Aadhaar Card Update or Correction Online & Offline

 An Aadhaar card is a 12-digit unique identification number that is considered an essential document for proof of identity and proof of address. The Aadhar card is also required for availing various government subsidies and benefits. However, it is of utmost importance that your Aadhaar is updated to avoid any delay. Follow the given options below to update the Aadhar card address, name, date of birth, gender, mobile number, and email id on the Aadhaar card online through the UIDAI portal or offline by visiting the Aadhaar Enrolment/Update Centre.

What Details can be Updated in the Aadhaar Card Online?

As per the latest developments, you can get your name (minor changes), date of birth, address and gender changed/updated in your Aadhaar card online through the official UIDAI website.

You can also change/update your mobile number in Aadhaar card online via the Indian Postal Service website. This service has been recently started by UIDAI in collaboration with India Post.

How to Update Aadhar Card Online

A person can change his/her address, name (minor changes), date of birth and gender on the Aadhaar card online. In order to change/update/correct the details of your Aadhaar card online, follow the steps given below:

What is an Aadhaar Card? 

Aadhaar Card is a 12-digit unique numeric identification issued to Indian citizens by the Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI. The uniqueness of this card is that it encompasses your demographic and biometric information and is used for all necessary authentication purposes. The government has taken this initiative of issuing the Aadhaar card free of cost for everyone and also applying for aadhaar is voluntary and not a rule as of now. 

With the growing importance of aadhaar day by day, it is our responsibility to give correct details as required during aadhaar enrolment. These details are very crucial as these will not only be authenticated when you apply for Aadhaar but also will get stored in the government-owned central database. It may happen that you see that some details in your aadhaar are incorrectly captured, and therefore require a correction or an update, etc, UIDAI has provided the facility of doing such aadhaar card update wherein you will be allowed to change or update your aadhaar details. UIDAI has both the online as well as offline facilities to make corrections or updates in your Aadhaar. Changes in life events like marriage, death, etc. may result in changing your basic demographic details like your name and address. You may also need to change your address as well as mobile number due to moving to a new location or you may have personal reasons also to change your mobile number, email address, etc. 

You are allowed to correct any error or update any of your data in your Aadhaar by filling up the Aadhaar card update/ correction form. No need for you to incur any expense for doing this if you are doing any update or change within 96 hours or 4 days from the enrolment date. But, after 4 days, you need to pay a minimal charge of INR 50 for any update or change request.

Here we will take you through the process of aadhaar card name change in detail.

Step 1. Visit the Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal 

Step 2.  In the new window, click on “Login” 

Step 3. Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number, captcha code and click on “Send OTP”

Step 4. Enter the OTP received on the mobile number registered in UIDAI’s database to login to your Aadhaar account

Step 5. Under Services, click on “Update Aadhaar Online” to update your name, gender, date of birth, address and language written on your Aadhaar card

Step 6. On the next page, click on “Proceed to Update Aadhaar”

Step 7. Choose the Aadhaar details that you want to update and click on “Proceed to Update Aadhaar”. However, do remember that there is a limit on the number of times you can make an update/ correction on your Aadhaar

Step 8. Now you can see your details as they currently exist on your Aadhaar card. Enter the details that you want to update/change and upload scanned copies of the supporting documents

Step 9. Check the preview of the newly added details and pay the online update fee of Rs. 50 (non-refundable) using debit/credit card or net banking. 

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