How to update Aadhaar card details online and download new one


There might be instances where you have to change your Aadhaar card details. For example, you might have shifted to new place and thus you need to update the new address. Very few people know that it is possible to change Aadhaar card details online as well. Read this post to know more about the detailed procedure to do so.

Recently, I shifted to new place and needed to open a new bank account. When I visited the bank, they asked for address proof which I did not had on my new address. They told me that I could update the address on my Aadhaar card and then submit is address proof in bank. Later when I came home and researched online, I found that it is indeed possible to update the details in Aadhaar card by online process. This requires little internet knowledge. Read this post to know the detailed procedure to change Aadhaar card details online.

How to update Aadhaar card details online


1) Go to https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/update . You will see scree like this
Aadhaar card update
2) Then enter your Aadhaar card number (it is 12 digit number printed on every Aadhaar card at bottom).
3) It will show an option to send OTP to registered mobile. Click it.
4) You will receive the OTP on mobile instantly. Enter it and then you can change the address.
5) An important thing to note here is that you have to submit a document showing your new address. For instance, you can submit, bank passbook statement. I used my post office MIS passbook and it worked.
6) Once you have submitted the form, it will generate UTR number. Save the number so that you can check the status. In my case, the update was done only in 5 days but maximum it will take 15 days.

After, your Aadhaar card is updated, you will also receive a message on registered mobile number. Thereafter, you can download the new Aadhaar card with updated details.

In case you are not comfortable doing it on your own, you can visit nearest Aadhaar card center. They also allow updation process in addition to creating new card. They will give you a form where you have to fill details to be changed. They will then scan the finger prints, take photo and do all the formalities. They will submit the changes and give you a receipt with the UTR number. Once, update is done in 10-15 days, you can download the Aadhaar card with changed details.

Precautions while applying Aadhaar card changes online


There may be individual problems while applying. Here are some of the common problems encountered with their solution:
1) In case, you have forgot the mobile number, which you had given while applying for Aadhaar card, you will have to file and RTI for this.
2) If you want to make a new Aadhaar card, there is no online process. You have to visit nearest Aadhaar center for the same.
3) The supporting document for address proof must be valid and acceptable. If there is mismatch of information provided and that shown in address proof, update will not happen.


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