How To Update Aadhaar Card Biometric Data (Fingerprints, Iris scan, Photo)

By | June 8, 2017

Aadhaar card is one of the best & unique identification proof happened in our country. The unique thing about this card is that this card is linked with person’s fingerprints, iris scan & facial photograph which is 100% unique and can’t be duplicated. That’s why Govt is giving huge stress these days to link everything with Aadhaar number for biometric verification and avoid duplication or fraud.

But what if you have to change your biometric data? What is the process of to update your fingerprints, iris scan data? You might be thinking that why one should change fingerprints, iris scan data as these are unique? But there are certain circumstances where you have to update your biometric data.

Why To Update Aadhaar Biometric Data Like fingerprints, iris scan & facial photograph?

Treatment / Plastic Surgery: In case you have gone through any transplants and plastic surgery, you have to update your Aadhaar biometric data.

Kids grow gradually: In many cases parents have applied for the Aadhaar card for their kids also. Now when their kid grows and attains the age of five the fingerprints, iris scan & facial photograph can change obviously. In that case also you should update your records.

You are changing with time: In general in every 10 – 15 years one should go for aadhaar fingerprints, iris scan & facial photograph data updation. As there will be significant changes in every person after such duration.

In case of death: In case of death of any person also you should update the biometric data. This time you have to erase or delete the biometric data as to avoid misusage or Aadhaar card later. Remember, you should deactivate the Aadhaar card of a dead person without taking it lightly.

Steps To Update Aadhaar Card Biometric Data Online

First of all, this process is not at all possible online. You have to visit the Aadhaar registered enrollment centers to get it done. Here are the process to follow step by step.

Step 1: First of all you have to find out your nearest permanent Aadhaar enrolment centre in your city. This thing can be done with the help of an operator in Aadhaar enrollment center only.

Step 2: You have to provide all the necessary documents to proof your identity and address. Carry the copy f each document and also the originals also.

Step 3: Fill up the necessary form provided there are submit your application. You have to unlock your biometric data and the give authentication to the person so that he/she can proceed further to scan your latest biometric details.

This process may take 4-5 days time or may be little more. You should ask the operator for accurate details and all necessary documents / proof of data update so that you can track the status further. In case you have lost your eyes or hands during some accident and want to update your biometric data then your picture is enough.

There are many such cases, which has to be answered properly by authorised operator in any Aadhaar enrollment center only. You should always refer to UIDAI website also for any kind of information or seek help using aadhaar toll number 1800-300-1947 or sending an email to

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