How to Update Aadhaar Card Details

Aadhaar, currently the world’s largest biometric ID system, is a 12-digit unique code that is assigned to the residents of India. The card plays a significant role in availing the benefits of many government schemes and its reach maybe spread far and wide in the future. It includes a person’s vital information like name, gender, address, phone number, and date of birth. Not only that, the Aadhaar Card also contains biometric data i.e., fingerprint and iris scan. Aadhar can be used as an ID and address proof but is also mandatory to avail certain benefits and subsidies from the government.

Given that the Aadhaar Card is such an important document, whenever there are demographic or biometric changes, it is necessary to update all the Aadhaar details saved in Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR).

Aadhaar Data that can be updated

Demographic data Biometric
Name, date of birth/age, gender Iris
Address, email address and mobile number Fingerprint
Relationship status Facial photograph
Information sharing consent  

2 Modes to Update Aadhaar Card Information

One can update their Aadhaar information via 2 modes: Online or at an Enrolment Centre. While demographic data can be updated through both methods, biometric data can only be updated at an enrolment centre.

Steps to Update Aadhaar Card Details Online

The online method of updating Aadhaar details is simple and straightforward. To use this method, you must have the registered mobile number active and with you as an OTP will be sent to this number to verify the transaction. The steps to update or make corrections to your Aadhaar are given below.

Step 1: Visit the website that is resident.uidai.gov.in.

Step 2: Under “Update Aadhaar Details” column, click on “Update Aadhaar Detail Online”.

Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page where you can enter your Aadhaar number in the given box. You also need to enter the captcha code (text verification).

Step 4: On completing the previous step, a one-time password (OTP) will be sent to your registered mobile number. Type the OTP to login to your Aadhaar account.

Step 5: You will then be redirected to the Aadhaar Update Portal where you can select the field you wish to update. For example, if you are updating your address, click on “Address Update” checkbox.

Step 6: Fill in the details accordingly and ensure you double check the accuracy of the information as it will be reflected in the new Aadhaar card. UIDAI will not make corrections to the information provided in your request. At this step, it is advisable that you review all other information of the card to ensure everything else mentioned is accurate and up to date. If you face issues with the pin code or related information such as the post office, city, town, village, district or state, you will need to contact the UIDAI contact centre at help@uidai.gov.in.

Step 7: Once the form is submitted, a URN (Update Request Number) will be generated.

Step 8: Select a BPO service provider to review the updated information and hit “Submit”.

Step 9: You then need to upload supporting documentation that would validate the change required. For example, if you need to update a name change due to marriage, you need to upload supporting documents such as a copy of the marriage certificate, notarized affidavit, husband’s passport or a gazette copy bearing the name change.

Step 10: You can download or print the acknowledgement copy. The updated Aadhaar card will be mailed to the registered address.

Step 11: Using the URN, you can check the Aadhaar Card update status any time you want.

Note, you can make changes to your Aadhar in English as well as local languages. At present, the SSUP (self service update portal) supports the following:

  1. Assamese
  2. Bengali
  3. English
  4. Gujarati
  5. Hindi
  6. Kannada
  7. Malayalam
  8. Marathi
  9. Oriya
  10. Punjabi
  11. Tamil
  12. Telugu
  13. Urdu

By Visiting Permanent Enrolment Centre

Apart from the online mode, residents also have the option of updating their Aadhaar Card by visiting a permanent enrolment center. Both demographic as well biometric information can be updated by visiting the centres. UIDAI has now come up with 3 modes of assisted updates and the document verification happens right at the time of placing the update request.

