How to Change Address in Aadhar Card?

The Aadhar card has been a raging topic of conversation in the past few months and the process of getting an Aadhaar Card is definitely not an easy one to follow. Every associated step can lead to some or the other problem, and variation in address details of the Aadhar holder, is definitely one of them. As this unique identity card works as a legitimate address proof of the Aadhar holder, it's utterly important for all the address details to be correct and up-to-date. Failing to do so might cause a lot of inconvenience, as most of the financial and business dealings in our country have started implementing the KYC verification process, which consists of address and identity verification, where the Aadhar plays an important role.

But the UIDAI - Unique Identification Authority of India has taken quite considerable measures to safeguard people from these kinds of problems. They have introduced a set of methods that would act as a backup, for all those who would like to modify / adjust their personal credentials on their AADHAR cards  The Aadhar holders have been provided with the options of updating their details either on the online portal, by visiting the nearest Aadhar enrollment centre, or requesting an update by post.

How to Update Address inAadhar Card Details Online?

The process is simple and easy to follow if you are familiar with working on computers. This process also takes lesser time to process when compared to the offline methods. However, it’s important to understand that the online Aadhar modification process can be carried out only by those who have already verified their mobile number to their Aadhar, because all these methods employ an OTP verification process. The OTP verification process consists of sending a unique 4 digit OTP (One Time Password) to the registered mobile number. A Self Service Update Portal (SSUP) has been developed, thus providing its users an easy interface towards updating their demographic details (name, address, date of birth, mobile number and email).

Step 1: Log on to the official website of UIDAI (www.uidai.gov.in) and select the option     stating Aadhar Self Service Update Portal.

Step 2: Log in to your account by filling in your Aadhar number and the OTP sent to your registered phone number.

Step 3: Check the box adjacent to ‘Address’ under ‘Select fields to update'.

Step 4: Scan and upload the self attested identity and address proofs for the modification of your Aadhaar card address details.

Step 5: Submit the address update request.

Once all the updated details have been submitted, you'll be provided with an Aadhar card Update Request Number, which could be used to track your Aadhar card update status at anytime in the future (by visiting the Aadhar Card update status link - https://resident.uidai.gov.in/check-aadhaar-status)

How to Update Address in Aadhar Details by Visiting the Nearest Enrollment Centre?

By visiting the nearest Aadhar enrollment centre, you get an option to modify both your demographic and biometric (fingerprint, retina scan or photo) details, in a few easy steps.

Log on the UIDAI official website, and check for the nearest Aadhar enrollment centre.

You need to carry valid identity and address proofs (both original and copies) to the enrollment centre, which contain the correct and updated address details that needs to be updated. The original ones would be scanned and handed back to you, while the copies may need to be retained. Be sure to visit only authorized enrollment centers, set up by the UIDAI. To find the nearest Aadhar enrollment centre in your area, visit the link: https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx

How to Update Aadhar Card Address Details by Post ?

Visit:  https://uidai.gov.in/images/UpdateRequestFormV2.pdf to download the Aadhar card update form online.  Be sure to take a clear printout of the form.

Tick mark the box adjacent to the Address bar, and fill in all the necessary details that have been asked for, and make sure that you fill in all the details in the language that had been used while enrolling for your Aadhar card.

Fill in the address details that are to be updated and make sure that you provide your registered phone number only. Providing a valid email ID is optional.

Send the duly filled form, consisting of all the updated details and marked as 'Aadhar correction/update’ to anyone of the following addresses :

  1. UIDAI

Post Box No. 10

Chhindwara,

Madhya Pradesh- 480001

India

  1. UIDAI

Post Box No. 99

Banjara Hills

Hyderabad- 500034

India

Fees and Time Required for Correction:-

Every time the Aadhar details are modified /updated, it costs a total of INR 25, for the process to be initiated. After the details have been updated, UIDAI guarantees a turnaround time of around 90 days, for the Aadhar details to be updated successfully. The update status can be viewed on the official UIDAI website.

To Summarize

While it may seem tedious, it’s best to keep your Aadhaar details updated. With the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various, other, essential documents, it will definitely save you nine stitches in the future.