Aadhaar Card plays a significant role in availing the benefits of many government Schemes. It includes person’s vital information like fingerprints, biometrics, address proof, phone number and date of birth, which can presented as an ID proof and address proof. Not only that, the Aadhaar Card is now vital for many of the government services, pension benefits, subsidy, healthcare, taxation services, insurance services and so on.
Given that Aadhaar Card is such an important document, it is necessary to update all the Aadhaar details saved in Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR), whenever there are demographic or biometric changes.
3 Modes to Update Aadhaar Card Information
There are 3 modes of Aadhaar update that include online, post, and by visiting permanent enrollment centre.
Follow 11 Steps to Update Aadhaar Card Details via Online
The online method to update Aadhaar details is simple and it is a self-service method, where users can update all the information online. The steps are mentioned 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: It gets directed to a new page, resident should enter Aadhaar number in the given box. It is also compulsory to enter the text verification number in the box provided below the number
Step 4: On completing the previous step, a one-time password (OTP) will be sent to the registered mobile number. The resident should type the OTP to log in to their Aadhaar account. The OTP verification is mandatory in order to avoid the chances of errors and manipulation
Step 5: It will get directed to a new page which is “Data Request Page”. The residents should select the field that they want to update
Step 6: Fill in the details accordingly, but residents should double check on the accuracy of the information as it will get reflected in the new Aadhaar card. In addition, the residents should also revive other information like contact and personal details
Step 7: Once the resident submits the form an URN will be generated
Step 8: Residents then should select a BPO service provider for reviewing the updated information and hit submit
Step 9: The next step is to upload official copy of documents that validates the changes made. For instance, if the date of birth mentioned on the Aadhaar Card is wrong, a user should send a copy of any ID proof that stands to the updated date of birth
Step 10: Residents can download a copy of updated verification for future reference
Step 11: Using the URN residents can any time check the Aadhaar Card update status
5 Easy steps to Update Aadhaar Details via Offline Mode:
Residents can update their Aadhaar Card information through postal service also.
These are the few simple steps to follow.
Step 1: Download the “Aadhaar Data Update/Correction Form” from https://uidai.gov.in/images/UpdateRequestFormV2.pdf.
Step 2: Residents should read the guidelines mentioned in the form carefully and fill in all the details appropriately that needs to be updated
Step 3: Before submitting the form, check whether the supported documents provided matches with the documents in the list
Step 4: After carefully completing the steps, send the form and the supported documents to UIDAI, Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034 India
Step 5: Once UIDAI receives the request, an update request will be sent to the resident via SMS
The Aadhaar Card update form and instructions on how to fill out the form are given below in italics.
|Under Section 3 of the Aadhaar (Targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2013 (Aadhaar Act).
Aadhaar Data Update/Correction Form
<strong>This form is used for sending Update/Correction Requests through post. Use CAPITAL LETTERS only. Fill the complete form irrespective of the field(s) for update/correction. Providing mobile number is mandatory for update/change in any of the fields.
Field for update/correction: <Here, select the field for which update or correction is necessary by ticking the box next to the required field.>
Aadhaar No.: <Here, fill out your 12-digit Aadhaar number accurately in order to avoid a void application.>
I confirm that I have been residing in India for at least 182 days in the preceding 12 months and all the information provided by me to the UIDAI is my own and is true, correct, and accurate. I am aware that my information including biometrics will be used for the generation of Aadhaar and authentication. I understand that my identity information (except core biometric data) may be provided to an agency only with my consent during authentication or as per the provision of the Aadhaar Act. I have a right to access my identity information (except core biometric data) following the procedure laid down by the UIDAI.Applicant’s signature/Thumb impression
<Here, affix your signature or thumb impression as the case may require>
By Visiting Permanent Enrollment Center
Apart from online and offline mode, residents also have the option of updating their Aadhaar Card by visiting a permanent ENROLLMENT CENTER. Both demographic as well biometric information can be updated by visiting the centers. 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 Life: In this mode all the demographic fields, photo and local languages can be updated. This mode helps to verify those fields that needs documentary evidence. Here are the few simple steps to be followed:
- A resident should fill in the form
- The appointed UIDAI registrar present at the enrolment center should verify the details filled. The verification process should be in line with DDSVP committee recommendations followed during the enrolment process
- The operator enters the details in the software manually
- Next, biometric authentication is done by resident for every request
- The operator and supervisor available in the center validates all the information provided by the resident
- On completion of the above process, the applicant will be given an acknowledgement receipt with update request number (URN) that can be tracked
- Updating Client Standard: The verification should be similar to the DDSVP Committee recommendations followed during the enrolment process. The information in the biometric field, demographic fields and local languages are updated in this mode. The steps to update the information are as follows:
- The applicant should fill in the application form
- The form is verified by an appointed UIDAI verifier or registrar present at the enrollment center
- Next, the operator enters the data into the software
- For every correction biometric authentication is done by the resident,
- The resident does biometric authentication for every correction made. Finally, the operator and supervisor gives conformation on the corrections or updates made
- On completion of the entire process the resident receives an acknowledgment 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 handful of registrar’s who will become authentication user agencies (AUA).