  • Updating Client Lite (UCL): In this mode, all the demographic fields, photo and local languages can be updated. This mode helps to verify those fields that need documentary evidence. Under this mode, the biometric authentication is done by the resident. Here are the few simple steps to be followed:
  1. Visit the enrolment centre and procure an updation form. Fill the form accurately, crosscheck it and then submit it at the designated desk.
  2. The appointed UIDAI registrar present at the enrolment centre should verify the details filled. The verification process should be in line with DDSVP committee recommendations followed during the enrolment process.
  3. The operator enters the details in the software manually.
  4. Next, biometric authentication is done by the resident for every request.
  5. The operator and supervisor available in the centre validates all the information provided by the resident.
  6. On completion of the above process, the applicant will be given an acknowledgement receipt with update request number (URN) that can be tracked.
  7. The operator will provide a biometric signature against all updates.
  • Updating Client Standard: This mode is similar to UCL, except that the biometric authentication is done at the backend. All the demographic fields, photo and local languages can be updated. Here are the few simple steps to be followed:
  1. Visit the enrolment centre and procure an updation form. Fill the form accurately, crosscheck it and then submit it at the designated desk.
  2. The appointed UIDAI registrar present at the enrolment centre should verify the details filled. The verification process should be in line with DDSVP committee recommendations followed during the enrolment process.
  3. The operator enters the details in the software manually. This method is useful for those who might have issues with language and transliteration. The operator will handle spellings and related language issues.
  4. The operator and supervisor available in the centre validates all the information provided by the resident. The operator will provide a biometric signature against all updates.
  5. On completion of the above process, the applicant will be given an acknowledgement receipt with update request number (URN) that can be tracked.
  • Updating Via AUA Point Of Presence: This mode is used to update or correct demographic fields. This is used by a handful of registrars who will become authentication user agencies (AUA). These selected registrars will be those who are known to possess, collect, manage or generate such demographic data. The biometric authentication is carried out on an AUA device. UIDAI may also require an additional authentication factor such as a mobile OTP.
  1. The registrar’s operator will fill up the details that need to be updated on the device.
  2. The applicant is required to submit scanned documents online. The documents may be captured on the device. The registrar can submit the copies with each request or can also send it in batches with the respective URN, date and time.
  3. The applicant will be required to provide authentication and/or an OTP on the registered mobile.
  4. The operator will provide a biometric sign off on all updates.
  5. An acknowledgement receipt with the URN will be provided to the resident. The URN can be used to track the Aadhaar update.
  6. The acknowledgement can be printed, or sent via SMS or email.

Documents Required For Updating or Correcting Aadhaar Card Details

Given below is the list of the documents that are accepted by the UIDAI for the purpose of verifying, updating, or correcting information in the Aadhaar Card. Depending on the availability residents can submit any of the following documents.

Documents required for Proof of Identification
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Ration/PDS Photo Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving license
  • Government photo ID card/service photo ID card issued by PSU
  • NREGA Job Card
  • Photo ID card issued by a recognized educational institution
  • Arms license
  • Photo bank ATM card
  • Photo credit card
  • Pensioner photo ID card
  • Freedom fighter photo ID card
  • Kissan Photo Passbook
  • CGHS/ECHS Photo card
  • Address card having name and photo, issued by the Department of Posts
  • Certificate of identity having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on an official letterhead
  • Disability ID card

 

Documents required for Proof of Address
  • Bank statement or passbook
  • Post office account statement or passbook
  • Passport
  • Ration Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving license
  • Government photo ID card/service photo ID card issued by PSU
  • Electricity bill, water bill and telephone landline bill (must be recent and not over 3 months old)
  • Property Tax receipt (must be recent and not over 3 months old)
  • Credit Card statement (must be recent and not over 3 months old)
  • Signed letter having photo from bank on the letterhead
  • Caste and Domicile Certificate with photo issued by State Government.
  • Disability ID card/handicapped medical certificate
  • Gas connection bill (should be recent and not over 3 months old)
  • For minors – passport of parents
  • Pensioner card
  • Freedom fighter card
  • Arms license
  • Kissan passbook
  • Signed letter having photo issued by recognized educational institution on letterhead
  • NREGA job card
  • CGHS/ECHS card.
  • Certificate of address having photo issued by MP/MLA/Gazetted officer/Tehsildar on letterhead
  • Certificate of address issued by village panchayat
  • Income tax assessment order
  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Registered agreement of sale, lease, or rent
  • Photo identity card issued by Department of Posts
  • Signed letter having photo from registered company on letterhead
  • Insurance policy
  • Passport of Spouse
  • Marriage Certificate issued by the Government containing address

 

Documents required for Date of Birth
  • Birth Certificate
  • SSLC Book/Certificate Passport
  • Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
  • PAN Card
  • Marksheet issued by any Government Board or University
  • Government Photo Id Card / Photo identity card issued by PSU containing DoB
  • Central/State Pension Payment Order
  • Central Government Health Service Scheme Photo Card or Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Photo card

 

Documents required for Proof of Relation to Head of Family
  • PDS Card
  • MNREGA Job Card
  • CGHS/State Government/ECHS/ESIC Medical card
  • Pension Card
  • Army Canteen Card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation and other notified local government bodies like Taluk, Tehsil etc.
  • Any other Central/State government issued family entitlement document
  • Marriage Certificate Issued by the Government

 

When to Update an Aadhaar Card?

