If you have recently moved to a new city or have changed your permanent address, it is important that your Aadhaar card address is changed too. You need to maintain current address information on your Aadhaar card to avoid disruptions in receiving subsidies, financial aid, and other essential government services and benefits. As per the new rule for Aadhaar card address change in 2024, you must update proof of identity and address every 10 years. The last date for free Aadhaar card address change online is 14 September 2024.

How to Update Your Aadhaar Address Online?

Here’s the step-by-step guide to change your Aadhaar card address online:

Step 1: Log in to myAadhaar portal by entering your Aadhaar number, captcha code and OTP

  • While logging into myAadhaar portal, make sure you have your registered mobile number handy. You’ll receive a one-time password (OTP) on this number to verify your login. This OTP helps ensure the security of your Aadhaar profile.

myAadhaar PortalStep 2: After logging in, select the option ‘Address Update’ tab

  • This section is dedicated to updating your address information on your Aadhaar card. Look for the “Address Update” tab or option on the main screen after logging in.

mAadhaar services tabStep 3: On the next tab, click on the ‘Update Aadhaar Online’ tab

  • Here, you will be directed to the section where you can make changes to your Aadhaar details.

‘Update Aadhaar Online’ tabStep 4: Read the guidelines and click the ‘Proceed to Update Aadhaar’ button

  • It’s important to understand the instructions to ensure the accuracy of the information you provide.

Guidelines for Aadhaar Address UpdateStep 5: Select ‘Address’ and click ‘Proceed to Update Aadhaar’

  • This will take you to the form where you can enter your new address details for updating.

Select Aadhaar Card Address ChangeStep 6: Add valid documents 

In the online form, you can see the current address. Scroll down and enter ‘Care of’ (father’s name or husband’s name), enter the new address, select the post office, select the proof of address document from the ‘Valid Supporting Document Type’ dropdown list, upload the document and click ‘Next’.

Enter Valid Details for Aadhaar Address ChangeStep 7: Preview the details and proceed to payment. Pay the non-refundable fees of Rs.50.

A Service Request Number (SRN) will be generated. Save it for tracking status later. 

How to Update Your Aadhaar Address by Visiting Aadhaar Enrolment Center?

While you can update your address online (as described previously), you can also visit an Aadhaar Enrolment Center if you prefer an in-person approach. This option might be suitable for those who:

  • Don’t have access to the internet or a smartphone.
  • Are uncomfortable updating their information online.
  • Need to update additional demographic details like name, date of birth, or gender (along with the address).
  • Are children who have turned 15 and require their first Aadhaar card or anyone needing to update their biometric details (fingerprints, iris scan, photograph).

What to Expect at the Enrolment Center:

  • Locate your nearest center: Use the official UIDAI website to search for an Aadhaar Enrolment Center near you. You can search by state, postal code, or simply by entering your location in the search box.

  • Bring valid documents: Make sure you carry original copies of documents that serve as proof of your new address. A list of acceptable documents can be found on the UIDAI website.

Benefits of Updating in Person:

  • Assistance available: Enrolment center staff can guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
  • Biometric updates: If needed, you can update your fingerprints, iris scan, or photograph at the center.

Remember, this in-person option is entirely optional. If you’re comfortable with online updates, the previous steps provide a convenient alternative.

Aadhaar Card Address Change Form for Update/Correction Requests through Post

While online and in-person updates are convenient options, you can also submit an address change request through regular mail. This method might be suitable for those who:

  • Don’t have easy access to the internet or an Aadhaar Enrolment Center.
  • Prefer a physical record of their update request.

How to Update by Mail:

  1. Download the Aadhaar Correction Form: Visit the UIDAI website and download the latest version of the Aadhaar Correction Form.

  2. Fill out the Form: Carefully complete the form with your existing details and the corrections you want to make (specifically, the new address).

  3. Attach Proof of Address: Include a photocopy of a document that serves as proof of your new address. A list of acceptable documents can be found on the UIDAI website.

  4. Mail the Form: Send the completed form and photocopy of your proof of address to one of the following UIDAI addresses:

    • UIDAI, Post Box No. 10, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh – 480001, India
    • UIDAI, Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034, India

What Are The Documents Required For Aadhaar Address Change?

For Aadhaar card address change you will need these Proof of Address (POA) documents:

  • Passport 
  • PAN Card
  • Bank statement (Passbook, Post Office Account Statement)
  • Ration card
  • Voter ID
  • Disability Card
  • MGNREGA/ NREGA Job Card
  • Electricity Bills (not older than three months), including prepaid receipts 
  • Water Bill (not older than three months) 
  • Gas connection (not older than three months) 
  • Telephone Landline Bill/ Phone (Postpaid Mobile) Bill/ Broadband Bill (not older than three months)
  • Insurance Policy (Life & Medical only) 
  • Property Tax Receipt (not older than one year)
  • Registered sale deed/ gift deed
  • Non-registered rent/ lease deed

What if I Don’t Have Any of the Listed Address Proof Documents?

The UIDAI accepts a variety of documents as proof of address for Aadhaar updates. However, we understand that not everyone may have the typical documents listed. Here are some alternative options to consider:

  • Certificate of Address with Photo Issued by Officials:

If you don’t have the standard documents like utility bills or bank statements, you can obtain a “Certificate of Address” with your photo. This certificate can be issued by:

  1. Member of Parliament (MP)
  2. Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)
  3. Gazetted Officer
  4. Tehsildar

The certificate should be issued on the official letterhead of the issuing authority.

  • Explore UIDAI website for full list:

For a comprehensive list of all acceptable documents (including those mentioned above),

visit the UIDAI website.

How to Check the Status of Your Address Update Request?

Once the updates have been processed, you will receive an SMS saying that your update has been processed successfully. 

Here’s How to Check Your Update Status Online:

  1. Visit the UIDAI website: Go to UIDAI website.

  2. Go to ‘Check Aadhaar Update Status’ option under ‘My Aadhaar’.
  3. Enter your details: You’ll likely need to provide your Aadhaar number or Update Request Number (URN) to access the status update.

  4. View the status: The website should display the current processing stage of your address update request.

FAQs

1. How long does it take to update the Aadhaar address online?

As per UIDAI, Aadhaar card address change time can take up to a maximum of 30 days from the submission of the request. 

2. Is there a fee for updating my Aadhaar address?

Aadhaar card address changes online cost Rs.50. 

3. What happens if my update request is rejected multiple times?

If your request is rejected, review the information you submitted and ensure your documents are valid. You can then resubmit a new request.

4. How often can I update my Aadhaar address?

There is no limit on the number of address changes allowed. 

5. I’m facing technical issues while updating my address online. What should I do?

You can try again or visit the nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra/ Aadhaar Enrolment Center or through Post mode. 

6. What format should the scanned address proof document be in?

The supporting documents need to be in pdf or jpeg format when you are updating your Aadhaar card address online. 

7. Can I change the Address on my Aadhaar card without any proof?

No. UIDAI has provided 23 POI and 34 POA lists of valid documents which also include a Certificate of Address having a photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead as acceptable proof of address.

8. Can I update my address in my local language on the online portal?

The following regional languages are available for an update of address online: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. 

9. How To Download the Aadhaar Card After Address Change?

First, visit the UIDAI official website and select ‘Download Aadhaar’ under ‘My Aadhaar.’ Then, choose the Enrolment ID option and enter your 28-digit Enrolment ID number along with the captcha details provided.

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