card updated immediately, the online mode is the best option available.

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Karan Sharma
Written by Karan Sharma
Content Specialist and Strategist, foolishly creative and always ready for a game of 'Call of Duty'.