If for any reason if you want to deactivate or cancel Aadhaar Card, than as of now UIDAI doesn’t have such policy or process to deactivate or Cancel Aadhaar.
If you are planning to deactivate or cancel Aadhaar Card because of mistakes or error in your Aadhaar Card than you can get all those mistakes corrected by updating your Aadhaar Card Online or Post or by visiting enrollment center.
Update Aadhaar Details Online/ Post / Enrollment Center
- To correct any errors or mistakes in your Aadhaar Card you can request for Aadhaar Update Online, just visit //ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/ssup-home
- Login with Aadhaar Number, Select the fields to update.
- Upload the documents, select the BPO Service Provider and submit the request.
- If you want to submit update request by posy Download Aadhaar Update/Correction Form, fill it with correct details, enclose the documents and post it to UIDAI Address.
- Alternatively you can also correct your Aadhaar by visiting Aadhaar Permanent Enrolment Centre, for that you will have to fill aadhaar correction form enclose the documents and walk in to Permanent Enrollment Centre.
Suppose if you are worried that your biometric data present in Aadhaar Database will get misused than you can secure your biometric by locking it online, and whenever you want it for any verification process you can unlock it.
Lock or Unlock Your Aadhaar Biometric
- To lock/unlock your Aadhaar Biometric Details Online just visit biometric lock page by going to //resident.uidai.gov.in/biometric-lock
- There in form you will have to enter your 12 digit Aadhaar Number and solve the captcha by entering the same text in below enter security code box.
- Next click on Send OTP, you will receive One Time Password on your registered mobile number.
- Enter the receive OTP in enter OTP box and click login button.
- On next page you will get option to enable biometric lock, just enable biometric lock to lock your biometric details. By enabling lock, you can lock your biometrics(fingerprint & Iris) against any biometric authentication attempt.
By this way you can protect your privacy and confidentiality, if any time you want authenticate you can follow same process and unlock you biometrics so that the authentications becomes successful.