How to update address in Aadhaar without any address proof

Have you recently shifted to a new city or location? Are you in urgent need of updating your address in Aadhaar but don't have any address proofs? Need not to worry, as you can easily update your Aadhaar address through an Address Verifier. Learn here the complete procedure.

The Aadhaar card has these days become an essential document that can be used as valid address proof for a lot many activities like applying for a gas connection, SIM card, driving license, bank account, cable TV, DTH, internet connection and so on. These days it is almost unthinkable to live without an Aadhaar, so valuable it has become.

However, the problem arises when one has to change cities or residences and don't have documentation supporting their new address. Here the measure by UIDAI comes to our help by allowing us to update our address in Aadhaar through an Address Verifier. It is especially helpful to those who are newly married and have shifted to their in-laws or husband's home. Your spouse or any other family member can easily validate your address by being an address verifier. By becoming an address verifier, parents can also update the address of their children. Landlords can be the verifiers for their tenants. The best thing is that the address can be updated online, without having to visit an Aadhaar centre and no document is to be uploaded. An Address Validation Letter with a secret code sent by the UIDAI to the new address is all that one needs to update the address.

Who can be an Address Verifier

An address verifier is one who allows you to use his or her address for updating your Aadhaar address. The verifier's address will be your address. Anyone can be an address verifier. It can be a family member, spouse, relative, friend and even the landlord under whom you have taken rental accommodation. In fact, anyone who is willing to share his address can be your address verifier.

A few conditions to be met

There are certain conditions for the address verifier system to work. These are as follows.
  • Both of you, the address verifier as well as you, should be in possession of an Aadhaar card.
  • Both of your mobile numbers should be registered with UIDAI, so that you can both receive an OTP or one-time password for authentication purpose.
  • The willingness of the address verifier to share his or her address with you. As mentioned earlier, the address of the verifier will be the address in your Aadhaar also.
  • The address verifier has to give consent within the stipulated time, otherwise, the same process has to be initiated again.
  • Please remember that you don't have to upload any documents while applying for an address change through this process. On the receipt of the Address Validation Letter, you will have to just enter a secret code after login to the UIDAI portal.

Update Procedure

  1. First you need to visit the UIDAI website and select the option 'Request for Address Validation Letter' under the 'My Aadhaar' section.
  2. You will be directed to the page that says, 'Request for Aadhaar Validation Letter'. Here you need to enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number or the 16 digits virtual ID. Also, enter the given captcha code and then click 'Send OTP'.
  3. An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. You need to enter the OTP at the given place and then click 'Login'.
  4. In the next step provide the details of the verifier, including his or her Aadhaar number.
  5. The address verifier gets an SMS in his or her registered mobile number. A link is sent. On clicking the link, a second SMS with an OTP is sent to the verifier. By entering the OTP and the captcha code the verifier consents to the verification process for generating the Address Validation Letter.
  6. You will now receive an SMS with a Service Request Number (SRN). Log in to the UIDAI portal with the help of this SRN. Have a preview of the address, edit local language if required and finally click 'Submit'. Store the SRN for future reference.
  7. The Address Validation Letter with the secret code will be received by you at the verifier's address through post.
  8. On receipt of the Address Validation Letter, visit the UIDAI website again and click on the link 'Update Address Online' in the 'Update Your Aadhaar' section under 'My Aadhaar'. Log in with your Aadhaar number and select the option 'Update Address via Secret Code'. Enter the code, review the new address and finally click on 'Submit'. You will receive a URN that can be used later to check the status of your address change request.

Checking status

The Address Validation Letter is generally received within 30 days of submitting the request. The status of the validation letter can be checked by using the SRN at the link 'Check Address Update Status' under 'My Aadhaar'.

After submission of the secret code, it generally takes a couple of weeks for the address to be updated in your Aadhaar; sometimes even earlier. You can check the status of the update by using the URN or the Update Request Number received through SMS at your registered mobile number. Input the URN along with your Aadhaar number to check the status of the update request.

After your new address is updated in your Aadhaar, you will receive a freshly printed Aadhaar letter from UIDAI by ordinary post. You may also download the E-Aadhaar, which is a valid document at par with the printed Aadhaar letter. In case you fail to receive the printed Aadhaar letter, you may order for a reprint. The procedure to reprint the Aadhaar letter is well documented in the article Want to reprint your Aadhaar - learn here how. There are other useful articles on Aadhaar that one may reach by visiting the IndiaStudyChannel page Articles related to Aadhaar.

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