Aadhar card is one of the most important documents required for almost all official work in India. Aadhar card is important not only to avail services offered by central or state government agencies but also by private financial companies.
This is the reason why your Aadhar card should always be up to date and should contain your accurate information. There are many people who want to change their address, name, date of birth and other things on their Aadhar card. Today we will tell you how many times you are allowed to make these changes in your Aadhaar.
How many times can the name be changed on Aadhaar?
As per the guidelines issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a user can change his name on the Aadhaar card only twice.
How many times can the date of birth be changed on Aadhaar ?
It is important to note that your date of birth on the Aadhar card cannot be changed at any time. Only date of birth can be changed if there is an error during data entry.
How many times can the address and gender be changed on Aadhaar?
According to the UIDAI guidelines, the address and gender can be changed only once on the Aadhar card.
here are several documents that can be submitted for the unversed to change certain details of the Aadhar card.
- Bank details / passbook
- Post Office Account Statement / Passbook
- Ration Card, Voter ID Card
- driving license
- photo ID
- Electricity bill (not more than 3 months old)
- Water Bill (not more than 3 months old)
- Telephone landline bill (not older than 3 months)
- Wealth Tax Receipt (not older than 1 year)
- Credit card details (not older than 3 months)
- insurance policy
How to download aadhar through direct link?
Step 1: Visit the official website eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in and click on the link ‘Download electronic copy of your Aadhaar’.
Step 2: Select ‘Aadhaar Number’ as your reference and enter the 12 digit unique ID in the box at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Click on ‘I want a masked Aadhaar’
Step 4: Click on Send OTP option. After that your Aadhaar linked mobile number will receive a ‘One Time Password’.
Step 5: Enter your OTP and click on ‘Submit’ option
Step 6: You can get the PDF version of your Aadhaar after successfully authenticating the OTP by selecting the option ‘Download Aadhaar’.
Step 7: Securely access your Aadhaar card by using the first four digits of your date of birth as the password
Step 8: Keep the PDF version of your Aadhaar on your phone or computer for future reference. For security reasons, Masked Aadhaar hides the first eight digits of your Aadhaar number.
Protection of information from scams and fraud
Aadhar card has become one of the most important documents in the last few years. Aadhaar card was initially introduced as an identity document but over the years it has become an integral part of all transactions – government and non-government work. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the issuing body of the Aadhar card, continuously launches services for the citizens of India for better access to the Aadhar card and its security.
In the times of digital transactions, many people have tried to access PAN and Aadhaar information of an individual and try to use it illegally without the knowledge of the owner.
To avoid such scams and fraud, and to protect the information of individuals, you can:
- Never reveal your PAN and Aadhaar details
- Never forget your PAN or Aadhaar copy with anyone
- Never give your Aadhar and PAN card numbers to any unknown or familiar person
- Any OTP sent on your phone regarding Aadhaar or PAN should not be shared anywhere or with anyone