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How to link a new mobile number with Aadhaar…

Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Government of India, has become essential to avail of a number of services. Aadhaar can be used to authenticate identity and to make the most of social service schemes in the country. In order to avail the facilities related to Aadhaar, it is essential to register the mobile number with the UIDAI website. Your registered mobile number will be used to send an OTP for the purpose of authentication. If you wish to use the mAadhaar app, you will have to ensure that the phone number is registered with Aadhaar. In case your previous number which was registered with UIDAI has been deactivated, or if you want to know how to change mobile number in Aadhaar card, you need to visit an enrolment centre for the same. It is important to link your mobile number with Aadhaar and if you have changed your number for some reason, you need to link the new mobile number with Aadhaar at the earliest. Here is how you can link the new number:

  • Approach to an Aadhaar enrolment centre located near you.
  • You will be asked to fill an Aadhaar correction form.
  • After filling the form, you will have to submit it to the Aadhaar executive with a fee of Rs 30 for this service.
  • You will now be provided with an acknowledgment slip which contains the Update Request Number.
  • You can use this URN to check the status of the update request made by you.
  • The Aadhaar card mobile number change will be updated within a period of three months.

It’s possible to change the mobile number as many times as you want to but you will be required to pay a fee for the same. Every time you update the number, you will have to pay Rs 30. Linking the mobile number with Aadhaar will allow you to remain updated with the information of all the subsidies that are received in the bank and you will be able to make the most of online facilities through an OTP. Once the mobile number has been updated, OTPs that are related to Aadhaar will then be sent to this mobile number and the OTP can be used to download the Aadhaar card online.

How to change the address in Aadhaar card online?

Anyone can change the address, name, date of birth, mobile number, gender as well as the email ID on the Aadhaar card through a simple and convenient process. For Aadhaar card address change online, you will need to follow the steps mentioned below:
  • Visit the self-service update portal on UIDAI.
  • You need to either click on Update Address if you have a valid address proof or on Request for Address Validation Letter.
  • You now need to enter your Aadhaar card number.
  • Provide the text verification code in the box and then click on Send OTP.
  • You will receive an OTP on the mobile number which is registered in the database of UIDAI.
  • Enter the OTP in order to login to your Aadhaar account.
  • If you do not want to use OTP, you can use the TOTP feature in order to provide an authentication.
  • Here you need to tick the address option and click on Submit.
  • Now enter the residential address that is mentioned in the proof of address and then click on the Submit Update Request button.
  • In order to modify your address, you need to click on the Modify option.
  • Tick on the declaration and click on Proceed.
  • Now choose the type of document you want to submit as proof of address for the purpose of verification and upload a scanned copy of it and click on Submit.
  • Click on “Yes” now and select the BPO service provider who will verify the details and then click on Submit.
  • The BPO service provider will check if the details you mentioned in the form match with the proof of address and if they do, he will forward the request to UIDAI.
  • The update request will be accepted and you will receive an acknowledgment slip for the same. It will contain the Update Request Number.
After the update, you can download the updated version and get an Aadhaar card printout.

The steps mentioned above are for those who have document proof in order to update their address. However, if you do not have a document proof and want to update the address, you can do so with ease. Even if you do not hold a valid address proof, you can update the current address as below:
  • On the UIDAI website, click on update your address online.
  • Next, click on the Request for Aadhaar Validation Letter tab.
  • Here you will have to enter the Aadhaar number and then click on Send OTP or Enter the TOTP.
  • Now provide the address verifier’s Aadhaar number and then click Submit.
  • The request will be submitted and a message will be sent on the registered mobile number of the verifier.

The second stage is the stage of approval. Here the verifier will get an SMS on his registered mobile number with UIDAI that contains the OTP and a link to verify the request of the applicant.
He will have to click on the link provided in the SMS and then login to his account. Enter the OTP received in the given space and confirm the request made by the applicant.

