Aadhaar holders can update addresses online

NEW DELHI, Jan 3: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has now allowed residents to update addresses in Aadhaar online with the consent of their head of family, an official statement said today.

The new process can be initiated after submitting proof of relationship documents like a ration card, mark sheet, marriage certificate, passport etc, mentioning the name of both the applicant and head of family (HoF) and the relationship between them. The process requires OTP-based authentication by the HoF.
In case proof of relationship document is not available, UIDAI provides the resident to submit a self-declaration by the HOF in the UIDAI-prescribed format, as per the statement.

“The HoF-based online address update in Aadhaar will be of great help to the relative(s) of a resident like children, spouse, parents etc, who don’t have supporting documents in their own name to update the address in their Aadhaar. With people moving cities and towns due to various reasons within the country, such a facility will be beneficial for millions of people,” the statement said.
The new option to update address is in addition to the existing address update facility using any valid proof of address document prescribed by UIDAI.
“Any resident above the age of 18 can be a HoF for this purpose and can share his or her address with his or her relatives through this process,” the statement said.
Residents can visit the ‘My Aadhaar’ portal for updating addresses online.

Following this, the resident will be allowed to enter the Aadhaar number of the HoF, which will only be validated. No other information of the HoF’s Aadhaar will be displayed on the screen to maintain adequate privacy of HoF.
Post successful validation of the Aadhaar number of HoF, the resident will be required to upload the proof of relationship document.
“Residents have to pay a fee of Rs 50 for the service. On successful payment, a service request number (SRN) would be shared with the resident, and an SMS would be sent to the HoF about the address request. (PTI)

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