Government eases norms for change of address on Aadhaar

NEW DELHI: The government has allowed migrants to change the address on Aadhaar by giving self-declaration, a move aimed at helping them open bank account and promote financial inclusion.

The changes were made by amending the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, as per a gazette notification issued on Wednesday.

It allows a person with Aadhaar number for identification wants to provide address different from what is available in the Central Identities Data Repository, he may give a self-declaration to that effect to the reporting entity, it said.

There was a long-standing demand to ease address change rule.

The decision will help migrant workers who have the address of their native place in Aadhaar but wants a bank account with their current address where they are living for work.

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People may have a residential address in their Aadhaar and give work address as current address.

There are many cases where people may have their address in Aadhaar and want to give a more functional address to know your customer (KYC).

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