Aadhaar card is one of the most important government identity proofs as it contains both demographic as well as the biometric data of the card holder. However, there may be situations where a person may be required to update his details in Aadhaar. There are two ways to update Aadhaar, one through the Self Service Update Portal (SSUP) and the other by visiting the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. Read more to find out how to change photo in Aadhar card.
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How to Change/Update Photo in Aadhaar Card
You can get your details in Aadhaar card updated by visiting a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. You can follow the steps mentioned below to change the photo in Aadhaar card:
Step 1: Visit a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Centre/ Aadhaar Sewa Kendra
Step 2: Download the Aadhaar Enrolment/Correction/Update Form from UIDAI’s website
Step 3: Fill the form with due diligence
Step 4: Submit your form to the executive and provide your biometric details
Step 5: Now, the executive will take your live photograph
Step 6: You will have to provide biometrics to approve your details
Step 7: A fee of Rs. 100 will have to be paid to get the details updated
Step 8: You will get an Acknowledgement slip containing the URN
Step 9: The Update Request Number (URN) can be used to check the UIDAI Aadhaar update status
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Steps to Download the Updated Aadhaar Card
Once your request to change the photo in Aadhar is processed, you can download the updated Aadhaar card online. Follow the steps mentioned below to download the updated Aadhaar Card:
Step 1: Visit the official website page of Aadhar at https://uidai.gov.in/
Step 2: Go to the ‘My Aadhaar’ section
Step 3: Click on the ‘Download Aadhaar’ option or you can also directly visit this link https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/
Step 4: Click on ‘Download Aadhaar‘
Step 5: On the next page, enter your Aadhaar Number, Enrolment ID, or Virtual ID
Step 6: Enter the captcha and click on ‘Send OTP’
Step 7: Enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number and tick my the check box if you want a Masked Aadhaar card
Step 8: Now, click on ‘Verify & Download’ to download a PDF of your e-Aadhaar card
Note: You can choose to download a normal Aadhaar card or a Masked Aadhaar Card. However, you will also have to refresh your Aadhaar details in the mAadhaar app after the update. Aadhaar data has to be updated in the DigiLocker app as well.
Important Points Related to Aadhaar Card Update
- No document is required for changing photo in Aadhaar card
- You do not have to submit a photograph as the executive clicks the photograph on the spot using the webcam
- It may take up to 30 days to get the details updated in Aadhaar
- You can check the Aadhaar update status online using the URN provided in the Acknowledgement Slip
- There is no online process to change photo in Aadhar card through the Self Service Update Portal (SSUP).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. In how many days I will get my photo updated in Aadhaar Card?
As per the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), you will get your photograph updated in Aadhaar within 30 days.
Q.Is it mandatory to change my photograph in Aadhaar Card?
It is important that all the details in your Aadhaar Card are correct and updated. However, it is advisable to update your photograph also.
Q.What documents are required for updating photograph in Aadhaar Card?
You are not required to submit any documents to update your photograph in Aadhaar Card. All you need to do is take your Aadhaar Card and visit the nearest Aadhaar Kendra.
Q. What are the charges for updating the photograph in Aadhaar Card?
The charge for updating the photograph in Aadhaar Card is Rs. 100. These charges are set by UIDAI.
Q. Can I update my photograph in Aadhaar Card online?
No, you can only update your demographic details ( such as name, address, DoB, gender, mobile number, email) online. For Biometric update (Fingerprints, Iris & Photograph) in Aadhaar, you have to visit the Aadhaar Enrolment/Update Centre.
Q. Where can I find the Aadhaar Correction Form to change/update my photograph in Aadhaar Card?
You can find the Aadhar Correction Form to change/update your photograph in your Aadhaar Card at the official website of UIDAI or by clicking on the link- Aadhaar Correction Form.
Q. What is the cost of the Aadhaar Correction Form for updating the photograph in the Aadhar Card?
The Aadhaar Correction Form for updating the photograph in the Aadhar Card is free of cost.