How to Change Aadhaar Card Details After Marriage ?

Change Aadhaar Card Details After Marriage

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number that is issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data. UIDAI is mandated to issue an easily verifiable 12 digit random number as Unique Identity – Aadhaar to all Residents of India. Right now Aadhaar has become very important for the citizens of India as it is required to available many services.
When people get married, Most of the times women face a need to change their names or surnames after marriages on their husband’s surname. With this, they also have to change their names or surnames in many of their documents or identity cards. Such is also applicable for the Aadhaar Card and as per the present scenario, one must have upto date information on Aadhaar Card.
After the wedding, a woman would want to change her surname or address after the wedding for her Aadhaar Card. So she has to register the change on the Aadhaar Card. Men, on the other hand, would be shifting to newer homes after getting married or might switch jobs, which might result in their addresses changed.
This article will guide you on how to change aadhaar card details after marriage. This is helpful for married women who generally change their surnames after marriage.

So how do you make these changes in the Aadhaar Card?

It’s pretty easy, though, as there are two ways by which you can alter the details of your aadhaar card like surname or address in your aadhaar card.
There are three channels or ways for changing the details of aadhaar card:

  1. Online (This is done over the internet) and by yourself.
  2. Offline (In this mode or channel you have to send physical documents via post).
  3. Offline by Visting An Aadhaar Update Center,

I will be covering the first two channels, so rest assured and follow the tutorial carefully. If you have any question regarding anything; you can ask them in the comments section and I’ll clarify your queries.

Let’s cover the first channel.

1). How to Change AADHAAR CARD details Online?

This method or mode lets you change or modify your information online; the benefit of this mode is you can follow up
this method from anywhere and anytime.
You can change the following details in Aadhaar Card via the online channel method:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • E-mail ID

There are some few things to keep in mind before applying for aadhaar card details change via the online mode: 

  1. Your Registered Mobile Number is mandatory in the online process. If you don’t have your upto date mobile number linked, you can follow up this process.
  2. You need to submit Documents for the change of – Name, Date of Birth and Address. However, Change in Gender and E-mail ID do not require any document.
  3. You have to fill details in both – English and Regional/Local language(Eg. Hindi, Oriya, Bengali, etc.)
  4. Aadhaar Card Details aren’t changed instantly. They get changed after Verification and Validation by the authority.

Important: Do note that you will be required to submit documents as proof of the name change, hence as of now it seems marriage certificate is not accepted for a name change for married women. However I think Marriage Certificate Issued by the Government is still valid but still, some people are reporting the failure of uploading such. Hence I advice this alternative. With marriage certificate, first get the name changed in your PAN Card, Bank Account, Savings Account Passbook, and any other document or identity card. Post that this will be used to first verify the name change and the address change.
Normally you can change the details like the name, gender, date of birth and address after you get married. Hence PAN Card and Savings account passbook will do the job for verification.
So before moving on and taking the online route/channel, make sure you have these first. Again if you have any doubts, raise your questions in the comments section.

Now let’s proceed towards the steps to modify the details online.
  1. Click Here for going to the link.
  2. Enter your Aadhaar Number.
  3. Fill Text Verification
  4. Click on Send OTP. The OTP is sent to your Registered Mobile number.

Now, You will be asked to choose the Aadhaar Card Details that you want to change.

  1. You can select multiple fields. Select the field and Submit.
  2. In next window fill the Correct Detail in both – English and Local language (if asked) and Submit.

For Example – Here one has to fill the Email ID

NOTE – If you are changing – Name, Date of Birth or Address, you have to upload the scanned documents. Click Here to know the Documents or Check them here.

  1. Verify the details that you have filled. If all the details look right, then proceed, or you can go back and edit once again.
  2. You might be asked for BPO Service Provider Selection. Select the provider belonging to your region.
  3. At last – You will be given an Update Request NumberDownload or Print the document and keep it safe. It is required in checking the status of the complaint in future.

So this step completes the process of Aadhaar Card details changes online.

Now let’s cover the second channel which was the offline mode.

2). How to Change AADHAAR CARD details through post?

The other way of doing this (i.e. Aadhaar Card Details change) is by post. 
Given below is the detail of the process for the modification:


You might think that Changing the details through post would be a tedious process, but it’s also an easy process. It just requires time.
Also, you have always a doubt whether the authority is entertaining your request or not!
Follow the steps of the process:

  1. CLICK HERE to Download the UPDATE REQUEST FORM. Fill the form in CAPITAL LETTERS. All the fields are similar to what we have seen in the online process.

NOTE: The Mobile number is mandatory to fill. Also, fill working mobile number which you use frequently. It is because all the process related to Aadhaar Card is done with the help of the mobile number.

  1. You need to SEND original copies of supporting documents. For a list of Documents Click Here.

Name Correction/Update – Requires submission of ANY ONE of the Proofs of Identity(PoI) listed in “Supported PoI Documents Containing Name and Photo for Name Corrections/Update.”

Date of Birth Correction (DoB) – Requires submission of ANY ONE of the DoB listed in “Supported Proof of Date of Birth Documents.”

