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After applying for aadhaar card, if mistakes are there or any changes in details need to be udpated, then there are several methods of updating your existing card. Read this guide by H&R Block India to know how to update aadhaar card details.

How to Update Aadhaar Card Details

Last Update Date : July 18, 2018

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Many countries around the world have a method of identifying the residents in the country, such as the USA’s Social Security Number (SSN). It gives a unique identity to the citizens and helps the government to provide specific services to those categories of individuals along with provisions of security in the country. So, as part of  development methodologies, India too has adopted this concept and thus, the concept of Aadhaar Card came into existence. The Aadhaar project was the largest national identification number project in the entire world! This guide outlines how to update your Aadhaar Card details.

Aadhaar Card – Details

The details captured on the Aadhaar card of every resident are recorded in the UIDAI system. However, only certain details are mentioned on the card, whereas the other details are saved in the Aadhaar’s database like finger prints, retinal scan, etc., that can be accessed only through certain channels.

The demographic details that are available on the Aadhaar card are as below:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Aadhaar Number
  • Gender
  • Photograph
  • Address of Residence
  • QR code that represents the Aadhaar Number

The biometric information contains retinal scan, fingerprints, and facial photograph, which can also be updated

3 Methods for Updating Aadhaar Card Details

Aadhaar card enables every citizen of India to have a proper identity proof and it comes with lot of benefits like Residence Proof, Identity Card, Bank Account Opening, Income Tax services, availing subsidies under Government Schemes, pension benefits etc.
Keeping in view the importance of an Aadhaar card, whenever there are biometric or demographic changes, it’s very essential to keep the details updated as they get saved in Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR).

There are 3 modes to update the Aadhaar Card details:

  1. Updating Online
  2. Updating details via Post
  3. Visiting nearby Enrolment Centre

Updating Aadhaar Details Online

Here are the 11 steps to be followed to update the Aadhaar card details online.

1. Login to the UIDAI official web site

2. Enter your valid Aadhaar Card number along with the Text Verification. Click on “Send OTP” option. Enter the OTP with the Captcha code and click on “Submit” option.

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3. It will get directed to a new page which is “Data Request Page”. Now select the field where the changes must be done.

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4. Scan and upload the proof of the changed details that has been updated.

5. Fill up the details and double check on the accuracy of the information as it will get reflected in the new Aadhaar card.

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6. A URN (Update Request Number) will be generated through which the Aadhaar card update process can be tracked by the applicant.

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7. You can drop the receipt or download a copy containing the URN. Once updated, you can download the updated Aadhaar card and print it.

8. Using the URN residents can any time check the Aadhaar Card update status.

But as per the latest update not all details can be updated online except the address details.
If a person wants to update the details as below, then he must visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre:

  • Applicant’s Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Mobile Number
  •  Email Id

If you are opting online Self-Service Update Portal for correction of Aadhaar details, you can update your Demographic details (Address). Please ensure that your mobile number is registered in Aadhaar while using this service.

Address Updating Procedure

  1. Login to https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update
  2. Enter Aadhaar Number and click on “Send OTP”.
  3. Enter the OTP to proceed and select the “Address Option”
  4. Enter the address details to CONFIRM the same and select Proof of Address
  5. Select the option for authentication after which the request is submitted and a Update Request Number will be generated.

Click here for more information on Address Updating process, which will take you to the below shown screen:

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Updating Aadhaar Details via Post

You can also update the Aadhaar Card details through Post and follow the below steps to complete the process.
1. Download the “Aadhaar Data Correction/Update Form

2. Fill the required details which you wish to change in your Aadhaar card.

3. You will have to submit the photocopies of the documents that validate the changes requested to be made in the form.

4. Send the form along with documents to the postal address as mentioned below:

Address 1: UIDAI
Post Box No. 10,
Chhindwara,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001,
India

OR

Address 2: UIDAI
Post Box No. 99,
Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad – 500034,
India

Visiting Nearby Enrolment Centre

Aadhaar Enrolment centres are those entities who enrol the residents for Aadhaar after taking their biometric and demographic details following the UIDAI enrolment process. There are certain enrolment agencies that work with Registrars who operate these Aadhaar Enrolment Centres. These agencies ensure uninterrupted streamlining of information to the UIDAI database. The main purpose of Aadhaar Enrolment Centre is the new applicant’s enrolment, assistance to existing Aadhaar card holders in updating their details etc. All the services are free for the first time and a nominal fee is applicable later for certain services as per the prescribed rates of UIDAI.

