UIDAI Introduces New Rules for Aadhaar Updates: What You Need to Know

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has rolled out fresh guidelines, introducing significant changes to the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Rules.

These updates include new forms, online and offline modes for information updates, and additional flexibility for Aadhaar cardholders.

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Update Methods: Online and Offline

Under the revised rules, Aadhaar cardholders can now update their information through both online and offline modes.

Residents can visit the nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra, use the mobile application, or access the UIDAI website to update their details.

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Unlike the previous rules, which primarily allowed online address updates, the new guidelines offer a more comprehensive approach.

Mobile Number Update Now Possible Online

Experts suggest that the absence of specific restrictions in the new rules opens the door for Aadhaar cardholders to update their mobile numbers online. Previously, such updates required a visit to the enrolment center.

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New Forms for Enrolment

The existing forms for Aadhaar enrolment and updates have been replaced with new ones tailored to different categories:

Form 1: For resident individuals and non-resident individuals (with proof of address in India) aged 18 years and above. Can also be used to update details for existing Aadhaar cardholders.

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Form 2: Designed for NRIs with address proof outside India for enrolment and updates.

Form 3: For the enrolment of children aged 5 years and above but less than 18 years, whether resident or NRI with an Indian address.


Form 4: Intended for NRI children with addresses outside India.

Form 5: To be used by resident or NRI children (with an Indian address) aged below 5 years for enrolment or updates.


Form 6: Designed for NRI children (with an address outside India) aged below 5 years.

Form 7: To be used by resident foreign nationals above 18 years for enrolment or updates, requiring details of a foreign passport, OCI Card, valid long-term visa, or Indian visa. Email ID is mandatory.

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Form 8: Intended for resident foreign nationals aged below 18 years.

Form 9: Can be used for the cancellation of Aadhaar number upon reaching 18 years.

Aadhaar Updates After 10 Years

Aadhaar cardholders can update documents or information after 10 years from the date of generation. This can be done online or by submitting the form at the enrolment center.

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Important Points to Note

If the age is declared or approximate, only the year of birth will be printed on the Aadhaar card. Providing documentary proof is essential for printing the complete date of birth.

Enrolment and updates can be done through document verification or confirmation by the Head of Family (HoF).

For NRI with a non-Indian mobile number, no SMS/text message will be sent, as per Form 1 guidelines.

Only a valid Indian passport is acceptable as Proof of Identity (POI) for NRIs.


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