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How to Change Address in Aadhaar Card

Brief History of Aadhaar

The idea of Unique Identification that is was introduced in the year 2006 in India, after discussion between officials, it was approved as a Unique identification for Below the poverty line people in 2006. It was supposed to be a way to help the poor get the benefits of schemes launched by the government for them, but at that time to get benefits of these schemes through, one needed to visit the government offices several times for and fill up forms specific to that scheme. This endless process used to repeat itself any time the government launched a new scheme. To ease their burden. The Unique Identification Authority of India was created to help with managing all the tasks related to this later in 2009. The name Aadhaar Card was given by the authority’s head Nandan Nilekani in the same year. 

Baal Aadhaar : How to change address in aadhaar card

The Aadhaar card is the world’s largest identity platform. They first started issuing them in September 2010. Now, we use it for various things like getting a new mobile number, opening a bank account, birth proof for official forms and as an address proof. As you may know that the eligibility age to get yourself is above 5 years, due to the high usage of Aadhaar across institutions, the Unique Identification Authority of India introduced Baal Aadhaar will be coloured blue for kids between newborn to 5 years old in the nation. This contains only the photo and the birth details of the children, no biometrics details and once the child is over 5 years the Baal will no longer be valid and have to give the biometrics data to get the Aadhaar for them. Which will be linked with the parent Aadhaar in future. 


The government has approved very few applications to show the document virtually and M-Aadhaar is an app created just for aadhaar. This app was launched by The Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) for the people who want to store their aadhaar card virtually in an official app and this app also gives access to all the services provided on the website. 

How To Change Address in Aadhaar Card

According to the guidelines issued by UIDAI, a person can apply for a change in address on their Aadhaar twice during their lifetime. Two main methods exist to change the address in the Aadhaar card. Here are those methods

Online method

This method is useful to those who have registered a phone number linked with their Aadhaar card. Phone number is required because you’ll get the One-time-password on that to log in. 

First you need to visit the To log in you must put the 12 digit number of your aadhaar card in the designated column and then One-time-password after receiving it. Then you’ll be required to fill in a new address in the form.After filling up the details you need to tap on submit then upload a softcopy of the address proof.

Valid address proofs are

  • Recent Electricity Bill (Not older than 3 months)
  • Recent Water bill(Not older than 3 months)
  • Ration card issued on the address you want to change it to
  • Gas Connection Bill (Not older than 3 months)
  • Property Tax Receipt(Not older than 1 year)
  • School ID Card
  • NREGA Job Card
  • Bhamashah Card.
  • Freedom Fighter Card.
  • Pensioner Card
  • Kissan Passbook
  • For rural areas- You can use the certificate issued by the panchayat of the village.
  • Government Id cards etc. can be used as an address proof

But if you do not own the place you live in, then, in that case, you can use the bills as proof to change the address, you have to visit your local MLA and get a signed proof of residency at the place you are currently living or change the address to. You can also attach a softcopy of the lease agreement for the address proof. But that agreement shouldn’t be a notary one. A notary agreement is a way in which people make the agreement locally on a stamp paper and get it signed by a person who is a Public Notary which gives the lease agreement legitimacy but that is not admissible proof, according to the UIDAI. Hence, it needs to be a registered lease agreement.

After completing the process you’ll be given an Enrolment ID which later can be used to check the status of your request. To do so, go to the website again and tap on my aadhaar menu and select the ‘check aadhaar update status’ option. You’ll then see the section to fill in the SRN or The enrollment ID, fill in the option and tap on submitting to see the status. It can take up to 90 days for the update to get published.

Offline method : How to Change Address in Aadhaar Card

You need to visit the Aadhaar card Enrolment/Update to update your address. These centres are open across India for the people who prefer to do things offline or do not have the facility to change it online.

  • These centres can be located by either calling the Aadhaar’s helpline number 1947 and pressing the required numbers and choosing the correct options you can reach to the customer care executive and telling them your postal codes after they can suggest to you which one is the nearest to you.  
  • You can also search for the Enrolment/ update centre on their digital portal at Uidai. You just need to go to the website then tap on my aadhaar option then tap on the option of enrollment centre and choose the option by which you want to locate the centres. After filling/choosing the area you can pick the nearest centre to get your address changed

After reaching the centre you can just use the address changing form at the window and fill the details in it and attach a hard copy of address proof of your choice. And submit it. After completing the submission you’ll be given an acknowledgement slip in which you can see some basic details and Enrollment ID and the Service Request Number which you can use to check the status by calling on the aadhaar helpline number. It generally takes up to 90 days for the changes to reflect in your aadhaar card.


You learned various things in this blog. things like When was this Idea introduced and approved for Implementation? Under which institution does Aadhaar come in? Who was the first head of that institution? Also, how easily you can change the address in aadhaar while being in the comfort of your home or by just going to the centre yourself and filling up the form and attaching the necessary documents in it. I also talked about how much does it take for an aadhaar to get updated.


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