Aadhaar Card Name Change

Until March 14, 2024, you have the opportunity to submit your Proof of Identity (PoI) and Proof of Address (PoA) documents at no cost through the UIDAI website.

Having an accurate and updated Aadhaar card is essential in India, as it serves as a vital document for identification and verification purposes. However, sometimes your name on the Aadhaar card needs to be changed.

Here is an easy guide for you to learn how to update your name on your Aadhaar card, whether you're doing it online or offline.

Fee & Charges of Aadhaar Card Name Change

The fees and charges for any demographic update on Aadhaar Card is ₹50/- (Inclusive of GST) 😃

Reasons For Aadhaar Card Name Change

There could be various reasons for changing the name on an Aadhaar card, such as:

  • Errors in the name: If there are spelling mistakes or errors in the name on the Aadhaar card, a correction may be needed.
  • Change of name/ Surname: In case of a legal name change due to marriage, divorce, or any other reason, updating the name (First Name, Last Name & Middle Name) on the Aadhaar card is necessary.
  • Updating initials or full name: If the name on the Aadhaar card is incomplete or only has initials, one may want to update it to include the full name.

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Documents Required for Aadhaar Card Name Change

The UIDAI portal has simplified minor name changes for Aadhaar card holders. Here are the documents required to change the name on the Aadhaar Card:

  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID
  • Ration Card/PDS Card
  • Driving License
  • Government-issued marriage certificate with a photograph
  • Pensioner Card
  • Disability Card
  • CGHS/ECHS/ESIC/Medi-Claim Card with Photo issued by State/Central Govt./PSUs

Important Points To Note For Aadhaar Card Name Change

When thinking about changing your NAME on your Aadhaar card, there are a few important points to keep in mind for a smooth process. Here are some key points to note for Aadhaar card name change:

  • Processing time for online and offline updates can vary. The time it takes to update your name can be different depending on whether you do it online or offline.
  • You can track the status of your update request using the URN on the SSUP or Aadhaar website.
  • It is recommended to keep copies of all submitted documents for your records.
  • If you have any doubts or require further assistance, you can contact the Aadhaar helpline at 1947.

Steps to Update Aadhaar Card Name Online

As per the latest update, there is no online application process for an Aadhaar Card Name Change. However, you can initiate the process online by booking an appointment at an Aadhaar enrollment centre.

  1. Visit the official UIDAI website and go to the ‘Get Aadhaar' section. Click on ‘Book an Appointment'.
  2. Aadhaar Name Update UIDAI Website
  3. Choose your ‘City/location’ from the dropdown list provided under 'Book an Appointment at UIDAI run Aadhaar Seva Kendra'.
  4. Aadhaar Name Update Book Appointment Select Location
  5. Select ‘Aadhaar Update', and enter your mobile number and the CAPTCHA code. Then, click on 'Generate OTP'.
  6. Aadhaar Name Update Enter Mobile Number and Captcha
  7. Fill in the Appointment details and click “Next”. And then fill out the “Personal Details”.
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  9. Next, select the “Time Slots” and “Review Appointment Detail” for the Aadhaar registration appointment.
  10. Visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre with the necessary documents.
  11. Complete the application form at the enrolment centre.
  12. After completing the process, you will receive an SMS confirmation with a registration number for tracking purposes.

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Checking Aadhaar Card Name Change Status

Follow the steps mentioned below to check the status of your Name Change Request in your Aadhaar Card online:

  1. Visit the official UIDAI website.
  2. Enter your Enrolment ID (EID)/ SRN or URN and enter the Captcha code.
  3. View the step-wise status of your Aadhaar generation: Draft Stage, Payment Stage, Verification Stage, Validation Stage, Completed.
  4. Check Aadhaar Card Name Change Status Online

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can only change your name twice in a lifetime.

You cannot change your name without valid identity proof. Keep at least one scanned copy of a POI or proof of identity such as a PAN card, driving license, etc.

Relationship details are included under address details in Aadhar and have been made optional. So please update your Address in Aadhar to change your father’s name in your Aadhar.

You can make minor changes online, but for complex changes including the first name, you would have to approach Aadhaar Seva Kendra i.e. registered update centre.

You can update & track your address, name (small changes), date of birth, and gender by using the Self-Service Update Portal (SSUP).

You can submit the request in the language you’re comfortable with.

Your Aadhaar update request may get rejected if you have uploaded the wrong set of documents, you have failed to submit the self-attested documents, or you have submitted mismatched details in the form and the documents.

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