URN Full Form

URN or Update Request Number is a unique number that is allotted to you when you apply for correction in your Aadhaar data. You receive the URN, whether you have applied for change through online channels or offline channels. URN is generated automatically by the system on submission of request for change. You can use this update request number to check URN status whenever you want. It is imperative for you to keep your URN secure as it is necessary to track Aadhaar URN status. If you lose the URN, you will not be able to know the outcome of your request to update Aadhaar data. Over the years, Aadhaar has emerged as an essential identity document for Indian citizens. The central government is linking Aadhaar URN with various government schemes to ensure that only eligible citizens get benefits under the respective scheme. Update Request Number is a 14 digit number generated whenever you make a request to update, change or rectify any of the details in your Aadhar card online. After successful submission of application for any updation in Aadhaar details, an Update Request Number (URN) is allotted to the applicant (an SMS containing the URN is sent to the registered mobile number).

Reasons For URN Rejection

A resident's URN can be rejected on the following grounds:

  • Incorrect Proof of Address (POA) or Proof of Identity (POI) updated by the resident. A resident has to check the list of documents updated by UIDAI on the portal and then upload the documents. Resident provides wrong details.
  • The documents provided by the resident are not self attested.
  • Resident makes typographical errors while filling the application form to update Aadhaar details.
  • The documents provided by the resident are not sufficient.
  • At times, UIDAI may also reject the URN for such reasons as it deems fit for such rejection. If your URN gets rejected you can apply again anytime.