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The Unique Identification Authority of India, under the Indian government, has launched an identity card known as the Aadhaar card. An Aadhaar card is a document that records all the important details of an individual like name, age, biometric details, etc., and issues a unique 12-digit identity number along with it.

Every Indian has to mandatorily register their identity with a photograph and other details under the Aadhaar card. In such a scenario, apart from biometrics, other information may change with time, like address, phone numbers and even photos. The citizens have the right and the facility to update their Aadhaar card photos.

How to Change/Update Photo in Aadhaar Card

To change a photo in the Aadhaar card, citizens do not require any documentation. They just have to follow these simple steps -

  • Indian citizens will have to visit the government authorized Aadhaar Card Seva Kendra or Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. The individual can also take assistance from the internet to locate the center.

  • The support staff will download an enrolment form for you from the official portal.

  • The individual will have to enter all the mandatory details in the form like name, age, mobile number, etc.

  • The biometric details will also be taken into consideration for verification purposes.

  • In the next step, the support executive at the center will click a new photograph for the Aadhaar card photo update.

  • As a part of the protocol, the individual will again have to submit biometric details for approval.

  • The fee charged at government authorized centers is Rs. 100/- for change/ update photo in the Aadhaar card.

  • The executive staff will give a receipt with an Urgent Request Number known as a URN.

  • The individual can track the status of their request via URN.

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How to Download Aadhaar Card after Photo Change/Update

After your photo update request has been processed, you will need to download the updated Aadhaar Card. You can do so by following these simple steps:

  • Go to the official portal of Unique Identification Authority of India.

  • Select ‘Download Aadhaar Card’.

  • In the next step, the customer will have to enter specific details like the Aadhaar number, mobile number, etc.

  • The portal will ask whether you want the ‘Masked Aadhaar card’ option. Click ‘Yes’ to proceed.

  • The individual will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number. Enter the OTP. Do not forget to enter ‘Captcha’

  • The digital copy of your card would be visible on the screen of the device. The customer can choose to download the Aadhaar card. The downloaded version will be known as an e-Aadhaar card.

Important Points Related to Aadhaar Card Update

There are certain points that every citizen must be aware of during Aadhaar card photo update:–

  • Zero Documentation required to change photo in Aadhaar card.

  • The Aadhaar card photo change /update process does not require any passport size or any other physical copy of photographs. The enrolment center executives click pictures according to the protocol.

  • On average., the entire procedure takes around 90 days

  • The status of the Aadhaar card photo update can be tracked using the URN provided  with the slip.

  • The customers cannot directly change their Aadhaar card information online. The citizens will have to visit government authorized Aadhaar Card Seva Kendra for this process.


Can I Update/ Change my Photo in Aadhaar Card?

Yes, you can update /change your photo in the Aadhaar card by visiting the nearest government authorized Aadhaar Card Seva Kendra for this process.

In how many days will I get my photo updated in my Aadhaar Card?

The Aadhaar card photo update takes approximately 90 days.

What are the charges for updating the photograph on Aadhaar Card?

There is a nominal charge of Rs. 100 for updating photographs on the Aadhaar card.

How long will it take for the Aadhaar Card to get updated?

It will take approximately 90 days for the Aadhaar card to get updated.

Will I receive an Aadhaar letter in case I Update the Photograph on the Aadhaar Card?

In case, if one updates their Aadhaar card photo, they will receive a new Aadhaar card with an updated photo.

Do I need to update my Aadhaar photograph in the same enrollment centre?

No. You can update your Aadhaar photo at any Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK) or designated enrolment centre across India.

Do I need to submit any additional documents when updating the photo in my Aadhaar card?

You may be required to submit one of the following documents as identity proof when updating the photograph in your Aadhaar card:

  • Voter ID card

  • Passport

  • Driving licence

  • PAN card

  • Bank passbook with photograph

  • Pension document with photograph, etc. (if applicable)

I recently moved to a new city. Can I update the photo in my Aadhaar card here?

Yes. You can update your photo at any Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK) or designated enrolment centre nationwide.

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