Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Linking of Aadhar Card to Voter ID

The Indian Government is making sure that genuine voters get to the booth and eliminate instances of bogus voters. Keeping this in mind, the government has initiated a program that links the Aadhar card with the voter’s card. This just like linking your bank account or gas supply connection with your Aadhar card.

Let us learn more about linking of Aadhar card from the following paragraphs.

Epic – Aadhar Seeding

The Government has launched the Epic Aadhar Seeding from 1 March 2015. This new scheme aims at curbing instances of fraud voter IDs during elections. Voters need to link their voter’s card with their Aadhar card to ensure the scheme is a success.

How to Link Aadhar Card to Voter ID

There are different ways to link the voter ID card with your Aadhar card. You can choose any option and do the needful.

This includes:

1.Mobile Seeding

Mobile seeding is a very easy way to connect your Aadhar to your voter’s card. You need to download a mobile app for Android phones from the Google Play Store or from the Apple app store for iOS. You can even download it from the official website of the Chief Electoral Officer. Once the app is downloaded, just feed your Epic (Voter ID) and your Aadhar card details. This will automatically process linking of your Aadhar card and voter’s card.

2.Linking Through SMS

You need to send an SMS on the number 51969. In the message, you need to write the details in the following format:

ECILINK <EPIC Number> <Aadhar number>


For eg. ECLINK BBB8765438 098765432109

As soon as you send the msg, you will receive a conformation SMS.

3.Linking Through Web Portal

You can visit the National Voter’s Services Portal by clicking on the link  Then,
  • Search for your name in the “Search Your Name Box”. You can fill your name, name of your relation, state, and the constituency or even by filling in your EPIC number.
  • After you see your details, fill in the Aadhar Card number and your name as it appears on the Aadhar card.
  • Register your mobile number/email address on the site. This will help you get a confirmation of registration through SMS and/email that your Aadhar and Epic (Voter’s ID) have been linked.

4. Calling the Call Center

You can call the call center dedicated for the purpose of Aadhar-Epic seeding. All you need is your Epic no. as well as your Aadhar ID ready before making the call. Just dial 1950 a toll-free number from your mobile phone or landline from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on all working days. The call center executive will ask you for details like the Aadhar card no., Epic number, registered mobile number, etc.

These are the ways to help you with linking of Aadhar card to voter ID. There is no official or unofficial method to check if the linking of cards has been successful as of now. But, you can always call 1950 to confirm if your request has been registered for seeding.

How to Check Aadhar Card Status Online

Have you applied for Aadhar card? Still have not received any card on the address of communication? Well, you can find the status of your Aadhar card by visiting the official website online. All you need is the acknowledgement slip that you must have received at the enrolment center.

Let us see how to check Aadhar card status online.

Steps to Check the Status of Aadhar Card Application Online

  1. Keep the acknowledgement slip handy, before you check the status online.
  2. Now, visit the Aadhar status page that is available on the UIDAI website:
  4. Fill in the Enrolment ID as well as the Date/Time (dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss) along with the Security Code/Captcha provided carefully.
  5. Click Check Status.
  6. You will get the information required and allow you to know the status of you Aadhar card online.

This page is only for checking the status of a new application only. The process is very simple and all you need to do is keep the acknowledgement slip safely for further communication.



Aadhar Card Online Registration

It is very important for every Indian citizen to register and apply for an Aadhar card. The Aadhar card number is your unique identity that will help you avail various facilities.

You need to visit any authorized Aadhar card enrolment center and get an appointment. On the date of appointment, be ready with all your required documents at the center. You can visit the authorized enrolment center for an appointment or get it online. Let us see how to register Aadhar card online.

Process of Aadhar Card Online Registration

Getting yourself registered online for Aadhar card will help you save a lot of time when you reach the center to provide your biometrics and photograph.
  • You need to visit the site and get an appointment online.
  • The link opens up to a page where you need to fill in your details such as name, mobile number, address, email address, etc.
  • Select your date and time for appointment.
  • Fill in the Captcha code and click the Fix Appointment tab.

Visit the Aadhar enrolment center on the appointed date and time along with all the document copies as well as originals for verification.

How to Make a Change or Correction of Name on Aadhar Card

You may find there is an error in the spelling of your name printed on the Aadhar Card. Or one may have to change their name and address in the Aadhar card due to some valid reasons.

Let us learn how to change name on Aaadhar card online as all as offline.

How to Change Name on Aadhar Card Using Online Procedure

  • You need to open a web browser and visit the following page
  • You need the registered mobile number when trying to change the name in Aadhar Card online. This is because you will receive login password and OTP necessary to make the changes. Without the registered mobile number, you will have to complete the process using the offline process.
  • Once the self-service portal opens up, you need to look at the bottom of the page. You will find :- ‘To Submit your update/Correction request online please Click Here. Click on it and carry forward the process.
  • Now, you need to login into your Account. You will need two important details that is, your Aadhar Card number and your registered mobile number.
  • The minute you click send OTP, you will receive an SMS on the registered mobile number. Enter the number in the OTP box and the Captcha code in the Text Verification box.
  • Now check the box that says Name and click Submit.
  • Enter your Updated Name and click on Submit Update Request.
  • You will be asked to review the new information you added and in case of any error you can go back and Modify. If all is well, you can Proceed to the step.
  • You will need a Scanned Copy of Identity proof that shows name changed. Click Submit if the document is successfully updated.
  • You will be asked to choose a BPO Service Provider to update your request. You can choose any and click on Submit.
  • Your request will be completed and you will be provided with an Update Request Number (URN). This number will be useful to track your request. You will receive an SMS stating your URN as well as you can download a File staying your URN.


How to Change Name on Aadhar Card Using Offline Procedure

The offline procedure involves sending the hardcopy of the application form by post. 

1.Open the Self Service Update Portal by clicking the

2.Click on the ‘Click Here’ link at the bottom of the page by clicking on the
To submit your update/correction request by post please CLICK HERE to download the correction form

3.You will require self-attested Photostat copies of the required documents for Identity Proof.

4.Fill the form correctly and attach the supporting documents within an Envelope. You to give a heading on the Envelop “Aadhar Update/Correction: (Your Aadhar Number)”. 

5.Once your documents are successfully validated, the details will be updated in your Aadhar Card and you will get a new Aadhar card by post.

6.The address for sending Update/Correction requests is:

Post Box No.10,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001, India.
Post Box No. 99,
Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad – 500034, India

UIDAI Regional Office,
5th & 7th Floor,
MTNL Building,
B D Somani Marg,
Cuff Parade, Mumbai – 400005
This is the process to change name in Aadhar card.

How to Change Address on Aadhar Card

Aadhar card is the best proof of identity as well as residence for Indian citizens.

It can happen you change your residence after you get your Aadhar card or find a mistake in the address printed on the card.

You can now change your address on Aadhar card with the help of online method. The online process is simpler and faster than the offline process.

Tip: You need to have a registered mobile number linked to your Aadhar card for change of address on Aadhar card via the online mode.

How to Add Mobile Number to Aadhaar Card

Changing Address on Aadhar Card Online

  • Click on  "Proceed to Update Address".
  • Enter the Aadhar number and Captcha Verification and click on Send OTP.
  • You will receive an one time password (OTP) on your registered mobile number, if your mobile number is already registered.
  • Enter this password and proceed to complete the changes.
  • You need to select the Address Change field and upload any scanned copy of Proof of residence.
  • Once all the documents are submitted, you will be provided with an URN number. This number will be useful to keep a track of the changes progress.

Just follow these simple steps and you will be able to change the address on Aadhar card online.