As we approach the end of 2023, it’s time to address the various financial responsibilities that you should wrap up before the year comes to an end. Among the many important ones is updating your Aadhaar details on the UIDAI portal, the last date for which is less than two weeks away, i.e., December 14, 2023.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had in September 2023 extended the free Aadhaar update service for another three months – from September 14 to December 14, 2023. However, this service is free only on the myAadhaar portal. Should you visit the Aadhaar centre to get the update done, you will have to pay a fee of Rs 50 for the service.
“Based on the positive response from the residents, it is decided to extend the facility for three more months i.e. from 15.09.2023 to 14.12.2023. Accordingly, the facility for document update shall continue free of cost through myAadhaar portal up to 14.12.2023,” UIDAI said in a memorandum.
UIDAI is urging residents, particularly those whose Aadhaar is a decade old and hasn’t been updated, to upload identity and address proof documents for revalidation of their demographic information. If changes are required in demographic details, such as name, date of birth, or address, residents can utilise the online update service or visit the nearest Aadhaar centre.
So, if you need to update your Aadhaar details, you can do so for free before December 14, 2023 on the UIDAI portal.
This is essential because UIDAI, the authority overseeing Aadhaar, requires Indian residents to update their details every 10 years. This ensures that the information in the database stays accurate and current.
According to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) official site: “Changes in life events such as marriage may lead to residents changing their basic demographic details, such as name and address. Address and mobile number could also change due to migration to newer locations. Residents may also want changes in their relative’s details due to changes in life events such as marriage, death of a relative etc. In addition, residents could have other personal reasons to change their mobile number, email address etc."
Also, the government has introduced rules for updating the Aadhaar details of children. According to these guidelines, residents should provide all biometrics for updates when the child reaches 15 years of age. This will ensure the accuracy and currency of the child’s Aadhaar data as they grow older.
To use the free service, residents should visit the official Aadhaar website and log in with their Aadhaar number. A One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to their registered mobile number. Afterward, users can go to ‘Document Update’, and click on verify and upload documents to confirm
their information. To access this service, proof of identity and address must be submitted on the official website.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to modify your Aadhaar details on the UIDAI website:
Visit the official UIDAI website
Log in and choose “Name/Gender/Date of Birth And Address Update”
Click on “Update Aadhaar Online”
Opt for ‘Address’ and click ‘Proceed to Update Aadhaar’
Upload scanned documents and input necessary demographic details
Pay the requisite fee (not applicable until December 14)
A Service Request Number (SRN) will be generated for tracking
You will receive an SMS after the internal quality check is complete
This process is applicable for updating various details on your Aadhaar card. Remember, the option to update Aadhaar information for free is available until December 14, 2023. Alternatively, you can also visit a Common Services Centre (CSC) and pay the requisite fee to get the record updated.