According to a new rule issued by UIDAI, Aadhaar cardholders are permitted to change or update their new address by submitting an address validation letter instead of valid address proof of residence.
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The procedure for carrying out the change is as follows:
Aadhaar address change:
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) permits Aadhaar cardholders to change or update their new address by submitting an address validation letter instead of valid address proof of residence.
To get an address validation letter, the Aadhaar cardholder needs to get consent from an address lender or verifier who would allow their Aadhaar-registered address to be used by the resident. The address verifier or lender could be a family member, relative, friend or landlord at the place where you are residing presently.
After having the consent of an address verifier, you need to go to the UIDAI portal for generation of an address validation letter after logging in with the help of your Aadhaar number. The letter, including a secret code, will be sent to the verifier’s address.
Address validation letter:
The verifier will receive the address validation letter by post. Now the user shall log in again and provide the secret code received by clicking on ‘proceed to update address’ in the UIDAI portal.
Once your address is changed, you can now download the e-Aadhaar card online. Note that only address can be changed online. While for all other changes in the biometric data or other demographic data like name, gender, relation, mobile, date of birth, and email, the person is required to visit UIDAI’s enrollment or update centre.
Updating the Aadhar card, either through online mode or by post, does not include any cost. However, if you are visiting an enrollment centre for updation, then a fee of Rs 25 (excluding taxes) will be levied, each time you get your details updated.