In the midst of the Covid crisis, the government is continuously promoting such methods or increasing awareness about its services for the safety of the people, so that people can do their important work sitting at home. It has options like online service, mobile phone service, doorstep service. In this episode, UIDAI had also recently tweeted and informed that people can change much information in their base sitting at home, and for this, they will not need to come to the center. People can update their name, gender, date of birth, and address sitting at home. Along with this, you can also change the language of the Aadhaar card.
Update this 4 information sitting at home
- UIDAI has informed that Aadhaar cardholders can update their 4 information in Aadhaar online through Self Service Update Portal (SSUP). UIDAI said that to update name, gender, date of birth, and address in Aadhaar, one has to visit the portal https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/ssup/.
- An Aadhaar cardholder can change his name twice in a lifetime. At the same time, gender and date of birth can be changed once in a lifetime.
- The cardholder’s mobile number must be linked with Aadhaar to update his/her information in Aadhaar online. You will receive OTP for Aadhaar authentication on the registered mobile number during the process on the portal. If you have not registered your mobile number while enrolling for Aadhaar, you will have to visit the Permanent Enrollment Center to get it registered.
- Apart from this, you will have to visit Aadhaar Seva Kendra or the Enrollment/Update Center for other updates like the head of family or guardian details or biometric updates.
what documents are required
If you want to change the name, date of birth, or address on your Aadhar card, you will have to submit a scanned copy of each certificate for verification. But no document is required for gender update. This includes passport, pan card, ration card, voter id, driving license, government-issued identity card, etc.
How to Know Status On
successful submission of an online address update request, you will receive an Update Request Number (URN). This is shown on the screen and also sent via SMS to your registered mobile number. To track your Aadhaar update status, you need to visit https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/checkSSUPSstatus/checkupdatestatus and enter your URN and your Aadhaar number.
How much is the fee
Updating the information of name, address, date of birth, and gender in the Aadhaar card through the Self Service Update Portal is not free. There is a fee for this facility. UIDAI charges Rs 50 for each update request from the customer.
Why is it important to keep Aadhaar updated
Aadhaar number issued by the Government of India is an important document for any person. Much important information about the person is associated with this number. The benefits of many government schemes are made available to the people through the Aadhaar card. Along with this, the Aadhaar number is also used as an identity for getting government or private services. If for any reason the information in the Aadhaar number is entered old or entered incorrectly, then the person’s application can be canceled or stopped. In such a situation, UIDAI gives such facilities to the people so that they can easily rectify their information. Some of these services can be improved by the cardholder sitting at home.