Address Corrections/Change – Requires submission of ANY ONE of the Proofs of Address (PoA) listed in “Supported Proof of Address (PoA) Documents Containing Name and Address.”

  1. Write the Aadhaar no. And Type of Document(PoI/PoA/DoB) on all the copy of the document.
  2. Put all the documents in an envelope. Mark the envelope as “Aadhaar Update/Correction” on the top. Do not forget to seal the envelope correctly.
  3. Send the Aadhaar Correction form along with the supporting documents to any one of the addresses given below:

Address I: 
UIDAI, Post Box No. 10, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh – 480001, India


Address II:
UIDAI, Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034, India

But only sending the Aadhaar Card Details to change request is not enough.
You need to keep checking the status of the request.

Given below is the detail process:


Step 1 – Go the website by Clicking Here
Step 2 – Fill the Aadhaar No. and URN – Update Request Number
Step 3 – Click on “Get Status.”
That’s all you have to do! The new window on the screen will show the status of your request for the change in Aadhaar Card Details.

Thanks for reading this tutorial, if you came across a problem, don’t forget to ask for help in the comments below.

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    • For that, you need to visit an Aadhaar Enrollment center. These days post offices are charged with this task. Hence you might visit a nearby post office and ask them to provide you an update form.

  1. Why is it compulsory to change to take on your husband’s surname after marriage? It is shocking that there is no provision to retain your maiden surname with the ‘wife of’ option.

    • Greetings, It’s possible to make minor changes in the name via OTP method online. You just have to follow the tutorial and make the minor changes and upload any supporting documents for the same. Once done, you will get a reference number so that you’ll able to track it. It will take some time but will eventually be changed. Once done you can download your new Aadhaar card Online.

    • You can modify or change the name without OTP. For changing the name if you haven’t linked any mobile number or have outdated mobile number, you have to visit your nearest post office to file an application, for the mobile number change in your aadhaar card, along with any name change.

  2. Hi Team,
    Please provide the steps for how to update current mobile number in aadhar card. Which number i was upated while processing request that details currently not having with me.So please help for this,so i can do needful changes for my number.

  3. In all my documents viz.aadhar, Voters Id, PAN , My details are mentioned below.
    My name is : XXX
    My Father’s name : YYY
    I am from Tamilnadu.
    Our practice is to Write Either
    XXX.Y ( My Name XXX ) (Father’s First letter as Initial)
    XXXYYY ( my name XXX)( Father’s name YYY )
    However in none of my above documents Viz. addhar, Voter ID , PAN card
    is attached with my fathers name as surname or As initials.
    Is it mandatory that I should incorporate Surname or initial also in my name.

    • Interesting Query, Can you follow up via email, with more details. I might have to ask some peer who might have answered or had any prior information similar case as yours.
      I can understand that sometimes little details make things complicated. Hence it’s better to have clarifications specially about our documents.

  4. Which documents are required for change of name after marriage, besides marriage-certificate. Can this be submitted online?

    • Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Voter ID etc. Yes, this can be submitted Online. Same process as updating basic aadhar card details. However, The mentioned documents will need to have the update after marriage name.

  5. This post is of no use.If a girl marries and wants to change address on Adhaar how is that possible.Marriage certificate is not accepted by Aadhaar for address change and aadhaar card of husband is not accepted for change in address.

    • What you can do is to upload another document which has the girl’s new surname after marriage, like the pan card. Which will be needed to be changed and can be done with the help of a marriage certificate.
      After that, just upload details. Like, get your bank passbook updated with the new address with the help of pan card. Thus you can change your address to then.
      This will be the process to change the details online.
      However, if you want to get things done fast, just visit a nearby post office or an Aadhaar Kendra and initiate the change of name there. This post only addresses the procedure to change the details online and both offline. As it is mentioned in the article.

  6. Hey sir/madam,
    How we can change marriage status, surname and address in my wife’s aadhar card after marriage?
    Can we have link, so we can open it directly?
    Thank You, with
    best regard,
    Himanshu Patel.

    • Greetings Himanshu, The steps are mentioned in the article above.
      Do note to change the surname, you might have to upload or attach a marriage certificate or a document like a pan card having the name surname. So that will require first getting that document along already.
      For the address, you will require a document with the new address to be uploaded together.
      The link is mentioned above in the article.
      If you have any more queries you can ask up in the comments.

  7. My wife doesn’t have PAN card. While issuing PAN card, they insist on aadhar card as a proof which doesn’t have latest name after marriage. Hence there is a deadlock. PAN card people are asking to change the name in Aadhar first with Marriage certificate as a proof and husband’s voter id/ration card as address proof and then apply for PAN card. Will that be possible at Aadhar Kendra?

  8. there not showing name , birth date uptatetion menu, only showing addres update….
    can you provide link….

    • Most probably in the updation can be done in an Aadhaar Kendra in that area. You can check in the aadhaar card website to find about the details.

