Aadhaar Card – Eligibility, Documents, Application, Status, Verification & e-KYC

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Aadhar card updated or corrected both online and offline. Here is a brief snapshot of the processes of Aadhar card update or Aadhar correction through which people can easily get their e Aadhaar card details updated and corrected. Follow the given steps below to update Aadhar card address, name, date of birth, mobile number and email id on the Aadhaar card:

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Usually a person can change address, his/her name, date of birth, gender, mobile number and email id on the Aadaar card. In order to change the details of your Aadhaar card online,
follow these steps to update/change/correction

update address in Aadhaar card

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Step 2.
 If you have valid address proof click on Update Address else Request for Address Validation Letter

Aadhaar card update online step 2

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Step 3. In the new window (https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update), enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number

aadhar card update step 3

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Step 4. Enter the text verification code in the box and click on Send OTP or Enter TOTP

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Step 5. An OTP will be sent to the mobile number registered in UIDAI’s database.

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Step 6. Enter this OTP to login to your Aadhaar account

aadhaar card update step 6

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Step 7. Alternately, you can use the TOTP feature to authenticate

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Step 8. Tick the Address option and click on the Submit button
Step 9. Enter your residential address mentioned in the Proof of Address (PoA) and click on the “Submit Update Request” button
Step 10. In case you want to modify your address, click the “Modify” option
Step 11. Now tick the declaration and click on the “Proceed” button
Step 12. Select the document type you want to submit as PoA for verification and upload the scanned copy of the address proof and click on the “Submit” button
PoA for Aadhaar verification
step 13. Click on the “Yes” button and select the BPO service provider that will verify your details and click on Submit
BPO service provider selection
Step 14. The BPO service provider inspects if the details mentioned in the form matches with the POA and forward your request to UIDAI. Your update request is then accepted and an Acknowledgement Slip is provided to you
The Acknowledgement Slip contains the Update Request number (URN). Once updated, you can download the updated version and get your Aadhar card print out.

How to Update Address in Aadhaar without Document Proof

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People who do not have a valid address proof can update their current residential address in Aadhaar as well. The new facility of “Address Validation Letter” allows the applicant to update the address in Aadhaar card through a validator. The address in the Aadhaar card of the validator is updated in the applicant’s Aadhaar after the process is completed successfully. You have to follow the steps mentioned below to update address in Aadhaar card using the Address Validation Letter:
The process consists of 3 steps-
  1. Application by the applicant
  2. Approval by the Verifier
  3. Final Submission by the applicant
Application by the Applicant:
update address in Aadhaar card

Step 2: Click on the “Request for Aadhaar Validation Letter” button
update Aadhaar using Validation Letter step 2

Step 3. Now enter your Aadhaar Card number and click on Send OTP or Enter TOTP
update Aadhaar Address using Validation step 3

Step 4. Now enter the address verifier’s Aadhaar number and click on submit
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Step 5. Your request will be submitted and a message will be sent to the registered mobile number of the verifier
Aadhaar Address update using Validation Letter d
Approval by the Verifier
  • The verifier gets an SMS containing the OTP and link to verify the applicant’s request on the mobile number registered with UIDAI
  • He has to click on the link in the SMS and login to the account
  • He has to enter the OTP received in the space provided and confirm the request of the applicant
Aadhaar Address update using Validation Letter f
Final Submission by the Applicant
  • Once the verifier approves the request of the applicant, an SMS is sent to the applicant on the registered mobile number with the SRN and the link to submit the application
  • Enter the SRN and OTP received through SMS
Aadhaar Address update using Validation Letter g
Step 6. Verify the details and click on “Submit Update Request” to complete the application process
Aadhaar Address update using Validation Letter h
Step 7. Once approved, the verifier’s address will be updated in the applicant’s Aadhaar card.

Update Aadhar Card Details by Visiting an Enrolment Centre:

Aadhaar card holders can get details of their Aadhar updated by visiting the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre as well. Here is how you can do it easily:
  • Fill the Aadhar correction form.
  • Make sure you enter that information which is correct and not the one that is mentioned in your Aadhaar.
  • Get self-attested copies of proofs validating your update request.
  • Submit the form along with documents.
  • The applicant is charged Rs 25 for every such visit to the Enrolment Centre for update or correction.

