In today’s world, having an Aadhaar Card is essential for every citizen. It’s like your official ID, showing who you are and where you belong. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), set up by the government, is the mastermind behind collecting all the info.
Aadhaar is a big deal! It’s the most extensive biometric ID system globally, with a unique 12-digit number that ties together your name, address, phone number, and even your fingerprints or eye scan.
Now, here’s the twist: your Aadhaar is buddies with your phone number. But, if you lose your phone or switch numbers, you’ve got a clue in UIDAI. No worries, there are two ways to do it: the online route and the offline route. Pick your style and keep your Aadhaar info up to date!
Offline Steps to Change Mobile Number in Aadhaar Card:
Follow these steps:
- Start by heading to a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
- Grab an Aadhaar Update or Correction Form and fill it out, including your new mobile number.
- Recheck everything, then hand in your form to the Aadhaar executive.
- Confirm your details with biometrics, like retina scans and fingerprints.
- There’s a Rs 50 fee for the service—pay up.
- Once you’ve submitted the form and paid, you’ll get an acknowledgment slip with your Update Request Number (URN).
- Use the URN to track your update status. In about 30 days, your mobile number will be updated.
Online Steps to Change Mobile Number in Aadhaar Card:
- Start by going to the Indian Postal Services Website and entering your info—name, address, mobile number, etc.
- Choose ‘PPB-Aadhaar Service’ from the ‘Service’ dropdown.
- Then, pick ‘UIDAI-Mobile/Email to Aadhaar linking/update,’ fill in the details, and hit ‘Request OTP.’
- Enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number.
- Click ‘Confirm Service Request’ and note the reference number to track your application later.
- A designated officer will swing by for a thorough verification process.
- There’s a fee involved, but once it’s all done, your changes will be good to go.