How to Update Mobile Number in Aadhar Card


Updating your mobile number in your Aadhar card is a crucial step to ensure that you receive important updates and notifications from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). Due to the increasing importance of Aadhar in various aspects of Indian citizens' lives, it is essential to keep your contact information up to date. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of updating your mobile number in your Aadhar card.

Why is Updating Mobile Number in Aadhar Card Important?

  • One-Time Password (OTP) Authentication: Your registered mobile number is used for authentication and verification purposes, including OTP verification for various online services.
  • Government Schemes: Many government subsidy and welfare schemes require Aadhar authentication, which often involves OTP verification.
  • Security: Keeping your contact information current ensures that you receive immediate notifications in case of any suspicious activity related to your Aadhar card.
  • Communication: UIDAI frequently sends important updates and notifications to registered mobile numbers, keeping you informed about any changes or developments.

Steps to Update Mobile Number in Aadhar Card

  1. Online Method:
  2. Visit the official UIDAI website.
  3. Click on the "Update Your Aadhar" section.
  4. Choose the "Update Aadhar Online" option.
  5. Enter your Aadhar number and receive an OTP on your existing registered mobile number.
  6. Verify the OTP and proceed to update your mobile number.
  7. Enter the new mobile number, review the data, and submit the request.
  8. A URN (Update Request Number) will be generated for future reference.

  9. Offline Method:

  10. Visit a nearby Aadhar Enrolment Centre.
  11. Fill out the Aadhar Update Form with the new mobile number.
  12. Submit the form along with a self-attested copy of your Aadhar card.
  13. Biometric authentication may be required.
  14. A fee of Rs. 50 may be applicable for the update process.
  15. You will receive an acknowledgment slip with an URN for tracking the status.

Documents Required for Mobile Number Update

  • Aadhar Card (original)
  • Update form (can be downloaded from the UIDAI website)
  • Self-attested copy of your Aadhar card
  • Additional identity proof documents (if necessary)

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Can I update my mobile number online without OTP?
  2. No, OTP verification is mandatory for updating mobile numbers online for security purposes.

  3. Is there a fee for updating mobile number in Aadhar card offline?

  4. Yes, a fee of Rs. 50 may be charged when updating your mobile number offline at an Aadhar Enrolment Centre.

  5. How long does it take for the mobile number update to reflect in my Aadhar card?

  6. Typically, the mobile number update is processed within 2-5 working days after the request is submitted.

  7. Can I update my mobile number to an international number in my Aadhar card?

  8. Currently, only Indian mobile numbers can be registered in Aadhar cards. Non-Indian numbers are not accepted.

  9. What should I do if I do not receive the OTP for mobile number update?

  10. You can click on the "Resend OTP" option on the UIDAI website to receive the OTP again. Ensure that your mobile number has network connectivity.

Updating your mobile number in your Aadhar card is a simple yet crucial task that ensures you stay connected and informed about important updates related to your Aadhar. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily keep your contact information up to date and enjoy a seamless Aadhar experience.

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