The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has recently announced changes to the rules for Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) to make it simpler for residents and non-residents to update their 12-digit unique Aadhaar number.
The new rules offer users the flexibility to update their information either online or offline. UIDAI has introduced two new forms for enrolling in Aadhaar and updating information. These updates, known as the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Amendment Regulations 2024, aim to improve accessibility.
People who have an Aadhaar number can now update their personal information in the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) by visiting an enrolment center or using the website or mobile application.
The new regulations allow for the updating of various details using online forms and mobile applications, unlike the previous 2016 rules that only allowed for address updates online.
The UIDAI has made improvements to the old forms to make them more user-friendly. Form 1 is designed for individuals who are aged 18 and above, whether they are residents or non-resident Indians (NRIs).
This form can be used for applying for an Aadhaar number or updating their details. Form 2 is specifically designed for NRIs who can provide proof of address outside India. Forms 3 to 6 have been created to simplify the enrollment and updates process for children belonging to different age groups, including both residents and NRIs.
To ensure accurate birth dates on Aadhaar cards, specific forms are customized to cater to particular age ranges and proof requirements. Proof of age is now mandatory. Enrolment for Aadhaar can be done through document verification or confirmation by the Head of Family (HoF).
NRIs are required to provide an email ID for Aadhaar. If a non-Indian mobile number is provided, SMS/text messages will not be sent. These changes aim to make the Aadhaar process more user-friendly and accessible for all, whether updating online or at an enrollment center.