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How to update your Aadhaar address without valid address proof

  • UIDAI allows Aadhaar cardholders to change the address by giving an address validation letter
  • Once you have the consent of an address verifier, you can go to the UIDAI portal to generate the letter

For those who have migrated to a new city or have changed house recently, getting a residential address proof may be tough. To help citizens facing such problems, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is now allowing Aadhaar cardholders to change the address by giving an address validation letter instead of valid address proof of residence.

In order to request the address validation letter, the Aadhaar cardholder must get consent from an address lender or verifier who would allow their Aadhaar registered address to be used by the resident. The address verifier could be a family member, relative, friend or landlord where you are residing presently.

Once you have the consent of an address verifier, you can go to the UIDAI portal to generate an address validation letter after logging in with your Aadhaar number. The letter, containing a secret code, will be sent to the verifier's address.

After the verifier receives the address validation letter via post, you will be required to log in again and provide the secret code received by clicking on ‘proceed to update address' in the UIDAI portal.

After your address is changed you can download the e-Aadhaar card. Note that you can only change your address online. For all other changes in biometric data or other demographic data i.e name, date of birth, gender, relation, mobile, and email, you will have to visit UIDAI’s enrolment or update center.

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