Aadhaar card has become the most important document across the country. It is required for every small and big work and today it is used everywhere as your ID proof. Aadhar Card contains many personal information including your name, date of birth, phone number, photograph and biometric information such as your fingerprint and iris (eye) recognition.
If your phone number has gone wrong or has changed then it become important for you to update it in your Aadhaar card. This might seem a tough task but it is actually very simple. Here we are going to tell you how to update your mobile number in Aadhaar Card. There are basically two methods. The first method is by using the online web portal while the second one is by visiting the Enrolment Centre. Let’s know the complete process for both methods!
Change mobile number in Aadhaar card online
You do not need to worry much to update the phone number in Aadhaar Card. Rather, you have to follow very easy steps for this. You can do it online at your home. All you need is a mobile phone or PC with an internet connection. We will be using the Aadhaar card online portal in this method. Here’s a complete step-by-step guide:
- First go to Aadhaar card online portal at ask.uidai.gov.in
- There you will get the option to update the phone number, enter the number you want to update.
- After that enter the security code i.e. captcha.
- Click on the option of OTP, after which an OTP will be sent to your registered number.
- Then tap on the Submit OTP & Proceed button.
- After this you will see a menu with a heading called Online Aadhaar Services. Here you will also see many other options including name, address, email, mobile number.
- Choose the option of mobile number from these and fill all the details asked. Select the option ‘What do you want to update‘.
- After that enter the captcha and click on Continue button. Then an OTP will come on your new mobile number, verify it and click on the button of Save and Proceed.
After following the above steps, you will be able to update/change your phone number on Aadhaar card in no time. You can also download the e-Aadhaar card copy from the online portal Aadhaar card which will contain your new mobile number. Read our guide on how to download e-Aadhaar card online for more information on this topic.
Update Aadhaar card phone number from Enrolment Center
Another way is to update your mobile number in Aadhaar card is by visiting your nearest Enrollment or Update Center where you have to fill the correction form in Aadhar card. After that, fill the mobile number you want to update and submit the form.
You will have to get biometrics done for verification. The executive will give you a receipt in which a request number (URN) will be written. You can check the status of update in Aadhaar by using a Request Number (URN).
You can find the nearest enrolment/update center from the Aadhaar card online portal or by directly visitng this web page: appointments.uidai.gov.in
There are three options available to search for your nearest Enrolment centre by selecting state, postal (PIN) code, or search box. Once you have successfully update your phone number from this method, you can check the status of your Aadhaar card from the online portal or by calling the toll-free number of UIDAI at 1947.
What documents you need to change your phone number on Aadhaar card?
You only need your Aadhaar card number and nothing else. When you are at Enrolment/Update Centre, you will need to fill up a correction form. There is no need to attach any other ID proof and document with this form. The executive will verify your identity with your Aadhaar card details.
What other things you can change on your Aadhaar card?
Phone number isn’t the only thing you can change in your Aadhaar card. Apart from that, you can also change your address, photo, biometric information, date of birth and other details.
Will you be charged for changing your phone number?
There is no official amount charged by the government while updating your mobile number on Aadhaar card, however, if you are at Enrolment Centre, you may be asked to provide a small fee for the service.
How to download your your e-Aadhaar card?
e-Aadhaar card is a digital copy of your Aadhaar card which you can save on your smartphone as PDF or print out on paper as hard copy. It is equally valuable as the original Aadhaar card. You can download your e-copy from the online portal of Aadhaar card by providing your number and other login credentials.
Aadhaar card is a very important document as your ID proof and you should keep it updated with correct and up-to-date information. The process of updating your Aadhaar card details has been made very easier and you can do that with ease at your home. So we have shared two simple methods for changing or updating your phone number on Aadhaar card. You can use any of the them whatever is suitable for you. If you have any questions, feel free to share them in the comments below.