Are you finding yourself inundated with emails or WhatsApp messages urging you to submit your documents to facilitate updates for your Aadhaar card? It’s crucial to exercise caution when encountering such communications, as they could very well be elaborate scams devised to defraud unsuspecting individuals. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has taken the initiative to alert the public, emphasizing that they never employ email as a medium to solicit personal identity or address verification for the purpose of Aadhaar card updates. Your vigilance in this matter is of utmost importance to ensure your security.
UIDAI Warns Against Sending Essential Documents to Unknown
“UIDAI never asks you to share your POI/ POA documents to update your #Aadhaar over Email or Whatsapp. Update your Aadhaar either online through #myAadhaarPortal or visit Aadhaar centers near you,” the Government body posted on X (Twitter).
The UIDAI has taken a proactive stance in urging residents to partake in the process of uploading their crucial Proof of Identity or POI and Proof of Address or POA documents. This initiative gains special relevance for those individuals whose Aadhaar cards were issued a decade ago and have remained untouched by updates ever since. The intended outcome of this effort is to elevate the standard of living, optimize service delivery, and amplify the rate of success in authentication endeavors. By heeding this call, residents contribute to a more secure and efficient system.
Free Aadhaar Updating From UIDAI
UIDAI has extended the duration for the no-cost document update service for Aadhaar cards until September 14, 2023. This extension marks a departure from the initial deadline of June 14, 2023, that had been set for accessing the service without charge.
How to Update Aadhaar for Free?
- Residents can access the portal, using their Aadhaar number.
- Opt for ‘proceed to update address.’
- A One Time Password (OTP) is dispatched to the registered mobile number.
- Click ‘Document Update’ to view current details.
- Verify and proceed by clicking the next link.
- Choose Proof of Identity and Proof of Address from the dropdown.
- Upload scanned address proof, confirm with ‘Submit.’
- Upon submission, an Aadhaar update request generates a unique 14-digit Update Request Number (URN).