Your Aadhaar card is an essential identity document that contains important information, including your name. Whether you have changed your name due to marriage, legal reasons, or need to correct a spelling mistake, updating your name is a simple process.
In this blog, we will walk you through the step-by-step procedure to update your name in your Aadhaar card.
How to Update Name in an Aadhaar Card Online?
The following is a step-by-step procedure for changing your Aadhaar name:
- Visit the official website of UIDAI
- Locate the section called “My Aadhaar” and click on “Update Demographics Data Online” under “Update your Aadhaar”
- Click on “Proceed to update Aadhaar”
- Enter your Aadhaar number and the captcha code
- Request and submit the OTP (One-Time Password) sent to your registered mobile number
- Click on “Login” and proceed with “Update Demographics Data”
- Choose “Name” as the field to update and click on “Proceed”. Read the terms and conditions before proceeding further
- Fill out the form with the updated name details
- Upload the required supporting documents
- Preview the form carefully and submit it
- Note down the 14-digit URN (Update Request Number) generated after submission
How to Update Name in an Aadhaar Card Offline?
If you wish to update your name on an Aadhaar card offline, here is a simple process to follow:
- Locate an official Aadhaar enrolment centre near you.
- Fill out the Aadhaar update form accurately, providing the necessary details.
- Submit the completed form, along with the required documents and fee, to an Aadhaar executive.
- Upon submission, you will receive an acknowledgement number (URN) for tracking purposes.
- Use the acknowledgement number to track the status of your Aadhaar card update.
Documents Required to Change Name in Aadhaar Card
When it comes to minor name changes, UIDAI’s portal has simplified the process for Aadhaar card holders. While there are various acceptable documents, here are some commonly used proofs of identity (POI):
- PAN Card
- Voter ID Card
- Ration Card/PDS Card
- Driving License
- Government-issued marriage certificate with photograph
- Pensioner Card
- Disability Card
- CGHS/ECHS/ESIC/Medi-Claim Card with Photo issued by State/Central Govt./PSUs