How to Change Name in Aadhar Card Online: A Step-by-Step Guide

by  Adv. Praneeth GN  




3 mins


Update Your Aadhar Name Effortlessly: Navigate the Process with Our Easy Guide!

In the era of digitalization, updating your name on your Aadhar Card has become a hassle-free process through the online mode. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the online name change procedure:

Step 1: Log in to My Aadhaar Portal

  • Visit the official UIDAI website or click here.
  • Log in using your Aadhaar number and the OTP received on your registered mobile number.

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Step 2: Select ‘Name/Gender/Date of Birth & Address Update’

  • After logging in, locate and select the option named ‘Name/Gender/Date of Birth & Address Update.’

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Step 3: Choose ‘Update Aadhaar Online’

  • Click on ‘Update Aadhaar Online’ to initiate the online name change process.

Step 4: Select ‘Name’ for Demographic Update

  • In the online form, select ‘Name’ from the list of demographic fields to be updated.
  • Press ‘Proceed to Update Aadhaar.’

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Step 5: Enter Demographic Information and Upload Documents

  • Provide the required demographic information accurately.
  • Upload a scanned copy of the original supporting document (Passport, PAN, Voter ID, etc.).

Step 6: Pay the Non-Refundable Fee

  • Complete the process by paying the non-refundable fee of Rs.50 through online modes like debit/credit cards or net banking.

Step 7: Save the Service Request Number (SRN)

  • Upon successful submission, a Service Request Number (SRN) will be generated. Save this number for tracking the status later.

Step 8: Await Internal Quality Check and SMS Notification

  • After the internal quality check, you will receive an SMS notifying you about the progress.

Tracking Aadhar Card Name Change Status

  • Check the status of your request through the My Aadhaar portal using the Update Request Number (URN).

Timeframe for Name Change

  • According to UIDAI, the Aadhar card name change time is stated at a maximum of 30 days from the submission of a request. However, improvements in the system often lead to quicker approvals.

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Additional Insights:

  • Name Change After Marriage:
    • Update your last name online; complete first name changes at offline centers.
  • Change Limitations:
    • You can only change your name twice in a lifetime, with exceptional cases subject to approval from the regional branch of UIDAI.
  • Name Change Without Proof:
    • Not possible; keep at least one scanned copy of a Proof of Identity (POI) document handy.
  • Addressing Father’s Name Change:
    • Update your address in Aadhar to change your father’s name.


Changing your name on your Aadhar Card online is a streamlined process. Follow these steps diligently, and ensure you have the necessary documents ready for a seamless experience. Remember, keeping your Aadhar details up-to-date is essential for various official purposes.

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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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