Moved to new city? UIDAI explains how to update address on Aadhaar card
Since demographic and biometric information retain the uniqueness of Aadhaar card, individuals moving from city to another city need not worry as they can easily change their address through an online process.
Aadhaar number, which is a 12-digit number issued by the UIDAI to the residents of India after the verification process laid down by the Authority, has made life easier for an individual. Under this facility, individuals irrespective of age and gender can voluntarily enrol to obtain Aadhaar number, but they have provide minimal demographic and biometric information during the process. Notably, a person needs to enrol for Aadhaar only once and after de-duplication only one Aadhaar is generated, therefore the process of demographic and biometric de-duplication maintains its uniqueness.
Since demographic and biometric information retain the uniqueness of Aadhaar card, individuals moving from city to another city need not worry as they can easily change their address through an online process. You just need to have valid documents, which include a list given on the UIDAI website, or with address validation letter.
Notably, some of the documents required for changing your address include; Passport, Bank Statement/ Passbook,
Post Office Account Statement/Passbook, Ration Card, Voter ID, Driving License, Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU, Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months), Water bill (not older than 3 months), Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months), Property Tax Receipt (not older than 1 year),
Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months), Insurance Policy etc.
#AadhaarAddressUpdate Moved to a new city, shifted house, got married or see an error in your Aadhaar Address? Update it today: 1. At Aadhaar Kendra 2. Online Details available at https://t.co/O8VS8N6Z2S pic.twitter.com/WUnwsXtuRv
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) May 3, 2019
If you want to change your address, follow the detail instruction given below.
1. Visit the UIDAI's official website to login
2. Enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number or 16 digit Virtual ID to begin the process
3. Complete Captcha verification by typing the characters you see in the picture
4. Then you see two boxes saying send OTP (one time password) or enter TOTP
Notably, TOTO is also one-time temporary password (OTP), generated by an algorithm and valid only for 30 seconds. Because of this time variable characteristic, it is called TOTP. It is 8 digit long numeric strings.
According to the website, "TOTP is personal to the resident and is uniquely generated every 30 seconds for each resident separately. With time-based OTP, the TOTP validation server and token generation app(like mAadhaar) use their respective system times to generate OTPs. The TOTP algorithm assumes that the system times are synchronized."
5. Now enter OTP/TOTP, which is 6 digit / 8 digit One-Time Password is sent to your registered number
6. Finally you can login to change your details related to new address.
With its inherent features of Uniqueness, Authentication, Financial Address and e-KYC, Aadhaar enables the government to directly reach you in delivery of various subsidies, benefits and services by using your Aadhaar number only.
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