Aadhar Card Update FAQs: Answering Your Questions

by  Adv. Praneeth GN  




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Navigate Aadhar Updates with Ease: From Online Changes to Document Essentials, Get Answers to Your FAQs Here!

Aadhar card updates are crucial for keeping your information accurate and relevant. This FAQ guide addresses common queries individuals have when it comes to updating their Aadhar card details. Whether you’re changing your name, address, or other demographic information, find answers to your questions below.

Q1: Can I update my Aadhar card details online?

A1: Yes, you can update certain details online, such as your address, name (minor changes), date of birth, and gender. However, biometric and mobile number updates require a visit to the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.

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Q2: What fields can I update through the Self-Service Update Portal (SSUP)?

A2: You can update demographic details, including address, name (minor changes), date of birth, and gender through SSUP. Biometric and demographic details like mobile number and email ID can be updated at an enrolment centre.

Non-resident Indians can find specific guidelines for updating Aadhar Card details in our dedicated article Updating Aadhar Card Details for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).

Q3: Are there criteria for requesting changes online?

A3: To change demographic details online, submit scanned copies of necessary documents. If your documents are not accepted, the update request will be rejected.

Q4: Can an Aadhar card serve as proof for a home loan, credit card, or personal loan application?

A4: Yes, Aadhar card is a valid proof of identity and residence, and it can be used for various financial applications.

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Q5: Should I submit my update request in a local language?

A5: You can submit the request in any language you’re comfortable with; language is not a barrier for updating Aadhar details.

Q6: What if my mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar authorities?

A6: If your mobile number is not registered, visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre to link your mobile number and make corrections.

Q7: Do I have to provide documents to update/change my mobile details?

A7: No documents are required to update/change your mobile number. Fill the Aadhar Enrolment/Correction Form and submit it with the update fee.

Q8: Can information be modified after submitting the request for Aadhar card correction online?

A8: No, once submitted, the request cannot be modified. Ensure all information is correct before submission.

Q9: Will I receive an updated Aadhar letter?

A9: You can download the updated e-Aadhaar from the UIDAI website. Refresh your details in the mAadhaar app once the update is complete.

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Q10: How do I register my mobile number to make changes online?

A10: Visit an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre and submit the Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction form, mentioning your mobile number.

Q11: Can OCI cardholders, LTV holders, and other Resident Foreigners make corrections in their Aadhaar card?

A11: Yes, they can. The exact list of required documents can be found on the UIDAI website.

Q12: Why does the request for Aadhaar card update or correction get rejected?

A12: Requests can be rejected if:

  • Wrong documents are uploaded.
  • Self-attested documents are not submitted.
  • Transliteration errors occur.
  • Details in the form don’t match the attached documents.

Q13: Is a certificate from a local MP/MLA/local body official accepted as a proof document?

A13: Yes, if it includes the address and a photo on the letter, it’s accepted as proof of address.

Q14: How much time does it take to update the address in the Aadhar card?

A14: The address is usually updated within 30 days of application. Track the status online and download your e-Aadhaar once updated.

Q15: Can I change/modify the information after submitting the request for Aadhar card correction online?

A15: No, the request cannot be modified after submission. Ensure accurate information before submitting.

These FAQs aim to provide clarity on the Aadhar card update process. If you have specific concerns or need personalized assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out. Keeping your Aadhar details accurate ensures a smooth experience with various services and transactions.

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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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