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aadhaar: How much does it cost to update Aadhaar details via mAadhaar app?

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Aadhaar is a 12-digit identification number issued by UIDAI to all citizens of India. As it has become the most vital document for availing any form of financial services, you must have your Aadhaar with you at all times. To avoid misplacing your Aadhaar, you can download an Aadhaar online by registering on the UIDAI mAadhaar app.

maadhaar mobile app

Anyone using a smartphone in India can download and use the mAadhaar app. However, only a few services, such as Locate Registration Center, Verify Aadhaar and Scan QR Code, will be available to residents without a registered Aadhaar mobile number.

However, all other Aadhaar services, including Aadhaar profile services listed under My Aadhaar, require a registered mobile number.

According to a recent tweet from UIDAI, “Update your demographic information such as name (only minor edits allowed, twice), gender (once), date of birth (once), and address ( no limits) online via #mAadhaarApp”.

Demographic Update Fee

Any demographic update will cost Rs 50 per request, and multiple details can be updated at once, according to the tweet.

Where can m-Aadhaar be used?

mAadhaar app can be used anywhere in India anytime. mAadhaar is more than just a wallet card. On the one hand, airports and railways recognize the mAadhaar profile as valid proof of identity, while residents can use the features of the app to share their eKYC or QR code with service providers who require Aadhaar authentication of their clients before offering Aadhaar services.

Features/Benefits of M-Aadhaar App

According to UIDAI website, below are important features and benefits of maadhaar app.

mAadhaar is more than an Aadhaar card in a wallet. By using the mAadhaar application, the resident can benefit from the following advantages:

  • Get Aadhaar by downloading or recovering lost or forgotten Aadhaar
  • Show/Show Aadhaar in offline mode, especially when residents need to show their IDs
  • Update address to Aadhaar via document or without proof of document
  • Keep/manage Aadhaar of family members (up to 5 members) in mobile
  • Share paperless eKYC or QR code with service provider agencies
  • Secure Aadhaar by locking Aadhaar or biometrics
  • Generate or retrieve a VID that the user can use instead of Aadhaar to avail Aadhaar services (for those who have locked their Aadhaar or do not wish to share their Aadhaar)
  • Use Aadhaar SMS services in offline mode
  • Check Request Status Dashboard: After signing up for Aadhaar, ordering a reprint or updating Adhaar data, the resident can check the status of the service request in the app.
  • Help others who don’t have a smartphone to enjoy Aadhaar services using common services
  • Get update history and authentication records
  • Make an appointment to visit Aadhaar Seva Kendra
  • Aadhaar Sync feature allows residents to retrieve updated data in Aadhaar profile after successful update request
  • Time-based one-time password can be used instead of SMS-based OTP to avail Aadhaar online services available on UIDAI website
  • Locate Enrollment Center (EC) helps the user to find the nearest Enrollment Center
  • More section of app includes information about mAadhaar app, contact, usage guidelines, terms and conditions of app usage and other necessary information.
  • Apart from useful FAQs and the link to Chatbot, the More section also contains links to important documents from which residents can download the Aadhaar registration or Aadhaar update/correction forms.