Aadhaar Enrolment Centres in other cities can be found Aadhaar Enrolment Centres
, which will take you to the below shown screen:

aadhaar enrollment center
Click here for Aadhaar Enrolment Centre in Tier I cities.

Residents having Aadhaar card can update their details visiting the nearest Enrolment Centre by following the steps below:

1. Aadhaar Correction form has to be filled by the applicant
2. Ensure to mention the correct details in the form
3. Provide self-attested proofs to support the changes as per your request
4. Submit the form and the relevant document proofs to the Executive
5. Enrolment Centres charge Rs. 25/- for every such visit towards the correction of details like biometric data, mobile numbers, photo etc.

Children who are of 5 years should visit Aadhaar enrolment centre to submit their biometric data. After they reach 15 years of age, they should visit an enrolment centre again to submit their biometric data. This biometric data is considered as the final one which remains with your Aadhaar for lifetime.

Important Points to Remember While Updating Aadhaar Details

Keeping the importance of Aadhaar Card in view, we need to ensure that all the details are accurate and genuine both at the time of applying for Aadhaar Card as well as the Correction of details. Incorrect declaration might lead to rejection of the application and you are forced to do the process again to submit the correct details.

  1. Declare correct details like Name, Date of Birth, Address etc in the specified field of the application form
  2. You can opt to fill the details in local language or in English (mention numbers in English).
  3. The supporting documents has to be provided as per the requirement to support the information that is requested to be changed by the applicant
  4. Ensure the URN number is available for future reference to check the status
  5. Please don’t skip the mandatory fields in the application
  6. The updated Aadhaar will be delivered at the address mentioned in the application

Supporting Documents for Aadhaar Card

You can refer to the below list for the supporting documents for updating / correction of the Aadhaar card details.

  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Voter Identification Card/Photo Identification issued by the Government of India
  • Driving Licence
  • Freedom fighter Photo Card or Photo card of Pensioner
  • Photo Card issued by Recognised Educational Institution
  • Photo Credit Card
  • Photo Bank ATM Card
  • Arms Licence
  • Photo Bank Passbook
  • Legally approved Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate issued by the marriage Registrar
  • Residence Address Proof along with Name and Photo originally issued by the Department of Posts
  • Handicapped medical certificate or a disability Identification card.
  • Water Bill which is not more than 3 months old/Electricity / Telephone bill for 3 months
  • Ration Card
  • Insurance Policy
  • Registered Agreement of Sale, rent or lease of the applicant’s residential address
  • Last 3 months bill of Gas connection
  • Spouse’s Passport
  • For minors, parent’s passport is required
  • Birth Certificate

Reasons Why Correction/updating of Details Gets Rejected

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has certain procedures to validate the changes requested by the applicants. After all these criteria are satisfied, UIDAI will update or change the details on their system. Not all the changes will get the approval and may get rejected at times as per the scenario.

Let us have a look at the conditions that has to be fulfilled before the changes are made to the Aadhaar details:

  • Sufficient self-attested supporting documents should be submitted along with the application form without which the correction / updating of details can’t take place
  • The application form has to be duly filled completely without any errors.
  • All details has to match between the application form and the supporting documents without which the correction cant be process by the UIDAI

In case of Aadhaar card application is rejected for any reason, applicants can make necessary changes in the form and send the request again along with appropriate supportive documents.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What fields can be updated in Aadhaar?
    The Demographic details (Name, DOB, Gender, Mobile Number, Email id) and Biometric details (Finger Prints, Iris and Photograph) can be updated.
  2. How can I change or update my Aadhaar details?
    There are 2 ways to do the same- By visiting nearest Enrolment Centre or online option by visiting www.uidai.gov.in.
  3. What corrections can I get updated through online Self Service portal?
    Demographic details can be updated online like Name, DOB, Gender, Mobile Number, Email id
  4. Should I get the original documents to the Enrolment Centre?
    Yes, you need to produce the original documents which will be given back to you after the verification.
  5. Will the Aadhaar number change after making correction of the details?
    No, the Aadhaar number remains the same ever after the update or correction of the details
  6. How long does it take to update the details on Aadhaar card?
    It would take up to 90 dates after the request is made to update the details in the system.

The government has taken various measure to ensure all citizens apply for Aadhaar card as having an Aadhaar makes life much easier when it comes to various schemes offered by the government. This Aadhaar project is the world’s largest biometric system and a 12-digit unique identity number that can be obtained by Indian citizens. Now the central government has taken measures so that local post-offices and banks also provide the Aadhaar enrolment services to the citizens apart from the enrolment centers and online application options.

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