The UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India – the issuer of the 12-digit Unique Identity Number (UID) under the biometrics-based personal identification programme Aadhaar – provides a host of facilities online. Through its “self-service” portal, Aadhaar holders can apply for a change in the address fed into the Aadhaar database and even check for the status of their updation request, among others. While the address can be updated online using the UIDAI portal, for request a change in any other details – such as registered mobile number, email or date of birth, the Aadhaar holder is required to visit an “Aadhaar Kendra” (Aadhaar centre), according to the Aadhaar-issuing authority.
Here’s a lowdown on how one can access some of these facilities provided by the UIDAI on its Aadhaar portal (uidai.gov.in):
How to change address given on Aadhaar card online (through uidai.gov.in)
On the UIDAI’s self-service portal, the user can request a change in the address details fed into an Aadhaar card in four steps. These steps, as listed by the UIDAI on its website, are:
- Login with Aadhaar
- Address update request
- Upload documents
- Select BPO Service Provider and submit request.
Any resident with a registered mobile number can update address using the UIDAI’s self-service portal, the Aadhaar-issuing authority noted, adding that the mobile number registered with Aadhaar is mandatory in order to use this facility, as the password for login is sent to this mobile number.
Documents required for change in Aadhaar address
The residents are required to upload a scanned image of either the original proof of address (PoA) or a self-attested copy of the document for making an update/correction request.
Some of the documents, which can be submitted as proof of address, listed by the UIDAI are: bank statement/Passbook, post office account statement/passbook, ration card, voter ID, driving licence, government photo ID cards/service photo identity card issued by a PSU and marriage certificate (containing address) issued by the government. Additionally, the applicant can also submit up to three months old electricity, water, telephone landline and gas connections bills, property tax receipt and credit card statement, according to the UIDAI website.
“Submission of information for update does not guarantee update of Aadhaar data. The information submitted is subject to verification and validation,” the UIDAI mentions on its portal.
How to check status of Aadhaar updation request online (uidai.gov.in)
The user can access this facility from the UIDAI homepage by clicking on the “Check Aadhaar Update Status” link.
On the next page, the user is required to fill in details such as the enrolment ID (EID) issued at an enrolment/update centre.