How to update the changes of Aadhaar card details online?

Khevna.P.Shah, INN/Bangalore

@Shahkhevna1, @Infodeaofficial

The Uidai site now allows anyone to change their personal details such as the name, address, sex, and date of birth on the Aadhaar card.

It has now become convenient for people to update the details of their Aadhaar card online. There are certain steps to be followed. All that one has to do is to visit the government’s official online portal of the Unique Identification Authority of India (Uidai) and follow the steps mentioned. The site allows the person to change personal details such as name, sex, date of birth, and address on the Aadhaar card.

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Here’s how to update Aadhaar card details online

Step 1: Log in to the official website and visit the “Update Aadhaar” section.

Step 2: You then need to then tap again on the “Update Address in your Aadhaar” link.  After clicking on it, you will be redirected to a page that will allow you to update details more than your address.

Step 3: Now click on the “Proceed to Update Aadhaar” link and then enter your relevant credentials. Once you have entered your relevant credentials, you will be asked to enter your Aadhaar number and captcha. And then tap on the ‘Send OTP’ button.

Step 4: Once you receive a six-digit OTP on your registered mobile number, enter it. After which, you will be allowed to update your demographics data. You need to click on the option of demographics data. Just add the latest details and submit the data by clicking on the “Proceed” button.

Step 5: On reaching the final step, you will be asked to upload relevant documents which can validate the changes you want to make to your Aadhaar card. In simpler terms, you will have to provide proof for the changes you are making.

What are the details can you change?

According to the official site, the  demographic data that can be updated online are:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Address
  • Language

How many times Aadhaar data can be updated?

You are allowed to update the name on your Aadhaar card twice in a lifetime and the gender and date of birth only once. The official site says “change in Date of Birth can be updated only for unverified DoB.”

What documents are required for the Aadhaar Online Updates?

Each type of update will require some verification. For Name, you need to a scanned a copy of Proof of Identity (POI) and for date of birth, a scanned copy of proof of date of birth is required. And to update the gender,  an OTP authentication via mobile/Face Authorisation is required.

And to update the address, you should upload a scanned copy of the Proof of Address (POA). If you just want to update the language, then none of the above documents are required.

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