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Aadhar Card Update: Here’s How You Can Change Your Old Photo with a New One

M Kanika
M Kanika
Aadhar Card Update
Aadhar Card Update

Aadhar Card has now become an important document for availing various services offers by the government, banks & other state-backed agencies. The 12-digit number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has indeed become crucial in our day-to-day lives. The official photograph on the UIDAI Identification card can now be changed with a recent photograph that more closely resembles their current appearance.

There are many Indian citizens who had applied for the Aadhar card years ago when the Indian government had rolled out the service. And as a result, in many cases, the official photograph on the Aadhar card is not even recognizable by the Aadhar cardholders, which can also be a reason for the people seeking to change it.

UIDAI is allowing the Aadhar card holders to change their official photograph in simple & easy steps. You can also use UIDAI’s service to update your phone number, address & other details online or offline. However, changing the photograph on the Aadhar card will require the cardholders to submit their request online, followed by a visit to a nearby Centre, where your new photograph will be captured by the designated official. 

How to change photo in Aadhaar Card

Below is a Step by Step guide for both Online & Offline procedures to get your Aadhar Card Photograph Updated.

  • Firstly, you have to visit the official website of UIDAI via: https://uidai.gov.in/ 

  • Now download your Aadhar Enrolment Form from there.

  • Fill up the form with the required details.

  • Visit an Aadhar Enrolment Centre near your home.

  • Submit the form with an Aadhar Enrolment Executive.

  • Now, get your details verified through biometric verification.

  • Get a new official photograph captured at Aadhar Sewa Kendra.

  • Pay the fee to get your photograph updated.

  • Receive the acknowledgment slip, which shows your update request number (URN).

  • You can now use this URN to check the status of the official photograph to update requests on the official website of UIDAI.

  • Download an Aadhar card e-copy with your new official photograph.

  • Apply on the official website of UIDAI website to request the new physical PVC Aadhar card.

Also, the official website of UIDAI offers the facility to not only update the photograph displayed on a person’s card but also their address, phone number & other details.  

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