Aadhaar is an important identity proof issued by the Government to every citizen of India. An Aadhaar number is a unique, universal and centralized identification number. This card is a biometric text that stores the personal details of an individual in a government database. It has become the government’s base for citizen services and public welfare. In this article, we will discuss the procedure to change name on Aadhaar card online.
What details are contained in an Aadhaar card?
An Aadhaar Card allotted by Unique Identification Authority of India includes significant information of a person such as name, phone number, address, date of birth and gender. It also comprises of the iris of the card holder and the fingerprint scan.
What details can be updated in the Aadhaar card?
A person can update following details in their Aadhaar card:
- Date of Birth or Age
- Email Address
- Relationship Status
- Mobile Number
- Information Sharing Consent
- Facial Photograph
In what ways can you update the details of an Aadhaar card?
There are mainly three methods to update or rectify name of your Aadhaar card. These are online via the self-service portal, by visiting the closest enrolment center and by post.
Proof of Identity documents needed to change name on the Aadhaar card
While updating the name on the Aadhaar card online, a person needs to submit scanned copy of any of the below mentioned documents as the identity proof document:
- PAN card.
- Election Commission ID.
- Ration Card.
- Driving License.
- NREGS Job Card
- Arms License.
- Kisan Photo Passbook.
- Disability ID Card
- CGHS Photo card.
- Marriage certificate
- Document containing marriage evidence of the applicant originally allotted by the marriage Registrar.
- Officially accepted name change certificate.
- ECHS Photo card.
- Address card having the photo and name of the applicant that was originally allotted by the Postal Department.
- Identity Certificate that contains the applicant’s photo on a proper letterhead allotted by a Tehsildar.
- State or Union Territory Government allotted handicapped medical certificate.
- Certificate from the chief of a recognized educational institution/superintendent/ warden or matron.
- RSBY Card.
- Gazette notification.
Who can update Aadhaar card details online?
Only individuals who have registered their Aadhaar with their valid mobile number on UODAI can update their Aadhaar card details online.
Procedure to update name of Aadhaar card online:
Step 1: Visit Go to the https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/ . Enter the Aadhaar number that you want to update. This will open the AADHAAR card Online Self Service Update Portal.
Step 2: Select the specific detail on the Aadhaar card that you need to update. In this case, choose “name” option in the given list. Now click on the submit button to submit the request for name correction / change / surname change on the Aadhaar card.
Step 3: Verification
In this step, you will be asked to upload self-attested scanned “Proof of Identity” documents for Aadhaar card correction / name change / surname change online.
Once you upload the proper document and submit the duly filled change request form, you will be allotted an Aadhaar card URN or Update Request Number. It is advised to save this number to track the change request status.
How much are you charged to update Aadhaar via online?
There is no charge to update an Aadhaar card online.
How much time does it takes to update name on Aadhaar card?
As per the UIDAI, the total time needed to update the details on the Aadhaar card is ninety days. The update request will get verified by “UIDAI representative”. Once the request gets approved, the updated e-Aadhaar card can be downloaded by clicking on “Download Aadhaar” tab provided on www.uidai.gov.in.
The person will get modified Aadhaar letter at his given address if Name, Date of Birth, Gender and Address, are updated. For any update related to mobile number, or email ID, a person will only receive a notification on his registered email ID or mobile number.