Aadhaar is a unique 12-digit identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident in India.
A biometric identity card captures an individual's demographic and biometric information, such as their name, date of birth, gender, and fingerprints.
You may have seen that it may become necessary to update or change certain details, like a residential address on the Aadhar card, for various reasons.
Here is a quick guide on updating or making aadhar address changes.
How to Change Aadhaar Card Address Online?
- Visit the official website of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) at https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/ and log in using your 12-digit Aadhaar number and the Captcha displayed on the screen, then click on ‘Send OTP.’
- Enter the OTP that was sent to the phone number linked to your Aadhar number.
- Click on the ‘Update Your Address Online’ link under the ‘Services’ section and then click ‘Update Aadhar Online’.
- The website will display some general instructions; read them carefully and then click ‘Proceed To Update Aadhar’
- Your current address will be displayed. Scroll down, and you will see an option to enter your new address details.
- Enter the new details, and upload scanned copies of the necessary original supporting documents. Check that all the details are correct.
- Click ‘Next’ and then pay the online update fee of Rs. 50.
- You will receive a Service Request Number (SRN). This will help you track the progress of your update/ communicate with the helpdesk if need be.
- Your details and request will be verified, the update request will get completed within 30 days if verified. You will receive SMS updates of the outcome regarding the same.
How to Change Address in Aadhar Card Without Proof Online?
In case you don’t have proof of address, here is how to change the address on your Aadhar Card-
- Go to the official Aadhar card UIDAI website - https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/ and log in.
- Click on the ‘Update Your Address Online’ link under the ‘Services’ section and then click ‘Head of Family-based Address Update’. An HoF must be a resident over the age of 18.
- Some basic instructions will appear on the screen; read them carefully and click ‘Next’.
- Your current address will be displayed on the screen.
- Scroll down, enter the Head of Family’s Aadhar details, and select the applicable relation to them. Lastly, attach a supporting document that displays your relationship with the HoF and mentions your and your HoF’s names.
- Click ‘Next’ and then pay the updation fee of Rs. 50.
- Your HoF will receive a request for address sharing on their Aadhar portal, which they must accept or deny. This request must be responded to within 30 days of the initiation of the update request.
- Once the details are verified, the outcome of your update request will be initiated with you via SMS. You can always track the status of your update using the SRN.
How to Update Aadhaar Card Address Offline
You can visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center to update any details or biometrics, including - name, address, date of birth, email, fingerprints, iris, and photo.
Carry any necessary supporting documents, such as proof of address and proof of identity, for the process.
Things To Know About Aadhaar Address Update
- You can update your address any number of times.
- If you update any family member’s (child, parent, spouse etc.) details, enter your details under the ‘Head of Family' details.
Changing Aadhar details is a simple process that can be done online or in person at an Aadhar enrollment centre. It is important to keep your Aadhar information current to avoid government services or benefits issues.
If you need to change your Aadhar details, follow the steps outlined in this blog and make sure to bring all necessary documents with you to the enrollment centre.
With a little effort, you can easily update your Aadhar details and ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date.
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