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How to Update Aadhar Card Online & Benefits of Updating

May 07, 2018 | 2 years ago | Read Time: 3 minutes | By iKnowledge Team

There has been some confusion regarding Aadhar cards and the numerous services you need to link to. As of now, the Supreme Court has indefinitely postponed the linking dates until it hears cases contesting the linkages. Despite the uncertainty, most people continue to use Aadhar to avail several services. Aadhar card is used as proof of identification for financial or online transactions. Updating your Aadhar is beneficial in the long run. Here’s a guide on how to go about it:

What is an Aadhar card?

Aadhar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued to Indian citizens. An Aadhar card holds a record of your fingerprints, biometrics, address proof, phone number and date of birth. Aadhar is often mispelled as adhar.

How to update your Aadhar Card?

You can update your Aadhar:

  1. Update Aadhar Card online, on
  2. Update Aadhar Card via post or by visiting the Aadhar enrolment center

If you have registered with a valid mobile number, you can update Aadhar online. You will receive a one-time password (OTP), which will authenticate your transaction. Here you can update your demographics like name, address, date of birth, gender, mobile & email address.

Stepwise Guide  to Update Your Aadhar Card Address, Phone No. etc.

  1. Go to the Aadhar Self-Service Update Portal website
  2. Log in using your Aadhaar number

Update Adhaar Online

  1. Submit your request for the Aadhar card changes online.

Update Adhaar Card online

  1. Scan and upload a soft copy of a self-attested ID proof (with the right details) for the correction
  2. After submission of the request, you will get your Aadhar Card Update Request Number that can be used to track the status of your request.

Visit the self-service update portal here:

How to update Aadhar Card via post?

  1. Download the form online
  2. Tick the field/s that need/s to be updated. Use the language that shows up in your Aadhaar letter
  3. Make sure you provide your mobile number (mandatory) for the changes
  4. Send the application form, along with self-attested supporting documents, to UIDAI’s address. Any of the two addresses can be used.

The first address is:


Post Box No. 10


Madhya Pradesh- 480001


The other option is to mail it to:


Post Box No. 99

Banjara Hills

Hyderabad- 500034


How to update aadhar card details at the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre:

At an Aadhar Permanent Enrolment Centre, you can update your demographic and biometric information. Demographics include name, address, date of birth, gender, mobile & email) while biometrics include fingerprints, iris and photograph.

Is there a fee? How long does it take?

Online and post are free of cost, however, you will be charged Rs. 25 to update the details at an enrolment centre. The process takes around 90 days. After approval, you can download your e-Aadhaar card.

If you are updating your name, address, date of birth and gender, you will receive

an Aadhaar letter containing updates at your registered address.

If you update your mobile number or email address, you will receive a notification on your mobile number or email ID.

What are the benefits of updating Aadhar card?

  • Direct benefit transfer
  • Biometric attendance
  • Error-free identification in the country
  • Ration cards
  • Uniformity in the system
  • Eradication of fake insurance policies

What details can you update in your Aadhaar card?

Marital status, address, mobile number and email ID. Any errors made during the enrolment process like date of birth, gender or spelling errors can also be corrected. You can also update your biometric info like iris, fingerprints and facial photograph in the event of accidents or ailments leading to a biometric exception.

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