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Adhar Card Update & Correction

About Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar card is one of the most integral identity, age, and address proof issued by UIDAI – Unique Identification Authority of India and can be asked as an important KYC document for several purposes. It signifies vital information of an Indian citizen which includes the full name of the person, address, date of birth, contact details, gender, iris, and fingerprint (biometric) scan data. It is quite a simple and convenient process to update information like change of name, DOB, address, and contact details on the existing Aadhaar Card by following simple procedures and steps.

Aadhaar Card Details that can be Updated

Demographic and biometric information can be modified or updated as per the requirement of the individual on the existing Aadhaar Card like:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Address
  • Age
  • Date of Birth
  • Mobile Number or other contact details
  • Address
  • Relationship status whether Married/Divorced/Widowed etc.
  • Email ID
  • Consent to share information
  • Photograph or changes in facial features (picture to be attached)
  • Iris
  • Fingerprints

Documents Required to Modify or Update Aadhaar Card Details

To make changes to the Aadhaar Card, creditable documents and additional proof will be required to be attached or submitted to authorize the required modifications.

  • Any other identity proof which contains the name and photograph of the individual (these documents must contain the correct information which needs to be updated on the Aadhaar Card)
  • Additional address proof documents with the updated address and the name of the individual like utility bills, passport, etc.
  • Documents pertaining to the correct date of birth like the birth certificate.
  • The most common change is regarding the change in relationship status for which a proof contains relevant information along with the legal papers attached or approval by the head of the family, for example marriage card in case of change of surname and divorce papers in case of a separated or divorced individual.
  • There is no need to print and submit photocopies of these documents as the centre will demand original documents that will be scanned.

Table with list of probable documents

Proof of identity

Supporting Documents

  Certificate of Marriage.

  Driving licence

  Either Ration or PDS Photo card

  Job card of NREGS

  Licence of Arms

  Photo identification that is issued by some

  Photo identification cards issued by the Government of India.

  Passport

  PAN card

  Photo Credit card

  Photo card of CGHS

  Photo Bank ATM card

  Photo Passbook of Kisan

  Photo card of the Pensioner

  Photo card of the Freedom Fighter

  Recognised Educational Institution

  Service photo ID cards

  Voter ID card

  Arms licence

  Account statement or passbook of the Post Office

  Ration Card

  CGHS card.

  Driving licence

  ECHS card

  Freedom fighter card

  Kisan passbook

  Insurance policy

  Job card of NREGS

  Last 3 months of Credit Card statement

  Photo with signed letter on letterhead issued by educational enterprise

  Passport

  Pensioner card

  PSU issued Service photo ID card

  Previous 3 months’ electricity bill

  Photo with a letter signed on letterhead by the bank

  Photo ID cards by the Government

  Previous 3 months of landline bill

  Passbook of bank where the the person has a bank account

  Receipt showing the Property Tax of the last 3 months

  Signed letter with photo on letterhead of the company

  Statement of bank

  Voter ID card

  Water bill less than 3 months old

Date of Birth Documents

  Certificate or SSLC Book

  Certificate of birth

  Date of birth on one’s letterhead which is issued by either the Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar

  Passport of the applicant

Note: This list is not exhaustive and other documents can be shown as proof. For more details, visit the official website of UIDAI.

Steps to Update Aadhaar Card Details

Making Changes Online through Aadhaar Self-service Update Portal

This is one of the most convenient ways to make relevant changes in the Aadhaar Card, provided, the mobile number registered while applying for the AadhaarCard is in use. Using the OTP (one-time password for verification) which will be sent to the mobile of the individual, he/she can login using his 12-digit Aadhaar number. All he needs to do is submit the relevant documents and proofs and make the necessary changes.

The steps to be followed is as follows:

  • 1 – Login to the Aadhaar self-service update portal – https://uidai.gov.in/
  • 2 –Select the relevant field that needs to be modified and fill it up with the correct details and then submit
  • 3 – A URN (Update Request Number) will be generated after the form is submitted
  • 4 – The applicant can select the relevant BPO service provider for reviews of updates.
  • 5 – He would need to scan and attach the required proof, documents, and supporting copies of the information that needs to be updated.
  • 6 – Use the URN to check the status of the update.

