Aadhaar update: Everything you need to know about changing phone number, address or fix errors in Aadhaar
Aadhaar has become mandatory at all places now. Without Aadhaar you can't open bank accounts, or file taxes, claim for subsidy or welfare benefits. Aadhaar is here and there, basically it's everywhere.
Government has made it mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar. However, you won't be able to do so if the details on both Aadhaar and PAN do not match. This will require you to update your Aadhaar details. Also, your Aadhaar becomes inactive if you do not use it for any transaction for three continuous years.
So what is your next step? How will you update your Aadhaar details. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to update your Aadhaar details.
- What details can be updated in your Aadhaar card?
You can update your marital status, name, address, mobile number and email ID. UIDAI informs that Aadhaar card holders can also update their biometric info in events like accidents or diseases leading to biometric exception. Iris, Finger Prints and Facial Photograph can be updated.
- How many ways are there to update your Aadhaar?
There are three ways to update your Aadhaar- update your details online, request update by post or visit a nearby Aadhaar enrolment centre.
- How to update Aadhaar online?
Users should have a valid mobile number to update Aadhaar online. This is because you require your Aadhaar number and authenticated mobile number to login to the UIDAI portal. Also online transactions are OTP authenticated. User can update Aadhaar details via UIDAI's Self-service online mode.
Log into AADHAAR card Online Self Service Update Portal using your mobile number and Aadhaar number . Submit your required correction. Scan and upload supporting POA documents. Once the correction is submitted, you will be assigned an Aadhaar card Update Request Number which can be used in future to track updates.
- How to update Aadhaar via enrolment centre?
You can get both your demographics and biometrics changed if you are visiting a nearby enrolment centre. You should carry your original documents to the centre which is collected by the operator at the time of accepting your request. You can visit any nearby enrolment centre to keep a track.
- How to update Aadhaar via post?
You need to download the form online to update Aadhaar online. Select the fields you want to update and fill out the required details. Do not forget to mention your contact number. Place the form along with self attested documents in an envelope and write Aadhaar Update/Correction on top. Post it on this address- UIDAI, Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034, India.