NRI alert: Aadhaar card online updates will be free of cost for three months

Authority urged residents to upload proof of identity and address to revalidate their demographic details, especially if the card was issued 10 years back

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Published: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 4:52 PM

Last updated: Thu 16 Mar 2023, 7:51 PM

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to allow residents to update documents for their Aadhaar cards online free of cost. The Rs50 fee for residents to update their document details on the Aadhaar portal will be waived off.

The free service will be available for the next three months, i.e., March 15 to June 14, 2023. However, the service will continue to attract a fee of Rs50 at physical Aadhaar centres.

UIDAI has been encouraging residents to upload Proof of Identity and Proof of Address (PoI/PoA) documents to revalidate their demographic details, especially if the Aadhaar card was issued 10 years back and was never updated.

Updating the card with the latest documents will help in improved ease of living, better service delivery and enhances authentication success rate.

If there is a need to change demographic details (name, date of birth, address, etc), residents can use regular online update service, or may visit the nearest Aadhaar centre. In such cases, normal charges will apply.

How to apply

  • Login on using the Aadhaar number.
  • One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to registered mobile number.
  • Click on ‘Document Update’ and the existing details of the card holder will be displayed.
  • Card holders have to verify the details.
  • If found correct, click on the next hyperlink.
  • In the next screen, the resident has to choose Proof of Identity and Proof of Address document from the dropdown list and upload copies of the same to update documents.
  • The list of updated and acceptable PoA and PoI documents is available on official website of UIDAI.

During the past decade, Aadhaar number has emerged as a universally accepted proof of identity for residents in India. Nearly 1,200 government schemes and programs, run by both the central and state governments, are using Aadhaar-based identification for delivery of services.

Besides, several other services by providers, including financial institutions like Banks, NBFCs, etc are also using Aadhaar to authenticate and onboard customers seamlessly.


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