You can correct, update or change your Aadhaar details under two brackets — biometrics and demographics. Biometrics comprise photographs, iris scans and fingerprints. On the other hand, demographics include name, email, mobile number, gender, date of birth and address.
You can change your gender, date of birth, name and address online or by visiting a nearby Aadhaar Seva Kendra. If you want some other changes for your Aadhaar, then visiting an Aadhaar Seva Kendra is the only option.
In case you have already submitted an update request and don’t know the status, you are on the right page! Let’s find out how to track the status!
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Once an update request has been sent, you can check the status either offline or online. There are four online methods for checking the Aadhaar address update status. Let’s check them out.
If you have submitted a request at an Aadhaar update centre or an enrolment centre, you will require the EID (Enrolment ID) to track the status. EID has twenty-eight digits (a fourteen-digit enrolment number and a fourteen-digit date-time stamp). You can view this number in the upper part of your acknowledgement slip.
After tracing your EID, you can follow the below-mentioned steps:
If you don’t have the EID, you can track the status from the official portal of UIDAI using your registered email ID or mobile number. You can also find your Aadhaar number from this portal (in case you have misplaced your card or forgotten the number) by following the steps below:
Also read: How To Change Mobile Number In Aadhaar Card?
You can also track your update request with your Unique Identity Number (UID) or Aadhaar number by following this process:
URN (Update Request Number) is a 14-digit number, which will be given to you after you complete the online address change procedure. Using it, you can track the update status in this way:
You will get an SRN (Service Request Number) after requesting for the Address Validation Letter. The method remains the same as that for URN. However, under the ‘Check Update Status’ option of ‘Aadhaar Service Desk’, you will be entering the ten-digit SRN along with a CAPTCHA code.
No need to worry if you don’t have an internet connection. You can track your update status using the toll-free number 1947. This is UIDAI’s number which makes use of the IVR system. You have to follow the below-mentioned steps to check your Aadhaar update status:
When you track using URN, enter your fourteen-digit URN, and you will get the status. If you check without using URN, you will have to call a UIDAI representative to know the update status.
For more information, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or interact with a UIDAI executive.
The Government of India has offered various avenues to know Aadhaar update status. Make sure to choose the most convenient procedure for verification. Since an Aadhaar card is a necessary document in our daily life, you must always update any change with regard to your mobile number, address, date of birth or name.
Ans: Your address will get updated in the Aadhaar database within 90 days from the requested date. You will receive a new Aadhaar card for a change in your address. However, your updated application is subject to validation and verification.
Ans: Yes, individuals need to have an Aadhaar card to opt for LPG subsidy under a scheme named Pahal. For Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, individuals need to have an Aadhaar card as well. The Government of India has made it compulsory for individuals to link their bank accounts with Aadhaar under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Ans: As per EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation), it is mandatory to link a PF account with an Aadhaar card. Section 142 of the Social Security Code states that the Universal Account Number (UAN) of an EPF account has to be verified and seeded with an Aadhaar number.
Ans: An individual must possess an Aadhaar card to open a DigiLocker account. This account will not be activated if your Aadhaar number is not linked with it. Every Indian citizen can avail of the DigiLocker facility.
Ans: Linking PAN card with Aadhaar is crucial because of the following reasons:
If your PAN card is not linked with Aadhaar, it will get deactivated after March 31 2022.
Sometimes, an individual holds multiple PAN cards illegally. Linking these two documents can minimize this problem.
If your Aadhaar and PAN are not linked, the income tax department will not process your ITR form.
Ans: Follow the steps below to download your e-Aadhaar card:
Go to UIDAI’s official portal.
Under ‘My Aadhaar’, press ‘Download Aadhaar’.
Choose ‘Aadhaar Number’ and enter your twelve-digit Aadhaar (UIDAI) number in the given space.
Enter the security code and press ‘Send OTP’ to receive an OTP on our registered number.
If you want to have a masked Aadhaar, choose that option. A masked Aadhaar will hide the first 8 digits of your Aadhaar number.
Enter your OTP and press ‘Verify and Download’.
After successful submission, you will get a password-protected copy of your Aadhaar card on your mobile phone/desktop/laptop.
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