An Aadhaar card may need to be updated for a number of reasons. Usually, the updates fall under two main categories: demographic information and biometric data.

The demographic information includes name, address, date of birth, gender, email address, mobile number, relationship status and information sharing consent. Biometric information includes iris, fingerprints, and facial photograph.

  • Change in Name, Mobile number and Address: There are many cases where a person might relocate on account of work, marriage or other reasons. People may also change their mobile numbers and email addresses. Name changes are usually common after marriage, but people also change their name on their own will. Such situations would require an Aadhaar update.
  • Errors in details during Enrolment Process: During the enrolment process, there might be certain errors in the demographic information like date of birth, gender, and address. Moreover, there may be spelling errors in name and address. It is important to fix the errors and have accurate information in the card.
  • Updating the Local Language: Aadhaar card can be applied from across the nation. In case the operator includes his native language as the local language, residents can update the local language as per their preference.
  • UIDAI demands for documents: UIDAI collects various documents like proof of identity, proof of address, and others. At any time, if the UIDAI feels that the quality of the documents is not acceptable, it can request residents to update their demographic information by submitting the required documents.
  • A maturing child: Children may be enrolled in the Aadhaar scheme when they are below the age of 5. However, once they attain 5 years of age, they need to be re-enrolled. This is entirely a new application, however, the Aadhaar number assigned will remain same. Once a child crosses 15 years of age, it is important to update all the biometric information. All the residents should update their information after every 10 years.
  • Accidents: In case a resident meets with an accident or suffers an illness that may impact their biometric proof, the resident should apply for Aadhaar update.
  • Incorrect Biometric Capture: Residents can face authentication failure if the biometrics captured during the enrolment process is of poor quality or incorrect. In such a scenario, residents can apply for biometric update. It is easy to capture the best quality biometrics in CIDR.
  • UIDAI can Intimate Residents for Biometric Update: UIDAI also verifies the resident’s biometrics that are captured during the enrolment process. If UIDAI feels that quality of biometrics are below the decided threshold, it can inform residents to update the biometric captured.
  • Residents facing Authentication problem: Residents can apply for biometric update in case they are face authentication failures. This problem may arise if the biometrics captured during the enrolment process is of poor quality or incorrect

12 Important Points to Remember while Updating Aadhaar

Submitting an updation form does not guarantee that the information will be corrected. Just like an application form, the correction request can also be denied if it is found that the information is incorrect, the documents are insufficient or there are discrepancies. A rejection would mean that you have to start the process all over again. Therefore, to minimize the risk of rejections, here are some steps you can follow.

  1. When making corrections, ensure that you choose the appropriate field.
  2. Ensure you enter all mandatory information.
  3. Fill in the details accurately in English and the local language selected.
  4. Numbers should be written in English.
  5. If you are filling in the application offline, use only capital letters. This minimises confusion and errors.
  6. Do not use salutations or titles for names.
  7. Make note of the URN. You can use this to track the status of your request.
  8. Keep the acknowledgement copy safe.
  9. When providing supporting documents, be sure it is listed under the approved documents.
  10. Provide only the documents required and avoid providing unnecessary documents.
  11. Remember that the corrected Aadhaar will only be delivered to the address on record so ensure to be available at that address.
  12. The copies of the documents sent must be attested by the resident. If the cardholder is a minor then the parents or the guardians can attest such documents.

FAQs for Updating Aadhaar Card Details

Making changes to the details in your Aadhaar card might seem easy, but there are bound to be cases where you feel confused, with a number of questions running through your mind. Listed below are the commonly asked questions when it comes to updating your Aadhaar card details.

1. What are the details which can be updated online?

Details which can be updated online include the name, address, date of birth, gender, email ID, and mobile number.

