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How to Change Address in Aadhaar Card Online

How to change address in Aadhaar card online with and without proof

As the Aadhaar card can be presented as proof of address, it is important that the mentioned address is correct and kept up to date. Now you can easily change address in Aadhaar card online. This can be done even if you are not having any proof.

You have to ensure that your Aadhaar details are correct and updated. This is because the Aadhaar number must be quoted mandatorily while filing income tax returns and applying for a new PAN card. Also, if you are availing of a subsidy or grant from the central and/or state government, you will have to provide your Aadhaar number.

There are two ways to change address in Aadhaar card online. One is by visiting the Aadhaar Enrollment Center / Aadhaar Seva Kendra and the other is updating it online by going to the UIDAI website.

Here is a look at how you can change address in Aadhaar card online through the UIDAI website. You can update your address details even if you do not have proof.

If you have an address proof

Follow these steps to change address in Aadhaar card online:

Step 1: Go to uidai.gov.in

Step 2: Under the ‘My Aadhaar’ tab, choose ‘update your address online’.

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Step 3: A new tab will be going to open on your screen. Click on ‘Proceed to update Address’.

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Step 4: Enter your Aadhaar Number / Virtual ID, Captcha Code. Click on ‘Send OTP’. A one-time password (OTP) will be going to send to your registered mobile number. This OTP will be valid for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Enter OTP in the required row and click ‘Login’.

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Step 6: Click on ‘Update Address through Address proof’.

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The webpage will be showing you the current address details. You have to fill the fields with the details to be updated in English as well as in the local language (if you opt for it). You can allow UIDAI to translate addresses in your local language as well. According to the UIDAI website, it is currently available in 13 languages: Assamese, Hindi, Oriya, Urdu, Bengali, Kannada, Punjabi, English, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, and Telugu.

While correcting/updating the address, you have to provide the complete address. Aadhaar letter with an updated address will be given only at the given address.

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You may click on the preview button to see how the address will be shown on the Aadhaar card.
Further, you’ll include guardian/parent/spouse names as a part of the address. Under the Address correction box, select the proper C/o details. However, consistent with the UIDAI website, this is often not mandatory.

Step 7: Upload original color scanned copy of proof of address. You can also click the address proof photo and upload it directly. According to the UIDAI website, 45 documents are valid as proof of address to update the address details. Some of the commonly used address proof are passports, post office account statement/passbook, ration card, bank statement/passbook, voter ID, driving license, electricity bill/water bill/telephone landline bill/credit card statement/gas connection bill (Not more than 3 months), a property tax receipt (not exceeding one year), etc. You can use your spouse’s passport as proof of address.

Step 8: Ensure that the data you enter on the portal is correct in English as well as in the local language (if opted for). Submit request when details are correct. Once successfully submitted, an update request number (URN) will be created. The URN will help you track the status of online address updates. You can also download/print the acknowledgment copy.

If you do not have address proof

To update your address without proof, you will need to have the Aadhaar number of the person who will act as a verifier for you. Also, a mobile number must be registered with the Aadhaar number of the verifier. According to the UIDAI website, the Aadhaar address of your address verifier (a family member/relative/landlord) will be used to update your Aadhaar, after the verifier’s consent and authentication.

Follow the steps given below to change address in Aadhaar card online without address proof

Step 1: Go to uidai.gov.in

Step 2: Under the ‘My Aadhaar’ tab, choose ‘update your address online’.

Step 3: On the new webpage, click on the ‘Request Validation Letter’.

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Step 4: Enter your Aadhaar number, captcha code, and click on OTP. An OTP will be going to sent to your registered mobile number. OTP will be valid for 10 minutes. Enter OTP and click Login.

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Step 5: A new tab will open where you have to enter your verifier’s Aadhaar details and click on Send request.

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Step 6: You will get the following details in the window which will open after clicking on ‘Send Request’:

 1. Your Address Validation Letter’s request has been initiated and an SMS has been sent to the Address Verifier’s mobile for his/her consent.
2. After the Address Verifier gives his/her consent, then you will receive a confirmation SMS.
3. You will be receiving a link through SMS. By opening the link, you can log in again.

Step 7: The verifier of your address has to open the link sent via SMS and give his/her consent to use the address of the verifier as your address. After opening the link, the verifier will need to send the OTP to enter (separately on his / her registered mobile number) to give his / her consent to use the address.

Step 8: Once you have given consent, you will receive an SMS containing a link and service request number (SRN). Go to the link and enter the SRN number, captcha code. Click on Send OTP. An OTP will be going to send to your registered mobile number.

Step 9: Enter the OTP which you will be receiving on your registered mobile number and click on login.

Step 10: The webpage will show you the address which will be updated on your Aadhaar card for future correspondence. In the tick box, agree, and click submit.

Once the request is submitted successfully, a verification letter will be sent to an address with a secret code. UIDAI has increased the validity of the code from 90 days to 180 days. Once you receive the verification letter, you will have to enter it on the UIDAI website. Follow the steps below to complete the process:

Step 11: On the UIDAI website, click on ‘Update Address Online’ under the ‘My Aadhaar’ tab.

Step 12: Enter your Aadhaar Number / Virtual ID, Captcha Code, and click on create OTP. Enter OTP and click Login.

Step 13: Click ‘Update Address through Secret Code’ on the new webpage. Enter the six-digit secret code you received and click ‘Proceed’.

After this, UIDAI will start the updating process of the new address in your Aadhaar card. After this process is complete, the Aadhaar card with the new address will be sent via post to the address (mentioned in the update request). You can also download the online Aadhaar card with the new address.

Points to note before you change address in Aadhaar card online

  • Address update on the UIDAI website is free.

• According to the UIDAI website, the updating time is 90 days.

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