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The government of India established the Aadhaar program right after the Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI) was configured. Administered by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI), the Aadhar Card is a unique identity card that has been assigned to every citizen of India. It constitutes of a 12-digit unique number that consists of a person's demographic and biometric information. This unique number comprises of all the necessary details that are relevant to a person’s identity.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI) accumulates biometric and demographic data of the individual, following which the Aadhaar Card is then issued by the UDAI. Aadhar Card is a unique identification card provided by the government, which facilitates receipt of benefits and subsidies from the government. The main aim of this venture is to offer each citizen of India the advantages of the services our government is providing.
An individual may need to update their address for various reasons. This can be done online as well as offline. You are required to visit an Aadhar Card enrolment Centre for updating other details like name, birth date, phone number, gender, etc. To update your address in your Aadhar Card online, follow the given steps.
Please note: An address validation letter is required when you want to update your current address of residence and you do not possess a document proof. You can thus, update your Aadhar card through the consent and validation or authentication of the address verifier.
The address verifier can be a family member, relative, landlord or even a friend who has allowed you to utilise their address as a proof.
Given below is the procedure for updating address in your Aadhar card through a validation letter
Reasons for updating your address in Aadhaar online- Firstly, this facility enables you to do the necessary updating and changes from the comfort of your home, office or wherever you are. You do not need to stand in long queues at Aadhar Card Enrolment Centres and wait for your turn. For filing an update request online, it barely takes 10 minutes of your time.
Note that before you update your address in Aadhaar online, you must keep these points in mind.
Firstly, to avail any online service, it is significant to get your mobile number registered with UIDAI. An OTP is sent to your registered mobile number for every online service, following which you are required to provide this OTP to further the updation procedures.
Secondly, you can utilise the facility of TOTP (Time Based OTP) to validate or authenticate yourself through mAadhaar App. A TOTP is an 8-digit number that stays valid only for 30 seconds. This is because a new OTP can be generated every 30 seconds.
Thirdly, an URN is created when your request for updation has been successfully submitted to the UIDAI without any errors.
An Aadhar card is a prime identity card that now comes in use for all walks of life. Hence, it is imperative that you update your Aadhar card as and when it is required accurately.
In case you have relocated or shifted somewhere, and you need to get the address in your Aadhar card updated offline, you can visit any nearby Aadhaar enrolment Centre and get this done. At an Aadhaar enrolment Centre, you can not only update your address, but also get your biometrics such as iris, fingerprint and photograph and demographics such as name, birth date, mobile number and email updated.
Given below are the steps to update or correct your address in your Aadhar card at an Aadhaar enrolment Centre:
Yet another alternative UDAI offers is to update your address in Aadhar Card via post. To do this, follow the steps given below.
1) UIDAI, Post Box No. 10, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh- 480001, India.
2) UIDAI, Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034, India. Note- Once all the details are updated, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI) takes approximately 90 days for your details to be updated properly. These updates can also be seen on the Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI) website.
What are the documents required for change of address in Aadhar Card?
For the purpose of changing your address in your Aadhaar Card, you need an identity proof (passport copy, PAN Card copy, voter ID copy, driving license), address proof (Spouse passport copy, ration card copy, voter ID, driving license, last three months credit card statement, bank statement, passbook, electricity bills, water bills, gas connection bills, telephone bill, insurance policy details) and proof of date of birth (birth certificate, passport, PAN Card, SSLC Certificate or book).
How can I change my address in Aadhar Card after marriage?
You can change your address in Aadhaar Card after marriage in multiple ways. It can be done online or by visiting an Aadhaar Card enrolment Centre or even by post.
However, note that the registered mobile number is mandatory for this updation, especially for doing it online, so that you can validate the transaction with an OTP
How do I change my address through an address validation letter?
If you don’t have any address proof, you can change your address in your Aadhaar card with an address validation letter.
Follow the steps given below:
You will obtain an Update Request number, after submitting the Address Update Request Approximately within the next 1 to 3 working days, your address in your Aadhaar card will be updated successfully. You can also download your Aadhar card from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI) website.
How can I register my mobile number in Aadhar Card online?
Initially, there was a facility via SSUP available for registering mobile number in Aadhar Card online. However, this facility is not available anymore. Now, for adding or registering your mobile number in your Aadhar Card, you need to visit a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment or Updation Centre. The steps for registering your mobile number in Aadhar Card are given below:
You can also call the toll-free number 1947, which is UIDAI’s toll-free number to check the status of your Aadhaar Card Once your mobile number is registered in Aadhaar, you are not required to get another Aadhar Card. Also, you will begin receiving various OTPs for various facilities on the new mobile number.
Is there a fee for registering my mobile number with Aadhaar?
Yes, there is a fee for registering your mobile number with Aadhaar. A nominal fee of Rs.50 is charged for this.
Can I update my biometrics? If yes, can I update it online or through post?
Yes, you can update your biometrics in your Aadhar Card if the same has not been updated earlier. This is especially important for children as the biometric is update only after the child attains 5 years of age.
No, you cannot update your biometric online or through post. For updating your biometrics, you need to visit the nearest Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centre as your finger print needs to be captured.
What are the documents required for updating address in Aadhaar online?
You are required to carry your original documents so that it can be scanned. It will be given back to you once it is scanned. The documents acceptable for updating address in Aadhaar are passport, bank statement, passbook, post office account details, ration card, voter ID, driving license, electricity bills, water bills, telephone bills, credit card statement, property tax receipt, pensioner card, etc.