How to change name in Aadhaar – Here's the step by step guide

Here's how you can correct your Name on Aadhaar card online.

By Reema Sharma | Last Updated: May 06, 2017, 11:48 AM IST
How to change name in Aadhaar – Here's the step by step guide

New Delhi: The government has made Aadhaar card compulsory for various purposes – from linking it to pan, for getting essential benefits and services, for filing your Income Tax et al.

However, the mistake in your Aadhaar card can give you a lot of difficulties.

If your Aadhaar number requires correction like name, address, gender, date of birth, mobile number and email ID, you can do it online through UIDAI portal.

While, you will have to submit substantial documents, no documents are required for mobile number change and gender correction.

Here's how you can correct your Name on Aadhaar card online

Visit the official UIDAI website: https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update

Click on the update Aadhaar details (online) as shown in image.

Now enter your Aadhaar number generate your One Time Password (OTP)

Remember, the OTP will be sent to your registered mobile phoneUpon recieving the OTP,  enter it at the Text Verification box

You will recieve an array of options –Name change, date of birth, gender, address change etc

Select the Name change option

Fill in the correct name

Go to the next step, where you will be required to submit necessary documents

You will get two BPO service provider selection. Click any one.

Next you will have to finally submit.

Upon completion, you will be given URN number.

Keep this number to track down your progress.