How to Submit Aadhaar Correction Request Online – via UIDAI Website
You can only make corrections or updates to your address through the online mode. You need to log in to the UIDAI self-service portalhttps://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/login.html to do this.
Step 1: Log in with your Aadhaar Number or Virtual ID.
Virtual ID (VID) is a random 16-digit number temporarily assigned to your Aadhaar number in order to facilitate authentication or e-KYC.
It allows you to complete the functions required without disclosing your actual Aadhaar number. You can generate a VID on the Aadhaar portal.
Step 2: Complete the Captcha verification.
Step 3: Click on ‘Send OTP’.
Step 4: Enter the received OTP in the field suggested and click on ‘Login’.
Step 5: The next page will give you two choices to update the address:
a) Update Address via Address Proof.
b) Update Address via Secret Code (this is if you already have an Address Validation Letter).
Step 6: If you select ‘Update Address via Address Proof’, then the next screen will show you your current address and then the option of entering your new address.
Step 7: Enter all the relevant details of your new address and click on ‘Preview’.
Step 8: You can either ‘Edit’ the information or ‘Submit’ it after ticking on the consent statement.
Step 9: You have to upload original scanned copy of the valid Proof of Address.
Once the request is submitted, you will receive an Update Request Number (URN). You can track the status of your address change/correction request online on the Aadhaar portal using this number.
How to Submit Aadhaar Correction Form Offline – at Enrolment/Update Centre
Here are the steps to follow when submitting Aadhaar Correction Form at the Enrolment/Update Centre.
Step 1: Go to the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre or Update Centre, from where you can get the relevant form and fill it up.
Step 2: Download the form, fill it up, and then go to the Enrolment/Update Centre.
Step 3: Make sure you take with you all the relevant documents required to verify any of the corrections/changes you’re requesting.
Step 4: At the Enrolment Centre, you can submit the form to the operator.
Step 5: The operator will verify the information.
After the form is submitted, you can check the status of your change request on the UIDAI self-service portal.
Say you enrolled for an Aadhaar Card and it has been delivered to your house. But you discover that there’s a typo in your email id or name. This means you will have to make a correction to the database.
You can correct or rectify a mistake in your information stored in the Aadhaar database by using the Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction Form. You will not have to pay any money for corrections if they are made within 96 hours (4 days) of enrolment. Standard charges applicable to Aadhaar updates – that is, up to Rs.50 inclusive of taxes – will be levied for corrections or updates made after this 4-day window.
If you move houses in the future, you can change the address in your Aadhaar database using "https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/login.html". Earlier, you could update the address via post by filling in the Aadhaar Address Update/Correction Form, but that option is no longer highlighted by UIDAI.
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 Aadhaar Correction 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 Aadhaar Correction 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 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.