Changing your address on Aadhar card used to be a pain due to the strict policies and legal restrictions. Now, after a strong demand from the public, the government has finally changed the terms to allow easy change of address on Aadhar card. This is a great sigh of relief for the migrants. Government has introduced this policy change to help the migrants in opening new bank accounts, which will further help in initiating financial activity in the country. This change can in with the government’s effort to prevent money laundering.
It’s now Simpler Than Ever
Changing your address on your Aadhar card is now easier than ever. Government has now relaxed the address related rules to help you conveniently change your address on the card. This was done keeping in view the popular demand of the public. For this, you only have to give self declaration to change the address.
This move will help in financial inclusion of the migrants. This will mainly happen by allowing the migrants to open bank accounts. This is actually a great step to help both the country’s economy and the migrants. Below are the new changes to the Aadhar card address change process.
What Are The Changes?
When you’re using the Aadhar card for identification, a self declaration statement to reporting entity would be enough to initiate an address change. So, to initiate the address change, all you have to do is providing a different address then the one available in the Central Identities Data Repository. This can be done be giving declaration to a reporting entity.
The Process Of Updating
Changing your address on the Aadhar card online is literally a breeze now. If you have your contact number registered with UIDAI, you can easily change your address on the Aadhar card online. Mobile number is necessary to receive an OTP since is it very important to keep record of transactions.
Here are the steps you can follow to change the address on your Aadhar card.
Step 1: Visit the official website uidai.gov.in to start the process.
Step 2: Go to the “My Aadhar” section and click on the “Update your address online” option.
Step 3: Follow the guidelines to update your Aadhar card address.
Step 4: Put in your login details where required.
Step 5: Upload the required documents.
What Are The Needed Documents?
Here is the list of documents you’ll need to initiate an address change on your Aadhar card.
- Bank Passbook
- Electricity bill (not older than 3 months of application).
- Water bill (not older than 3 months of application).
- Gas bill (not older than 3 months of application).
- School leaving certificate.
- Marriage certificate.
- Vehicle registration certificate.
One or more of these documents might be required at the time of verification.