- UIDAI provides applications and APIs to registrar’s who will become authentication user agency
- The residents should fill in the application form carefully. The selected registrars then collect/generate/process and manage particular demographic field. They update the information and keep the data securely
- On the AUA device, the biometric authentication of the residents are done. If required, UIDAI may also demand additional authentication documents. Based on registrar’s verification and resident’s authentication, UIDAI will accept the updates
- Along with the residents request the supported documents are uploaded and are made available by the registrar. An URN is generated by the operator to track the update request later
- Based on the of request, the resident receives an acknowledgement may be a print receipt or SMS or email, based on type of request
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 POI|
|Documents required for POA|
|Documents required for POA|
When to Update an Aadhaar Card?
The Aadhaar data that needs to be updated can be categorized under two categories such as demographic information and biometric information. The demographic information includes name, address, date of birth, gender, email address, mobile number, relationship status and information sharing consent. And, in biometric information a resident can update iris, fingerprints, and facial photograph.
- Change in Name, Mobile number and Address: In case of marriage, a residents demographic details are changed like name and address. Address and mobile number can also change in case a resident moves to a new location. Apart from these, a resident can also wish to change their other demographic details like email address.
- Errors in details during Enrollment Process: During the enrollment 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
- 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, UIDAI feels that quality of the documents are not at par it can request residents to update their demographic information by submitting required documents
- A Maturing Child: If a child is less than 5 years at the time of enrollment, once he attains 5 years of age he should be re-enrolled again. 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 biometrics information. All the residents should update their information after every 10 years
- Accidents: In case a resident meets with an accident or illness that may impact their biometric proofs, the resident should apply for Aadhaar update
- Incorrect Biometric Capture: Residents can face authentication failure if the biometrics captured during the enrollment process is of poor quality or incorrect. In such scenario residents can apply for biometric update. It is easy to capture 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 enrollment process is of poor quality or incorrect
12 Important Points Remember while Updating Aadhaar
Just as is the case with the application form, even a correction request can be rejected if the forms or the information contained in them, is not accurate or filled in properly. A rejection would mean that you will be forced to start the process all over again, therefore to minimize the risk of rejections, here are some steps you can follow.
- Make sure to enter all the information that needs to be corrected, in the appropriate field
- The supporting documents provided must be a part of the approved list of documents
- Fill in the details in English and local language
- Any numbers that are mentioned, should be written in English.
- keep the URN safe to check the update status
- Use the offline option to update Aadhaar information in case the phone number is changed
- When going for the offline option ensure to enter all the details in capital letters
- Don’t miss the mandatory fields
- While writing names, don’t use any salutations or titles
- Send only the documents that are needed to support the information being changed.
- Remember that the corrected Aadhaar will only be delivered to the address on record so ensure to be available at that address.
- 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.
- What are the details which can be updated online?
- How do I update any other details?
- Are there any criteria to be met in order to request for changes online?
- Should I submit my update request in a local language as well?
- What happens if my mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar authorities?
