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How to Change Photo in Aadhar Card

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued to the Indian Citizens by the central government. Aadhaar is governed and issued by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). It is designed to record and verify every resident Indian citizen’s details which include name, address, contact details, photo, and biometric details.

Aadhaar card has become one of the most crucial government identity documents for a citizen as it contains both demographic and biometric data of an individual. It is a good practise to keep any government document up-to-date and hence, if there are any changes, the same should be updated. If you need to make any changes in the Aadhar card, then it can done by through Self Service Update Portal (SSUP) or by visiting the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre located in your area. The nearest aadhaar enrolment centre can be found out on official UIDAI website ( Read on to know how to change photo in Aadhaar card.

Steps to Change Photo in Aadhaar Card

An individual can get his details in Aadhaar changed or updated by visiting the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. Below are the steps to be followed in order to change photo in Aadhaar card:

  • Look for the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre/ Aadhaar Sewa Kendra on official UIDAI website.
  • You can also download the Aadhaar Enrolment Form from UIDAI’s website
  • Properly fill the form and take to the nearest aadhaar enrolment centre
  • You will need to submit the form to the centre executive and also provide your biometric details
  • To update your photo, the centre executive will take your live photo on their camera
  • You will have to provide biometrics to verify and approve your details
  • A administrative fee of INR 25 plus GST will need to be paid to get the Aadhaar details updated
  • You can use the URN (Update request number) to check the status of the update
  • You can download the updated Aadhaar card online, once the process of update is complete.

How to Download E Aadhaar

For whatever reason you want to download your Aadhaar card, you can download the same here: For downloading your E-Aadhaar, you need to visit the link mentioned above and then follow these steps:

Step 1

  • Go to Your Personal Details section and select the required option from either ‘I have ‘Enrolment ID’ or ‘Aadhaar’’. Select the detail that you have. Your enrolment ID together with date stamp is there in the acknowledgment slip received by you.
  • The other option requires you to fill the Aadhaar No. you received.
  • In case you had selected ‘Enrolment Id’ option, then you will be required to provide the 14-digit Enrolment no. with date stamp in the first row. In case you choose ‘Aadhaar’, you will enter your 12-digit Aadhaar no.
  • Next, you will fill in your Full Name. The name mentioned by you should be similar to the one mentioned while registering for Aadhaar.
  • Next row demands the PIN Code of the postal address you filled when registering for Aadhaar.
  • Fulfil the Image text required.
  • Submit your mobile no. This mobile contact should be the same as mentioned when registering Aadhaar.
  • Then go for ‘Get One Time Password’. You will get an OTP on your registered mobile no.

Step 2

  • Enter One Time Password Received and go to your take e-Aadhaar section, input the received OTP on your registered mobile no.
  • After this, you are only required to click on “Validate and Download” option.
  • Post this, a PDF file will be ready for download. This is your E-Aadhaar.


Your E-Aadhaar card is password protected. Therefore, to open the Aadhaar Card PDF, you can choose either of these ways.

  • Enter the PIN Code of the postal address that you have mentioned when registering for Aadhaar.
  • If PIN Code doesn’t work, the password to your Aadhaar card PDF file is a combination of the first four letters of your name written in CAPITALS (Name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card) and your Year of Birth (in YYYY format).
  • For example: If the aadhaar card holder name is Rahul Sharma and his year of birth is 1980, then the E-Aadhaar password is RAHU1980.

Key Points to Note Aadhar Card Update

  • There is no document required like address proof or any other details for changing the photo in Aadhaar card.
  • There is no need for a photograph to be submitted by you at the enrolment centre. The executive will click your live photo using their photo taking equipment (usually a webcam).
  • The turnaround time to update the details in the aadhaar is up to 90 days.
  • The update status of the Aadhaar detail change can be tracked online on the UIDAI portal using the URN mentioned on the acknowledgment slip.
  • To update photo, the Aadhaar holder has to visit the enrolment centre in person and it cannot be done online using the Self Service Update Portal (SSUP).

FAQ's on How to Change Photo in Aadhar Card

How can I change my Aadhar card photo online?

You can download the Aadhaar form online, but you will need to go in person to UIDAI enrolment centre to change the photo on the Aadhaar card.

Is it possible to change an Aadhaar card photo online?

No, it is not possible to change the photo online as your live photo is taken at the enrolment centre after verifying your biometric details. This is to ensure the authenticity of an important government document like Aadhaar is maintained at all times.

How to Change Aadhaar Card Photo Offline?

The change in the Aadhaar card photo offline can be done by visiting the nearest enrolment centre of UIDAI. The UIDAI centre nearest to your home can be located on the official UIDAI website. There is no need to take your personal photograph to get the photo changed. The executive at the centre will take live photo of the Aadhaar card holder after doing verification of biometric details. A nominal fee of INR 25 plus GST will be charged for the update services by the enrolment centre.