- UIDAI self-service update portal enables users to submit request online
- Changes in name, date of birth, address, mobile, email can be requested
- Mobile number mandatory to receive password for login, says UIDAI
Does your Aadhaar card require an update or change in address? The UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India has provided several Aadhaar or UID (Unique Identity Number)-related tools on its website - uidai.gov.in - for the public. One of these tools enables users to apply for changes or corrections in select details including address fed into the Aadhaar database. Besides address, the 'Update Aadhaar Details (Online)' tool on the UIDAI portal also enables individuals to request a change in name, date of birth, mobile and email. But how to do it online?
The UIDAI self-service update portal enables users to submit a request to update their Aadhaar profiles in three steps: Login with Aadhaar, Upload Documents and Select BPO Service Provider, according to its website. "Mobile number is mandatory to receive password for login," the UIDAI portal added. This mobile number is the one registered at the time of applying for Aadhaar enrolment.
How to update Aadhaar card address
Once on the UIDAI website, find and click on the 'Update Aadhaar Details (Online)' tool. This tool can also be accessed through its link.
(A screenshot from the UIDAI portal)
Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and click on 'Send OTP'. OTP is the one-time password the Aadhaar system sends on a user's registered mobile number.
(The Aadhaar self-service update portal enables users to request select changes online)
Enter this OTP in the specified field and click on 'Login'.
On the next page, select address from the list and proceed.
(On this page of the Aadhaar self-service update portal, users are required to select which details they want to update)
Fill in the correct details.
(The portal also provides a transliteration facility in local language)
"Ensure that your information is transliterated correctly in the local language. The English spellings in the local language boxes may be modified to get the local language spelling correctly...," according to the UIDAI self-service update portal.
(On this page of the Aadhaar self-service update portal, users can review the information fed by them for correctness)
Check the details thoroughly and proceed.
At this stage, the user is required to submit the valid document 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 noted.
Select from the available service providers and proceed.
(The portal accepts several types of documents to support a change)
(Estimated processing time is displayed after submission of request)
At the end of submission, a URN or Update Request Number is issued to track the status of application.
(The portal displays the URN along with date of submission after submission)
A similar procedure may be followed to make changes in other Aadhaar details (name, date of birth, mobile and email).
How to update Aadhaar card mobile number
Login on the UIDAI self-service update portal by entering your Aadhaar number and OTP.
(The Aadhaar self-service update portal accepts the new mobile number for updation)
On the next page, the tool displays the mobile number entered by the user.
(The portal enables the user to check the mobile number entered for correctness)
After this step, the portal sends an OTP to the new mobile number. Enter this OTP in the specified field to proceed by clicking on 'Submit'.
(The user is asked to enter the One-Time Password)
After submission of request, the portal issues an Update Request Number (URN) for your request for change in mobile number.
(The URN issued by the portal enables the user to track the status of request)
Documents required for Aadhaar address change
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, according to the UIDAI website. The bills for water, telephone and electricity must not be older than three months, it noted.
Some other eligible documents include government photo ID cards/service photo identity card issued by PSU, property tax receipt (not older than one year), credit card statement (not older than three months), insurance policy, pensioner card, income tax assessment order, vehicle registration certificate (RC) and registered sale/ lease/rent agreement.