It is essential to update the Aadhaar details on the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) portal, which is free until December 14, 2023. The service is free of cost on the myAadhaar portal. In case an individual visits the Aadhaar centre to get the update done, they are required to pay a fee of Rs 50 as a service charge.
Updating Aadhaar card details is crucial as UIDAI, the statutory authority, requires Indian residents to revalidate their details every 10 years. This is to ensure that the information in the database remains accurate and relevant.
In addition, the government has introduced norms for updating the Aadhaar details of children. As per these norms, residents should provide all biometrics for updates when the child attains 15 years of age. The accuracy and currency of the Aadhaar data of the child as they grow older will be ensured this way.
Residents are required to visit the official Aadhaar website and log in with their 12-digit Aadhaar number to avail of the free service.
A One-Time Password (OTP) will be generated and delivered to the registered mobile number. Individuals can go to ‘Document Update’ and click on verify and upload documents to confirm their information. Proof of Identity and Proof of Address (PoI/PoA) documents are required to be submitted on the official website.
A step-by-step guide to modify the Aadhaar details on the UIDAI website:
- Visit the myAadhaar portal.
- Log in using the Aadhaar number, registered mobile number and OTP and choose ‘Name/Gender/Date of Birth and Address Update’.
- Click on ‘Update Aadhaar Online’.
- Go for ‘Address’, then click ‘Proceed to Update Aadhaar’.
- Upload scanned documents and key in relevant demographic details.
- Pay the mandatory fee (not applicable up to December 14, 2023).
- A Service Request Number (SRN) will be generated to help for tracking purposes.
- An SMS will be received after the internal quality check is complete.
This process is applicable for updating various details of the Aadhaar card. The choice to update Aadhaar information for free is available up to December 14, 2023. Additionally, a citizen can also visit a Common Services Centre (CSC) in person and pay the requisite fee to get the information revalidated.
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