Aadhaar is 12 digits unique number which is issued to the applicant when their demographics and biometric details are captured. On the basis of these details captured, a 12 digit Aadhaar number gets issued to the applicant by the UIDAI.
But it doesn’t mean that once you provide your details it stays in your Aadhaar for a lifetime, instead details present in your Aadhaar can be updated from time to time as per the need of the applicant. When we tell you that you can always update details it doesn’t mean it is only limited to demographic detail, but you can also update biometric details like fingerprints, iris, and photographs.
So in this post, we will specifically explain how you can update your fingerprints present in your Aadhaar.
Aadhar Card Fingerprint Update can be done in various circumstances like when a child attains the age of 5 years
- when a resident attains the age of 15 years
- when Aadhar card fingerprint doesn’t match (Aadhar Card fingerprint mismatch )
- after any unfortunate events like accidents, diseases which leads to a biometric exception
- Aadhar Card fingerprint not recognized, etc.
So during such occasion how you can get your fingerprint updated in Aadhaar Card let’s find out.
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Aadhar Card Fingerprint Update Online
Like you know, Aadhaar details can be updated online as well as by visiting Aadhaar Seva Kendra. But when it comes to biometrics or fingerprint update in Aadhaar, it cannot be done online by UIDAI Website. The Aadhaar holder will have to physically visit the Aadhaar Seva Kendra Office in order to get their fingerprints updated. So if you are thinking about Aadhar Card fingerprint update online, then it’s your misconception.
Procedure on Aadhar Card Fingerprint Update
To update your Aadhaar Card Fingerprint i.e. biometric data you will have to visit Aadhaar Card Seva Kendra with your Aadhaar Number or Aadhaar Letter
If you want to skip the queue then you can book an appointment for the update online
Once you are finished booking an appointment for your update request you will need to visit the Aadhaar Seva Kendra on the appointment day
Request for Aadhaar Update Form at the Seva Kendra
Fill all the details asked in the form and submit it to the verifier of the Kendra
You won’t need to submit any documents for biometrics or fingerprint update in your Aadhaar
The verifier will cross check the form and will submit your application to the operator
The operator will ask you to have a seat to take your fingerprint update request
All your information will be added in the Aadhaar software and you will be asked to place your left-hand slap, right-hand slap, and both thumbprints one by one over the fingerprint scanner device
Once the process completes you will be handed over Acknowledgement or Receipt which will contain Update Request Number (URN).
You can use that Update Request Number (URN) to track the status of your update.
Once your Aadhar Card Fingerprint Update request gets processed you will get intimated via SMS and email, this could take 1 working day to 3 working weeks.