Aadhaar is a 12-digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India. Read this to know how you can update your address and demographic details online.
The government on Thursday denied media reports that it has amended an Aadhaar regulation, making it mandatory for citizens to update their Aadhaar details every 10 years. However, the government did say that Aadhar cardholders who have not updated their details for over 10 years are encouraged to do so now.
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In a statement, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said, "Some news reports have incorrectly reported on Thursday that updating Aadhar Card every 10 years has been made mandatory. The recently issued gazette notification also clearly mentions that residents 'may' do so on completion of every 10 years."
The gazette notification had read, "Aadhaar number holders may, on completion of every 10 years from the date of enrollment for Aadhaar, update their supporting documents in Aadhaar, at least once, by submitting Proof of Identification (POI) and Proof of Address (POA) documents."
Here are the steps to update Aadhaar address online:
Step 1: Go to the Aadhaar self-service update portal and click on the 'proceed to update address' option.
Step 2: Log in using the Aadhaar number, registered mobile number, and OTP.
Step 3: In case of valid address proof, click on 'Proceed to Update Address.'
Step 4: Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number and click on 'Send OTP.'
Step 5: Enter the OTP and login to the Aadhaar account.
Step 6: Enter the new address after selecting the 'update address via address proof' option. One can also use the 'Update Address vis Secret Code' option.
Step 7: Enter the residential address mentioned in the 'Proof of Address.'
Step 8: Now, select the document type that is to be submitted as address proof.
Step 9: Upload the scanned copy of the address proof and click on the 'Submit' button.
Step 10: Aadhaar update request will be accepted and a 14-digit Update Request Number (URN) will be generated.
Here are the steps to update demographic details in Aadhaar:
Step 1: Log on to https://uidai.gov.in and click on 'update Aadhaar'. Then, click on 'update demographics data online'.
Step 2: Log in with a 12-digit Aadhaar number to begin and enter the captcha code shown. An OTP will be received on registered mobile which is required to be entered.
Step 3: Now click on 'update demographic data'. Then, select the data fields such as name, date of birth and gender from the menu and click on 'name' and proceed.
Step 4: After proceeding, another tab will open. Input correct name (in English or in regional language using their Google language options) and upload valid document (from the options available) from computer or laptop or device. After entering captcha code, you will get OTP on the registered mobile number.
Step 5: Then make the payment of Rs 50 from various banking and credit card options.
First Published: IST