With so many government services linked with your Aadhaar card, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Thus, having correct and updated information in the UIDAI database becomes vital.
Particularly, women might have to update their name in Aadhaar card after their marriage. But, the procedure is quite simple.
Here is how you can do it.
Visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center. Get an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill all necessary details along with your updated name (post marriage).
You will be required to attach valid supporting documents and pay a fee of Rs. 25.
Finally, an acknowledgment slip containing a URN (Update Request Number) will be issued to you. This URN can be used to check your Aadhaar update status.
Similarly, this procedure can also be used to update/change other information in your Aadhaar card, including your Date of Birth (DoB), photograph, mobile number, and residential address, among others.
Notably, your name/other information will be updated within 90 days of application and your updated Aadhaar will be mailed to your residential address.
Make sure to double-check all the information, to avoid future slip-ups.
You can update/change your Aadhaar-registered residential address online.
To do so, log on to UIDAI's Self-Service Update Portal (SSUP).
Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number, screen-displayed text verification code, and click on 'Send OTP' button. Then, enter the OTP and click on 'Submit' button.
Enter your residential address, upload scanned copies of your Proof of Address (PoA), select BPO service provider, and submit your request.
Post the September 26, 2018 Supreme Court verdict related to authentication of Aadhaar, there has been much confusion with respect to services where Aadhaar is mandatory and where not.
Aadhaar is no longer mandatory for services such as opening bank accounts, telecom services, and school admissions/entrance tests.
However, it is still necessary for availing government welfare-schemes, and filing I-T returns (if PAN isn't used).
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