The UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has made the process of entering and updating the “Aadhaar correction form” simple. An Aadhaar correction form can be used when an Indian resident wants to update any of the details in his or her Aadhaar card. This form can be downloaded from the official UIDAI website for free. The form is then filled with correct information along with supporting documents and sent via post.
There might be times when the Aadhaar details are entered incorrectly in the government’s system. However, wrong information on the Aadhaar card causes unwanted hassles and hence, it needs to be fixed as early as possible.
There are two ways to update the Aadhaar details:
- Offline – Filling the form and sending it via post
- Online – Filling and updating the details online via UIDAI portal
1. Offline – Sending Aadhaar Correction Details Via Post
The details of Aadhaar card can be corrected as well as updated offline. This usually involves requesting the UIDAI through the post. The steps involved in this process are as follows:
- Step 1: Go to the official UIDAI website.
- Step 2: From the menu, choose Resources > Enrolment Docs > Download Forms.
- Step 3: Download the Aadhaar Correction Form.
- Step 4: Fill the required details that need to be modified and updated.
- Step 5: Whatever changes have been made, will require a proper proof to be attached. This validates the modification that has been requested through the form.
- Step 6: The updated form along with the attached documents have to be sent to this address: UIDAI, Post Box No - 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034, India.
2. Online – Filing And Updating Aadhaar Correction Details Via UIDAI Website
Whether one wants to change his/her name, gender, date of birth, address, email ID, etc. online is certainly one of the fastest and easiest ways to accomplish. The steps involved in this process are as follows:
- Step 1: Go to the official UIDAI website or just navigate to this link - https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update.
- Step 2: Enter the 12 digit Aadhaar number followed by a captcha code.
- Step 3: Click the option that says “OTP.” A One Time Password (OTP) is then sent to the registered number.
- Step 4: Enter the OTP and click the submit button.
- Step 5: Select the fields that require modifications. Correct and update them.
- Step 6: Keep a scanned copy of the supporting documents. Upload them to the website.
- Step 7: Once the above step completes, a URN (Update Request Number) is generated. This is required for the further process.
- Step 8: Once the Aadhaar is updated with the new information, a printout can be taken.
Contents Of The Aadhar Card Correction Form
The Aadhaar Data Update/Correction Form is to be used by residents for the purpose of sending updates or correction requests via post. Individuals are requested to provide their registered mobile number in order to update or correct any of the data fields. The form can be downloaded from the official UIDAI website by visiting the following link https://resident.uidai.net.in/update-data
The Aadhar Update/Correction Form contains the following sections that are required to be filled in by the resident:
- Field for Update/Correction - In this section your are required to choose the field you would like to update or correct. These fields are:
- Date of Birth in DD MM YYYY format
- Email ID
You can choose one or more fields as per your requirements
- Aadhaar Number - In this section you will be required to enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number
- The next section contains fields that are to be filled out in English as well as the local language that appears in your Aadhar letter. These fields are:
- The name of the resident
- Gender - Choose from Male, Female or Transgender
- Address or C/O Details - Select from C/O, D/O, S/O, W/O, HO
- The Name of the Guardian / Parent / Spouse
- The Name of the House or Building Apartment
- The Name of the Street / Road / Lane
- Name of the Landmark
- Name of the Area / Locality / Sector
- Name of the Village / Town / City
- District Name
- Post Office
- Pin Code
- Mobile Number - You will need to enter your mobile number in this section.
- E-mail - You can enter your email address if you so choose
- The next section is the Document Details section, where you will be required to write down the names of the documents you are attaching. You can refer to Annexure 1 of the form to see the list of valid documents. There are four spaces to fill in namely:
- POI (For name correction)
- Pol (For name change)
- DOB (For change in date of birth)
- POA (For change in address)
- After all these fields have been filled with the correct information, you will be required to sign the form or provide a thumbprint stating that the information you have provided is true and accurate.
- Two addresses are provided at the bottom of the form. You can choose to send the completed form to any of the addresses mentioned below:
- UIDAI Post Box No. 10, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh - 480001, India
- UIDAI Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034, India
Do’s and Don’ts When Filling Aadhaar Correction Form
- The form must be filled using capital letters only
- The entire form must be filled, regardless of the fields for updating / correction
- Providing your mobile number is mandatory for any updates or corrections to take place
- The form can only be sent through post
- Fill the form in English as well as the local language that was used in the Aadhaar letter as well as at the time of enrolment
- Ensure that the form is filled only with current details and not with old or invalid information
- Full names should not have salutations such as Mr / Dr / Col etc
- Ensure that the complete address is entered since the updated Aadhaar letter will be sent to that particular address
- When self-attesting the attached supporting documents, the name of the resident must be clearly mentioned below the signatures or thumbprints
- Only the documents that support the update or correction are to be provided
- Any incorrect information entered in the form may lead to rejection of the application