The Aadhar card is a pan India identity card that can be availed by any person residing in the country. It is also an identity card that can be issued to foreigners and NRI. While the registration process for this card is pretty simple, there can be situations where certain information provided by you may change once your Aadhar number has been generated. It could also be so that you notice that a mistake has been made in updating the details provided by you. For such cases the UIDAI has made provisions that allow you to change said details as and when required. Such changes can be made either online or by sending in the request to your Aadhar center. The information that you will be able to change is your name, address, date of birth, gender, mobile and email id. Here is the process that you will need to follow in order to get these changes made.
How To Update Aadhaar Details Online – Follow 4 Steps
Step 1: Visit the Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal
To be able to request for changes to be made, online, you need to go to the Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal. There you will need to follow these steps to start the process of correct Aadhar information
Step 2: Login with Aadhar number
On the first screen you will have to enter your Aadhar number following which you will receive an OTP (One Time Password) on the registered mobile number. Enter the OTP in the space provided below the Aadhar number and log in.
Step 3: Select Field for Change Data and Fill New Data
The next screen is where you have to select the data that you intend to change. Enter the correct information that needs to be updated. For example, if you wish to change your address, enter the correct address .You can enter the details in English or in your local language. The languages being supported right now are Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Oriya, Marathi, English, Assamesse, Gujrat, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Bengali. Make sure you double check the information before proceeding with the process.
Step 4: Upload Scan Copy and Submit
Once you are sure everything is fine, proceed to the next step, which will be providing the proof for the requested change. This means you have to upload a scanned copy of the documents supporting the change. Once you submit your request you will get an Update Request Number (URN).
How To Update Aadhaar Card Details Offline
This is an option that can be used if you don’t have access to the internet or if you are no longer in possession of the mobile number which you had provided while registering for the Aadhar number. Here is how you proceed.
Step 1: Get The Aadhar Correction Form and Fill it
The first step will be to get the Aadhar correction form and fill it up with the information that you want to change. With this form too, you will have to indicate which detail needs to be changed and fill in the correct information.
Step 2 : Take Photocopy of Supporting Documents
Once the form is filled up in its entirety, you will need to ensure you have all the supporting documents present since you need to send a copy of those too.
Step 3 : Send the Form along with photocopy by Post
For the address where you need to send the form, you need only look at the bottom of the form where the postal address of the Hyderabad and Chhindwara are mentioned. Put all the document in an envelope and mail it to one of these addresses.
Documents Required For Update Aadhar Card
Even when you raise a request for correction, you will be required to submit relevant documents like a proof of identity, proof or address or proof of the date of birth. You will need to ensure that the documents that you submit for such purposes are on the list of approved documents for Aadhar cards.
Also Read How To Check Status Of Aadhar Correction
Things To Remember While Updating Aadhar
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 that you enter all the information that needs to be corrected, in the appropriate field.
- The supporting documents that you provide must be a part of the approved list of documents.
- Fill in the details in English and your local language.
- Any numbers that are mentioned, should be written in English.
- If you file for corrections online, keep the URN safe since you will need it to check the status of the update.
- If you no longer have the phone number that you used while registering, use the offline option to update Aadhar information.
- When going for the offline option ensure that you enter all the details in capital letters.
- Also ensure that you fill all 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. For example, if you are requesting for your date of birth to be corrected, don’t send the DOB documents along with address/ID proof documents.
- Remember that the corrected Aadhar will only be delivered to the address on record so ensure that you are at the location to receive it.
- The copies of the documents you send must be attested by you. If the cardholder is a minor then the parents or the guardians can attest such documents.
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