You can get all your details including your biometric data, image, mobile number, etc. updated at the enrolment centre.

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You can get your Aadhar details updated offline as well by sending the request through post to UIDAI. Steps involved in this process are:
  • Download online the “Aadhaar Data Update/Correction Form” by visiting
  • Fill the required details which you wish to change in your Aadhar card.
  • Get the photocopies of the documents that validate the changes requested to be made in the form.
  • Send the form along with documents to the postal address as mentioned below:
Address 1: UIDAI

  • Post Box No. 10,
  • Chhindwara,
  • Madhya Pradesh – 480001,
  • India
Address 2: UIDAI

  • Post Box No. 99,
  • Banjara Hills,
  • Hyderabad – 500034,
  • India
What Details can be Changed in the Aadhar Card Online?

People cannot get all of their details updated or corrected in their Aadhar card when updating online. As per the latest developments, only address can be updated in Aadhaar online. In case a person wants to update following details, he has to visit an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre:
  • Name of the applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Mobile number
  • Email ID
  • Gender

How to Update Address in Aadhaar Card

An applicant can get his address updated in Aadhaar when he relocates to some other place. The address can be updated as many times as the person changes his address of residence. Here’s how to change the address in Aadhaar online:
  • Visit the Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal on UIDAI’s website.
  • Enter your Aadhaar number and click on Send OTP
  • Enter the OTP and security code to proceed
  • Now select the address option for updating it
  • Enter your current residential address and confirm it
  • Now select the relevant proof of address
  • Select your BPO for authentication
  • Your request will be submitted and an Update Request number (URN) will be generated.

How to Update/Change Name in Aadhar Card:

Aadhar card holders can get their incorrect names modified in Aadhar to use it as a proof. This facility is helpful for those who have different names in their PAN and Aadhar due to which both documents cannot be linked. To change your name in Aadhar, you have to visit the Aadhar Envrolment/Update Centre and follow the steps:
Step 1: Fill the Aadhar Envrolment/Correction Form
Step 2: Mention your correct name in the form
Step 3: Submit the form along with the relevant Proof of Identity (PoI)
Step 4: The executive will register your update request
Step 5: You will get an acknowledgment slip for your update request
Step 6: You have to pay ₹ 25/-  for availing this facility
How to Update/Change Your Mobile Number in  Aadhar Card

There are instances where people are no longer using the mobile number that was registered with UIDAI. A person can update/change his mobile number in Aadhaar by following these steps:
Step 1: Visit the Aadhar Envrolment/Update Centre
Step 2: Fill the Aadhar Update Form
Step 3: Enter only your current mobile number in the form
Step 4: You need not mention your previous mobile number
Step 5: You do not have to provide any proof for updating your mobile number
Step 6: The executive will register your request
Step 7: You will be handed over the acknowledgement slip containing the URN
Step 8: A fee of ₹ 25/- has to be paid for availing this service

How to Change the DOB in Aadhar Card
In order to update your date of birth mentioned in your Aadhar, you have to follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit a nearby Aadhar EnVrolment Centre
Step 2: Fill the Aadhar update form properly mentioning your date of birth on it
Step 3: You do not have to mention the date of birth printed in the card
Step 4: You have to submit the proof of date of birth along with the form
Step 5: The executive takes your biometrics to authenticate your identity
Step 6: He hands over the acknowledgement slip containing URN to you
Step 7: The URN can be used to check the Aadhar update status online
Step 8: You have to pay a fee of ₹25/- to the executive
Step 9: Your DOB will be updated in Aadhar within 90 days

Documents Required for Aadhar Card Update/Correction

The documents that are required for updating/correcting Aadhar card are:

Supported Proof of Identity (PoI) Documents Containing Name and Photo for the Correction in Name

