The Aadhaar card, issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), has become an essential identity document for Indian residents. Over time, the information associated with an Aadhaar card may need to be updated due to changes in personal details such as address, mobile number, or name. Understanding the importance of keeping the Aadhaar card information accurate and up to date, UIDAI has provided convenient methods for individuals to update their Aadhaar details.
In this blog post, we will explore both online and offline methods for updating Aadhaar card information. Whether you prefer the convenience of online procedures or prefer the traditional offline approach, this guide will help you navigate through the process of updating your Aadhaar card details hassle-free.
Aadhaar Details that can be Updated
You have two options for updating the given details on your Aadhaar card: visiting an Aadhaar enrolment centre or using UIDAI’s self-service portal. To complete the update, you must furnish the necessary documents and information per the UIDAI guidelines.
|Demographic Information||Mobile Number, Email Address, Relationship Status, Information Sharing Consent, Name, Address, Date of Birth/Age, Gender.|
|Biometric information||Finger Prints, Iris, Facial Photograph.|
How to Update an Aadhaar Card?
There are two ways to update your Aadhaar card: online or at an Aadhaar enrolment centre.
The instructions for updating the Aadhaar card are as follows:
How to Update Aadhaar Card at Enrolment Centre?
At any Aadhaar Seva Kendra across the country, residents have the convenience of availing the following services:
- Aadhaar Enrolment
- Updating any demographic information in their Aadhaar such as name, address, gender, date of birth, mobile number, or email ID.
- Updating biometric data in their Aadhaar, including photo, fingerprints, and iris scans.
- Downloading and printing Aadhaar.
Updating your Aadhaar card is an easy process that can be done at an Aadhaar update centre or an enrolment centre. To initiate the update, follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI.
Step 2: Navigate to the ‘My Aadhaar’ section and click on ‘Locate an Enrolment Center.’
Step 3: Find the nearest enrolment centre in your vicinity.
Step 4: Visit the Aadhaar enrolment centre and obtain the Aadhaar correction form.
Step 5: Fill out the Aadhaar correction form accurately with the updated information.
Step 6: Submit the filled-out Aadhaar correction form along with the necessary documents and the applicable fee to facilitate the correction of Aadhaar information.
How to Update Aadhaar Card Demographics Details Offline?
You can update your address online through the Self-Service Update Portal (SSUP). However, for updating other details such as demographic information (name, address, date of birth, gender, mobile number, email) and biometrics (fingerprints, iris, and photograph) in your Aadhaar card, you will need to visit a Permanent Enrolment Center (PEC).
Update Date of Birth (DoB) on Your Aadhaar Card
Step 1: Visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center.
Step 2: Fill out the Aadhaar Update Form, providing the correct birthdate information.
Step 3: Submit the filled form along with proof of your date of birth.
Step 4: Authenticate your identity by providing your biometrics.
Step 5: You will receive a receipt with a Unique Request Number (URN) for tracking purposes.
Step 6: Use the URN to check the status of your Aadhaar update online.
Step 7: Pay a fee of Rs. 50 to the executive at the Aadhaar Enrolment Center.
Step 8: Within 90 days, your date of birth will be updated on your Aadhaar card.
Update Name on Aadhaar Card
Step 1: Visit the Aadhaar Enrolment/Update Center by going to https://uidai.gov.in/.
Step 2: Fill out the Aadhaar Update Form with the required details.
Step 3: Make sure to provide your current mobile phone number on the form.
Step 4: Submit the form to the executive at the Aadhaar Enrolment/Update centre.
Step 5: The executive will register your name change request.
Step 6: You will receive an acknowledgement slip with a Unique Request Number (URN) for reference.
Step 7: To avail this service, a fee of Rs. 50 needs to be paid.
Update Gender on Aadhaar Card
Step 1: Visit the nearest Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centre.
Step 2: Obtain the AADHAAR DATA UPDATE/CORRECTION FORM and fill it out.
Step 3: Submit the filled form along with the necessary documents to the Aadhaar Enrollment Operator.
Step 4: Verify that the operator accurately fills in the details.
Step 5: Your biometric data will be captured for verification.
Step 6: Once the process is completed, you will receive a confirmation SMS on your registered mobile number regarding your Aadhaar Update Request within 72 hours.
Update Mobile Number on Aadhaar Card
Step 1: Visit the UIDAI website at https://uidai.gov.in/ to locate the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre.
Step 2: Bring your original Aadhaar card, a government-issued photo ID proof, and your current mobile number.
Step 3: At the enrolment centre, fill out the update form and submit it along with your original documents.
Step 4: The enrolment centre will update your mobile number in the Aadhaar database.
Step 5: You will be issued an updated Aadhaar card reflecting the new mobile number.
How to Update an Aadhaar Card Online?
To update your name, date of birth, address, and gender details online, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Visit the official Aadhaar website.
Step 2: Click on “Proceed to Update Aadhaar.”
Step 3: Enter your Aadhaar number and captcha.
Step 4: Click on “Send OTP.”
Step 5: Enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number.
Step 6: Select “Update Demographics Data.”
Step 7: Choose the relevant options and click on “Proceed.”
Step 8: Make the necessary changes and upload the required document.
Step 9: Review the entered details.
Step 10: Submit the change request and note down the Update Request Number (URN) for tracking the status of the update.
What to Keep in Mind When Updating Aadhaar Card Details?
There are a few things to keep in mind when updating your Aadhaar card information online or at an Aadhaar update centre:
- Gender and date of birth can be updated only once, while the name can be updated twice.
- Double-check all the information you enter to ensure its accuracy.
- Submit the required supporting documents or attach them electronically.
- Safeguard your Update Request Number (URN) to track the status of your update.
- Fill out all fields in capital letters.
- Provide all necessary information and avoid leaving any important columns blank.
- Submit only the documents explicitly required for the update.
- Link your mobile number to your Aadhaar card.
- Avoid submitting outdated, expired, or misplaced documents.
- Refrain from using titles such as Mr., Mrs., Miss, etc.
- Only the Aadhaar card holder can request an update.
- If your Aadhaar card is marked as “invalid,” contact 1947 for assistance.
What Are the Documents Required for Aadhaar Correction Online?
For online Aadhaar update/correction, you need scanned copies of the following documents:
- Proof of Identity: PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID, etc.
- Proof of Address: Bank Statement, Utility Bills, etc.
- Proof of Birth: Birth Certificate, SSLC Book/Certificate/Passport.