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How to change your name, email id, phone number or address on the Aadhaar Card?

With the Supreme Court upholding the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act in Justice K. S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and Anr. vs Union Of India And Ors, Aadhaar has taken the center stage in several government schemes and benefits. Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India which serves as a proof of identity and address, anywhere throughout India. Therefore it is important to keep your Aadhaar information updated.
Written by:
Prachi Darji
Published on
16-Jan-20

The need for updating your data

Several life events like marriage, divorce, change of residence or migration to a new location may lead to individuals changing their demographic details on their Aadhaar Card. A change of service provider or other personal reasons might also lead to individuals changing or updating details like their mobile number and/or e-mail address. One can also update their Aadhaar to correct errors made in the enrollment process. With the correct knowledge of the procedure to change your name, email id, phone number, date of birth or address on the Aadhaar Card, changes can be made easily without much hassle. In this article, MyAdvo helps you look at the step-by-step procedure to change your name, email id, phone number and address on your Aadhaar Card.

“With a change in technology and the growing popularity of online initiatives, UIDAI has made it hassle-free for Indian citizens to avail Aadhaar services online with a click of a button. I hope that this online assistance initiative goes a long way and contributes to making India truly digital,” says Advocate Ankit Sharma.

Table of Content:

  • How to Change your Name on the Aadhaar Card?

  • Step to change your name change on the aadhaar card

  • Documents required to change your name on the aadhaar card

  • Time involved in the name change on the aadhaar card.

  • How to change your  Email ID or Phone Number on the Aadhaar Card?

    • Step to change your Email ID or Phone Number on the aadhaar card

    • Documents required to change your Email ID or Phone Number on the aadhaar card

    • Time involved to change your Email ID or Phone Number on the aadhaar card.

  • How to Change your Address on the Aadhaar Card?

    • Step to Change your Address on the aadhaar card

    • Documents required to get your Address on the aadhaar card

    • Time involved in the Address on the aadhaar card.

  • How to change your Date of Birth on the Aadhaar Card?

    • Step to change your Date of Birth on the aadhaar card

    • Documents required to change your Date of Birth on the aadhaar card

    • Time involved in the Date of Birth on the aadhaar card.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

How to change your name on the Aadhaar Card?

If you recently got married or noticed an error in your name, you can change or update your name on your Aadhaar Card by applying for the Aadhaar Card name change, name correction or surname change service. Since this facility for name change/ name correction/ surname change is not available online, you will have to visit your nearest enrolment/update center to get it done. The earlier method of name change via post has been discontinued w.e.f. 31st July 2018.

 

Following is the process to get your name change, name correction or surname change on your Aadhaar Card:

STEP 1: Find your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment/ Update Center. To locate your nearest center, visit the UIDAI official site (https://uidai.gov.in/) and choose ‘Update Aadhaar at Enrolment/ Update Center’ from the My Aadhaar services menu. Mention all the required details and you will find your nearest Enrollment Center.

STEP 2: Visit your nearest Aadhaar enrolment/update center and fill the Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction Form

STEP 3: Fill in your updated/corrected name in the form and submit it along with your proof of identity.

STEP 4: The executive shall register your update request and verify your documents and biometrics. 

STEP 5: Once verified the executive will hand over an acknowledgment slip containing the Update Request Number (URN).

STEP 6: At last, pay the demographic change fee of Rs. 50. 

What are the documents required for the Name Change on your Aadhaar Card?

A valid Proof of Identity must be given for a name change, name correction or surname change on the Aadhaar Card. As per the UDAI’s list of valid documents, there are 32 documents accepted as a valid proof of identity. Some of these documents include:

  • Passport

  • Voter-ID Card

  • Ration Card

  • PAN Card

  • Driving License

Time involved to change your name on your Aadhaar Card

It takes around 90 days for your name to be changed or updated on your Aadhaar Card.

How to change your E-Mail ID on your Aadhaar Card?

By linking your email ID to your Aadhaar Card, you can receive instant notifications of Aadhaar authentication or retrieve your lost/ stolen Aadhaar Card easily. Since the online facility to add/ change the email ID on your Aadhaar Card has been discontinued, email IDs can now be added/changed by visiting your nearest enrollment/update center. The earlier method of changing/adding email IDs via post has been discontinued w.e.f. 31st July 2018.

Following is the process to add or update your E-Mail ID or Phone Number on your Aadhaar Card:

STEP 1: Find your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment/ Update Center. To locate your nearest center, visit the UIDAI official site (https://uidai.gov.in/) and choose ‘Update Aadhaar at Enrolment/ Update Center’ from the My Aadhaar services menu. Mention all the required details and you will find your nearest Enrollment Center.

