Aadhaar updation charges: What fee do you have to pay to get Aadhaar details updated? FAQs answered

Aadhaar updation charges: If you need to update your Aadhaar card details, like changing your name, address, photo, or other details, you might have to pay a fee. The cost depends on what you’re updating—whether it’s your personal information, your biometrics, or both.
As per an ET report, the fee might also be different based on where you update and who provides the service.To avoid surprises, check with your Aadhaar centre beforehand to find out what you’ll need to pay.
Updating your Aadhaar card might require paying certain fees:

  • Biometric updates: If you need to change your fingerprints or iris scan, the fee is Rs 100.
  • Demographic updates: For changes to your name, date of birth, or address, the fee is Rs 50 at the centre.
  • Combination of both: If you need to update both biometric and demographic details, you will be required to pay both fees, totalling Rs 150.

To get a printed copy of your e-Aadhaar card, you can visit an Aadhaar enrolment centre and pay a fee of Rs. 30. If you’re applying for Aadhaar for the first time, there’s no charge.
For children between the ages of 5 and 15, updating their biometric details is mandatory but is done at no cost. So, while there’s a fee for getting a printed e-Aadhaar, first-time registration and biometric updates for children are free.

Aadhaar Card update – FAQs answered

Do I have to go to the same Aadhaar enrolment centre where I originally signed up to update my details?
No, you can visit any Aadhaar Enrolment/Update Centre to update your demographic or biometric details. You can also update your address or documents (like POI and POA) online.
How can I update my name if my request is rejected?
You can change your name on your Aadhaar card twice by presenting valid documents. If tyou need additional updates beyond this limit, you must provide a gazete notification for a name change and follow these steps:
1. Visit a centre with required documents:

  • Take the gazette notification for the name change to the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre.
  • Bring any supporting document that shows your old name with a photograph, such as a Divorce Decree, Adoption Certificate, or Marriage Certificate.

2. Contact UIDAI for exception processing:

  • If your request for a name update is rejected because you’ve exceeded the limit, call 1947 or email help@uidai.net.in to request exception processing through a regional office.
  • Provide your enrolment ID (EID).

3. Attach supporting documents:
When emailing, make sure to include the EID slip from your most recent enrolment, the gazette notification for name change, and any supporting document showing your old name with a photograph.
4. Follow the detailed process
Refer to the UIDAI guidelines for name and gender update requests under exception.
Do I need to bring original documents to update my Aadhaar card at the enrollment centre?
Yes, you must bring the original documents to the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre when updating your information. Make sure to collect your original documents after the operator has scanned them.
How long does it take to update Aadhaar?
Generally, 90% of update requests are completed within 30 days.
What if I’ve lost my mobile number used during enrolment?
To update your mobile number on your Aadhaar card, you can visit any Aadhaar Enrolment Centre or use a postman service. You don’t need to provide any documents or your old mobile number. Please note that you cannot update your mobile number online.
Where can I update my mobile number?
At an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, you can update various details, depending on the services offered. These include:

  • Demographic details: Name, Address, Date of Birth, Gender, Mobile Number, Email ID, and supporting documents (Proof of Identity and Proof of Address).
  • Biometric details: Fingerprints, Iris, and Photograph.

To find an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre near you and check which services are available, visit the Bhuvan portal.
Will my Aadhaar number change after an update?
No, your Aadhaar number will always remain the same after any update.

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