2. How do I update any other details?

Other details can be updated by approaching an enrolment or update centre.

3. Is there any criteria to be met in order to request for changes online?

Yes, you should have a valid, working mobile number in order to request for changes. This number must be registered with the respective Aadhaar number. This is required to verify the update request using an OTP (One-time password).

4. Should I submit my update request in a local language as well?

Yes, you will have to provide the information in English plus a local language. The portal supports requests in languages including Urdu, Hindi, Oriya, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali.

5. What happens if my mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar authorities?

If your number is not registered with UIDAI, you need to approach a Permanent Aadhaar Centre (PAC). If your number is not registered, you will not be able to make any changes to your Aadhaar as you will not be able to generate an OTP.

6. How do I register my mobile number in order to make changes online?

You need to approach a Permanent Aadhaar Centre (PAC) to register your mobile number with your Aadhaar.

7. Do I have to provide any documents in order to update/change my mobile details?

No, you will not have to provide any supporting documents to request for a mobile number correction. You can update your mobile number online or at an enrolment centre.

8. Can I update information pertaining to my child/ward?

Yes, you can request to change your child/ward’s information as well, provided that your Aadhar is linked to that of your child.

9. My child’s address needs to be updated in his/her Aadhar card. Can it be done?

Yes, you can request for an update in the address through an enrolment centre. You will have to take your proof of address, biometric authentication, and proof of your relationship in order to do the same.

10. Do I have to carry original documents to the enrolment centre or will a copy suffice?

Please carry your original documents to the enrolment centre. These documents will be scanned and then given back to you.

11. Do I have to provide my old information while requesting for change/correction/modification of information?

No, you need not provide your old details like name or address while requesting for changes.

12. Do I have to mention the salutation if I am requesting for a correction in my name via post?

No, you only need to enter the correct name, without any salutations.

13. Can I change/modify the information after I submit the request for correction online?

No, it is recommended that you check the information before you submit it to avoid more errors. UIDAI is not responsible for inaccurate information provided by you in the correction form. In order to rectify a mistake in the updation form, you might have to start the process all over again.

14. For updation, do I have to visit the same enrolment centre to update my Aadhaar?

No, you can visit any of the enrolment centres to get your Aadhaar updated.

15. I have changed my email ID and need to update the same in my Aadhaar. How do I do this?

You can request to update this information either by visiting an enrolment centre or by using the SSUP portal.

16. What are the supporting documents I need to submit for a change in name?

While requesting for a change/correction in your name, you will have to send your proof of identity, which could be any valid government ID which has your correct name and recent photograph.

17. What are the supporting documents I need to submit for change in date of birth?

You will have to submit proof of birth, which could be your birth certificate. Please refer to the list of approved documents for date of birth.

18. What are the supporting documents I need to submit to request for change in address?

You can submit any document which has your current and updated address as proof. This could include an affidavit issued by your MP/MLA, Tehsildar, or a Gazetted Officer.

19. Can my request application be rejected?

Yes, an application can be rejected if it doesn’t meet certain criteria, if there are discrepancies, incorrect or inaccurate information, or if the documentation does not validated the change.

20. What are the possible reasons for rejection?

The different reasons for which a request can be rejected include:

  • Incorrect proof of ID/address
  • Failure to attest proof of ID/address
  • Uploading wrong documents
  • Incorrect mobile number
  • Wrong Aadhaar number

21. What happens if my Aadhaar is suspended?

If your Aadhaar is suspended, you will have to visit the enrolment centre to update the information required.

22. Do I have to provide c/o information in the address?

No, you needn’t provide this along with the address.

23. Is there any fee charged for updation of Aadhaar?

Yes, there is a fee of Rs.25/- payable to the service provider every time you require an update, whether it is demographic or biometric details. For the UIDAI approved fee structure, you can visit the official site - uidai.gov.in.

24. Will I receive an Aadhaar letter upon updation?

Yes, you will receive an Aadhar letter with updates. This will be sent via post to the registered address. This is applicable only to updating name, date of birth, address, and gender. If you have opted to update your mobile number or email ID, the notice will be sent on the respective phone number of email address.

25. How long does the process take to get my Aadhaar details updated?

Usually, the process takes up to 90 days once the request is submitted.

 

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