How to Update Aadhar Card Details

The Aadhar card is a unique document which serves as an identity proof as well as an address proof. It is issued under the authority of the Government of India. It includes an individual person’s essential details along with their biometric data.

Considering the fact that the Aadhaar card has to be issued and maintained for all Indians in the Central Registry, it is possible that slight mistakes and errors can be occurred related with the basic information like mistakes in spellings, middle names written in lieu of last names, address mishaps etc. In case you are experience any of these errors, you can get aadhar card update online by following these steps:

Procedure to Update Aadhaar Details (Online)

If you have been with the registered with the correct mobile number, you are susceptible to make any corrections in your information online, Your Demographic details as Name, Address, Gender, Date of Birth (DoB), Email and Mobile number is changed/modified. You can get them updated online. keep the records of your information accessible to you and follow the steps below:

Log in to the official Aadhar Self Service Portal (SSUP) at https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/ssup-home

Aadhaar card update form
Aadhaar card update form

Enter you Aadhar number in the relevant space provided.

Enter the Text Verification number correctly, it is visible below the Aadhar card number field.

Click on “Generate OTP”.

The OTP or One Time Password will be received on your registered mobile number, and it is useful to log in to your Aadhar account. The purpose of this authentication process is to assure that the Aadhar card details are not being hampered with, and the details are secured with the correct card holder.

Now you will be redirected onto a page that says “Data Update Request”, and you ought to notify the incorrect information on your card and the proper corrections that are to be updated. It is highly essential that you are absolutely cautious to enter the correct information in this section as the changes you make will be saved and demonstrated on your Aadhar Card. In this step, you will be incited to generate all your personal and contact information that needs to be entered precisely.

The oncoming section is the “Documents required”, and you are required to upload an official copy (or submit them cohering the instructions) of a suitably evident document which will be helpful in validating all the necessitated changes. Like if you have a spelling error in your name or your middle name has been entered in lieu of your last name, you will be required to present a copy of an evident ID proof that will validate and verify your correct name.

When this process is completed, you would be headed to the section “BPO Service Provider Section” where you will be needed to select the BPO Service Provider. Choose from either Aaegis or Karvy, and submit.

After submitting your request successfully, you could download a copy of the verification of update.

Procedure to Update Aadhar Card Request By Post

In a situation where you desire to update you Aadhar information through the Indian Postal Services by the means of a letter, you will need to download the “Aadhar Data Update/Correction Form” from a page of the official website of UIDAI which is https://uidai.gov.in/images/UpdateRequestFormV2.pdf

The form and instructions on how to fill out the form are mentioned below in Italics:

Under Section 3 of the Aadhaar (Targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2013 (Aadhaar Act).

Aadhar Card Update/Correction Form

 This form is used for sending Update/Correction Requests through post. Use CAPITAL LETTERS only. Fill the complete form irrespective of the field(s) for update/correction. Providing mobile number is mandatory for update/change in any of the fields.

Field for update/correction:<Here, select the field for which update or correction is necessary by ticking the box next to the required field.>

  • Name.
  • Gender.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Address.
  • Email ID.

Aadhaar No.:<Here, fill out your 12-digitsAadhaar number correctly in order to avoid a void application.>

Field Fill Details in English in this column (Use only CAPITAL LETTERS) Fill Details in local language in this column (Use the same local language as in your Aadhaar Letter)
Resident’s name <Here, enter your name as it appears on official records in CAPITAL LETTERS>
Gender <Here, select the appropriate option by ticking the box>( ) Male ( ) Female ( ) Transgender
Date of Birth <Here, write your date of birth in the DD/MM/YYYY format>
Address c/o details <Here, select the appropriate option by ticking the box>( ) C/o ( ) D/o ( ) S/o ( ) W/o ( ) H/o
Guardian/Parent/Spouse’s name <Here, write the name of the person who you’ve selected in the options above>
House/bldg./apt. <Here, enter the name of the house, building, or apartment in which you currently reside>
Street/Road/Lane <Here, write the name of the street, road, or lane on which your current residential property is located>
Landmark <Here, write down a landmark that’s close by to your current location of residence>
Area/locality/sector <Here, write the name of the area, locality or sector in which the residential address is located>
Village/Town/City <Here, write the name of the village, town or city in which the residential address is located>
District <Here, write the name of the district (if any) in which the residential address is located>
Post Office <Here, write the name and location of the post office nearest to which the residential address is located>
State <Here, write the name of the state in which the residential address is located>
PIN Code <Here, write the PIN code for the area in which the residential address is located>
Mobile Number (mandatory) <Here, ensure that the mobile number entered is your own and is registered under your name> Email ID (optional)
Document details (Write names of the documents attached. Refer Annexure I for Valid Documents)
  1. POI (for name correction): <Here, write the name of the document being submitted as proof of identity (POI) for name correction>
POI (for name change): <Here, write the name of the document being submitted as proof of identity (POI) for name change>
DOB: <Here, write the name of the document being submitted as proof of date of birth (DOB)> POA: <Here, write the name of the document being submitted as proof of address (POA)>

Disclosure under Section 3(2) of the Aadhaar (Targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits, and services) Act, 2016.

