Your Aadhar card is one of the most important documents that you can own and there are various reasons why this happens to be one document that needs to be ready with you at all times. While back in the day people required the PAN card as a photo identification proof and their driver’s license or ration card doubled up as an address proof today all of these documents are replaced by one vital document which happens to be your Aadhar card.
Without the Aadhar Card, there is not much that a citizen in India can do and even if you want to do something as simple as opening a bank account the one document that is mandatory to do this is an Aadhar card. If you haven’t already made your Aadhaar card then it’s time that you apply for this as soon as possible because not only is it very handy but it is a mandatory document for a citizen in India.
You do not need to be 18 years and above in order to have your Aadhar card. This means that even small children can have one and in order for you to make sure that you have got your child his or her Aadhaar card at the right time you should always visit the Aadhar card centre immediately. Even babies can make an Aadhar Card and in case you are planning to make the passport for your child then you need to know that you will not be able to do this unless you have a valid and updated Aadhar card.
You can choose to either download the form online or visit the nearest centre and pick up the form to fill up in order for you to register for an Aadhar card. You cannot register completely online and it is mandatory for every person to visit the centre so that they can record their biometric details which are later linked to your Aadhar card. Most Aadhar Card centres will also give you a PVC card that you can carry along with you as identification proof. However, in most cases you need to have the original Aadhar card which is the long card that comes to you via your post.
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When you visit your passport office or when you go to a bank to open a new account you will have to show them the original Aadhar Card and only then will they be able to process the further documents.
In case your Aadhar card is not updated and you would like to update your Aadhar Card there are various ways for you to do this depending on what information you would like to update. The most common update that happens on an Aadhar card is the change of name especially for women once they get married. If you are wondering how to change your name after marriage on your Aadhar Card then the process is very simple. All you need to do is visit the website and fill out the aadharupdation form that you can download from there. You also need to attach a copy of your marriage certificate in order to prove why you are changing your name.
In case there is no marriage certificate available to prove why you want to change your name then you might have to get a notarized document stating a change of name to be updated on the Aadhar card. Once you have changed your name on the Aadhar Card it becomes easy for you to register your new bank details and even create a passport based on the new name. You can always ask for a change of name online and you do not have to visit the centre in order to get your name changed.
The process for changing the address on your Aadhaar card is very similar to that of a name change. All you need to do in order to change the address on your Aadhar card is to provide a valid proof of the current address. Change of address can also be done online on your Aadhar Card and there is no requirement for you to visit the Aadhar card centre. Make sure that you have all the required documents ready at hand so that you can fill out the form online and get done with the process immediately.
In case you would like to change your mobile number on your Aadhar Card then this is a slightly different process as compared to that of changing your name or address. Every Aadhar Card detail that you would like to change or edit requires you to have a specific OTP on your phone and only with the use of that OTP or one-time password will you be able to modify any details in the Aadhar card.
Since you are planning to change your mobile number and you do not have the old mobile number with you the only way you will be able to change details on your Aadhar card is by visiting the centre and requesting them to update a new mobile number for you. Another way to try and save you from the trouble of visiting the Aadhar card office over and over again is to register your email address with them as well. In some situations, you can also get the OTP via email and this helps you to update your latest mobile number online. This will save you a lot of time and effort.
However, most people have not entered their email address because this is something that is only recently added to the Aadhar Card information and if you created your Aadhar Card a few years ago then you may or may not have had the opportunity to update your Aadhar card via your email address. If your email address is not mentioned on the Aadhar Card you can always do this by simply visiting the portal and updating the email address there.