Aadhaar Card Update

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues the 12-digit Aadhaar card, which is now a necessary document for all Indian citizens. It is necessary to obtain various government services and benefits and acts as identification and address verification.

With the use of the user-friendly myAadhaar portal, which is offered by the UIDAI, you can update your address, name, gender, and birthdate, among other demographic information.

How to update Aadhaar?

One can easily update their Aadhaar card either through online or offline platforms. Below are the details for the same.

Online Aadhaar Update

UIDAI has simplified the process of updating certain Aadhaar details through its user-friendly online platform, the my Aadhaar portal:

  • Step 1: Visit the official myAadhaar portal at https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/.
  • Step 2: On the homepage, login by entering your 12-digit Aadhaar number and the captcha code displayed on the screen. Click on "Send OTP" to receive a One-Time Password (OTP) on your registered mobile number. Enter this OTP to log in securely.
Aadhaar Login
  • Step 3: You will have the option "Document Update" for updating your POI/POA documents, click on it.
Aadhaar Card Document update
  • Step 4: Carefully review the existing information displayed on the screen, to understand the objective and click on next to update POI/POA

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objective of document update service

If you want to update your address you can click on the option “click here”, where you need to choose between two methods: provide document-based proof of your new address or utilize the Head of Family (HoF)-based update if you reside with a family member whose Aadhaar address is updated.

  • Step 5: Next, whatever option you choose, review the existing information and make necessary corrections.
  • Step 6: Fill in the updated details carefully, ensuring accuracy in spelling and information.
  • Step 7: If updating your address or POI/POA documents, upload scanned copies of the required documents. Ensure they are clear, legible, and self-attested (signed by you).
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  • Step 8: Thoroughly review all the information and documents you have provided. Once you are satisfied with their accuracy, click on "Submit" to initiate the update process.
  • Step 9: If you are updating demographic details other than POI/POA documents after June 14, 2024, a nominal fee of ₹50 will be applicable. You can make this payment online.
  • Step 10: Upon successful submission, you will receive a unique Update Request Number (URN). This URN is crucial for tracking the status of your update request.

Offline Aadhaar Update

While the online update process is convenient for specific changes, certain updates require a visit to an Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK).

These include updates to biometric information (fingerprints, iris scans, and photograph) and other details not available for online modification.

  • Step 1: Use the UIDAI website or mAadhaar app to find the nearest ASK (Aadhaar Sewa Kendra). You can filter by location or pin code for convenience.
  • Step 2: Collect the Aadhaar Update/Correction Form from the ASK and fill it out meticulously.
  • Step 3: Submit the original supporting documents as specified by UIDAI for verification. These documents should be self-attested.
  • Step 4: If you are updating your biometric information, the ASK officials will recapture your fingerprints, iris scans, and photograph using their specialized equipment.
  • Step 5: A nominal fee applies for offline updates:
    • Demographic updates: ₹50
    • Biometric updates: ₹100
  • Step 6: After completing the process, you will receive an acknowledgement slip containing your URN. Keep this slip safe, as you will need it to track the status of your update.

Required Documents

The documents required for updating your Aadhaar depend on the specific information you are changing:

  • Proof of Identity (POI): Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, driving license, government-issued photo ID card, etc.
  • Proof of Address (POA): Ration card, passport, bank statement/passbook, utility bill (water, electricity, gas), etc.
  • Proof of Date of Birth (DOB): Birth certificate, passport, SSLC book/certificate, PAN card, mark sheet issued by a government board/university, etc.
  • Proof of Relationship (PoR): This is required if you're updating information related to your relationship with the Head of Family (HoF). Documents like a marriage certificate, passport of spouse, etc., can be used.

Tracking Aadhaar update status

After submitting your update request, either online or offline, you can easily track its progress. Visit the UIDAI website and enter your URN in the designated field to check the status of your update. 

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You can also visit an Aadhaar Sewa Kendra and inquire about the status using your URN.

The update process usually takes a few weeks to complete, but you can monitor its progress regularly through these channels.

Why update your Aadhaar information?

Keeping your Aadhaar details current is essential for several reasons:

  • Ensuring your personal details like name, address, date of birth, and gender are correct helps in seamless identification and authentication processes.
  • Many government schemes and subsidies are linked to Aadhaar. Inaccurate information can lead to delays or denial of benefits.
  • Aadhaar is increasingly used for financial transactions like opening bank accounts and receiving direct benefit transfers (DBT). Updated details ensure smooth transactions.
  • Regular updates minimize the risk of identity theft and fraud.

What information can you update?

You can update a wide range of details on your Aadhaar, including:

  • Demographic Details: Name, address, date of birth, gender, mobile number, and email ID.
  • Biometric Details: Fingerprints, iris scans, and photographs.
  • Proof of Identity (POI) and Proof of Address (POA) Documents: These documents verify your identity and address, and can be updated online free of cost until September 14, 2024.
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The deadline to update your Aadhaar card for free on the myAadhaar portal is September 14, 2024. After this date, updating your proof of identity and address documents will require a fee. The UIDAI initially offered the free online update service until March 14, 2024, then extended it to June 14, 2024, and further to September 14, 2024. You can update your Aadhaar card documents for free on the myAadhaar portal until September 14, 2024.

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