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Aadhar Card Update - How To Update Aadhar card Online and Offline?

By Adnan Ali

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Updated on: Jul 9th, 2024

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Aadhaar card is one of the most important documents in India as it is required to avail benefits from many Government welfare schemes and it is also accepted as a proof of identity and residence. Hence, the information on your Aadhaar card must be updated, or else you may not be able to use it. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) provides both online and offline facilities for Aadhaar cardholders to update their information whenever they want.

Information that can be updated in Aadhaar

You can change the following information in your Aadhaar to keep you Aadhaar card updated:

  • Mobile number
  • Email ID
  • Address
  • Change in your name (after marriage or willingly)
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Clerical errors by the operator during the enrolment process
  • Photo
  • Biometrics: Fingerprint, Iris
  • Updating Aadhaar card with the age of a child (at the age of 5 years and 15 years)

Aadhaar Card Update Process

The Aadhaar card update process can be completed via two modes, i.e. through an online portal or Aadhaar enrolment centers. While the Aadhaar address can be updated through any of the above two modes, updating other demographics details, such as name, gender and date of birth, and biometric data is possible only through the enrolment centers. Here is the detailed stepwise guide to help you with the UIDAI Aadhaar update. 

1. Aadhaar Card Correction through the online portal

If you want to change or update your Aadhaar card address online, you can log-on to the self-service portal of the UIDAI and follow the steps mentioned below for any Aadhaar card correction online:

Step 1: Visit the official UIDAI website at https://uidai.gov.in/.

Aadhar Card Update

Step 2: Locate the section titled “Update Your Aadhaar” under “My Aadhaar” tab and then click on the “Update Demographics Data and Check  Status” option.

Aadhar Card Update status

Step 3: On the next page, click on the “Login” button. Enter your Aadhaar number and type in the captcha code and click on the button “Send OTP”. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Type in the OTP when prompted. This will take you to your Aadhaar update portal.

 How To Update Aadhar card Online

Step 4: On the next page, click on the “Address Update” option.

Step 5: Next, click on the “Update Aadhaar Online” option. 

Step 6: Read the instructions, and click the "Proceed to Update Aadhaar” button.

Step 7: Select the “Address” option and click the "Proceed to Update Aadhaar” button. 

 

Step 8: Now, enter the updated information. Make sure that you enter the correct and up to date information. Also, check if every other information in your Aadhaar data is accurate. Next, upload the required document and click on the “Next” button. You will view the preview of the updated details. Make the payment and click on the “Submit” button.

Step 9: This will generate a SRN. Note down the SRN at a safe place as it will be required to check the Aadhar card update status later on. You can also download the copy of the acknowledgement.

It usually takes a few working days for the information to be updated. You can check the status of your update request using the SRN on the portal. If your request is approved, you will receive your updated Aadhaar card through post at your address. If the request is rejected for any reason, you will need to re-apply for the same.

2. Aadhaar Card Correction through Enrolment Centers

If you need to update your biometric details or your name, date of birth or gender on your Aadhaar card, you must visit your nearest Aadhaar enrolment center. Below are the steps involved in changing the Aadhaar details through an enrolment center: 

  • Step 1: Find out the nearest Aadhaar enrolment center through the UIDAI portal.
  • Step 2: You are not required to make any prior appointment and can visit the enrolment centre as per your convenience.
  • Step 3: Make sure you take the original copies of all your documents that have been mentioned against the respective change of information option. 
  • Step 4: Fill out the Aadhaar Correction Form/ Aadhaar Update Form
  • Step 5: Then operator will take your biometrics (if required) and scan the copies of your documents.
  • Step 6: Once the process is completed, you will get an acknowledgement receipt which will have the URN/SRN, which you can use to track the status of your Aadhar card update request. 

If your documents are in order, you will receive the updated copy of Aadhaar at your address in a few working days.

Documents required for an Aadhaar Card Update

The documents required for updating your Aadhaar data vary according to the nature of the change required. The detailed list of documents could be checked at the official portal of UIDAI or by clicking on the following link: – https://uidai.gov.in/images/commdoc/valid_documents_list.pdf

Below we are providing the list of some documents for some major Aadhaar update:

  • Identity Proof - Voter ID/ Passport/ PAN Card/Driving Licence, etc.
  • Relationship Proof - Pension Card/  MNREGA Job Card/ Passport/PDS Card, etc.
  • Date of Birth Proof - Birth certificate/SSLC certificate/passport/PAN card, etc.
  • Address Proof - Ration Card/ ST/ SC/ OBC Certificate issued by Central Govt./ State Govt/ Bank Passbook or Statement/ Voter ID/ Insurance Policy etc.

Charges For Aadhaar Card Update

Aadhaar Card Enrollment is free. Charges for changes or update in Aadhaar is given below:

Changes

Charges

Biometric update: Update of enrolled biometrics (fingerprint, iris and photo)
  1. If done once between the age of 15 to 17 years: Free 
  2. If done otherwise: ₹ 100 
Demographic update: Update of enrolled name, gender, date of birth, address, mobile number or email address, or any combination of the same
  1. If done separately: ₹ 50 
Document update: Submission of documents as proofs of identity and address, in support of the name, gender, date of birth and address as enrolled
  1. Using myAadhaar portal (https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/du): Free (till 14.3.2024) 
  2. At Aadhaar centre: ₹ 50

Things to Remember When Updating Your Aadhaar

  1. Enter Accurate Data: Double-check the information for accuracy.
  2. Correct Spellings: Ensure all spellings are correct.
  3. Support with Documents: Provide documentary evidence for the data you submit.
  4. Keep Your Receipt: Do not lose the acknowledgment receipt.
  5. Note Your URN: Write down your Update Request Number (URN) to track the update status.
  6. Track with URN: The URN is essential for monitoring the status of your Aadhaar update.
  7. Use Capital Letters: All information in the Aadhaar correction form should be in capital letters.
  8. Visit an Enrolment Centre: If your mobile number is not registered, visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre to update your Aadhaar card.

Possible Reasons for Aadhaar Update Rejection

  1. Procedural Errors: Not following the correct update procedure.
  2. Missing Documents: Failure to submit the required documents.
  3. Incorrect Information: Providing inaccurate information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I update my Aadhaar card online?

You can update your Aadhaar card online by visiting the official website of UIDAI. Login on the website with your Aadhar number and OTP, click on the Aadhar update option and fill the required information to update your Aadhaar card.   

Can i change my Aadhaar mobile number online?

No, you have to visit the Aadhaar enrollment centre to change your mobile number in Aadhaar.

Is Aadhaar update online is free?

No, you have to pay a fee of Rs.50 at every instance to update Aadhaar online. 

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