Final Submission:

After the verifier approves the request, you will receive an SMS on your registered mobile number with the SRN and a link for submission of the application.
You will have to enter the SRN and the OTP you received through the SMS.
Check the details here and click on Submit update request in order to complete the process of application.
After approval, the verifier’s address will be updated in the Aadhaar card of the applicant.

How to change address in Aadhaar card offline?

It is possible for Aadhaar card holders to get the details on their card updated offline. This can be done by visiting the enrolment centre. Follow the steps mentioned below for the same.
  • Get an Aadhaar collection form and fill details in it.
  • Enter only the correct information and not what is already mentioned in your current Aadhaar card.
  • In order to validate the update request, get self-attested copies of the proof.
  • Submit the form with the documents.
  • There will be a fee of Rs 25 for every visit to the centre for the purpose of updating or correction.
  • Download the Aadhaar correction form from the official website of UIDAI.
  • Fill in the details which you need to change in your Aadhaar card.
  • You will have to get the photocopies of the documents which validate the changes you need to make.
Send them on the following address:

Address 1: UIDAI
Post Box No. 10,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001,

Address 2: UIDAI
Post Box No. 99,
Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad – 500034,

Documents required for Aadhaar correction:

Given below is a list of documents that are necessary for Aadhaar correction. Anyone of these documents is required:
  1. Passport
  2. Ration card
  3. Statement of bank where you hold an account
  4. Voter identification card
  5. Passbook of a bank where you hold an account
  6. Photo identification cards which are issued by the government.
  7. Driving license of the applicant
  8. Account statement or passbook of post office account
  9. Electricity bill for the last three months
  10. Insurance policy
  11. Pensioner card
  12. Arms licence
  13. PSU-issued service photo ID card
  14. Last three months’ landline bill
  15. Job card of NREGS
  16. A photograph and a letter signed by the bank on a letterhead
  17. Water bill for the last three months
  18. Credit card statement for the last three months
  19. Property tax receipt of the last three months.
  20. Kisan passbook
  21. Freedom fighter card
  22. A signed letter and photo on the letterhead of the company which is issued by the registered office
  23. CGHS card
  24. Photo and address card by the Postal Department.
  25. Parents’ passport in case of minors
  26. ECHS card
  27. An assessment order of the income tax department
  28. A photo and a signed letter issued by a renowned educational institution on its letterhead
  29. Registration certificate of your vehicle
  30. A caste certificate and a domicile certificate with a photo as issued by the state government
  31. A registered agreement for rent, sale or lease of the residential address of the applicant
  32. An address certificate with a photo on a letterhead which is issued by a gazetted officer, MLA, MP or the tehsildar
  33. Gas connection bill for the last three months
  34. An address certificate that is issued by the village panchayat head or an equivalent authority for the rural areas
  35. In case of handicap or any type of disability, there is a requirement of a medical certificate or an identification card issued by the state government or any administration
Things to keep in mind when updating Aadhaar card details:

• Any changes you ask for should be correct and the documents you provide for the same need to be approved.
• You need to fill in the required details in a local language or in English.
• When you correct Aadhaar card details, you need to ensure that you keep the URN safe because it will help you check the status of update later.
• Ensure that all the details entered in the form are in capital letters.
• All the necessary information needs to be filled in and no options should be left unanswered.
• Do not use any designations or salutations when writing the name of the holder.
• Only necessary documents that are required for the proof will have to be sent with the form.

  • Can I update the Aadhaar card details online?
You can update your address in Aadhaar card online but in case of any other details, you will have to visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre.

  • Do I need to meet any criteria in order to request for changes online?

