Aadhaar Name Change- A step by step Guide to Update Name in an Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar Name Change

An Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by UIDAI to every citizen of the country. It is one of the most important documents to be quoted or submitted to avail a number of government schemes benefits or for the completion of KYC authentication purposes. 

Aadhaar card is made out of using the applicant’s demographic details and biometric data. Demographic details consist of the applicant’s name, gender, address, date of birth, etc., whereas biometric data includes an iris scan, fingerprint scan and a photograph. The applicant can enrol for an Aadhaar card by visiting the Aadhaar enrolment centre.

There are UIDAI services available online that allow an applicant to make changes to his/her demographic details; however, biometric changes can only be updated by visiting the Aadhaar enrolment centre. Updating an Aadhaar card is given a lot of preference because any incorrect detail in an Aadhaar card can hinder the KYC authentication process or might result in one failing to use government benefits.

In this blog, we will provide you with the step by step process to make an Aadhaar name change online.

How to Update Name in an Aadhaar Card Online?

UIDAI has given the flexibility to its users to make changes to demographic details online, who can also visit the Aadhaar enrolment centre to update the name in an Aadhaar card.  Following is the step by step process to do Aadhaar name change- 

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI
  • Locate ‘My Aadhaar’ click on ‘Update Demographics Data Online’ under the section ‘Update your Aadhaar’
  • Click on ‘Proceed to update Aadhaar’
  • Next, enter your Aadhaar number and captcha code
  • Request for OTP and submit it next in the given space
  • Click on ‘Login’ and proceed with ‘Update Demographics Data’
  • Choose ‘Name’ and ‘Proceed’
  • Ensure to read terms & conditions before proceeding further with Aadhaar name change
  • Fill the form, upload all the supporting documents, carefully preview the form and submit it
  • The Aadhaar update request will be submitted and a 14-digit URN will be generated next

How to Update Name in an Aadhaar Card Offline?

Other than updating the name in an Aadhaar card online, a user can also update the name in an Aadhaar card offline by following the given instructions- 

  • Make a visit to the official Aadhaar enrolment centre
  • Fill the Aadhaar update form
  • Submit the Aadhaar update form and documents (if required) and a fee to the Aadhaar executive
  • Upon submission, the Aadhaar executive will provide an acknowledgement number to the applicant that contains URN too
  • Acknowledgement number can be used to track the Aadhaar card status
Is it possible to update my Aadhaar card details online?
UIDAI has given the flexibility to its users to update their Aadhaar demographic details online; however, biometric data can only be updated by visiting the official Aadhaar enrolment centre. Connect with your bank to confirm if the account opening process requires other additional documents.
What Aadhaar card details can I update online?
Users can update their demographic details like name, address, date of birth, gender, language, mobile and email online by visiting the official website of UIDAI.
Who can update their Aadhaar card details online?
An Aadhaar card holder can update his/her Aadhaar card demographic details online by visiting the UIDAI website.
How can I track my Aadhaar card status?
Visit the official website of UIDAI to track the check of Aadhaar card status by entering the Aadhaar number/virtual ID or enrolment number.
How many times can I update my Aadhaar card name online?
Only 2 attempts are available to let a user update his/her name on an Aadhaar card online.
Do I need to submit any document to update my Aadhaar card?
There isn’t any requirement to submit documents to update the Aadhaar card; however, connect with the Aadhaar executive to get better clarity over the list of documents to be submitted for the Aadhaar card update.
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