In Aadhaar the demographic details are stored in the database in the English language, which is the primary language of Aadhaar. But the same details are also stored in your local language depending upon your region.
Suppose you have moved to some other state and your local language is different from your previous state then you can get it changed to your current local language.
For e.g. If you are living in Karnataka, your local language will automatically detect as Kannada. Now, if you move from Karnataka to Maharashtra and if you want to change your local language to the current state then you will have to follow this procedure to get it changed. Alternatively, if your demographic details are incorrectly spelled in the local language or else if your local language was incorrectly selected then also you can use this method to update your local language.
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Below are the languages which are supported and which you can update in your Aadhaar.
- Assamese (অসমীয়া)
- Urdu (اردو)
- Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)
- Tamil (தமிழ்)
- Telugu (తెలుగు)
- Hindi (हिंदी)
- Bengali (বাংলা)
- Gujarati (ગુજરાતી)
- Oriya (ଓଡିଆ)
- Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
- Malayalam (മലയാളം)
- Marathi (मराठी)
Other than these languages, you cannot update your demographic details to any other language in your Aadhaar.
Requirement to Update Language in Aadhaar
|Online Update||Offline Update|
|Registered mobile number mandatory for OTP authentication||Registered mobile number not mandatory|
|Fees to be paid through online Payment Modes such as Debit/ Credit Card or Net Banking mandatory||Payment can be made via Cash|
|No documents needed||No documents needed|
Change Aadhaar Language Online
To update or change Aadhaar Card language online visit the official UIDAI website https://uidai.gov.in/
From the homepage, just click on the Update Demographics Data Online under Update Aadhaar section
The page will get redirected to Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal, under this page just click on the Proceed to Update Aadhaar
In the Update Aadhaar Online page, just enter your 12 digits Aadhaar Number, solve the captcha security code and hit on the Send OTP button
The 6 digits One-Time-Password will be sent on your registered mobile number
Enter the received OTP in the enter OTP field and click on the login button
From the next screen, just click on the Update Demographics Data button
On the next page, all the demographic data field will be listed. You need to select any of the fields which you wish to update, as here we are updating language then just select Language.
On selecting language field, by default name and address fields will also get selected. As both these fields needs the language translation.
Once selecting the field, just click on the Proceed button
The popup will contain the instructions and requirement of updating demographics, here you need to just tick mark on “Yes, I am aware of this” and click on the Proceed button
On the next screen, your current Aadhaar language will be displayed, and also below you will get the option to make a selection from the languages, just select the new Aadhaar language which you wish to update and click on the Next button
The next tab will be your name, if your name is already correctly spelled in the local language then you don’t need to do anything here, and if it is incorrectly spelled then type the name in English in the local language field and hit on space button to view the transliterated version of the entered text.
So to proceed just click on the Next button
The next tab will be of address, your present Address in Aadhaar will be automatically translated into the new language which you have selected and it will be displayed on the screen
If some address details are incorrectly spelled in the local language then, type the details in English in the local language field and press the Space button to view the transliterated version of the entered text
For language update, you won’t be prompted to upload any documents
Just click on the preview button
On the next page, your Aadhaar details will be displayed in the new language which you have selected. Review if the details are correctly appearing and click on the Send OTP button
The One-Time-Password will be sent on your registered mobile number
Enter the received OTP code in the enter OTP field, tick mark on the declaration “I hereby confirm that, I have read the instructions carefully and the information provided by me to UIDAI is true and correct.” and click on the make payment button
The page will get redirected to the payment gateway, where you will make an online payment for the language update using your debit/ credit card or net banking
Once making the payment, the request for the new language update in your Aadhaar will successfully get submitted and you will be able to download the acknowledgment of the update request
This Aadhaar Update Request Acknowledgement can be maintained for future tracking purpose
Your request for the language update can take up to 1 – 3 weeks to get processed. And once your request gets accepted, you will receive SMS on your registered mobile number.
Once your language is updated, you will be now able to download your Aadhaar Card with a new language on it, also you can order an Aadhaar reprint or PVC card.
Change your Local Language in Aadhaar by Aadhaar Seva Kendra
To update or change local language errors in your Aadhaar Card, you can book an appointment online for an update so that you don’t need to wait in the queue.
Visit the Aadhaar Seva Kendra on the appointment day and request for an Aadhaar update application form, mention all your details in the correction form and quote your existing 12 digits Aadhaar Number
Depending on the details which you are updating along with language, you will need to show your documents to the verifier
Once the verifier verifies your documents and form, you will be asked to move to the Aadhaar Operator desk
Your details will be entered into the software and local language will be translated accordingly, you can check if all details are entered correctly
Once done you will be asked to place your finger on the fingerprint scanner device for verification
Once verification is successfully completed your Aadhaar Update Receipt will be printed and handed over to you
You will need to pay the applicable charges at the Kendra for the update done in your Aadhaar
You will need to keep this Aadhaar Update Receipt with you until your request is successfully approved and updated in your Aadhaar
With the URN printed on Aadhaar Update Receipt, you can check the status of your request, however, once your update request gets approved by the UIDAI you will be notified via text message on your phone.
This complete process could take up to 7 day to 3 weeks.
While changing language I am getting "Dear resident, please enter valid characters and length should not be greater then 60" error?
This is a temporary error that you may come across while changing the language in Aadhaar. You may try changing the language after some time or days.
In which all local languages can I update my details in Aadhaar?
You can update your Aadhaar details in local languages such as Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
My local language is Hindi, but my aadhar status shows local language is english. How can I change it.
My local language is Tamil, but my AADHAR CARD details showing in Kannada how to change the local language Tamil?
The local language in Aadhaar Card changes according to which address you have provided, for e.g. if you have provided Karnataka Address than your Aadhaar Card Local Language Kannada will be displayed and if you have provided Tamil Nadu Address than your Aadhaar Card Local Language Tamil will be displayed.
Abhijit Biswas says
My card was issued in Mumbai, hence Local Language was originally Marathi; later, I moved to Kolkata.
I followed your instructions exactly, but the Local Language remained Marathi in the confirmation screen, as well as the acknowledgement PDF which I downloaded.
Please find out & post the steps for changing the Local Language.
P V Gokulan says
The original regional language in which the original Aadhar card was generated will not automatically change when you change your address from Karnataka to tamilnadu. I have the experience. I am yet to contact Aadhar centre to get my details changed from Kannada to TAMIL
Pankaj Agarwal says
Changing the address will not change local language on Aadhaar. I was studying in Karnataka when i made my Aadhaar Card. The whole card details is almost covered in Kannada. So far, haven’t found a way to change it to English.