    • You cant then, as its already mentioned in this article you need to have the latest mobile number already linked to your Aadhaar Card.
      For this, you will have to update the mobile number first.

  9. As requested for marriage certificate I have nikahnama for name change why it’s invalid.
    For process of marriage certificate for Muslims there are so many issues which till not solved

    • Yes, It has been observed that many communities do face some problems. An alternative to this can be, is to get a marriage certificate on the basis on nikhahnama.
      It can be done that way, and then get the aadhaar details changed.

  10. Sir please tell me that my wife is from uttrakhand and i am in jaipur. How can i change address on my wife’s aadhar card and which address proof documents will be need

    • Greetings Sanjay, As you mentioned Your Wife is From Uttrakhand and you’re in Jaipur. You still can change the Aadhaar details Online if your Wife’s Aaadhaar Card Number is upto date with a current in use phone number for receiving an OTP. If that’s the case then definitely the Address can be changed online. You will have to simply follow the steps mentioned in the article.
      The address proof documents that will be needed are mentioned in the link provided in the article. You can check out the official link to find which documents you have and can submit.
      Once you’re done with that, simply follow up the process to change your Wife’s Aadhaar Card Address online.
      IF you don’t have her current number upto date, then you would have to manually visit an Aaddhar Kendra and get it updated there, again this can be done at any Aadhaar Kendra.

  11. HI,
    I would like to change my wife address to my address and instead of D/O her father name, W/O My name. How to do it and what all documents needed for the same.
    Amarendra Jadani

  12. I want to change my name and address after marriage and I don’t have any I’d proof with my new name, how can I update my aadhar card than, please tell me fast because I recently deleivered a baby and the hospital authority doesn’t allow me to take birth certificate of my baby, I want to update my aadhar urgently. Please help me.

    • Congratulations on childbirth. 🙂
      Sad to know you’re facing such issues due to name problem in Aadhaar Card.
      You can get a marriage certificate issued from the local municipal body quickly. With that, you can use your husbands help to get the name changed. Once that’s has been done, you can use the Mariage Certificate to get your Aadhaar Card Name changed in Aaadhaar Card via any Aadhaar Kendra. That will be updated within a few days time and you can download the new aadhaar card from Aadhaar website with the new name once it has been updated.
      Once that has been done, you can provide the hospital authority the Aadhaar Card that was downloaded.
      If you have any further questions I would surely like to help.

  13. I want to change my address proof and surname after marriage and also a govt employee so what are the procedure and documents are needed

  14. Hi Ashish,
    First of all nice blog with such great information. I have one question, my wife have election card( Voter ID) with my name, so that’s enough document for change name in Adhar card? Because we have no other documents at the moment.

    • Greetings Ahir. Yeah, you can try with that, however, I would still insist to get a Mariage Certificate. That would save needless trouble.

    • Simply get a marriage certificate with your current husband’s name, that would be quick and save from going through needless hurdles.

  15. Hi,
    I have a registered marriage crtificate and I have used the same to change my name in aadhar card but the same was not accepted for change of address. What should I do next to change my address. My bank account after marriage has the new address but the old name. I’m stuck. Please help !

    • Apologies for the very delayed response. I hadn’t been active replying to comments.
      For your query. You will have to physically visit an Aadhaar Update Center for this.
      They will guide you what exact documents are needed or what procedures are required accordingly to your region, locality or law
      to change the required information such as the address on your Aadhar Card.
      If you have the bank account with the new address but the old name, get it changed through Marriage Certificate.
      You should Apply for a revision in the PAN Card for the same, pan card will be helpful.

    • Usually, many people reported they were successful, however, some reported that they weren’t. Hence its advisable to Get your Pan Card Name changed first through Marriage Certificate. Then Through the Pan Card; name change in Aadhaar Card could be done.

  16. Hi..
    Marriage Certificate is enough for changing the name in aadhar card????
    Secondly how to change the address???
    I don’t have any proof for my new address after marriage except the marriage Certificate

    • Usually, many people reported they were successful, however, some reported that they weren’t. Hence its advisable to Get your Pan Card Name changed first through Marriage Certificate. Then Through the Pan Card; name change in Aadhaar Card could be done.
      Then after that get your Bank address changed, post which use it to change your address in Aadhaar Card, do note, for doing this, this has to been done manually by visiting an Aadhaar Kendra or update center.

  17. Hello,
    I wanted to create bank account they are asking proof so that I tried to change adhar card but they asked bank account proof. Right now I have only registered marriage certificate. Please guide me what I need to do for adhar update and to create bank account.

    Thank you for ur quick response…

    • Usually, many people reported they were successful, however, some reported that they weren’t. Hence its advisable to Get your Pan Card Name changed first through Marriage Certificate. Then Through the Pan Card; name change in Aadhaar Card could be done.
      Then after that get your Bank address changed, post which use it to change your address in Aadhaar Card, do note, for doing this, this has to been done manually by visiting an Aadhaar Kendra or update center.

  18. Hello
    How can i update my wife’s d.o.b. actually her name is different before marriage.
    Hence reqd. supporting docs. Are having her old name.

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