Does the address given on your Aadhaar card need an update? This can be done online using a tool provided by the UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India, the issuer of the 12-digit Unique Identity Number (UID) as well as Aadhaar card, on its self-service portal - uidai.gov.in. This online facility enables a user to request an address update on his or her Aadhaar through internet. It is one of the many online services provided by the UIDAI that can be accessed via an OTP or One-Time Password-based method. These tools enable Aadhaar holders to verify their UID, retrieve their lost UID or Enrolment ID (EID), lock/unlock their biometrics, check the status of Aadhaar application and download Aadhaar in a digital form, among others.
The Supreme Court has extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with various schemes and welfare measures to March 31, 2018. With quoting or seeding of Aadhaar being made mandatory for many essential tasks, it is paramount to update your Aadhaar details with the latest and most accurate mobile number registered with your Aadhaar, say financial planners.
To request a change in the address associated with an individual's Aadhaar card, one can visit the UIDAI portal and follow steps indicated by the Aadhaar issuing authority. These steps are: login with Aadhaar, address update request, upload documents and select BPO service provider/submit request. "Note that Update here refers to any changes as well as corrections, if required, in resident's original Aadhaar letter," the UIDAI adds.
How to update address on Aadhaar card online
Visit the UIDAI portal and click on the 'Address Update Request (Online)' link on the homepage. Alternatively, this link can also be accessed directly via a link.
(Visit the UIDAI portal and click on the 'Address Update Request (Online)'.)
Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and click on 'Send OTP' to proceed. After this, the UIDAI portal send an OTP or One-Time Password to the user's registered mobile number. Enter this OTP in the specified field on the UIDAI portal and click on 'Login' to proceed.
(Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and click on 'Send OTP' to proceed.)
On the next page, select 'address' and proceed.
Fill in the new/correct details carefully. Ensure that your information is transliterated correctly in the local language, adds the UIDAI.
(The portal also provides a transliteration facility in local language)
Check the details thoroughly and proceed.
At this stage, the user is required to submit valid documents supporting the requested correction. Users are required to upload original scan copies of the valid documents. "Upload only the valid documents to avoid update request from rejection," the UIDAI notes.
(The portal accepts several types of documents to support a change)
(The portal displays the URN along with the date of submission)
Who can update Aadhaar card address online
Any resident with a registered mobile number can update address using this portal, the UIDAI further said on its website. "Registered Mobile number is mandatory to receive password for login," according to the UIDAI.
The online tool hosted on the UIDAI portal only enables an Aadhaar holder to update or correct his or her address. "For other updates, please visit Aadhaar Enrollment/Update Center," the UIDAI adds.
Submission of information for update does not guarantee update of Aadhaar data. The information submitted is subject to verification and validation, according to the UIDAI website.
Documents required for Aadhaar address change
"Residents are required to upload scanned image of original Proof of Address(PoA)/self signed (self attested) copy of PoA documents for update/correction. View the valid list of documents," the UIDAI adds. The documents required for address change include passport, bank statement/passbook, statement of Post Office account/passbook, ration card, voter id, driving license, water bill and telephone landline bill, among others, according to the UIDAI website. The bills for water, telephone and electricity must not be older than three months, the UIDAI mentions.
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