How to Update or Change Father’s Name on Aadhar Card: A Step-by-Step Guide

by  Adv. Praneeth GN  




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A Comprehensive Guide to Updating Father’s Name on Aadhar Card – Your Step-by-Step Solution!

Updating or changing your father’s name on the Aadhar Card is a crucial process, especially when there are alterations due to legal changes or personal reasons. Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide on how to update or change your father’s name on the Aadhar Card:

For those undergoing a name change post-marriage, our comprehensive guide Aadhar Card Name Change After Marriage provides detailed instructions.

Updating Father’s Name on Aadhar Card:

1. Addressing Relationship Details:

  • Understand that relationship details, including the father’s name, are categorized under address details in Aadhar.

2. Updating Address for Father’s Name Change:

  • To change your father’s name, update the address in Aadhar. This is crucial for reflecting the correct father’s name.

3. Online Method for Minor Changes:

  • For minor changes, the online method is applicable. Follow these steps:
    • Log in to the My Aadhaar portal.
    • Select ‘Name/Gender/Date of Birth & Address Update.’
    • Choose ‘Update Aadhaar Online.’
    • Select the specific field (Name) to be updated.
    • Enter the required details and upload supporting documents.
    • Pay the non-refundable fee of Rs.50.
    • Save the Service Request Number (SRN) for tracking.

4. Offline Method for Complex Changes:

  • If the change involves a complete alteration or is complex, visit Aadhaar Seva Kendra or a registered update center. Offline changes allow for more extensive modifications.

5. Timeframe for Name Change:

  • UIDAI mentions a maximum of 30 days for processing Aadhar Card name changes. However, approvals often occur within a shorter duration.

6. Tracking Name Change Request:

  • After submitting the request online, a URN (Update Request Number) is generated. Use this number to track the status through the My Aadhaar portal.

7. 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.

8. Documents Required for Father’s Name Change:

  • Valid identity proof (POI) documents include Passport, PAN, Voter ID, etc. Ensure the document validates the father’s name change.

FAQs for Father’s Name Change in Aadhar

Q1. Can I change my father’s name online?

A1. Yes, for minor changes, use the online method. Complex changes require an offline visit to Aadhaar Seva Kendra.

Q2. How long does it take to process father’s name changes?

A2. UIDAI mentions a maximum of 30 days, but approvals often occur within a shorter duration.

Q3. Can I change my father’s name multiple times?

A3. Two name changes are allowed in a lifetime. Exceptions for a third change are considered only in specific cases.

Q4. What if I need to change my father’s 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 father’s name change request?

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


Updating or changing your father’s name on the Aadhar Card is a crucial process that requires attention to detail. Whether opting for the online method for minor changes or the offline method for complex alterations, individuals must follow the specified steps and provide accurate documentation to ensure a successful update.

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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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