There are a number of reasons you might need to update your address. Some of these could be:
First up, you need to ensure your current mobile number is linked with your Aadhar Card. This should be the primary mobile number that you use for your banking and other official purposes.
Once your application is submitted you will receive an Update Request Number (URN). This unique number serves as an acknowledgment.
Even though the application is made offline, it can be tracked online using the URN. This usually happens in a matter of 3-5 business days. So, instead of visiting the Aadhaar centre you can check the status online or ask someone to do it on your behalf.
It’s faster when you do it online. As per the UIDAI site, over 90% of the online address update applications are cleared within 30 days.
Offline applications may take slightly longer though, with an upper limit of 90 working days. Furthermore, it is also dependent on how complete and accurate the details are that you have furnished. Errors may result in a need to clarify fields or an outright rejection of the application. If rejected, you will need to initiate the entire process again, and the fees will also need to be paid once more (since it is non-refundable). So, to save time and money, carefully ensure your application and the accompanying documents.
Yes. The prerequisite to applying online is ensuring that your current mobile number is linked to your Aadhaar Card. If this is done, then you can login to the UIDAI self-service portal and browse your way to the ‘Update Aadhaar Online’ section.
Here, you will need to select the field to be updated (the address, in this case). Enter the new address, use the preview to check how it will appear on the card, and upload the e-copy of the supporting documents. To complete your application, pay the online fee using debit card, UPI, or net banking.