The UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India provides a wide range of services online through its “self-service” portal – ssup.uidai.gov.in. The UIDAI is the issuer of the 12-digit unique identity number or Aadhaar number as well as Aadhaar card. An online facility provided by the UIDAI enables Aadhaar holders to make changes to the address fed into its database using an OTP- or one-time passcode-based verification method through the person’s registered mobile number. For other updates in the Aadhaar card, users are required to visit the nearest Aadhaar center, the UIDAI mentions on its website (uidai.gov.in).
Documents required for change in Aadhaar address
Subscribers are required to upload a scanned image of either the original proof of address (PoA) or a self-attested copy of the document for making an update/correction request. Some of the documents that can be submitted as proof of address are bank statement/passbook, post office account statement/passbook, ration card, voter ID, driving licence, government photo ID card/service photo identity card issued by a state-run company and marriage certificate (containing address) issued by the government. Additionally, the applicant can also submit up to three months old electricity, water, telephone landline and gas connections bills, property tax receipt and credit card statement, according to the UIDAI website.
How to change address given on Aadhaar card online (through uidai.gov.in)
Step 1: Go to the Aadhaar self service update portal and click on the ‘proceed to update address’ option.
Step 2: Log in using the Aadhaar number, registered mobile number and OTP.
Step 3: Click on ‘update address via address proof’ in case you have documents and click on ‘update address via secret code’ in case you don’t have documents. If you don’t have documents, a request is submitted for address validation letter. This letter contains a secret code sent for validation after the address verifier consents to the use of his/her address by the requesting resident. After the request is submitted successfully the resident will get the Aadhaar validation letter within 30 days from the date of raising request.
Step 4: Enter the new address, in case you have selected the ‘update address via address proof’ option.
Step 5: In the next step, upload the documents.
Step 6: Now, select a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) service provider and submit the request.