  • Passport.
  • PAN card.
  • Either Ration or PDS Photo card.
  • Voter Identification card.
  • Driving licence of the applicant.
  • Photo identification cards issued by the Government of India.
  • Service photo ID cards that is issued by the PSU.
  • Job card of NREGS.
  • Photo identification that is issued by some Recognised Educational Institution.
  • Licence of Arms.
  • Photo Bank ATM card.
  • Photo Credit card.
  • Photo card of the Pensioner.
  • Photo card of the Freedom Fighter.
  • Photo Passbook of Kisan.
  • Photo card of CGHS.
  • Certificate of Marriage.
  • Document containing proof of marriage of the applicant issued originally by the marriage Registrar.
  • Legally approved name change certificate
  • ECHS Photo card.
  • Residing Address card of the applicant that contains both the name and photo that was originally issued by the Department of Posts.
  • Identity Certificate containing the photo of the applicant on a proper letterhead and is issued by either the Gazetted Officer or the Tehsildar.
  • Handicapped medical certificate or a disability Identification card.

Supported proof of address (POA) Documents Required for Aadhar Updating or Correction

  • Passport.
  • Statement of bank in which the applicant holds an account.
  • Passbook of bank where the applicant is an account-holder.
  • Account statement or passbook of the Post Office.
  • Ration Card.
  • Voter Identification card.
  • Driving licence of the applicant.
  • Photo identification cards issued by the Government.
  • PSU issued Service photo ID card.
  • Previous 3 months’ electricity bill.
  • Water bill as long as it is not more than 3 months’ old.
  • Previous three months’ landline bill related to telephone.
  • Receipt showing the Property Tax of the last 3 months.
  • Last three months’ Credit Card statement.
  • Insurance policy.
  • Photo and a letter signed by bank on letterhead.
  • Signed letter and photo on the letterhead of the company issued by the registered office.
  • Photo and signed letter issued by a well-known educational enterprise on their letterhead.
  • Job card of NREGS.
  • Arms licence.
  • Pensioner card.
  • Freedom fighter card.
  • Kisan passbook.
  • CGHS card.
  • ECHS card.
  • Address certificate along with a photo on their letterhead that is issued either by an MP, MLA, Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar.
  • Address Certificate issued by the Village Panchayat head or any authority equivalent to them for rural areas.
  • Assessment order of the Income Tax.
  • Registration certificate of vehicle.
  • Registered agreement for sale, lease or rent of the applicant’s residential address.
  • Photo and address card by the Department of Posts.
  • Caste and Domicile certificate along with a photo that the State Government has issued.
  • Previous 3 month’s bill of gas connection. Either a handicapped medical certificate or a disability Identification card that is issued by either a State Government, UT Government or any Administrations
  • Spouse’s or partner’s passport.
  • For minors, parents’ passport is required.

Supported Proof of Date of Birth (DOB) documents for updating or correction

  • Certificate of birth.
  • Certificate or SSLC Book.
  • Passport of the applicant.
  • Date of birth Certificate on their letterhead issued by either the Tehsildar or the Gazetted Officer.
These are the documents which are accepted as a proof for correcting/updating Aadhar card details and the cardholder should make sure that the documents which he/she is attaching to the correction form should validate the changes made by him/her.
Important things to be kept in mind while Updating Aadhar Card Details

The individual should make sure that whatever changes that he/she is making in the Aadhar card should be correct in order to avoid the problem of starting from the beginning. The following things should be kept in mind while updating/correcting Aadhar card details are:
  • The changes that an individual enters must be correct and appropriate documents which an individual is attaching with the form must be approved.
  • The required details must be filled in English or in the local language.
  • While correcting the Aadhar card details, it must be made sure that the URN is kept safe as it would help the holder to check the status of update.
  • If the holder of the card no longer has the registered phone number with him then the offline method of correcting the Aadhar card should be adopted.
  • Make sure that all the details entered in the correction form are filled in capital letters.
  • All the necessary information must be filled and no option should be kept unattended.
  • Make sure not to use any salutations or designations while writing the name of the holder.
  • Only those documents that are required as proof should be sent along with the form.
  • The corrected Aadhar card will be sent to the address mentioned in the Aadhar card and it must be made sure that the card holder is present at the location for receiving it.
  • The photocopy of the documents sent by the card holder must be attested by the sender.

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