STEP 2: Visit your nearest Aadhaar enrolment/update center and fill the Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction Form

STEP 3: Fill in your updated/corrected name in the form and submit it along with your proof of identity.

STEP 4: The executive shall register your update request and verify your documents and biometrics. 

STEP 5: Once verified the executive will hand over an acknowledgment slip containing the Update Request Number (URN).

STEP 6: At last, pay the demographic change fee of Rs.50 

What are the documents required to add or update your E-Mail ID or Phone Number On your Aadhaar Card?

No proof of identity is required to be submitted while adding or changing your email ID on your Aadhaar Card.

Time involved to add or update your E-Mail ID or Phone Number on your Aadhaar Card

It takes around 90 days for your email ID to be changed or updated on your Aadhaar Card. Once updated, you can verify your email ID on UIDAI’s official website by clicking on the ‘Verify Email/ Mobile Number’ submenu under the ‘Aadhaar Services’ Tab.

How to Change your Address on your Aadhaar Card?

There are two methods of updating your Address on your Aadhaar Card,

  1. How to change or update your Address on your Aadhaar Card Online?

How to change or update your address with a valid address proof?

Following is the process to change or update your address on your Aadhaar Card if you have your valid Proof of Address.

STEP 1: Visit the UIDAI official site (https://uidai.gov.in/) and choose ‘Update your address Online’ under the ‘Update your Aadhaar’ services menu. Mention all the required details and you will find your nearest Enrollment Center.

STEP 2: You will be redirected to the Aadhaar Service Service Portal. (https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/).

STEP 3: Once redirected, click on “Proceed to Update Address”

STEP 4: In the redirected window, Enter your 12 Digit UID and CAPTCHA verification to receive a 6 digit OTP or 8 digit TOTP. An OTP or TOTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. 

STEP 5: Enter this OTP/TOTP and log in to your Aadhaar account and click on the “Address Update checkbox”

STEP 6: Fill in the relevant fields along with the correct address details that need to be updated.

STEP 7: Once filled, review your changes and continue to upload relevant documents which are valid proof of address (PoA). Upload original scanned and self-attested copies of your PoA document as per the list of acceptable supporting documents for verification

STEP 8: Submit the request and note down the Update Request Number (URN) carefully. You can also go ahead and download or print your acknowledgment copy.

How to change or update your Address without a valid address proof?

Following is the process to change or update your address on your Aadhaar Card if you don't have your valid Proof of Address.

STEP 1: Visit the UIDAI official site (https://uidai.gov.in/) and choose ‘Update your address Online’ under the ‘Update your Aadhaar’ services menu. Mention all the required details and you will find your nearest Enrollment Center.

STEP 2: You will be redirected to the Aadhaar Service Service Portal. (https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/).

STEP 3: Once redirected, click on “Request for Address Validation Letter”

STEP 4: In the redirected window, log in with your Aadhaar Number or Virtual ID and OTP/ TOTP which will be sent to your registered mobile number.

STEP 5: Verify yourself by entering this OTP/ TOTP and log in to your Aadhaar account.

STEP 6: Post verification, enter ‘Address Verifier Aadhaar’ number click on submit. Post submission, an SMS is sent to the verifier’s registered number containing an OTP and link to verify your request. 

STEP 7: Click on the link, login to account and verify the request to change your address using the OTP.

STEP 8: Again, an SMS is sent to your registered number containing SRN and the link to submit the application. Enter the SRN and OTP received through SMS.

STEP 9: You will then have to log in with your Service Request Number. Once logged in preview your address details and click submit a post which you will receive a letter and secret code via post.

STEP 10: Log in to the online address update portal and update your address via secret code, review your new address and submit the final request to obtain your URN for future reference.

2. How to change your Aadhaar Card details Online?

Following is the process to change or update your address on your Aadhaar Card offline:

STEP 1: Find your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment/ Update Center. To locate your nearest center, visit the UIDAI official site (https://uidai.gov.in/) and choose ‘Update Aadhaar at Enrolment/ Update Center’ from the My Aadhaar services menu. Mention all the required details and you will find your nearest Enrollment Center.

STEP 2: Visit your nearest Aadhaar enrolment/update center and fill the Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction Form

STEP 3: Fill in your updated/corrected name in the form and submit it along with your proof of identity.

