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How to Change or Update Name in Aadhaar Card

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How to Change or Update Name in Aadhaar Card

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How to change the name on an Aadhaar Card online?

  1. Visit UIDAI’s myAadhaar Self-Service Portal
  2. Click on login and enter your Aadhaar number and the captcha code provided on the screen.
  3. Click on “Send OTP”, which will be shared on your registered mobile number
  4. Enter the OTP received to proceed further
  5. On the ‘Services’ menu, locate ‘Update Aadhaar Online’ and click on it
  6. Click on ‘Proceed to Update Aadhaar’, choose the option to update the name, and enter the name you want to be displayed on the card
  7. Upload scanned copy of the supporting documents mentioned on the screen
  8. Now you will see a preview of the updated/added details. Carefully verify the name and the spelling 
  9. Proceed to make an online update fee of ₹50 (non-refundable) using one of the different supported modes, such as debit/credit card, UPI, or net banking.

Once your payment is successful, you should receive an Update Request Number (URN). The URN can be used to track the status of the Aadhaar update request. Although the process is expected to take up to 90 days, it generally gets done much earlier. Once you receive the confirmation, you can download it from the same portal.

How to change the name on an Aadhaar Card offline?

You can also change your name on your Aadhaar card at your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre or an Aadhaar Seva Kendra. This process also needs to be followed if you have online access, but your current mobile number is not linked to your Aadhaar.

  1. You can take the Aadhaar correction form from the centre you’re visiting or download it from this link and fill it out beforehand to make the process quicker.

Link: Aadhaar enrolment update form

  1. The information to be entered in the form should be double checked
  2. To support your application, attach self-attested copies of the proof of name from the list of documents provided and submit them along with the Aadhaar correction form.
  3. Pay the associated fee for the Aadhaar Card name change offline process and receive an acknowledgement with a tracking number for future follow-ups.

This process usually takes longer than the online mode, and you will receive a confirmation on SMS once your Aadhaar Card is ready to be dispatched.

Aadhaar Card name change – Useful tips

Here are some handy tips to help you get your application right the first time, thereby minimising the chances of rejection and having to undergo the process all over again.

  • Thoroughly ensure the information being provided is accurate. Double-check the spelling etc.
  • Passport, PAN Card, voter ID card,  driving licence, and other photo ID documents issued by the  Government of India are some of the most popular and widely accepted supporting documents for the Aadhaar card name change process.
  • In the offline mode, or in case your mobile number is not linked to your Aadhaar, hard copies of the supporting documents need to be provided by visiting the Aadhaar centre in person. These documents need to be self-attested by the applicant.
  • The name correction form can be filled in English or in a local language.
  • The URN you receive upon submitting your application is a vital tool for tracking the status. Keep the number safe. 
  • The corrected Aadhar card can be downloaded online through the service portal or can be received at the address mentioned in the Aadhaar card upon the payment of an additional fee.

Frequently asked questions

Is it easy to change the name on an Aadhaar card?

Yes, changing the name on an Aadhar Card is a fairly straightforward and hassle-free process. It is most easily done using the online mode by visiting the myAadhaar Self Service Portal. Under the services option you can opt to update your name on your Aadhaar Card by providing the right information, uploading the soft-copy of the relevant supporting documents and paying the requisite process fee.

If you need to visit the Aadhaar centre in person that is also not a big challenge, from a process perspective. You will just need to fill the Aadhaar correction form and carry along your self-attested copies of the required supporting documents.

How long will it take for the Aadhaar name correction?

As a customary precaution, the UIDAI office gives the upper limit of 90 days for the process to be successfully completed. However, it has been noticed that most of the online applications are completed within 30 days. This, of course, is dependent on all the information being provided accurately by the applicant with no errors or contradictory details. If your application is rejected for some reason, the process will need to start all over again.

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