In order to change an address online, it is important to submit the scanned copy of a proof of address. If UIDAI does not accept the document, the request will not be accepted.
  • Which language should I submit my update request in?
You can submit your update request in any language you like. There is no such issue with regard to the updating of details on your Aadhaar card.
  • What can I update through the Self Service Update Portal?
It’s possible to update all details mentioned in Aadhaar by visiting one of the Aadhaar enrolment centres. You can update your demographic details and your biometrics in Aadhaar through the self-service update portal.
  • Is it possible to use my Aadhaar card for personal loan application and for a credit card proof?
Yes you can use your Aadhaar as a proof of identity and proof of residence. It can be used for a credit card application and for a personal loan application.
  • I have not registered my mobile number with Aadhaar card. Can I correct the card details online?
You can opt for the verification of Aadhaar using an OTP through an unregistered mobile number. This facility will be available online only to those who have not registered their mobile number with Aadhaar already.
  • What do I need to do in order to register my mobile number so as to make changes online?
You need to register the mobile number with UIDAI and you can do this by visiting an Aadhaar enrolment centre. You need to submit the correction form which has your mobile number on it. You need not provide any proof for the registration of your mobile number with Aadhaar.
  • Do I need to provide any documents to update the mobile details?
You do not need any documents for updating the mobile number. All you need to do is fill the Aadhaar enrollment or correction form and submit it with the fee of Rs 25.
  • What if my mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar?
If the mobile number is not registered with UIDAI, it will not be possible for you to avail of any of the online facilities that are related to Aadhaar. You simply need to visit the Aadhaar enrolment centre in order to link the mobile number with Aadhaar.
  • Can I make a request for change through an offline mode?
Your residential address can be updated online as well as offline through post. In order to update the biometric as well as the demographic details, you will have to visit an Aadhaar enrolment centre near you.
  • Where should the form and documents be sent?
You need to send the Aadhaar enrolment form and necessary documents to this address:
Post Box Number 10,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001


UIDAI, Post Box No. 99,
Banjara Hills,
  • Can I update the information about my child?
Either one of the parents need to mention his or her Aadhaar card details for the child and if changes are made in the parent’s cards, they will have to be updated in the child’s Aadhaar as well.
  • There is no proof of address with me. Can I request for a change in the address of the Aadhaar card of my child?
Yes, you can get the address updated in your child’s Aadhaar by providing your Aadhaar card as a proof of address. There is no requirement of an additional proof of address for your child.
  • Do I need to provide my old information when I request for a change of information?
There is no requirement of previous data when you ask for a change in the information. You only need to provide new data which has to be updated in the Aadhaar card. You will need to provide proof for this update.
  • How can I update the address for my child in his Aadhaar card?
You will have to get your Aadhaar updated with the new address and then furnish the card as a proof of address for updating the same in your child’s Aadhaar card.
  • Can I change the information after submitting the request for correction online?
After you submit the request, you cannot change it. You need to ensure that you enter correct information before submitting the form.
  • Can I update my new email ID in Aadhaar? How do I do it?
You need to visit an Aadhaar enrolment centre and fill the correction form by providing the new email ID. You will have to pay Rs 25 for the same.
  • Is there any possibility of my request is rejected?
Yes, your request can be rejected on grounds that the documents which validate the change are not accepted by UIDAI or they are not provided by you.
  • Will I receive an updated Aadhaar letter after the details are corrected?
It is possible to download the updated e-Aadhaar from the website of UIDAI. You can also refresh the details in your mAadhaar app after the data in your Aadhaar is updated.
  • What if my Aadhaar is suspended?
People who are not able to provide correct details at the time of enrolment might get their Aadhaar suspended. If you have an Aadhaar and apply again, the card will not be generated. A suspension can happen at later stages of verification as well.
  • Is it necessary to provide C/O (care of) information in my address?
There is no requirement of a C/O information in your address but if you mention the same in the address, your address will be updated accordingly. You can also mention S/O (son of), D/O (daughter of) and W/O (wife of) in the address.

  • How long will it take to update the address in my Aadhaar card?
Once the address is updated in your new Aadhaar, the card will be sent to you by post within 90 days of your application. You can check the status online and download e-Aadhaar after it is updated.

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