A Stepwise Guide to Updating Your Aadhaar Card Address Online

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Since its introduction in 2010, the Aadhaar, a 12-digit universal identity number, has become the most crucial document of identification in India. Each individual has a unique Aadhaar number offered by UIDAI or the Unique Identification Authority of India, which is accepted across the country.

It is important to change the address on the Aadhaar card and keep it up-to-date to maintain your details accurately. In this post, we are offering a stepwise guide on how to do online Aadhaar address change.

Online Process for Updating Aadhaar Card Address

Below is the step-by-step procedure for online Aadhaar update:

Step-1: Open your browser and go to https://uidai.gov.in, the official website of UIDAI

Step-2: Select the language from the choices given and click on it

Select the language from the choices given and click on it

Step-3: You will reach the UIDAI homepage. On the top navigation, look for the ‘My Aadhaar’ tab and click on it

look for the ‘My Aadhaar’ tab and click on it

Step-4: On the page that opens, click on the tab of ‘Update Aadhaar’

Step-5: The screen will show options on several Aadhaar update services https://uidai.gov.in/en/my-aadhaar/update-aadhaar.html

 several Aadhaar update services

Step-6: Click on the option – ‘Update Address in your Aadhaar’

click on the tab of ‘Update Aadhaar’

Step-7: You will reach the ‘My Aadhaar login page’. Here, you will require your registered mobile number to receive OTP

My Aadhaar login page

Step-8: Login to the account by submitting your Aadhaar Number and the captcha code. Submit to get the OTP

Step-9: Enter the OTP received and log in to the UIDAI system

Step-10: You will be redirected to the ‘Aadhaar Card change address dashboard’. Click on the ‘Update Aadhaar Online’ tab

Step-11: Next, select ‘Address’ from the available options on the screen that appears

Step-12: Go to the ‘Aadhaar data field(s) to update’ and make the necessary changes

Step-13: Once the changes are done, click on the ‘Proceed’ button

Step-14: You will have to upload proof of your new address and click on the ‘Proceed’ button

Step-15: Preview the changes and ensure the accuracy of the details

Step-16: Once done, submit the request by clicking on the ‘submit’ button

After completing this step successfully, you will reach the payment portal. Here, you are required to pay INR 50 as a fee for the address change. Use your preferred payment gateway, like UPI, net banking, etc., to make the payment

After the successful payment, you will receive a URN or updated request number, which you can use to track the status of the changes made

Don’t forget to download or take a printout of the copy of your payment acknowledgment

It may take up to 90 days (3 months) to receive the updated Aadhaar card at the new address.

Alternatively, you can also use the SSUP or the Aadhaar Self-Service Update Portal to change your address on the Aadhaar.

Steps to change the address on Aadhaar online through SSUP

  • To change the address on your Aadhaar through SSUP, you must first go to the official portal of SSUP  https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/ssup-home
  • On the homepage, you will see the ‘Document Update’ button. Click on it
  • You will reach https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/du. The screen will show two clickable tabs – ‘What to submit?’ and ‘How to submit?’
  • If you don’t have clarity on the above two questions, you may click on the particular link to get details to simplify the process for you. If you are aware of the process, you can skip the questions and press the ‘Click to Submit’ button
  • You will reach the UIDAI portal at https://tathya.uidai.gov.in/login. Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and the captcha code to receive an OTP or One-time Password
  • If you don’t receive the OTP on the first attempt, try again until you receive it
  • Once you get the OTP, submit it. The screen that appears will have a tab ‘SSUP Update – Name Update or Correction Changes’
  • To change the address, fill in the new address with the accurate PIN code, location, street, and city details
  • You are not required to enter the old address
  • If you are unable to find your address or location on the SSUP portal, you can contact help@uidai.gov.in.
  • Submit the newly updated details and upload proof of address as mentioned earlier
  • After the verification of the documents, your Aadhaar with the new address will reach you

The entire process of the Aadhaar update is completely secure as UIDAI follows a comprehensive security policy to ensure the safety, integrity, and privacy of the data.

