Last updated: Mar 02, 2023, 7:17 PM IST
Your Aadhaar card is an important identity document that contains your personal information, including biometric and demographic information. It is used for various purposes such as using online services and therefore the data stored in your Aadhaar must be accurate and kept up to date.
If for any reason you want to change your name or other details in your Aadhaar then you can do so without much hassle.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues the Aadhaar, allows changes to be made to the Aadhaar details, including the holder’s name.
What details can be changed in Aadhaar?
You can change your demographic information, such as name, address, date of birth, email address, mobile number, gender, relationship status, and consent to share information. Biometric data can also be updated. These include your face photo, fingerprints, and iris.
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How to change your name on Aadhaar card online?
You can easily change your name on your Aadhaar card online. Below are the steps.
Step 1: Visit the UIDAI’s Self Service Update Portal (SSUP). https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/
Step 2: Click on ‘login’ and enter your unique 12 digit Aadhaar number and the given captcha code. Then click on ‘Send OTP’ and enter the OTP sent to the mobile number associated with your Aadhaar.
Step 3: Proceed to login and select ‘Update Aadhaar Online’ under the Services tab.
Step 4: Now click on ‘Continue to Update Aadhaar’ and choose the data you want to change.
Step 5: Your existing name in Aadhaar card will be visible to you on your screen. You can make the desired changes to your name by uploading the supporting documents.
Step 6: Then confirm the changes made and proceed to pay the online update fee of Rs 50.
It should be noted that in order to change your Aadhaar details online, your mobile number must be linked to your Aadhaar to receive the OTP. Linking mobile number to Aadhaar cannot be done online and you will have to go to an Aadhaar registration center for this.
How to check the update status?
You will receive an Update Request Number (URN) after you have requested to change your name. On the SSUP portal, you can enter the URN and check the update status online.
What kind of changes can be made to your name in Aadhaar?
One can make spelling corrections, change the order of the name, insert space between parts of the name, change from short form to full form or change the last name. For other details, you need to visit Aadhaar Registration Center or Seva Kendra.
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