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 –

  • Aadhaar updation of change in address through an online method
  • Aadhaar updation of change in address through an offline method

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 –

  • Log on to the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Click on ‘My aadhaar’ tab displayed at the top left corner on the homepage of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Click on ‘Update your address online’ option under ‘Update your aadhaar’ tab
  • Update your aadhaar

  • When ‘update your address online’ page opens on aadhaar self-service update portal (SSUP), click on ‘Proceed to Update Address’ if the mobile number is already updated on your aadhaar records. 
  • You can log in with your 12-digit aadhaar number (UID) or even with your 16 digit Virtual (VID) number
  • Enter the captcha verification code and click on ‘Send OTP’ button.
  • A one-time password will be sent on your aadhaar registered mobile number or on aadhaar registered email ID. 
  • Enter OTP to login to the updation portal
  • Select the address update checkbox
  • Fill in the address details in the relevant field both in English as well as in the local language. Ensure to write the complete address as the aadhaar letter will be mailed to the same address. Following are the important points to remember while filling in the address details –
    • To include Guardian/ parent’s name/ spouse name as a part of your postal address, select the ‘address correction’ option. Then select the appropriate box in ‘C/o details’ and enter the name of the concerned person (guardian/parents/spouse) in the relevant field. ‘C/o details can be a part of address update and hence not mandatory to provide while correcting your address in aadhaar.
    • In case you face any issue regarding PIN code for your area or any such related issues (for the selection of state/district/city/town/village or post office), you can contact Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) contact centre at https://uidai.gov.in/help.html
    • Be it updation of change in address or just c/o details, you are required to provide address proof for aadhaar. However, it is not mandatory to have c/o details in the aadhaar card address proof.
  • Upload colour scanned copies (using the original document) of aadhaar address change documents as per the list of valid documents for address update
  • Review and check all the details entered for aadhaar address change both in English as well as in local languages as correction cannot be done later and fresh request needed to be placed.
  • Submit the aadhaar address change request along with uploaded aadhaar address change documents. Once you submit the request, Update Request Number (URN) will be generated. Note it down for future reference and tracking.
  • You can also save the acknowledgement copy in PDF or take a print out also for the record.

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 –

  • Log on to the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Click on ‘My aadhaar’ tab displayed at the top left corner on the homepage of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Click on ‘Update your address online’ option under ‘Update your aadhaar’ tab
  • When ‘update your address online’ page opens on aadhaar self-service update portal (SSUP), click on ‘Proceed to Update Address’ if the mobile number is already updated on your aadhaar records. 

aadhaar records

Click on ‘request for address validation letter’

    request for address validation letter

  • You can log in with your 12-digit aadhaar number (UID) or even with your 16 digit Virtual (VID) number
  • Enter the captcha verification code and click on ‘Send OTP’ button.
  • A one-time password will be sent on your aadhaar registered mobile number or on aadhaar registered email ID. 
  • Enter OTP to login to the updation portal
  • Enter verifier aadhaar and SRN will be sent to you. 
  • Address verifier (guardian/parents/spouse) will receive a link for consent on his/her mobile
  • Address verifier needs to log on to the link with aadhaar details and provide their consent to use.
  • You will receive the confirmation of verifier’s consent on your mobile
  • Log in with your SRN 
  • Preview your present address and edit if required (in local language)
  • Submit the updation request
  • You will receive the letter and secret code via post
  • Log in to online aadhaar address update portal and update the address via secrete code
  • Review the address and submit your request. Once you submit the request, Update Request Number (URN) will be generated. Note it down for future reference and tracking.
  • You can also save the acknowledgement copy in PDF or take a print out also for the record.

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) –

  • Passport
  • Ration card
  • Voter ID
  • Bank passbook/statement
  • Driving license
  • Post office account passbook/statement
  • Latest electricity bill
  • Government photo ID cards or photo identity cards issued by PSU
  • Latest water bill
  • Latest telephone landline bill
  • Latest credit card statement
  • Property tax receipt (not older than 1 year)
  • Insurance policy document
  • Letter issued (signed and sealed on the letterhead) by bank carrying photo and address 
  • A signed letter having photo issued by the recognised educational institution on letterhead
  • A signed letter having photo issued by the registered company on letterhead
  • Pensioner card
  • Arms license
  • NREGS job card
  • Kissan passbook
  • Freedom fighter card
  • CGHS/ECHS card
  • Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head 
  • Certificate of address having photo issued by MLA or MP or MLC or any Gazetted officer in a UIDAI’s standard format
  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Income tax assessment order
  • Registered rent agreement/sale deed/lease agreement
  • Caste and domicile certificate issued by the State Government with photo
  • Address card issued by Postal department with a photo
  • Latest gas connection bill
  • A disability ID card or handicapped medical certificate issued by government administrations
  • Passport of spouse/parents
  • Marriage certificate issued by the government with address
  • Bhamashah card
  • Latest allotment letter of accommodation issued by the government
  • Identity card issued by recognised educational institutions
  • School identity card
  • School leaving certificate carrying name and address
  • Certificate from Superintendent / Matron/ / Warden/ Head of Institution of recognized shelter homes or orphanages on UIDAI’s standard format.

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.


FAQ’s

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.


You can click on the ‘update your aadhaar at update/enrolment centre’ under ‘my aadhaar’ tab on UIDAI’s home page.


URN is a 14 digit Update Request Number which will be sent to you on your mobile number via SMS on successfully completing the process of online address update. URN can be used for tracking the status of your aadhaar address change request.