In case you need to make any changes to the Aadhaar details, you will need to submit the Aadhaar Correction Form. You can download the Aadhaar Correction Form from the official website of the UIDAI or visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
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Aadhaar Correction Form – Overview
The Aadhaar Correction Form must be submitted in case you wish to make any changes to the Aadhaar details. You must use the same form for the enrolment process as well. The Pre-Enrolment ID, UID, biometric update, name, gender, address, email ID, mobile number, date of birth, and age are some of the details that are mentioned in the form.
Submit Aadhaar Correction Request Online
In case you wish to make any changes to your address, you can submit the Aadhaar Correction Form online. However, your mobile number must be linked with your Aadhaar. The procedure to submit the form online is mentioned below:
Step 1:Visit https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/login.html.
Step 2:Enter the Aadhaar number and captcha details. You can also enter the VID number and captcha details.
Step 3:Click on ‘Send OTP’.
Step 4:Enter the OTP that you have received on your registered mobile number and click on ‘Login’.
Step 5:On the next page, you will find the below-mentioned options:
- Update Address via Address Proof
- Update Address via Secret Code (this is if you already have an Address Validation Letter)
Step 6:In case you choose the first option, the current address will be displayed and an option will be provided to enter the new address.
Step 7:Enter the relevant details and click on ‘Preview’.
Step 8:You will have the option to edit the details or submit them.
Step 9:Next, you must upload an original scanned copy of a valid proof of address.
Step 10:Once the copy has been uploaded, you will receive an Update Request Number (URN). The number can be used the track of the status of the request.
Submit Aadhaar Correction Form Offline
The procedure to submit the Aadhaar Correction Form at an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre is mentioned below:
Step 1:Visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre and request for the form. You can also download the Aadhaar Correction Form on the official website of UIDAI.
Step 2:Ensure that you carry the original documents when you visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
Step 3:Once you submit the form, the operator will verify the information that has been provided. An acknowledgment will be provided with the EID mentioned in it. You can use the EID to track the status of the request.
Instructions for Filling Aadhaar Correction Form
The Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction Form is available at Enrolment or Update Centres and also in PDF form on the UIDAI website. This is how the form looks.
Since the enrolment and correction form is the same, you may get confused as to what information to fill when submitting a correction/rectification request. The simple rule is to fill in only the following details:
- The 28-digit Enrolment ID (EID) consisting of the enrolment number and date & time stamp
- Your name
- Only the field or fields that need to be corrected
Detailed instructions on filling the enrolment/correction form can be found on page 2 of the PDF available on UIDAI website.
What Different Fields in the Aadhar Update Form Mean
Here is a description of each field in the form, so that you are clear about what to fill and what not, when required.
This should contain your full name as you are legally known, but without any titles or salutations such as Ms., Mr., Shri, or Dr. You need to substantiate your name with a valid proof of identity such as Passport, PAN Card, Driving Licence, etc. UIDAI also gives a detailed list of documents you can use as proofs at Aadhaar enrolment, correction, or update.
You are allowed to make minor changes in the spelling of your name without really changing the name. For example, if your name is spelled as ‘Rithika’ and you want to make the spelling ‘Ritika’, you can do that without having to provide additional proofs.
Pick what gender you belong to – Male, Female, or Transgender.
3. Age OR Date of Birth (DoB)
The date of birth has to be entered in the DDMMYYYY format: so, if you were born on 26 August 1959, then the entry will be 26 08 1959. If you or an elderly family member is unaware of the exact DoB, then you can enter the estimated age in years (not months).
If you have documentary evidence for date of birth, tick against ‘Verified’, and if you do not have any proof about the date of birth, tick against ‘Declared’.
Write your address in full, and don’t forget to carry your original proof of address to the enrolment centre for verification. The address is very important because the card will be sent here. If you make an error in the address, then you will not receive your Aadhaar card.
You can choose C/o (care of), D/o (daughter of), S/o (son of), W/o (wife of), or H/o (husband of), if you want to include the name of a parent, a guardian, or spouse, along with your address. Just like in the name field, you can make minor changes as long as the core address is the same as the proof you provide.
This section also includes your mobile number and email address. The number and email id you provide here will become your registered number and registered email id.
If the Aadhaar applicant is a child younger than 5 years, then the name and Aadhaar number of the father, mother, or guardian, has to be compulsorily provided in the form. However, this section is not compulsory for adults.
Mention the documents that you will be submitting as POI (Proof of Identity), POA (Proof of Address), DOB (Date of Birth), and POR (Proof of Relationship).
7. Using Introducer/HoF
If you don’t have any proof of identity and/or address and are using verification based on Head of the Family (Hof) or Introducer, then you must provide Aadhaar or EID number of the HoF or Introducer.
Do’s and Don’ts When Filling Aadhar Update Form
Now that you know how to fill a correction form for Aadhaar and how to submit the form, here are some quick notes on what to do and what not to do when filling or submitting an Aadhaar Correction Form.
- Use only capital letters when filling the form.
- When filing for corrections, fill in only the field or fields that need to be corrected.
- Ensure that the Aadhar Update Form is filled only with valid and current details and not with old or invalid information.
- Ensure that the complete address is filled in, because that is where the updated Aadhaar letter will be sent to.
- Entering the data in local language in which the Aadhaar was initially issued is not mandatory any more.
- Full names should not have salutations such as Mr./Dr./Col., etc.
- Make sure that you attach the correct supporting document for the change. For example, if you want to change the address, the PoA that you submit should not contain an old or invalid address.
- If you do not have original documents for verification, then copies certified by a gazetted officer or a public notary is acceptable.
- It is mandatory to have your mobile number linked to/registered with Aadhaar to make a correction request online.
- If you submit the form with any incorrect or unverifiable information, the application may be rejected.
Supported POA Documents
Some of the POA documents that can be submitted are mentioned below:
- Post Office Passbook/Account Statement
- Voter ID
- Electricity bill that is less than 3 months old
- Telephone Landline bill that is less than 3 months old
- Credit Card statement
- School Identity Card
- Bank Passbook/Statement
- Ration Card
- Driving License
- Water bill that is less than 3 months old
- Insurance Policy
- NREGS Job Card
Frequently Asked Question
- Will the Aadhaar number remain the same in case I make any changes?
- Is it mandatory to carry the original documents when I visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre?
- What are the different methods by which I can update the Aadhaar details?
Yes, the Aadhaar number will remain the same in case you make any changes.
Yes, you must carry the original documents when you visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. No changes will be made unless the original documents are provided.
The two different methods by which you can update the Aadhaar details are mentioned below:
- Online (SSUP)
- By visiting the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
No, you cannot make any changes online if your mobile number is not linked to the Aadhaar.
No, you cannot make any changes to the Biometric data online.