Thursday, September 3, 2020

UIDAI to charge Rs 100 to change Aadhaar card details

UIDAI to charge Rs 100 to change Aadhaar card details

The Aadhaar issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India or the UIDAI is the most important of all documents proving the identity of an Indian citizen/resident. Recently it was announced by the UIDAI that there will be a fee for the updation of Aadhaar. The charges to update your biometric details will be Rupees 100 whereas the fee to update your demographic details will continue to be Rupees 50. 

The Aadhaar contains a unique 12 digit number for identification as well as the biometric information and demographic details of the individual. Aadhaar eKYC is done to prove the identity of the individual.  Aadhaar based eKYC is carried out through Aadhaar authentication where the details of the individual get submitted to the UIDAI. Based on the information stored on the Aadhaar database, the UIDAI responds with a yes/no.

The New Checklist For Updation Of Aadhaar

The UIDAI has recently shared a new checklist for the updation of Aadhaar. This is for those individuals who wish to upgrade the information stored on their Aadhaar. The process has been simplified to prevent unwanted problems amidst the COVID 19 pandemic that has affected the entire nation.

To update your Aadhaar- 

  • You can either log on to the official website of the UIDAI (, or 

  • Download the app of UIDAI on your smartphone and use their online services or

  • Approach the Aadhaar Enrollment Centre (Aadhaar Seva Kendra) closest to your location

Log on to the official website of the UIDAI to locate the Aadhaar Seva Kendra closest to you.

Things To Remember

  1. Registered Aadhaar holders do not require any additional documents except their Aadhaar card. They can update the following details:

  • Scan of iris and fingerprints (Biometrics)

  • Gender

  • Photograph

  • Email address

  • Mobile phone number

  1. The fee for updating biometric information has now been revised.

  • Rupees 100 is the new fee for biometric updation

  • The same amount is applicable whether you have to update a single or more than one detail.

  1. The charges to update your demographic details remains the same.

  • Rupees 50 will continue to be the charges for updation of demographic details.

  1. To change your date of birth, you need to carry/upload a valid document proving your date of birth.

  • The UIDAI accepts 15 documents as valid proof for date of birth.

  1. To update your address, you need to upload/carry a valid proof of address.

  •  The UIDAI accepts 45 documents as proof of address.

  • Log on to the official website of the UIDAI to get a list of all the documents.

  1. To avail the different services including Aadhaar updation from the Aadhaar Enrollment Centre, you must book an appointment beforehand. To book an appointment-

  • Log on to

  • Select  ‘My Aadhaar’

  • Click on ‘Update Your Aadhaar’

  • Select the option ‘Book an Appointment’

  1. There is a limit to the number of times you can change the information on your Aadhaar. Keep that in mind while updating your Aadhaar card.

  • The UIDAI permits to make changes to your name only twice.

  • You can update your date of birth and gender only once in your life-time.

The Aadhaar is used for several purposes including- opening bank/stock accounts, entering into contracts, buying a piece of land, and availing several subsidies and benefits from the government. This means it is important to keep your Aadhaar updated whenever there has been a change in the details recorded in the Aadhaar database of the UIDAI. 

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