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How do you change your name on an Aadhaar card?

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Submit a request online over the Unique Identification Authority of India's website or send a request through post to update the name on an Aadhaar card. Scanned copies of valid proof of identity documents are to be provided along with online requests and self-attested copies of originals are to be submitted along with update requests by post, as specified by the Unique Identification Authority of India.

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To submit an online request to change the name on an Aadhaar card, log in to the Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal. Use the password received on the registered mobile number to log in to the portal and attach scanned color copies of valid documents that establish proof of identity, states the Unique Identification Authority of India. To send a name change request by post, download the Aadhaar Update form, fill the form in uppercase, attach self-attested documents to support identity and send the documents to an Aadhaar update center.

Documents that act as proof of identity should contain the correct name and photograph of the individual. The Unique Identification Authority of India's website provides a list of accepted documents that stand as proof of identity to update the name in an Aadhaar card. Fill all fields of the Aadhaar update request form in English as well as the local language. Review the data to ensure that it is correct and submit the request. Use the Update Request Number for future reference and tracking, suggests the Unique Identification Authority of India.

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