Process of Address Update on Aadhar Card

Making Changes Offline by Visiting the Permanent Enrolment Centre (PEC):

Through this mode, an operator from PEC will assist the applicant when he places his biometric or demographic update request. There are two modes through which this is possible:

1. Update Client Standard and Client Lite

Used to update local language, biometric fields, and demographic status. This also needs a biometric check at the back end.

  • The DDSVP Committee recommends the procedure of verification which needs to be manually conducted by the UIDAI or Registrars.
  • Any kind of Aadhaar update requires a biometric sign off from the operator who also takes care of the spelling issues, language issues, transliteration, etc.
  • URN and acknowledgement receipt will be issued which will help the individual to track the status of the changes done.

2. Update through AUA Point of Presence

This update is authorised by an Authentication Requesting Agency (AUA) who is also the Registrar and are the custodians of the data provided by the applicant and UIDAI. These registrars have the authority to collect, generate, possess and manage the specific information regarding the demographic field of the citizen. Only the Demographic Field can be updated using this mode.

  • AUA device will conduct the biometric authentication
  • Additional information may be asked from UIDAI
  • Biometrics will be signed off against the request of the update
  • UIDAI will only accept the update request after it is verified and authorised by the Registrar and the applicant is authenticated. The scanned, audited and electronic documents of the individual can be accepted online.
  • The operator of the Registrars after conducting a biometric authentication on the device of the applicant will fill-up the form.
  • AN acknowledgement will be given via SMS or email if it is about Mobile Number which can be used for further follow-up.

Steps to Update Address in Aadhaar Card without having a Document Proof

The same can be done after the consent and authentication of the family members, landlord, friend, whosoever is the owner of the current residence (known as the address verifier), the applicant is staying in and it can be used to update the current residential address on the Aadhaar Card.

To do this, an ‘Address Validation Letter’ must be requested and the following details should be kept in mind:

  • Address will only be validated after the resident and the owner verify the secret code within the validation letter which is sent on the address verifier’s address.
  • They must also verify and update their respective Mobile Numbers with the submission of their Aadhaar Cards.
  • If the consent is denied by the Address Verifier the request for any change will be terminated and the request will have to be re-initiated.

Steps to follow to change the address:

  • 1- The applicant must visit the Aadhaar Self Service updating website – https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/
  • 2- One should select the ‘Update Aadhaar’ button and then click on ‘Request for Address Validation Letter’ if one has address proof.
  • 3- The person needs to enter their Aadhaar Card number & captcha code.
  • 4-  After clicking on ‘Send OTP or Enter TOTP’ which will be sent to the registered mobile number, he must enter the code.
  • 5- Then the process details for updating the address via Validation Letter are as follows:
    • Resident initiates Request
    • Address Verifier Consents
  • Secret Code must be used to complete the authorisation after which the update will be complete

Update Address in Aadhaar Card with Document Proof

For changing one’s address, gender, e-mail ID, name, mobile number, etc. on Aadhaar Card, follow the below steps:-

  • 1- The applicant must visit the Aadhaar Self Service updating website – https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/login.html
  • 2- One should select the ‘Update Aadhaar’ button and then click on ‘Request for Address Validation Letter’ if he/she has address proof.
  • 3- The person needs to enter their Aadhaar Card number, 16-digit Virtual ID & captcha code. Select ‘Enter TOTP or OTP’ & an OTP will be sent to one’s mobile number – https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssupAddressPin/pinGenerate.html
  • 4- Enter the code.
  • 5-  Select ‘Login’ option.
  • 6- After this go to the ‘Update Address via Secret Code’ or ‘Update Address Through Address Proof’ section.
  • 7- After that enter all the necessary details which needs to be changed and enter the full address.

For any information on Pin Code & other data related to State/City/Town/District/Post office/Village, one can confirm it at UIDAI contact centre or at help@uidai.gov.in. email address.

If a person wants to add the name of one’s guardian, spouse or parent to the address, choose the address rectification option. After this, choose the C/o details and enter the person’s name in the required field. The details will get updated with the address.

