The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has recently notified significant amendments to the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Rules, simplifying the process of enrolling and updating Aadhaar details for both resident and non-resident individuals (NRIs). These changes aim to enhance the convenience and accessibility of Aadhaar services.

New Forms for Aadhaar Enrolment and Update

UIDAI has introduced new forms for Aadhaar enrolment and updating details. These forms are distinct for resident individuals and NRIs, catering to their specific needs. The new Form 1 is designated for resident individuals and NRIs (with proof of address in India) aged 18 and above, both for enrolment and updating Aadhaar details.

Simplified Update Process

The updated rules now provide two methods for updating information in the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR): visiting an enrolment centre or using the UIDAI website/mobile application. This is a significant change from the 2016 rules, which only allowed address updates online. The new rules potentially pave the way for updating other details, such as mobile numbers, online in the future.


Specifics of the New Forms

  • Form 1: For resident and NRI adults for Aadhaar enrolment and detail update.
  • Form 2: For NRIs with address proof outside India.
  • Form 3: For children (resident/NRI with Indian address) aged 5 to below 18 years.
  • Form 4: For NRI children with addresses outside India.
  • Form 5: For resident or NRI children (with Indian address) below 5 years.
  • Form 6: For NRI children (with address outside India) below 5 years.
  • Form 7: For resident foreign nationals above 18 years for Aadhaar enrolment or update.
  • Form 8: For resident foreign nationals below 18 years.
  • Form 9: For cancellation of Aadhaar number upon attaining 18 years of age.


Documentary Proof for Complete Date of Birth

The new rules state that if the individual’s age is declared without documentary proof, only the year of birth will be printed on the Aadhaar card. To have the complete date of birth printed, documentary evidence must be provided.


Head of Family (HoF) Confirmation

Enrolment and update can also be done based on confirmation by the HoF, requiring their Aadhaar details and signature on Form 1. NRIs must provide an email ID, and only a valid Indian passport is acceptable as Proof of Identity (POI) for them.


Mandatory Update after 10 Years

UIDAI now requires Aadhaar number holders to update their documents or information after 10 years from the date of Aadhaar generation. This update can be done online or by submitting a form at the enrolment centre.


Notification Date

The notification for these amendments was issued on January 16, 2023, marking a significant step towards making Aadhaar services more user-friendly and accessible to a wider range of individuals, both residents, and NRIs.

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