Aadhaar Card date of birth, Address update with few easy steps

Aadhaar Card date of birth, Address update with few easy steps UIDAI has made various changes to Aadhaar card details updating process in recent times. In its latest move, UIDAI said that an Aadhaar card holder has to visit the regional office of Unique Identification Authority of India if he/she wants to change the date of birth more than once.

Aadhaar Card date of birth, Address update

Aadhaar Card date of birth, Address update with few easy steps

Aadhaar Card date of birth, Address update with few easy steps Updating date of birth on Aadhaar had been an easy process till now, either send in a completed form to UIDAI’s office or visit your local Aadhaar enrollment center.

But not anymore!

UIDAI has made some sweeping changes to the process of updating date of birth in an Aadhaar card. The changes have been incorporated in the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, and have come into effect from July 31.

As per the notification issued by UIDAI says, “Provided that the date of birth of the resident can be updated only once. In case, the date of birth is to be updated more than once, it can only be done through an exception handling process which may require the resident to visit the Regional Office (RO) of the UIDAI.”

If at the time of enrolling of Aadhaar your date of birth is not mentioned correctly, then you can visit your nearest enrolment centre. However, now if such a correction has to be done a second time, you would have to visit UIDAI’s regional centre and get it done through an ‘exception handling process’.

This move appears to be a way to discourage people from making frequent changes to their Aadhaar details such as date of birth which would normally not require updation more than once to suit their ‘convenience’. Earlier an individual could go to an enrolment centre near their house to get the date of birth corrected. There was no specified limit on the number of times the corrections could be made.

UIDAI officials say that in genuine cases, change in birth date can be considered provided the said individual has the required documents to prove his/her case. 

UIDAI has also stopped the process of updating Aadhaar details via post. In Aadhaar Card date of birth, Address update UIDAI, in the initial enrolment rules for Aadhaar, had allowed individuals to update or correct their details via post. As per this method, individuals could update or correct their Aadhaar details by sending the duly filled update form (as specified under schedule IV) along with the necessary documents to the specified addresses. 

What is the new rule to change Date Of Birth, Aadhaar Updates?

# As per new rules introduced by UIDAI, for any change in date of birth, the cardholder will have to visit the Regional Office, and then make the change.

# The local Aadhaar enrollment center is now authorized to change the date of birth only once.

# Hence, a visit to the regional office is now mandatory if you are changing the date of birth more than once.

# This has been done because UIDAI felt that the change in date of birth is an exception, and it should not happen more than once at all.

# The officials at the Regional Office will use ‘exception handling process’ to make the changes in the date of birth field.

# The new rule has been introduced as a new notification in the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016.

What is the new procedure for Address change, Aadhaar Updates?

# From now on, any change in the Aadhaar database won’t be entertained via post. Earlier, users could have filled in the update form and sent that to the UIDAI via post for updating the records. From now, the updates can be made only via the UIDAI portal or the nearest enrollment center.

# For updating address, UIDAI has now announced a pin-based verification process. Once the request to update new address has been sent in, UIDAI will send a pin to the new address, via post. Once the user gets that pin, he or she needs to enter the same in the UIDAI portal to update the address.

# This new process will go live effective January 1st, 2019.

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