  • Step 8- After entering a full address and uploading the required documents even though one has updated or corrected the C/o details only. If one fails to provide supporting documents then the details won’t get updated.
  • Step 9- Before finally clicking on the submit option one can check the data both in English and in their local language as well.
  • Step 10- Finally, click on the submit option. One can keep track of their request through Update Request Number (URN).

Note: One can print or download their acknowledgement copy.

How to Change Name/Surname in an Aadhaar Card?

If one wants to update or change their name or surname in Aadhaar Card, they need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • 1- Visit any Aadhaar Update or Enrollment Centre.
  • 2- Enter all the details in Aadhaar Update Form as required.
  • 3- One must enter their registered mobile number in the Aadhaar Correction form so that one is able to get track of their request.
  • 4- Once the form is filled up, the request gets registered at the Aadhaar Enrollment centre by the executive.
  • 5- After that the person will get an acknowledgement slip with URN, which is used for tracking the status of the application.
  • 6- One needs to pay a charge Rs 50 for correction in name.

How to Change or Update Mobile Number in Aadhaar Card

There are occasions when one is not using their mobile number which got registered with UIDAI during Aadhaar Card generation. Aadhaar Card mobile number change or updation can be done by following the below-mentioned steps:-

Offline Process

  • Step 1- One needs to visit Aadhaar Update Centre for updating or changing their mobile number.
  • Step 2- Enter the details in Aadhaar Update Form.
  • Step 3- One needs to  enter their new mobile number.
  • Step 4- There is no need to mention one’s previous number.
  • Step 5- Further there is no proof required to change one number.
  • Step 6: Once the form is filled up, the request gets registered at the Aadhaar Enrollment centre by the executive.
  • Step 7: The person will get an acknowledgement slip & URN number.
  • Step 8: One needs to pay a charge Rs 50 for correction in mobilne number.

Online Process

Although one cannot change their Aadhaar name through an online process, they can book an appointment online & save time by avoiding long queues. For booking an appointment online follow the below steps:-

  • 1- Go to the UIDAI official website & click on the ‘book appointment’ tab below ‘My Aadhaar’ option.
  • 2- Choose the centre name from your location/pincode/state/city and select ‘Proceed to book appointment’.
  • 3- Select ‘Aadhaar Update’ button.
  • 4- Enter one’s registered mobile number & captcha code.
  • 5- An OTP will be sent to the mobile number, enter it.
  • 6- After verification, a form appears in which one needs to fill their details & submit it.
  • 7- Go to the manage appointment tab & get appointment details from it.
  • 8- Download Aadhaar Update form.
  • 9- Visit the centre at the aforementioned time & submit the form with the necessary documents.
  • 10- The officer will give an acknowledgement sheet along with a URN for tracking the status.
  • 11- Pay the applicable charge of Rs 50.

How to Change Date of Birth in an Aadhaar Card?

For changing one’s birth date in Aadhaar Card, one needs to follow the below steps:-

  • Step 1- Pay a visit to Aadhaar Enrolment Centre for changing your birth date.
  • Step 2- Enter all the required details in Aadhaar updating form with one’s actual birth date.
  • Step 4: One is required to show & submit the date of birth proof that needs to be attached to the form.
  • Step 5: He/she needs to verify their biometrics for authenticating one’s identity.
  • Step 6: The person will receive an URN along with an acknowledgement slip as proof. This URN may be used to check the status online of the birth date update.
  • Step 7: The person needs to pay a fee of Rs.50 for updating birth proof.

Once the form is filled up, DOB gets updated usually in 90 days.

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Aadhaar Card Update/Correction FAQs:

1. What is the procedure to change the phone number on an Aadhaar Card?

It is imperative to have a registered mobile number which is used for verification purposes. To change the mobile number, one must get it registered through a PEC – Permanent Enrolment Centre. The candidate must remember the following before ● To get the correct mobile number/phone number updated and check the spellings of other relevant details carefully ● Documentary evidence must be provided to support the change ● The acknowledgement slip must be kept carefully ● URN should be kept handy as this will help in tracking the modification.

