Every time when you move to a new house or relocate from one place to another, you are required to change your communication address or postal address in every important document and records. Aadhaar Card is one such important document that is used as identity proof and address proof. Aadhaar card is also used for availing various benefits offered by the Government schemes and services. Hence, change in any details such as your mobile number and communication address needs to be updated in the aadhaar records.
Aadhaar number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a unique 12-digit random number that stores every detail of you such as your personal details (name, gender, and marital status, date of birth, postal address, and contact details), demographic details and biometric details in the government database. Hence, to access the aadhaar related services on the UIDAI’s (Unique Identification Authority of India) website, it is important to update the change in details, if any.
As per Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), to update details like mobile number, email address, biometrics, and photographs and gender in aadhaar card needs no documentation. These details can be updated just by placing a request at any Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK) along with the aadhaar card. However, updating details like name, date of birth and address, needs you to submit relevant documents along with your aadhaar card and update request at the nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK). Updating details can also be done online. Let’s see how a change in address can be updated in the aadhaar records with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
Updation/change of address in aadhaar card
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) allows you to change the address in aadhaar records in the following ways –
Steps to change your address on aadhaar card via online method
Updation of aadhaar card address online can be done using the aadhaar self-service update portal (SSUP). The SSUP portal supports update requests in various languages such as Hindi, Assamese, Tamil, Urdu, Punjabi, Telugu, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Malayalam and Marathi. As the online update is authenticated by OTP (One-time password), mobile update in the aadhaar record is essential. If your mobile details are updated in your aadhaar records, you can update or change your address on aadhaar card via online method.
Following are the step-by-step process for changing your address on aadhaar card via online method –
In case, you do not have any address proof for aadhaar, you can still change the address in your aadhaar records online via ‘address validation letter’. In the absence of aadhaar address change proof, you can update your present postal address in your aadhaar records with the consent and authentication of the address verifier. That means you can use your family members, relatives, landlord’s or friends address proof if they allow you to use it as address proof for aadhaar.
Following is the step-by-step process for updation of aadhaar address via validation letter –
Click on ‘request for address validation letter’
Steps to change your address on aadhaar card via offline method
You can visit your nearby Aadhaar Permanent Enrolment Centre to get your aadhaar address change updated via the offline method. You can locate the details of nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre online on the official website of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Once you visit the centre, officials will provide you with an update request form which needs to be completely filled without any mistake as per the aadhaar card address change documents you are enclosing. Once you submit the request along with aadhaar card address change documents, acknowledgement copy will be given to you which you need to keep safely for reference and tracking the status of the update.
List of aadhaar card address change documents
Documents required for aadhaar card address change are clearly listed on the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Following are the list of aadhaar card address change documents accepted by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) –
Fees applicable and turnaround time for aadhaar address change
Basically, there is a fee charged on the update of an address change in aadhaar records. However, if you request for aadhaar address change update at the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, you need to pay INR 25 each time. Upon receiving your update request, the update should be successfully done within 90 days period as per the UIDAI’s website. Once the update is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation message. You can then download e-aadhaar cards online on UIDAI’s website. An Aadhaar letter will also be delivered to your changed postal address.
Yes. Both requesting resident and verifier need to have a mobile number registered with aadhaar for using ‘aadhaar validation letter’ method for an address update.
SRN is nothing but Service Request Number that is generated when you initiate aadhaar address change request via aadhaar validation letter. This can be used to track and complete the aadhaar address change request process online.