URN stands for Update Request Number which is a unique code allotted to you while you apply for changes or updates in your Aadhar details. The URN code is irrespective of the mode of the request which may be online or offline. The URN is generated automatically when you submit the change request. This is vital in order to check the status of your request.
If you happen to lose your URN number, it would become very difficult to check the result of your raised request.

The URN status can be checked very easily through the online portal- Aadhar SSUP or Aadhar Self Service UIDAI Portal which can be accessed anytime and anywhere. The status can also be checked physically by visiting the Aadhar Centre or UIDAI office.

Following are the steps to know your URN status online:

Step 1: Go to the Aadhar self-service portal and click on the self-service portal link https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/check-status
Step 2: Enter your Aadhar and URN number in the fields asked for
Step 3: entering the right details is important here otherwise status would not be displayed.
Step 4: Verify the process by entering the captcha code as displayed on the screen
Step 5: submit your request by clicking ‘Get Status’. The current status of your application will be displayed.

The request status can be any of these three:

1. Successful: This means your request has been accepted and the changes you had asked for have been made in your Aadhar. The copy of your updated Aadhar would be sent to you by post, you can also download it online from the portal.

2. Under Process: This means the changes you had asked for still need to be approved. It is advisable to check in a few more days again.

3. Rejected: This means the update request you had raised has been rejected and you will need to raise another request for the same.

There can be multiple reasons why your request got rejected. If the status of your application is rejected, any of the following can be a reason:
1. Insufficient details
2. Incorrect details
3. Typographical errors
4. Documents not self-attested
If your request has been rejected, you can apply again for the same. Make sure the details you provide are correct to your knowledge and documents are complete and properly self-attested. If you are facing problems in filling the form online or do not have the right resources to do so, you can visit the nearest Aadhar center to do the same.

Making typographical mistakes while filling a firm is very common. These are mechanical errors which can be rectified easily. It may be due to the operator’s negligence or some system error. These errors include an error in age, address, name etc.
Since Aadhar serves as Proof of Identity and Proof of Address to all Indian citizens, it is very important that the details furnished are correct. Or it may lead to inconvenience while receiving benefits as accorded by it.

The mistakes and errors can be rectified both offline and online.

Through the UIDAI portal
Note: registering your mobile number with Aadhar is mandatory to make any changes online otherwise you need to visit the nearest Aadhar Centre.

Step 1: Go to the official UIDAI website and the self-service center link at
step 2: you will be asked to enter your registered mobile number and the Captcha code as displayed on the screen. On submission, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
step 3: on entering the OTP, you will be given the access to select fields which need to be updated or rectified like your name, address, gender, date of birth, mobile number etc.
step 4: enter the necessary as asked on the screen.
Step 5: upload the copy of documents. Make sure they are self-attested.
Step 6: on completion of the process, URN will be generated. This URN can be used to check the Aadhar status online.

Through Post
There is another option to update and check the status of your Aadhar- Offline mode.
Visit the nearest Aadhar center and get an Aadhar update form. Fill in all the necessary details and send it by post to the respective office or authorities. You will need to attach copies of self-attested documents. The parcel can be sent to any of the two:
1. UIDAI PO Box number. 109, Chhindwara, M.P- 480001
2. UIDAI PO Box number 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034.