2. How can one update information on Aadhaar Cards using Postal services?

Aadhaar Card information can be updated offline too, by sending the relevant documents along with the request through post to UIDAI. The following steps must be followed: ● The applicant must download the Aadhaar data update or correction form from the website. ● He/She should fill in the appropriate details ● He/She should be sending copies of all the required documents as asked ● Self-attest the documents and the form and post it to any one of the postal addresses of UIDAI. ● Once the documents are received by the UIDAI, the person will be notified via SMS. Address 1: UIDAI ● Post Box No. 10, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh – 480001, India Address 2: UIDAI ● Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034, India

3. Under what situation does a correction or an update in an Aadhaar Card get rejected?

UIDAI will only update information on Aadhaar Card if the relevant criteria are met and the following conditions are fulfilled: ● Appropriate Documents should be attached or submitted ● All documents should be self-attested ● The details of all proofs or documents sent for Aadhaar Card updating must carry the same information that is required for a change in the Aadhaar Card, if not, the same will be rejected.

4. What are important things that should be taken into consideration before updating details on the Aadhaar Card?

The following things should be diligently followed: ● Aadhaar Card updating or correction form should be filled and signed properly ● The changes requested must carry appropriate proof documents. ● The details must be filled either in English or in a local language. ● The applicant must keep the URN safe and handy to use it for tracking purposes. ● Mobile number registration is most important as any changes can be made just by entering the OTP which you receive. ● The form must be entered using capital letters ● Make sure the address mentioned is appropriate as that is where the updated Aadhaar Card will be mailed. ● Any photocopies sent across must be self-attested.

5. How can a person who has recently married and needs to add their spouse name in their Aadhaar details?

Filling one’s spouse name is voluntary. But if one wants to do it, then one should follow the below steps:- ● Step 1- Go to the official website of UIDAI. ● Step 2- Login with one’s Aadhaar number, captcha code and OTP. ● Step 3- Go to edit details section. ● Step 4- Enter one’s spouse details. ● Step 5- Click on submit. For adding spouse name in address, go to relationship details in address section & add name under C/o.

6. What is SRN?

Service Request Number or SRN is a number which is generated when a person or resident creates a request for change in address through Validation Letter. One can check the status of the request through SRN.

7. What is m-Aadhaar & where can one use it?

mAadhaar is an online Aadhaar which is available on mobile phone through m-Aadhaar app available on Play Store & Apple Store. aadhaar can be used as a valid ID proof at any places like Railways & Airports. Further one can use this app to share one’s eKYC or QR code. Further one can use this app for changing their personal details.

8. How can one validate their digital signature in e-Aadhaar?

For validating digital signature, go to the official website & follow the below steps:- ● Step 1- Select ‘Validity unknown’ button & choose ‘Validate Signature’ ● Step 2- One will see the signature window open, select ‘Signature properties’. Choose ‘Show Certificate’. ● Step 3- Check if there is a ‘NIC sub-CA NIC 2011, National Informatics Centre’ certification. This states that aforementioned is the owner of the certificate which will be used for signing the document. ● Step 4- Mark the ‘NIC sub-CA NIC 2011, National Informatics Centre’ certification under trust tab through ‘Add to Trusted Identities’ button. ● Step 5- Answer the security question as OK. ● Step 6- Check the box that states ‘Use the certificate as trusted root’ double click ‘OK’ to open a new window. ● Step 7- Finally click on ‘Validate Signature’. Once this process is completed, from next time onwards, any documents requiring signature will get automatically validated.

9. What is an e-Aadhaar password?

The password of Aadhaar is usually a 8 letter password (in some cases 5/6/7 letter) which is a combination of 4 first letters of name & birth year. For example:- ● Example 1- ● Name – HARRY WESLEY ● Birth Year – 2011 ● Password – HARR2011● Example 2- ● Name – H. Granger ● Birth Year – 1997 ● Password – H.GR1997 (note the dot here)● Example 3- ● Name – KEI ● Birth Year – 2020 ● Password – KEI2020 (7 letter password)

10. What is Masked Aadhaar?

Masked Aadhaar option replaces the first eight digits of one’s Aadhaar with other characters like xxxx-xxxx so only the last four digits of one’s Aadhaar Number is visible. This is a security feature.

11. Is e-Aadhaar valid?

Yes, e-Aadhaar or m-Aadhaar is equally valid as a hard copy of Aadhaar Card. They are created to avoid carrying the actual physical card & for convenience of the people.


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