How to Update an Aadhaar Card?


Last updated on December 30th, 2017 at 11:42 am

The Aadhaar is 12 digits unique identity. It is not only important because its acts an identity and address proof but also because it contains retina and fingerprint information of a person. A person might want to update an Aadhaar card for a number of reasons like due to spelling mistake, if a person changes his or her mobile number or when there are mistakes in his or her demographic information. For any changes the Aadhaar card, one should follow the steps given below:

  1. Log on to the official Aadhaar Self Service Portal (SSUP) at
    Aadhaar Card Update Login Screen
    Aadhaar Card Update Login Screen
  2. Enter your Aadhaar Card number in the field provided.
  3. Enter the Text Verification number that appears below the card number field and click “Generate OTP”.
  4. A One-Time Password (OTP) will be sent to your registered mobile number, and you require to log in to your Aadhaar account.
    Aadhar Card Update-Enter OTP Screen
    Aadhar Card Update Enter OTP Screen
  5. Next, you will be directed to a page where you must indicate which data is incorrect on the card and how you wish to update it.
    Aadhaar Card Update Detail Selection
    Aadhaar Card Update Detail Selection
  6. In the next section, you will have to upload a document that will validate the changes that you want to make. For instance, if your name has been misspelled in the Aadhaar card then you will have to upload a copy of a document that will validate your changes.
  7. After this stage, you will have to select BPO service provider. You can either choose Aegis or Karvy and then submit.
  8. Once the request has been successfully submitted, you can download a copy of the updated version of your Aadhaar card.
Update Aadhaar Online
Update Aadhaar Online Source:

Documents Required for Aadhaar Card Update/Correction

Given below is a list of the documents that are accepted by the UIDAI for the purposes of verifying, updating, or correcting information in the Aadhaar Card:
Following are the POI (Proof of Identity) documents accepted for name corrections:

  1. Passport.
  2. PAN Card.
  3. Ration/PDS Photo Card.
  4. Voter ID.
  5. Driving license.
  6. Government photo ID card/service photo ID card issued by PSU.
  7. NREGS Job Card.
  8. Photo ID card issued by a recognized educational institution.
  9. Arms license.
  10. Photo of bank ATM card.
  11. Photo credit card.
  12. Pensioner photo ID card.
  13. Freedom fighter photo ID card.
  14. Kisaan Photo Passbook.
  15. CGHS/ECHS Photo card.
  16. Address card having name and photo, issued by the Department of Posts.
  17. Certificate of identity having photo issues by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on an official letterhead.
  18. Disability ID card.
  19. An affidavit executed on a non-judicial stamp paper.
  20. Marriage certificate.
  21. Proof of marriage document issued by a Registrar.
  22. Gazette notification.
  23. Legal name change certificate.

Aadhaar Card Proof of Address (POA) documents that can be submitted at the time of correction/updating

  1. Bank statement or passbook.
  2. Passport.
  3. Ration Card.
  4. Voter ID.
  5. Driving license.
  6. Government photo ID card/service photo ID card issued by PSU.
  7. Electricity bill (must be recent and not over 3 months old).
  8. Water bill (must be recent and not over 3 months old).
  9. Telephone landline bill (must be recent and not over 3 months old).
  10. Property Tax receipt (must be recent and not over 3 months old).
  11. Credit Card statement (must be recent and not over 3 months old).
  12. Insurance policy.
  13. The signed letter having a photo from a bank on the letterhead.
  14. The signed letter having the photo from a registered company on letterhead.
  15. The signed letter having photo issued by recognized educational institution on letterhead.
  16. NREGS job card.
  17. Arms license.
  18. Pensioner card.
  19. Freedom fighter card.
  20. Kissan passbook.
  21. CGHS/ECHS Card.
  22. Certificate of address having photo issued by MP/MLA/Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead.
  23. Certificate of address issued by village panchayat.
  24. Income tax assessment order.
  25. Vehicle registration certificate.
  26. Registered agreement of sale, lease, or rent.
  27. Photo identity card issued by Department of Posts.
  28. Case and Domicile Certificate with photo issued by State Government.
  29. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate.
  30. Gas connection bill (should be recent and not over 3 months old).
  31. For minors – passport of parents.

Steps for Offline Procedure to Update an Aadhaar Card:

In order to change any information in the Aadhaar card via offline means, one needs to download the “Aadhaar Data Update/Correction Form”
Once the form has been filled out and signed, affix the necessary Proof of Identity and Proof of Address, from the list of documents mentioned above, to it and send it to:
Post Box number 10,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001,


Post Box number 99,
Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad – 500034,

UIDAI takes a total of 15 days to process the application/request and will update the Aadhaar information on file in that time.


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