I confirm that I have been residing in India for at least 182 days in the preceding 12 months and all the information provided by me to the UIDAI is my own and is true, correct, and accurate. I am aware that my information including biometrics will be used for the generation of Aadhaar and authentication. I understand that my identity information (except core biometric data) may be provided to an agency only with my consent during authentication or as per the provision of the Aadhaar Act. I have a right to access my identity information (except core biometric data) following the procedure laid down by the UIDAI.

Applicant’s signature/Thumb impression

<Here, affix your signature or thumb impression as the case may require>

Documents Required to Update or Correct Aadhar Card Details

The list to all the required documents that are suitable to be accepted by the UIDAI for certain purposes of verification, correction and updating information in the Aadhar card is given below:

Supported PoI (Proof of Identity) Documents Containing Name and Photo:

All the Proof of Identity documents that are passable for validation in corrections of names are:

  1. Passport

  2. PAN Card

  3. Ration/ PDS Photo Card

  4. Voter ID

  5. Driving License

  6. Government Photo ID Cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU

  7. NREGS Job Card

  8. Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution

  9. Arms License

  10. Photo Bank ATM Card

  11. Photo Credit Card

  12. Pensioner Photo Card

  13. Freedom Fighter Photo Card

  14. Kissan Photo Passbook

  15. CGHS / ECHS Photo Card

  16. Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts

  17. Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead

  18. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate

  19. Affidavit administeredon a non-judicial stamp paper.

  20. Marriage Certificate.

  21. Proof of Marriage document issued by a Registrar.

  22. Gazette Notification.

  23. Legal Name Change Certificate.

Documents that are Supported Proof of DoB (Date of Birth) Documents:

  1. Birth Certificate

  2. SSLC Book/Certificate

  3. Passport

  4. Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

  5. PAN Card

  6. Marksheet issued by any Government Board or University

  7. Government Photo Id Card / Photo identity card issued by PSU containing DoB

  8. Central/State Pension Payment Order

  9. Central Government Health Service Scheme

Documents that include proof of Address (PoA) for corrections and updates in Address:

  1. Passport

  2. Bank Statement/ Passbook

  3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook

  4. Ration Card

  5. Voter ID

  6. Driving License

  7. Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU

  8. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)

  9. Water bill (not older than 3 months)

  10. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)

  11. Property Tax Receipt (not older than year)

  12. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)

  13. Insurance Policy

  14. Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead

  15. Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead

  16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institutions on letterhead

  17. NREGS Job Card

  18. Arms License

  19. Pensioner Card

  20. Freedom Fighter Card

  21. Kissan Passbook

  22. CGHS / ECHS Card

  23. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead

  24. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)

  25. Income Tax Assessment Order

  26. Vehicle Registration Certificate

  27. Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement

  28. Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts

  29. Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt

  30. Disability ID card/handicapped medical certificate issued by respective State/UT Governments/Administrations

  31. Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)

  32. Passport of Spouse

  33. Passport of Parents (in case of Minor)

  34. Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central/State government of not more than 3 years old

  35. Marriage Certificate Issued by the Government containing address

The Address to send your Aadhar update or correction request through Post

After you have filled out the form and signed it, attach the necessary documents of proof of identity and or proof of address and sent it out to the following address:

  1. UIDAI
    Post Box number 10
    Chhindwara,
    Madhya Pradesh – 480001, India.

OR

  1. UIDAI
    Post Box number 99
    Banjara Hills,
    Hyderabad – 500034, India.

Normally, it takes about 15 days to process the application or request and the updates and corrections to be made in Aadhar information on file in the applicant’s name.

Points to keep in mind while making Corrections or Updates in Aadhar Card

As it may occur in the application form situation, it might as well happen in the case of a correction/update request and it can be rejected if the form of information or the information itself is not correctly filled in. In this case a rejection would require you to initiate the procedure from the beginning, to avoid from this happening, and ensuring the acceptation of your request, you can consider these steps and tips:

  • Firstly ensure that you’re entering the information to be corrected in its relevant field provided.
  • The documents that you provide for validation must be one of the documents mentioned in the authorized list.
  • Fill the information in English and your local language.
  • All the numbers mentioned must be written in English to avoid errors in data entry.
  • In case you have filed for corrections online, keep the URN secured as you would require it to check the status of your update.
  • If you do not have access to the mobile number you registered, it is better to go for the offline process to update your Aadhar information.
  • Enter all the details in capital letters if you are going for offline procedure.
  • Make sure you fill out the mandatory marked fields.
  • Do not use titles or salutations while mentioning your name.
  • Do not attach any unnecessary documents, submit the appropriate documents that would assist in validating your correct information. Like if you wish to correct your date of birth, do not send any address or identity proof along with your Date of Birth documents.
  • Keep in mind that the updated Aadhar card will be delivered to your address on file, make sure you are available to receive the mail at the location.
  • All the copies of documents that are attached must be attested by the applicant. In case the applicant is a minor, the parents or official guardians should attest the documents.

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