- How do I register my mobile number in order to make changes online?
- Do I have to provide any documents in order to update/change my mobile details?
- Where should I send the post/letter?
- Can I update information pertaining to my child/ward?
- My child’s address needs to be updated in his/her Aadhar card. Can it be done?
- I do not have a proof of address with me. Is it still possible to request for a change in the address in my child’s Aadhaar?
- Do I have to provide my old information while requesting for change/correction/modification of information?
- Do I have to mention the salutation if I am requesting for a correction in my name via post?
- Can I change/modify the information after I submit the request for correction online?
- Will I be provided with an updated Aadhaar letter once the details are corrected?
- I have changed my email Id and need to update the same in my Aadhaar. How do I do this?
- What are the supporting documents I need to submit for a change in name?
- What are the supporting documents I need to submit for change in date of birth?
- What are the supporting documents I need to submit to request for change in address?
- Can my request application be rejected?
- What are the possible reasons for rejection?
Details which can be updated online include the name, address, date of birth, gender, email id, and mobile number.
Other details can be updated by approaching an enrolment or update centre.
Yes, you should have a valid, working mobile number in order to request for changes. This is due to the fact that the password will be sent to this number.
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.
You need to ensure that your mobile number is registered, otherwise the password will not be generated.
If you haven’t registered your mobile number with authorities you will have to go to an Update Centre and get it registered.
No, you will not have to provide any supporting documents to request for a mobile number correction.
You can send the request to any of these addresses:
Post Box Number 10,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001
Post Box Number 99,
Hyderabad – 500034
Yes, you can request to change your child/ward’s information as well, provided that your Aadhar is linked to that of your child.
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.
Yes, you can request for the same even if there is no proof of address, but you will have to get a certificate of address issued to you by either a gazetted officer, an MP/MLA or Tehsildar.
No, you need not provide your old details like name or address while requesting for changes.
No, you only need to enter the correct name, without any salutations.
No, it is recommended that you check the information before you submit it to avoid more errors.
Yes, you will receive an updated letter depending on the information which has been modified. The letter will be sent if either your name, address, gender, or date of birth required changes.
You can request to update this information either by visiting an enrolment centre or by using the SSUP portal.
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.
You will have to submit proof of birth, which could be your birth certificate.
You can submit any document which has your current, updated address as proof. This could include an affidavit issued by your MP/MLA, Tehsildar, or a Gazetted Officer.
Yes, an application can be rejected if it doesn’t meet certain criteria.
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
If your Aadhaar is suspended you will have to visit the enrolment centre to update the information required.
No, you needn’t provide this along with the address.
News about Aadhar Update
Yield your Aadhaar details to Banks/Financial Institutions by December 31st, 2017
The deadline for submitting Aadhaar details to Banks and Financial Institutions is on 31st December, 2017. The Aadhaar number issued by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has to be provided by every account holder to their respective banks on-time.
As per the Revenue Department, if any customer fail to submit their 12-digit Unique Identification Number, the account will be operationally ceased. The Government has extended the last date of availing the Aadhaar Card to December 31st, 2017 for the customers who are yet to avail their Aadhaar Card from UIDAI.
3rd October 2017
Aadhaar must for open school students
It is now compulsory for all those appearing for open school exams to furnish their respective Aadhaar card details. This move has been taken in an effort to prevent proxy candidates.
The National Institute of Open Learning has received a nod from the HRD Ministry to make Aadhaar card mandatory for all students appearing for open exams.
It was found that there were many proxy candidates who appeared in the previous examination, which was conducted in March. Once this move has been implemented, only those students whose thumb impression matches with the one in the Aadhaar card, will be allowed to enter the examination hall.
29th August 2017
Aadhaar must to register for UGC NET exam 2017
The CBSE Board has made it compulsory for all candidates taking the University Grants Commission ( UGC ) National Eligibility Test ( NET ), in November 2017, to provide their Aadhaar card details. The exam will he held on November 5, this year.
