FAQs on Updating Aadhaar Card
Q. Can I update my Aadhar card details online?
A. As per the latest developments, people can update only their address in Aadhaar card online. However, they can update all other details by visiting the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
Q. What are the details which can be updated online?
A. After the recent modification, Aadhaar cardholders can update only their Address online. For updating all other details, they have to visit Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
Q. What Fields can I update through Self Service Update Portal (SSUP)?
A. People can update all details mentioned in their Aadhar card by visiting one of the Aadhaar Enrolment Centres. You can update Demographic details (Name, Address, DoB, Gender, Mobile Number, Email) as well as Biometrics (Finger Prints, Iris & Photograph) in Aadhaar.
Q. Are there any criteria to be met in order to request for changes online?
A. In order to change your address online, you have to submit the scanned copy of the proof of address. In case your document is not accepted by UIDAI, the update request will be rejected.
Q. Can one use Aadhaar card as a proof for Home Loan, credit card and personal loan application?
A. Yes, Aadhaar card acts as a valid identity and residential proof. So, one can use it for Home loan, credit card and personal loan applications.
Q. Should I submit my update request in a local language as well?
A. You can submit the update request in any language you feel comfortable with. The language is not an issue while updating the details in Aadhar.
Q. What happens if my mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar authorities?
A. In case your mobile is not registered with UIDAI, you will not be able to avail any of the online facilities related to Aadhaar. You can get your mobile number linked with Aadhaar by visiting the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
Q. My mobile number is not registered with my Aadhaar card. So, how can I correct my Aadhar card details online?
A.You can select the option of verification using OTP through an unregistered mobile number. However, this facility is available online if you have not registered your mobile number with Aadhaar already.
Q. How do I register my mobile number in order to make changes online?
A. In order to register your mobile number with UIDAI, visit a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Centre and submit the Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction form mentioning your mobile number in the form. You do not have to provide any proof for registering your mobile number with Aadhaar.
Q. Do I have to provide any documents in order to update/change my mobile details?
A. You do not have to provide any documents to update/change your mobile number. Just fill the Aadhar Enrolment/Correction Form and submit it along with the updation charge of Rs 25.
Q. Is it possible to request for a change in information through offline modes?
A. Only residential address can be updated online as well as offline through post. However, you can update all your biometric and demographic details by visiting a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
Q. Where should I send the post/letter?
A. The Aadhar Enrolment/Update Form is to be sent to the following address along with necessary documents:
Post Box Number 10,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001
UIDAI, Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034, India.
Q. Can I update information pertaining to my child/ward?
A. One of the parents has to mention their Aadhaar details for the child. In case changes are done in their cards, they have to get it updated in their child’s Aadhar as well.
Q. My child’s address needs to be updated in his/her Aadhaar card. Can it be done?
A. You can get your Aadhar updated with the new address and furnish your Aadhaar card as the proof of address for updating address in your child’s Aadhaar.
Q. I do not have a proof of address with me. Is it still possible to request for a change in the address in my child’s Aadhaar?
A. You can get the address updated in your child’s Aadhaar by furnishing your Aadhaar card as the proof of address. You do not have to provide an additional proof of address for your child.
Q. Do I have to provide my old information while requesting for change/correction/modification of information?
A. You do not have to provide any of the previous data. You have to mention only the new data that has to be updated in your Aadhaar. Also, provide a proof for the suggested update.
Q. Do I have to mention the salutation if I am requesting for a correction in my name via post?
A. No salutation is needed while applying for making corrections in your Aadhaar. You have to only mention your correct name to update your name in Aadhar card.
Q. Can I change/modify the information after I submit the request for correction online?
A. No, the request once submitted online cannot be modified. Please make sure you enter correct information in the form before finally submitting it.
Q. Will I be provided with an updated Aadhaar letter once the details are corrected?
A. You can download the updated e-Aadhaar from UIDAI’s website. Also, you can refresh your Aadhaar details in the mAadhaar app once the data in your Aadhar is updated.
Q. I have changed my email ID and need to update the same in my Aadhaar. How do I do this?
A. You have to visit one of the Aadhaar Enrolment Centres and fill the Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction Form mentioning the new email id. A fee of Rs 25 is charged from the applicant for updating the Aadhaar details.
Q. Can my request application be rejected?
A. Yes, the update request of a person can be rejected on grounds that the documents validating the change are not submitted or are not accepted by UIDAI.
Q. Can we change the name & date of birth in an Aadhaar card online?
A. No, you cannot change your name and date of birth in an Aadhaar Card online. You need to visit Aadhaar Enrolment Centre to update the same.
Q. Is it mandatory to provide C/o Details in Address?
A. To provide C/o details in address is not mandatory. It is only required for letter details purposes which is a part of address.
Q. Explain why my Update request was rejected?
A. There are various reasons due to which your update request can not be processed or rejected. They are:
- If you upload a wrong PoA/PoI document uploaded –
- If self-attested PoA/PoI document is not submitted
- Due to transliteration error
- When a resident fails to self-attest supporting documents
- If documents uploaded by you via online SSUP portal are not found to be scanned copies of original documents
- Wrong format of mobile and Aadhaar is shared
- In case, you do not submit supporting documents in your name
Q. Is a certificate from a local MP/MLA/local body official accepted as a proof document?
A. In case a local MP/MLA/Local body official issues a certificate of Address along with a photo on the letter, it is accepted as a POA.
Q. What happens if my Aadhaar is suspended?
A. Those people who are not able to provide correct details at the time of enrolment, have a chance of getting their Aadhaar suspended. Also, if a person has an Aadhaar but he applies again, his Aadhaar card will not be generated. This may happen even at the later stages of verification (after enrolment).
Q. Do I have to provide c/o information in the address?
A. It is not necessary to provide C/O information in the address. You can also mention S/O, W/O or D/O in your address. However, if a person mentions it in his address, his address will be updated as it is written in the form.
Q. How much time does it take to update address in the Aadhar card?
A. Your address is updated in your Aadhaar and the new Aadhaar card is sent to you within 90 days of application. However, you can check the status online and once it is updated, you can download your e-Aadhaar online.