How to Change Your Email Address, Name, Phone Number on Aadhaar Card Online & Offline

Last Updated at: Oct 27, 2020
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The TN state government has initiated a monumental project of linking phone numbers with the street vendors’ Aadhaar card and obtained a Rs 10,000 loan as working capital under the Prime Minister’s Street Vendors Self Reliant Scheme.


The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar in its judgement. However, it is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar, for filing income tax return (ITR) and even while applying for new PAN card. If there are spelling errors and other mistakes in your Aadhaar card details, you may be not be able to link the two.


An Aadhaar card is a unique number used as a medium of universal identification of each citizen. It is a biometric document saving all personal information of the citizen. By linking the PAN Card to the Aadhaar, we can use it for Income tax filling, etc.

UIDAI (The Unique Identification Authority of India) has simplified the process of getting the Aadhaar card updated or corrected both online and offline. Let us learn more about what steps are to be followed for updating the name, date of birth, address, phone number, and email id on the Aadhaar card online or offline. 

Online procedure for updating or revising name, address, name, phone number, etc.

1)   Visit the Aadhaar’s Self Service Update Portal (SSUP).

2)   Click on the “Proceed” button after reading the instructions cautiously.

3)   Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number

4)   Enter the given text verification code in the box and click on Send OTP or Enter TOTP.

5)   An OTP will be sent to the phone number registered in UIDAI’s database.

6)   Enter this OTP to log in to your Aadhaar account.

7)   Consecutively, you can use the TOTP feature to validate.

8)   Tick the option “Address” and give “Submit”.

9)   Share your residential address (as on Proof of Address (PoA)).

10)  Click on the “Submit Update Request” button.

11)  If the address needs to be modified, then click on the “Modify” option.

12)  Now check the declaration option and then select the “Proceed” button.

13)  Select the document type to be submitted for PoA verification.

14)  Upload the address proof scanned copy and give submit.

15)  Click the “Yes” option after reading the confirmation dialogue.

16)  Choose the BPO service provider to verify your details and select the “Submit” button.

17)  The BPO service provider inspects if the details mentioned in the form matches with the POA and forwards your request to UIDAI.

18)  Later, the authority accepted the update request and shares an acknowledgment slip.

19)  The slip provided contains the Update Request Number (URN).

After the update, the new version is downloaded and printed out for future use.

However, all the required updates or corrections cannot be being online. So at that time, one needs to visit the enrollment center near them for the update of required changes in their Aadhaar card.

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Procedure to update Aadhaar Card Details by Visiting an Enrollment Centre:

1)   Fill the Aadhaar correction form provided at the enrollment center.

2)  Ensure you enter the correct information and not the information that is mentioned in the Udyog Aadhaar.

3)   Get proofs with self-attestation validating your update request.

4)   Submit the form along with the required documents.

5)  The government charges the applicant a minimal amount for every Enrollment Centre visit for updates or corrections.

Further, you can get all the types of details update including your biometric data, image, etc. at the Enrollment Centre.

Procedure to update Aadhaar Card Details via Post:

One can get the Aadhaar details to update offline, send the request via post to UIDAI.

1)   Firstly, Download online the “Aadhaar Data Update/Correction Form” by

2)   Fill the required details which you want to update or change in your Aadhaar card.

3)   Then, get multiple photocopies of the documents where the requested changes are validated.

4)  Finally, send the form along with documents to the postal address of UIDAI offices.

Uses of having an updated Aadhaar Card

There are various benefits of having an updated Aadhaar Card. 

They are: 

  1. Aadhaar card is the most valuable identification card for an Indian citizen.
  2. One can apply and obtain the only government-issued document from anywhere (online or offline). Moreover, one can apply and update it online as well. One can download the online Aadhaar or E-Aadhaar and use it as a physical Aadhaar. Likewise, with all the information updated, one can carry the E-Aadhaar document with the ease of holding the original documents at home or somewhere else safe. 
  3. The availability of a Digital Life Certificate. The pensioners of India receive it from the government.  Pensioners need not be present physically to receive their pension. The pension agency can use the pensioners’ Aadhaar UIN (unique identification number) to provide them with the same. Also, one can receive their provident fund amount in the bank account by linking their pension account to the Aadhaar account.
  4. With Aadhaar, one’s process for applying for a passport also becomes easier. Both the residential and the identity proof for passport application is provided with Aadhaar alone.
  5. With a registered Aadhaar, the citizens can avail of all the allocated government benefits and subsidies. One can link Aadhaar with the LPG 17 digit pin to receive LPG subsidy.
  6. Also, the Aadhaar card is useful for opening a bank account. 

Hence, we recommend that one updates their Aadhaar card with all correct information to ensure they are benefitted with all the above-mentioned points and many others.