A notification in this regard will soon be sent out by the UGC. The CBSE, in a press notification, announced that those students who have an Aadhaar card, must enter their Aadhaar details while applying for the NET exam. Students from Meghalaya, Assam and Jammu and Kashmir need to enter their passport details, bank account details or ration card number. The deadline to apply for the NET exam is August 30.
2nd August 2017
Aadhaar mandatory for expensive financial transactions
A latest directive by the central government has suggested that Aadhaar is now mandatory to open bank accounts and to make transactions worth Rs.50,000 or more. Existing bank account holders who haven’t already linked their Aadhaar to their accounts will now need to complete the same within the end of December 2017. Failure to do so will result in government freezing the person’s account and also imposing some heavy penalties. Besides this, the government’s notification also suggested that companies, partnership businesses, and individuals will need to provide Aadhaar number with either PAN card or Form 70.
29th June 2017
Update Aadhar info at post office in Kochi
An exclusive facility will soon be launched in Kochi to rectify errors in Aadhaar cards.
People can update their Aadhaar card data, rectify errors and renew them at post offices across Kochi. The main aim of this move is to provide better services to the public and make the process of updating Aadhaar cards more convenient. The total cost of setting up this facility at each post office is Rs.1 lakh.
29th May 2017
Aadhaar safe, no threats from ransomware
UIDAI chairman J Satyanarayana has announced that the Aadhaar database is protected with no threats from the worldwide ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack or any other kind of malware.
He said that Aadhaar data is already in an encrypted form and it is not possible to retrieve anything from this format of data storage and security mechanism. The software contains data of as many as 114 crore Indians.
The chairman said that the Aadhaar main systems are well designed to handle threats and there is no need to worry about its security. A total of Rs.7,000 crore has been spent by the government to put in place Aadhaar and it has earned benefits worth Rs.50,000 crore from scheme.
29th May 2017
Aadhaar-based POS brings about several privacy concerns
As the government is pushing towards the opening of Aadhaar-based Point of Sales (POS), several experts have cited several privacy concerns that will rise if they go through with the move.
Questions relating to shop owners having access to people’s Aadhar credentials, and biometric hacking have been on the fore at present.
The UIDAI is expected to provide answers to all these questions before pushing through with the opening of over 25 lakh PoS terminals in the country.
Experts are concerned about the security implications and have made comparisons with credit/debit card hacks. They are of the impression that while a debit card hack ends with financial loss, an Aadhaar hack will put a host of personal information into the wrong hands. They also said that such information can be used to know a person’s history as it is linked with Gas, PAN, ration card, GST registrations, and the like.a
However, the UIDAI has remained mum over addressing these issues and it remains to be seen how these concerns are going to be addressed.
10th May 2017
Senior citizens can get train ticket concession without producing Aadhaar
In a recent announcement, the Railway Ministry has made it clear that Aadhaar won’t be mandatory for the senior citizens to take advantage of the rail ticket booking concession. Earlier, it was announced that any senior citizen who wishes to get concession on train tickets will be required to produce Aadhaar, however, the Railway Ministry has mentioned that any proof of identity or birth will be sufficient to get the concession for rail ticket booking and Aadhaar will no longer be the only option. With immediate effect, the implementation of Aadhaar based ticketing system has been withdrawn.
14th April 2017
Maharashtra Makes Aadhaar Compulsory for Crop Insurance Scheme
In Maharashtra, from June (next Kharif season), Aadhaar is compulsory for farmers to avail crop insurance schemes. These schemes are available to the farmers of the horticulture and food grain sectors. Farmers have to link Aadhaar to their accounts before June. Most farmers have their accounts in a public sector or cooperative bank. Over 90% residents of Maharashtra has enrolled for Aadhaar already. After the famers link their accounts with Aadhaar, they do not have to submit any other documents. This step will also prevent misuse of schemes by farmers.
31st March 2017
Rush at Madurai Aadhaar Registration Centres
In Madurai, Aadhaar registration centres are facing a huge rush because people are try to meet the deadlines. The district administration has requested people to link their ration cards with Aadhaar within this week. A deadline has been set to fasten the smart card issue process. In order to deal with the rush, the manpower and infrastructure in all the e-service centres have been increased.
17th March 2017