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UIDAI enables ‘Head of Family’ based online address update in Aadhaar. Do you want to know more?

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has put in place a facility to update addresses in Aadhaar online with the consent of the Head of the Family (HoF). The HoF-based online address update in Aadhaar will be of great help to the relative(s) of resident-like children, spouses, parents, etc., who don’t have supporting documents in their own name to update their address in their Aadhaar. It can be done by submitting Proof of Relationship documents like ration cards, mark sheets, marriage certificates, passports, etc. The name of both the applicant and HOF and the relationship between them and OTP-based authentication by the HOF. In case even a Proof of Relationship document is not available, UIDAI provides the resident to submit a self-declaration by the HOF in the UIDAI-prescribed format. With people moving cities and towns due to various reasons within the country, such a facility will be beneficial for millions of people. This choice would be in addition to the existing address update facility using any valid Proof of Address document prescribed by UIDAI.

Any resident above the age of 18 can be a HOF for this purpose.

Any resident above the age of 18 can be a HOF for this purpose and can share his/her address with his/her relatives through this process,” said the Ministry of Electronics and IT on Tuesday.  In the ‘My Aadhaar’ portal, a resident can choose this option while seeking to update their address online. Following this, the resident will be allowed to enter the Aadhaar number of the HOF, which will only be validated. No other information on the HOF’s Aadhaar will be displayed on the screen to maintain adequate privacy of HOF. Post successful validation of the Aadhaar number of HOF, the resident will be required to upload the Proof of Relationship document.

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