Tips on Uploading Documents

Here are some tips on gathering and uploading the required documents efficiently:

  • Upload the scanned copies of the documents in a sequence for the Aadhar card address change process.
  • All the documents scanned should be of standard A4 size
  • Make sure that the scanned documents are legible and that the pages do not overlap
  • Each scanned copy must be without any marks
  • If you are re-scanning a document, remove the previous scan

Required Documents and Information

Here is a list of the essential documents and information required to update your Aadhaar card address:

Below-mentioned Documents are accepted as Address Proof:

  • Ration card
  • Voter ID card
  • Indian Passport
  • Kisan Photo Passbook
  • Disability Identity Card
  • Photograph Identity Card like Bhamashah, Domicile Certificate, Resident Certificate, JanAadhaar, MGNREGA/ NREGS Job Card, Labour Card, etc.
  • Marriage Certificate
  • ST/ SC/ OBC Certificate issued by Central Govt./ State Govt.
  • Transgender Identity Card
  • Bank Statement/Passbook
  • Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  • Electricity/Water/Gas/Telephone bill (of last 3 months)
  • Sale/Rent/ Lease/Leave & License agreement
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Certificate issued on UIDAI Standard Certificate format

Fees and Processing Time

Any online correction or change in address on the Aadhaar card requires the applicant to pay a fee of INR 50 via any of the preferred online gateways. This fee is applicable for any type of demographic update and is inclusive of GST.

The processing time for an update to take effect is 30 to 90 days. If your request for an address change is not complied with within this time frame, you may dial 1947 (toll-free) or write to help@uidai.gov.in for further assistance.

To check the status of the update in your Aadhaar, you will need your Enrolment ID (EID) or Update Request Number (URN). You can check the EID on your updated acknowledgment receipt at the top. It is a 14-digit number together with a 14-digit date and time of enrolment number. So, the combined 28 digits form the Enrollment ID (EID).

To track the status, go to https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/CheckAadhaarStatus type your EID/URN and the captcha code, and click on the submit button to receive the update on the status.

Prerequisites and Eligibility

You are eligible to change the address on your Aadhaar card if you have valid address proof. In case you don’t have valid address proof, you should at least have a copy of the Address Validation Letter received from UIDAI. It is very simple to update the address on Aadhaar by following some simple steps online.

You would require some documents to serve as proof of address to change your address on your Aadhaar, as mentioned above.

Another prerequisite for changing the address on Aadhaar is having a valid Aadhaar number and a registered mobile number. However, you need a registered mobile number only if you are updating the address on Aadhaar online. For offline changes, you can visit the nearest center of the Permanent Aadhaar Enrolment with other supporting documents.

Troubleshooting and Common Issues

There are some most common issues or errors that an Aadhaar holder might encounter while updating their address on an Aadhaar online. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Error> Incorrect details such as a wrong address, Aadhaar number, DOB, mobile number, etc.
  • Solution> Always check the details before submitting the address change form. If needed, re-enter the details correctly again
  • Error> Address doesn’t match. The uploaded documents as proof of address don’t match the address updated in the UIDAI form.
  • Solution> Check in advance if the documents for uploading have the same address as the new address that you have updated
  • Error> Document Format is invalid. The documents uploaded by the applicant for address proof are in an unsupported format or size.
  • Solution> Make sure to check the format and size of the documents to be uploaded. Ensure that they comply with the UIDAI requirement. Make sure to convert the documents to a valid format before uploading
  • Error> OTP issues. At times, you may not receive the OTP on time, or it may not appear at all.
  • Solution> You must be patient with the OTP. Your mobile network should be stable. If it fails, request a new OTP.
  • Error> Issues in verifying address. In some instances, the address change may not be approved during verification due to any discrepancy
  • Solution> Make sure to recheck the documents and details updated for any discrepancies.

To Sum Up

Your Aadhaar serves as your identity and address proof. It is crucial to have an accurate and current address on your Aadhaar. This card is accepted as proof of ID for several important government services like banks, passport offices, and more. The process of Aadhaar card update online is very easy, and the government has provided convenient methods to update the address on the Aadhaar card, eliminating lengthy paperwork or the hassle of visiting government offices or Aadhaar centers.

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