Individuals looking to change or update details such as name, date of birth, mobile number and email address will now have to visit the 'Aadhaar Kendra' or Aadhaar centre nearest to them in order to make a request. This was said by the UIDAI on Twitter.
Aadhaar is the 12-digit personal identification number issued by the UIDAI. This number, known as UID or Unique Identity Number, is also printed on Aadhaar card, an identity card available in physical as well as digital form. "Aadhaar is a lifelong unique 12-digit random number assigned to a resident which is verifiable online anywhere anytime using the Aadhaar authentication platform," the UIDAI adds on its website.
How to update address fed into Aadhaar database
Once on the UIDAI website, find and click on the 'Address Update Request (Online)' tool. This tool can also be accessed through its link.
Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar card number and click on 'Send OTP'. OTP or one-time password is sent by the Aadhaar system on the user's registered mobile number.
On the next page, select 'address' and proceed by clicking 'Submit'.
At the next step, fill in the new or correct details.
On the next page, the UIDAI portal enables the user to check the entries.
At this stage, the user is required to submit a valid document supporting the change. Users are required to upload digital files created by scanning the original documents.
"Upload original scan copies, else your update request will be rejected... Upload only the valid documents to avoid update request from rejection," the UIDAI noted.
Select from the available service providers and proceed. At this stage, the UIDAI portal also displays the estimated time required to process your request.
At the end of submission, a URN or Update Request Number is issued. This URN can be used to track the status of your request.
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 added. 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, it noted.