STEP 4: The executive shall register your update request and verify your documents and biometrics. 

STEP 5: Once verified the executive will hand over an acknowledgment slip containing the Update Request Number (URN).

STEP 6: At last, pay the demographic change fee of Rs.50 

What are the documents required to change your Address on the Aadhaar Card?

A valid Proof of Identity must be given for an address change on the Aadhaar Card. As per the UDAI’s list of valid documents, there are 45 documents accepted as a valid proof of identity. Some of these documents include:

  • Passport
  • Bank Statement/ Passbook 
  • Post Office Account Statement/ Passbook
  • Ration Card
  • Driving License

Time involved to change your Address on your Aadhaar Card

It takes around 90 days for your name to be changed or updated on your Aadhaar Card.

How to change your Date of Birth on your Aadhaar Card?

There are chances that the Date of Birth on your Aadhaar Card is incomplete or incorrect. There can also be a situation where the date of birth on your Aadhaar does not match the D.O.B on your PAN Card. In such situations, it is important to change your Date of Birth on your Aadhaar Card.

Following is the process to change your Date of Birth on your Aadhaar Card offline:

STEP 1: Find your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment/ Update Center. To locate your nearest center, visit the UIDAI official site (https://uidai.gov.in/) and choose ‘Update Aadhaar at Enrolment/ Update Center’ from the My Aadhaar services menu. Mention all the required details and you will find your nearest Enrollment Center.

STEP 2: Visit your nearest Aadhaar enrolment/update center and fill the Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction Form

STEP 3: Fill in your updated/corrected name in the form and submit it along with your proof of identity.

STEP 4: The executive shall register your update request and verify your documents and biometrics. 

STEP 5: Once verified the executive will hand over an acknowledgment slip containing the Update Request Number (URN).

STEP 6: At last, pay the demographic change fee of Rs.50 

What are the documents required to change your Date of Birth on the Aadhaar Card?

A valid Proof of Identity must be given for address change on the Aadhaar Card. As per the UDAI’s list of valid documents, there are 15 documents accepted as a valid proof of identity. Some of these documents include:

  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • SSLC Book/Certificate
  • Photo ID card having Date of Birth, issued by Recognized Educational Institution
  • PAN Card

Time involved to change your Date of Birth on your Aadhaar Card

It takes around 90 days for your name to be changed or updated on your Aadhaar Card.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I check the status of my Aadhaar Card?

Status of your Aadhaar Card can be checked online by visiting the online portal of UIDAI. 

Checking with Acknowledgement Slip

STEP 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI and click on “Check Aadhaar Status” to see if Aadhaar is generated or updated. 

STEP 2: Enter the EID (Enrolment ID) number. 

STEP 3: Complete CAPTCHA Verification and press “Check Status”

Checking via Toll-Free Number

You can also check your Aadhaar Status via call. To avail of this facility, dial 1800-300-1947. Once a UIDAI agent picks up the call, he/she will ask you for your enrolment ID. Provide the enrolment ID so that the agent can cross-check the same. If the ID matches the database information then the agent will provide you with the status of your Aadhaar card.

Checking without Acknowledgement Slip

If you have misplaced your acknowledgment slip, you can still check the status of your Aadhaar by retrieving lost/ forgotten EID/UID. To do so follow these steps:

STEP 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI and click on “Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID”

STEP 2: Enter all relevant details and complete CAPTCHA Verification. Finally, click on “Send/Enter OTP” depending on whether or not you have received an OTP

STEP 3: Once the OTP is verified, the EID/UID will be sent to your email and/or mobile number, using which you can then check the status of Aadhaar.

How do I download my Aadhaar?

To download your Aadhaar visit UIDAI’s official website and click the “Download Aadhaar” option. Enter your UID/EID/VID and click “Send OTP”. Once you receive your OTP enter it to download the electronic copy of your Aadhaar.

What if you have misplaced your Aadhaar?

If you lose your Aadhaar, you do not need to panic. You can retrieve lost EID/UID. To do so follow these steps:

STEP 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI and click on “Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID”

STEP 2: Enter all relevant details and complete CAPTCHA Verification. Finally, click on “Send/Enter OTP” depending on whether or not you have received an OTP

STEP 3: Once the OTP is verified, the EID/UID will be sent to your email and/or mobile number, using which you can then download your E-Aadhaar.

What is Digilocker?

Digilocker is a mobile application launched by the Govt. of India as part of their Digital India initiative. Digilocker lets you access your important documents like Adhaar Card, anytime anywhere from your mobile devices.