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How Can A Woman Change Her Name In The Aadhar Card After Marriage?

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There is a tradition among various communities in India of changing the bride’s name once she enters the new family. Besides, many women change their surnames, once they get married. They take up their husband’s surname. There are some other women who add their husband’s surname to their surnames of before marriage.

Well, one crucial aspect which may get impacted by this is, the name record in the Aadhar card.   Obviously, the Aadhar card is mandatory for most services and various other arenas of life in India. Various informative details are contained in it like the name, address, date of birth, and so on. But what if you are a woman who opts to change her name after marriage. How can that be worked out in the Aadhar card. So, here let us see how ca1n you update your name on the Aadhar card after marriage. So, if you follow these steps, you can easily get your name updated.

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The Procedure: Offline & Online:

The Step-By-Step Process to Change Name in Aadhaar Card After Marriage | Offline :

  • You can visit the Seva Kendra (seva centre) closest to you.
  • You can give your Aadhar card and other details to the officials there.
  • Do fill the form and give it to the executive there along with the necessary document proof.
  • They will need your biometric to feed the details and for authentication purposes,
  • When the original document gets verified & scanned, it will be given back to you again.
  • On the completion of the process, they will give you an acknowledgement slip that will contain the acknowledgement number
  • Acknowledgement number will enable you to know the status of Aadhaar updates.

The Process to Change Name in Aadhaar Card After Marriage, Given Step-By-Step | Online:

  • Do login into the self-service update portal by filling your Aadhar number
  • Put in your name/surname change request in the proper format
  • In the next step, you will need to upload the self-attested scanned copy along with the supporting documents.
  • You will receive an OTP in your registered mobile number and you will have to authenticate it via the this OTP.
  • All these steps are free of cost.

Which Documents Are Needed To Update The Name In The Aadhaar Card?

Your marriage certificate will be required to update your name in the Aadhar card. You will need to submit your Marriage Certificate, including the address given by the government. The marriage certificate which the applicant carries should be original. The Seva Kendra official will scan and give back your certificate. In case the applicant gives a photocopy of the original, the application is likely to be rejected ins the approval process.

So, you can furnish any of these documents for a change in name:

A document which proves your marriage, which was initially given by the Marriage Registrar

Name change certificate which is legally approved

Your photo and Identity certificate which is verified on a letterhead given by a Gazetted Officer or a Tehsildar.

The Fee For Updating The Name In Aadhaar Card Post-Marriage

You will need to pay a nominal fee of ₹ 50. It will include all the taxes.

When the update request gets submitted, an acknowledgement slip will be given to you. The applicant can not be beyond the prescribed limit of UIDAI. If you are asked above the prescribed limit, you can file an online complaint through the Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Aadhar Card Name Update – How Many Days Will It Take?

It may take up to 90 days. But, you can ascertain your details in your Aadhaar online and check the status through URN (Update Request Number) given in your acknowledgement slip.

Will I Get An Updated Aadhaar Card Via UIDAI? If Not, What Should Be Done?

You will receive an updated Aadhaar card from UIDAI at your address on the Aadhaar card via Indian Post. In case you do not get the updated Aadhaar card, you can send for Aadhaar Reprint online. ₹ 50 fee will have to be paid online.

Can My Name Change Application Be Rejected?  

Yes, if there is an incorrect or unverifiable document put up during the time of application, your application may get rejected.

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