If you have recently moved to a new city or have changed your address, it should also reflect on your official documents and accounts, including your Aadhar. There can be many reasons why you may need to change the address details on your Aadhar card. Aadhar address update can be done both online and offline. If you can spare some time, visit a nearby permanent Aadhar Enrolment Center and submit the address change. But most of us are pressed for time, and an easier option would be Aadhar address update online.
It is mandatory to use your Aadhar card for many official verifications and procedures. To be honest, you’d rather show your Aadhar card than arrange for copies of your bills as proof, wouldn’t you? If you have to apply for a home or a personal loan or make an expensive purchase, you will need an updated Aadhar card. If your name, address, DoB, gender, mobile number, and email is not up-to-date in your Aadhaar, you can get them updated by visiting an Aadhaar Enrolment Center.
You may have read how to update your Aadhar details online in our previous blog. It is a quick read on the steps you can follow to correct or update your Aadhar details through UIDAI’s online portal. But you may also want a more detailed summary of how to change your address on your Aadhar online and offline. This blog will give you simple steps you can follow while updating Aadhar addresses.
Steps for Aadhaar Address Update Online
To proceed with any changes, you must have your mobile number linked to your Aadhar. So, if you haven’t done that, please start there. Then, you can follow these simple steps while doing your Aadhar address update online. Before you begin any online process that requires verification, keep soft copies of the required documents ready.
- Open the link https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup on a web browser.
- Log in with your Aadhar number and the OTP you received on your registered mobile number.
- Click on the “Proceed to Update Aadhar” option and fill in the required details.
- Upload the documents requested by UIDAI for verification.
- Check the preview for the changes you have made.
- Submit your request on the portal.
- Note down the URN and use it to check the Aadhar update online status.
Always upload verified documents, or UIDAI will reject your address update request. Once your request is processed, you will receive the updated Aadhar card at your registered address. You may have to reapply for the update if your request is denied.
Aadhaar Address Update through the Enrolment Center
You may not have stable internet access in your new home or address. In such cases, you should go to your nearest Aadhar enrolment centre to carry out your Aadhar address update. You must carry the relevant address-proofs documents to the Aadhar centre to update your Aadhar address offline.
At the Aadhar centre, you will have to fill out the update request form. You will have to fill in all the required information on this form. You should fill in the address as per the document details you submit. You will receive an acknowledgement copy to keep track of your request as soon as you submit the form.
Valid Documents for Aadhar Address Update
On the website of UIDAI, you can find a list of valid documents that are accepted. You need to submit at least one of the following documents to update the address:
- Ration Card
- Voter ID
- Driving License
- Latest Electricity Bill
- Latest Water Bill
- Latest Credit Card Bill
- Post office account statement/passbook
- Latest landline/telephone bill
- Property tax receipt
- Insurance policy document
- Property tax receipt
- Government photo ID card
- Kissan passbook
- Arms License
- Income tax assessment order
- Certificate of address issued by Village Panchayat head
- Freedom fighter card
- Pensioner card
- Vehicle registration card
- NREGS job card
- Registered rent agreement
- Passport of spouse/parents
- Marriage certificate issued by the government
- Bhamashah card
- Domicile or caste certificate issued by the state government
- Any disability card
- CGHS/ECHS card
It is a good idea to carry a soft or hard copy of each under each section.
How is Aadhar useful?
Your Aadhar card is mandatory to avail of financial, private, or government subsidies and benefits. Aadhar is considered a centralised and universally accepted document across India for every Indian citizen. The 12-digit Aadhar number has become a mandate to use any government service or benefit.
As it has biometric and demographic data, it is a genuine way to verify your identity and avail yourself of various government schemes.
Aadhar Card and Jan Dhan Yojana
The government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in 2014. Under this scheme, every Indian citizen can open a bank account for financial transactions. People below the poverty line can enjoy several subsidies in addition to insurance, loans, pensions, and other remittances.
Aadhar and Housing Loans
The government of India’s Housing for All by 2022 scheme promotes affordable housing for the economically weaker sections. It offers lower interest rates so that people can again apply for credit. However, in order to avail of the discount, you should have a valid Jan Dhan account.
There are many reasons why you may have to change your address more than once. UIDAI has online and offline provisions to carry out your Aadhar address update. You can opt for an Aadhar address update online or go to the nearest enrolment centre to submit the changes.
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