Given the ever increasing importance of Aadhaar, any spelling errors or other mistakes in your Aadhaar details are likely to lead to problems for you. Linking Aadhaar and PAN, which is effectively mandatory for most now, requires that all your demographic details match on both. If there is a mismatch in your name, gender, date of birth on both documents, it means that you may be unable to link the two. You may need to update your Aadhaar for other reasons as well such as if it becomes inactive.
If you haven’t used your Aadhaar in any transaction, like linking it to bank account or PAN, for three continuous years, it can become inactive, as per the UIDAI helpline and officials at an Aadhaar enrolment centre. You will have to update your Aadhaar if it becomes inactive.
If you’re looking to update your Aadhaar, here’s how to do it.
As per UIDAI website, there are three ways to update or correct your Aadhaar card details:
1. Update your details online
2. Request update by post
3. Visit a nearby enrolment centre
Only those individuals who have registered their valid mobile number with Aadhaar would be able to update it online. Since online transactions are OTP authenticated, registering your mobile number with Aadhaar becomes mandatory.
If you are using online Self Service Update Portal (SSUP) for updation, you can update your Demographic details (Name, Address, DoB, Gender, Mobile & Email). Make sure that your mobile number is registered in Aadhaar while using this service.
• Login to AADHAAR card Online Self Service Update Portal using your Aadhaar number.
• Submit your AADHAAR card name change / correction / surname change request online.
• Scan and upload supporting self-attested Proof of Identity document (soft copy) for Aadhaar card name change / correction / surname change online.
• Once the name change / correction / surname change request is submitted you will be given your Aadhaar card Update Request Number, which can be further used to track the status of your request.
Updating via post:
To update your Aadhaar details via post, you need to download the form online.
Check mark the field that needs to be updated on the top of the form, fill it out in English and the local language. Use the same local language that was used at the time of your enrolment in Aadhaar and appears in your Aadhaar Letter.
Fill out the fields that require update/correction. Providing mobile number is mandatory for updation/correction in any of the fields. However, as per UIDAI website, providing email ID is optional. Moreover, the fields required to be updated should be clearly indicated in the form.
Duly filled application form along with the self-attested supporting documents needs to be sent to UIDAI at the given address. Mark the envelope as “Aadhaar Update/Correction” on top.
Post Box No. 10
Madhya Pradesh- 480001
Post Box No. 99
Visiting nearby enrolment centre for update:
In case you are visiting Aadhaar Permanent Enrolment Center, you can get both demographics (Name, Address, DoB, Gender, Mobile & Email) & biometrics (Finger Prints, Iris & Photograph).
You need to carry original documents for updation at enrolment centre. Original documents will be scanned and handed back to you after updation. You can visit any of the permanent enrolment center for updation.
How much is the fee:
Updating Aadhaar online and by post can be done free of cost. However, if you are visiting an enrolment centre for the correction / update you need to pay a fee of Rs 25 each time you get your details updated.
As per the UIDAI website, the turnaround time for the updation is 90 days. Your update request will be verified by UIDAI representative. Once your request is approved, you can download your e-Aadhaar by clicking “Download Aadhaar” on uidai.gov.in.
Aadhaar letter with updates will be delivered at the given address only in case of updation in Name, Address, Date of Birth and Gender. For Update of Mobile number/Email ID, only a notification will be sent on the given mobile number/email ID.
The above information was checked by the correspondent from UIDAI helpline and re-verified with officials of a local enrolment centre in sector 10 Noida, Uttar Pradesh.