Utility: Updating Aadhaar online became free for the next three months, check details!


Aadhaar is one of the most important documents these days. Aadhaar has become a mandatory document for availing the benefits of most government schemes, opening a bank account, and other works. This makes it an even more important document. Hence, it is necessary to keep updated all the details in this document to avoid any inconvenience. 

Therefore, the government has made the document updation facility for Aadhaar online free of cost for three months till June 14. Earlier, residents had to pay Rs 25 to update their documents on the Aadhaar portal. However, people should note that this service is free only on the myAadhaar portal. This means they will still have to pay a fee of Rs 50 at physical Aadhaar centers to change demographic details including name, date of birth, address, etc.

The updated documents help in better living, better service delivery by the government and increase the Aadhaar authentication success rate.


The official statement said- "The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to allow residents to update documents in their Aadhaar online free of cost, a people-centric move that will benefit lakhs of residents. ..the free service is available for the next three months i.e. from March 15 to June 14, 2023."

As per the Aadhaar Enrollment and Update Regulations, 2016, an Aadhaar number holder shall, on completion every 10 years from the date of enrollment for Aadhaar, enroll in Aadhaar at least once, by submitting proof of identity (PoI) and proof of his/her supporting documents can update. 


"It is important to note that this service is free only on the MyAadhaar portal and Rs 50 will continue to be charged at physical Aadhaar centers as was the case earlier," the statement said.

Around 1,200 government schemes and programs run by the central and state governments are using Aadhaar-based identification for the delivery of services. Apart from this, many other services including financial institutions like banks, NBFCs, etc. are also using Aadhaar to authenticate and onboard customers.