Vikash Sharma

In a latest addition to the ongoing citizen-centric services, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has added a new facility to help people update address in Aadhaar with the consent of the Head of Family (HoF). This can be done online.

“The HoF based online address update in Aadhaar will be of great help to the relative(s) of a resident–like children, spouse, parents etc, who don’t have supporting documents in their own name to update address in their Aadhaar,” reported PIB.

Steps To Do It

This can be done by submitting Proof of Relationship document like Ration Card, Marksheet, Marriage Certificate, Passport etc.. These documents mention the name of both the applicant and HOF and the relationship between them and OTP based authentication by the HOF.

UIDAI provides the resident to submit a self-declaration by the HOF in the UIDAI-prescribed format if the Proof of Relationship document is not available. Who Will Benefit The facility will be beneficial for the people moving cities and towns due to various reasons within the country. However, the 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 and can share his/her address with his/her relatives through this process.


A fee Rs. 50 will be charged for the service. On successful payment, a service request number (SRN) would be shared with the resident, and an SMS would be sent to the HOF about the address request.

The HOF to approve the request and give his/her consent by logging into the My Aadhaar portal within 30 days from the date of receiving the notification and the request will be processed. If the HOF rejects to share her/his address, or does not accept or decline within the stipulated 30 days of SRN creation, the request would be closed.

The resident, seeking address update through this option, will be informed about the closure of the request via an SMS, the PIB report added.