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Aadhaar Card Name Change - How To Change Name In Aadhaar Card Online?

By Adnan Ali

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Updated on: Jun 26th, 2024

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4 min read

Aadhaar has become a very important identity proof for Indian residents because of the voluntary registrations and the mandatory linking with PAN for the past couple of years. It is a 12-digit unique number allotted to only residents by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). As per rules set by UIDAI, it is imperative to keep your Aadhaar details including your name, address, biometric information and so on, updated at all times.

Previously, the process of name change in Aadhaar card was both online and offline through registered enrollment centres. However, now, only the address change in Aadhaar card is online and the rest all updates in Aadhaar card is offline. This means that you can change your name in the Aadhaar card only by visiting an official Aadhaar enrolment centre after downloading the Aadhaar enrolment form. Read on to know more about the process.

Aadhaar Card Name Change Form

The form to update your name is available on the UIDAI website. You must download the form, fill out the required details and submit it to the Aadhaar Seva Kenrda. Alternatively, you can also visit the Aadhaar Seva Kendra and obtain the form, fill it out and submit it at the centre. 

How To Change Name On Aadhaar Card Step-by-Step Process?

Currently, you cannot update the name online. Here is the step-by-step process to change your name on Aadhaar card:

  • Step 1: Download the Aadhaar Enrolment and Update Form from the official website of UIDAI. 
  • Step 2: Visit your nearby Aadhaar enrolment centre or Aadhaar Seva Kendra.
  • Step 3: Fill in the necessary details and provide this form to the executive.
  • Step 4: Submit the original Proof of Identity document to the executives. They will take a xerox of it and give it back to you. 
  • Step 5: Now submit a fee of Rs. 50 for updating your name on your Aadhaar.

You will receive an acknowledgement slip containing an updated URN (Update Request Number). By using this URN, you can check your UIDAI Aadhaar update status. 

What are the Documents Required for Aadhaar Card Name Change?

Although over 15 documents are accepted, some of the popular proofs of identity (POI) are:

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

Aadhaar Card Name Change After Marriage

Since it is a common practice in India to change surnames after marriage, UIDAI has made it possible to update your last name online by downloading the Aadhaar Enrolment and Update Form, filling it up and submitting it to the Aadhaar Seva Kendra along with the fees and documents. 

How to Change Name in Aadhaar Card Without Proof?

You cannot change your name without valid identity proof. Keep at least one original proof of identity document with you while visiting the Aadhaar Seva Kendra or Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, such as a PAN card, driving license, Voter ID, ration card, etc. 

Aadhaar Card Name Change Status

Once you have submitted your Aadhaar update application, you will receive a URN. You can track the status of your request by following the below steps:

Step 1:  Visit the UIDAI website.

Step 2: Click on ‘Check Aadhaar Update Status’ option under ‘My Aadhaar’. 

Aadhaar status check

Step 3: Select ‘URN’. Enter the URN and the captcha code and click ‘Submit’.

Aadhaar update status check

 Step 4: The status of the Aadhaar update application will be displayed on the screen.

How To Download the Aadhaar Card After Name Change?

Once your Aadhaar card is ready with the updated name, you can download the updated version of your card from UIDAI website. However, it is important to note that to access the Aadhaar online, it is essential to have your mobile number registered with your Aadhaar. Here is the step-by-step guide to downloading Aadhaar after changing your name:

Step 1:  Visit the UIDAI website and move to ‘My Aadhaar’.

Step 2: Click on ‘Download Aadhaar' option under the ‘Get Aadhaar’ tab. 

Aadhaar download

Step 3: Click on the ‘Download Aadhaar’ tab.

Download Aadhaar update card

Step 4: Select Aadhaar Number, enter the Aadhaar number, captcha code and click on ‘Send OTP’.

Aadhaar card download

Step 5: Enter the OTP that you received on your mobile number, select if you want a masked Aadhaar and click the ‘Verify & Download’ button to download a PDF of your e-Aadhaar card. 

Aadhaar download online

An Aadhaar card is one of the most important proofs of government identity that contains all your demographic and biometric information. There may be situations where you change your name due to marriage or some other reason. In such a situation, applying for a name change on your Aadhaar card is essential, although the Unique Identification number in your Aadhaar card remains the same. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many days does it take to change a name on Aadhaar card?

As per UIDAI, the Aadhaar card name change time is stated at a maximum of 30 days from the submission of a request. However, with system improvement, generally, the request is approved/rejected within a few days only. 

How many times can I change my name on my Aadhaar card?

You can only change your name only twice in a lifetime. 

Can I change my name more than twice in my Aadhaar card?

You are only allowed to make changes twice in your name in Aadhaar card. Only exceptional cases are allowed by the regional branch of UIDAI on special request in case of a third change. 

How to change father’s name on Aadhaar card?

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

Where can I change my name on my Aadhaar card?

You can change your name on your Aadhaar card only by visiting the Aadhaar Seva Kendra or Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. 

Can I change my name on Aadhaar card online?

No, currently, the UIDAI provides online services to change only the address on an Aadhaar card. For any other changes in the Aadhaar card, you will have to download the Aadhaar Enrolment and Update Form and submit it to the Aadhaar Seva Kendra or Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.

What are the fees of name change in an Aadhaar card?

The fees for Aadhaar card name change is Rs.50. 

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