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Know the 3 Ways to Update/Correct Data in your Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar is the biggest biometric identification system, not just in India but in the whole world. Covering billions of Indians, it works both as an ID proof as well as an address proof. Whether you are applying for a new mobile connection, a driving license, opening a bank account, or any other service – your Aadhaar card is one of the important KYC documents. Information linked to it must be accurate and updated at all times.

The UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the statutory body responsible for issuing and maintaining Aadhaar, makes it easy for cardholders to update their demographic and biometric data. Here, in this guide, we give you step-by-step instructions on how to update/correct data linked to your Aadhaar card.

Before we take a look at the various ways to update data in your Aadhaar card, let’s answer an important question,


There are plenty of situations where your demographics change – like you may shift homes, change your mobile number, and so on. In such scenarios, you must update the change in your Aadhaar card, so it carries accurate and updated information about you.

Some of the most common scenarios where you have to go in for an Aadhaar update include:

  • Change in contact details – email id, mobile number or residential address
  • Change in name – for various reasons like marriage, etc.
  • Mistakes committed by the enrolment operator – like spelling mistakes, incomplete information, etc
  • Change in gender
  • Change in your biometric data due to an accident or illness
  • Change in your local language
  • Updating biometric data for children at the ages of 5 and 15
  • Multiple authentication failures
  • Request for submission of additional documents by the UIDAI

UIDAI allows for the update/change of the following details:

Demographic DataName, mobile number, email address, date of birth, gender, relationship status, and information sharing consent
Biometric DataFingerprints, Iris and Facial Photograph

UIDAI offers three modes for changes/updates in an Aadhaar card. They are:

  • Online using the UIDAI website
  • Offline via Post
  • Offline at an Aadhaar enrolment centre

*Note that while demographics data like mobile number, address, email id, name, gender can be done using any of the three methods, updating or correcting biometric data is only allowed by visiting an Aadhaar enrolment centre.

1. Aadhaar Data Correction/Updates via the Online Portal

Have you recently changed your residential address? Updating your address is simple using the online portal and takes just a few minutes. Here’s a step-by-step instruction guide to help you out:

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI, www.uidai.gov.in.
  • Click on My Aadhaar Update your Aadhaar 🡪Update your address online.

Note that to make online updates to your Aadhaar data, you need to have your mobile number registered with your card. If you have not linked your mobile number to your card, then you cannot make any updates online, and you have to visit a nearby physical enrolment centre to complete the process.

Updating your Address Online using Valid Documents

If you have valid documents, then you can complete the address change online within a few minutes.

Here are some of the documents that are valid for address change:

  • Bank passbook/statement
  • Ration card
  • Post office passbook
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Voter ID
  • Government-issued photo id card
  • Electricity bill/water bill/telephone bill

For the complete list of accepted documents, you can check the Annexure I provided by UIDAI.

Detailed steps on how to update your address using a valid document proof

  • Follow the steps listed above, click on Generate OTP and enter the OTP sent to your mobile.
  • Enter the captcha code, and click on Address Update box.
  • Fill in all the required fields in English as well as in your local language. Double-check that you do not make any clerical errors as the corrected Aadhaar will be delivered to the address you have entered.
  • To include the name of a parent/spouse/guardian in the address, make sure to select the appropriate C/o box and enter the name of the person. However, note that it’s not compulsory to provide the C/o details while entering the address in the Aadhaar card.
  • Once you have filled all the forms and entered the correct details, you can click on the submit request button. Make sure to note down the URN (Unique Reference Number) generated for future references.

Updating your Address Online without Valid Documents

If you don’t have any of the valid documents that are accepted by the UIDAI, you can follow the steps listed below to update the address using a validation letter. You can update the address in your Aadhaar card to your current address with the authentication and consent of the address verifier. This can be the landlord, family member, friend, or relative. UIDAI will send an address validation letter to your current address, which is then used for online updation.

2. Aadhaar Data Updates/Correction by visiting a Permanent Enrolment Centre

The second method of updating demographic and biometric data in the Aadhaar card is by visiting your nearest permanent enrolment centre. You can locate an enrolment centre near you by clicking on My Aadhaar Update your Aadhaar Update Aadhaar at Enrolment/Update Centre. You can search for an enrolment centre using your pin code, state, or centre.

Here are a few points to keep in mind while visiting the enrolment centre:

  • You don’t have to make any prior appointment. You can visit the centre during working hours, as per your convenience.
  • It’s not necessary to visit an enrolment centre in your locality. You can visit any centre as per your convenience.
  • Make sure to carry original copies of the required documents, based on the information you are looking to update/change. You can find the list of official documents here.
  • The enrolment centre operator verifies your details, checks if your documents are in order, and then proceeds to enter the new details in the software.
  • You may have to provide your biometrics again if required.
  • Once the process is completed, you will be provided with an URN, which you can use to track the status of the update.

3. Aadhaar Data Updates/Correction via Post

You can also update your Aadhaar details by sending a request via post to UIDAI. The steps involved are:

  • Download the Aadhaar enrolment/update or correction form by clicking here
  • Fill in only the details that you require an update/change.
  • Attach photocopies of the required documents.
  • And, send the documents to either one of the following addresses:

UIDAI Address 1:

Post Box No.10, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, India – 480001

UIDAI Address 2:

Post Box No.99, Banjara Hils, Hyderabad, India – 500034

EndNote

Keep your Aadhaar Details Updated

As Aadhaar grows in prominence, you must keep your demographics and biometric data updated and accurate. Note that UIDAI does not charge any extra fees for Aadhaar updation or correction. Use a method that is convenient for you and keep your Aadhaar card accurate, to enable easy and quick authentication at all times and to avail the benefits of Aadhaar.

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