UIDAI to bring new service to update address in Aadhaar

UIDAI to bring new service to update address in Aadhaar

The UIDAI will start a new service to enable Aadhaar holders to update their address easily by using a letter containing a secret PIN. 

"Residents who are not having acceptable proof of Address may submit their request for address verification through Aadhaar letter having secret PIN. Once the letter is received by the resident, he/she can use the secret PIN to update his/her address in Aadhaar on the SSUP online portal," the UIDAI said in a notification on Tuesday.

Under the new system, that is proposed to start from April 1, 2019, an Aadhaar holder can opt for Aadhaar letter having secret PIN from the UIDAI website like banks and credit card companies provide letter with PIN for activating for debit or credit cards.

The authority is expected to run a pilot test before starting the new service, a UIDAI official said.

"The pilot test would be initiated from January 1, 2019, and the facility would be functional from April 1, 2019," the official said.

At present, people are required to fill the form and submit any one of the 35 documents mentioned under Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) regulation, which include passport, bank passbook, voter ID, driving licence, registered rent agreement, marriage certificate etc.


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