Aadhar Card Name Change After Marriage: A Comprehensive Guide

by  Adv. Praneeth GN  




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Comprehensive Guide to Aadhar Card Name Change After Marriage!

Changing your name on the Aadhar Card after marriage is a common practice in India. UIDAI has streamlined the process, making it easier for individuals to update their last names online. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to navigate the Aadhar Card name change after marriage:

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Aadhar Card Name Change After Marriage:

  1. Understanding the Process:
    • Aadhar Card name change after marriage involves updating the last name. While last name changes can be done online, changing the first name requires a visit to Aadhaar Seva Kendra.
  2. Online Name Change for Last Name:
    • Follow these steps for updating the last name online:
      1. Log in to the My Aadhaar portal.
      2. Choose the ‘Name/Gender/Date of Birth & Address Update’ option.
      3. Select ‘Update Aadhaar Online’ and choose ‘Name.’
      4. Enter the required details and upload supporting documents.
      5. Pay the non-refundable fee of Rs.50.
      6. Save the Service Request Number (SRN) for tracking.
  3. Changing First Name Offline:
    • For a complete change in the first name, visit Aadhaar Seva Kendra or a registered update center. This includes complex changes that can’t be done online.
  4. Timeframe for Name Change:
    • UIDAI states a maximum of 30 days for Aadhar Card name change. However, approvals often happen within a few days.
  5. Limitations on Name Changes:
    • Individuals are allowed to change their name twice in a lifetime. Exceptions for a third change are considered only in specific cases.
  6. Update Request Status:
    • After submitting the request online, a URN (Update Request Number) is generated. Track the status using the My Aadhaar portal.
  7. Documents Required for Name Change:
    • Acceptable proof of identity (POI) documents include Passport, PAN, Voter ID, etc. Ensure the document validates the name change.

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Name Change After Marriage FAQs:

Q1. Can I change my first name after marriage online?

A1. No, changing the complete first name requires an offline visit to Aadhaar Seva Kendra.

Q2. Is there a specific time limit for updating the last name after marriage?

A2. There is no specific time limit, but it’s advisable to update it at the earliest convenience.

Q3. Can I change my last name multiple times after marriage?

A3. You can change your last name multiple times, but a complete first name change is restricted.

Q4. What happens if I need to change my name a third time?

A4. Third-name changes are allowed only in exceptional cases, subject to approval by UIDAI.

Q5. Can I track the status of my name change request?

A5. Yes, use the URN provided after submission to track the status on the My Aadhaar portal.


Aadhar Card name change after marriage is a straightforward process for updating the last name online. However, for a complete first name change and other complex alterations, individuals should visit Aadhaar Seva Kendra. Staying informed about the limitations, process, and required documents ensures a smooth experience when updating names on the Aadhar Card.

Complexity out, simplicity in! Change your Aadhar name effortlessly. Begin now

Adv. Praneeth GN

Adv. Praneeth GN


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Praneeth GN is a legal consultant who prioritises ethical and professional conduct. He graduated with (B.A. and LL.B) from the K.L.E. Society Law College. With more than 8 years of experience in handling legal cases independently. He has the potential to understand and explain complicated legal words in simple terms to clients.

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