List Of 45 Documents That Can Be Used As Proof Of Address


Aadhaar Card Update: The users who want to change their address in their Aadhaar card will have to follow a new set of guidelines issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as the previous guidelines have been discontinued. The UIDAI was allowing a change in address in Aadhaar cards without any proof of residence but according to reports, the system has been discontinued.Also Read – Baal Aadhar Card Update: UIDAI Brings Major Changes in Application Process. Here’s How to Apply

In a Twitter post, the UIDAI said people have to provide proof of address or proof of residence now to change their address in Aadhaar Card. The UIDAI also said that any of the 45 documents can be used as address proof in Aadhaar cards. Also Read – PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: Farmers Must Complete e-KYC to Receive 10th installment on New Year. Here’s How to do it

If you are planning to move to a new location and want to update your address in your Aadhaar card, then you can update it online. All you have to do is go to the UIDAI website and follow the steps outlined below. Also Read – Aadhaar-Voter ID Linking: Is Your Aadhaar Card Linked With Voter ID Yet? Here’s How to Check Status

Here’s how to do it:

  • Log in to your account using your credentials at
  • Click on ‘Proceed to Update Aadhaar’
  • Enter your 12 digit UID number
  • Enter the captcha code
  • Click on the ‘Send OTP’ option
  • Wait for the OTP to reach the registered mobile number
  • Enter the OTP received
  • Click on ‘Log In’
  • Enter the details of your Aadhaar card

The Aadhaar card holders must note that no document is required for mobile number, email Id, gender, photograph, or other biometric updates. However, 45 documents that can be used as address proof. Full list here:

  1. Passport
  2. Bank Statement/ Passbook
  3. Post Office Account Statement/ Passbook
  4. Ration Card
  5. Voter ID
  6. Driving License
  7. Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  8. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  9. Water Bill (not older than 3 months)
  10. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
  11. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 1 year)
  12. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
  13. Insurance Policy
  14. Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
  15. Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
  16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institution on letterhead
  17. NREGS Job Card
  18. Arms License
  19. Pensioner Card
  20. Freedom Fighter Card
  21. Kissan Passbook
  22. CGHS/ ECHS Card
  23. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or MLC or Gazetted Officer
  24. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) on UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update
  25. Income Tax Assessment Order
  26. Vehicle Registration Certificate
  27. Registered Sale/ Lease/ Rent Agreement
  28. Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
  29. Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt
  30. Disability ID Card/ handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/ UT Governments/ Administrations
  31. Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
  32. Passport of Spouse
  33. Passport of Parents (in case of Minor)
  34. Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central/ State Govt. (not more than 3 years old)
  35. Marriage Certificate issued by the Government, containing address
  36. Bhamashah Card/Jan-Aadhaar card issued by Govt. of Rajasthan
  37. Certificate from Superintendent/ Warden/ Matron/ Head of Institution of recognized shelter homes or orphanages etc. on UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update
  38. Certificate of Address having photo issued by Municipal Councillor on UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update
  39. Identity Card issued by recognized educational institutions
  40. SSLC book having photograph
  41. School Identity card
  42. School Leaving Certificate (SLC)/ School Transfer Certificate (TC), containing Name and Address
  43. Extract of School Records containing Name, Address and Photograph issued by Head of School
  44. Certificate of Identity containing Name, Address and Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institution signed by Head of Institute on UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update
  45. Certificate of identity containing Name, DOB and Photograph issued by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)


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