The Aadhaar card is one of the most important documents issued to Indian residents. Aadhaar cards are used more frequently by Indian citizens as an identity proof, address proof and for availing the benefits of government schemes, LPG subsidies, and pensions and for various other services. Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) after obtaining the personal, demographic and biometric details of an Indian resident. Basically, it is a system that stores all the important details of an individual resident in India in the Government’s database. The Aadhaar card letter issued to you carries a 12 digit aadhaar number along with important details like your name and address etc.

Details on the aadhaar card are printed in both English language and the local language. The data obtained by you at the time of aadhaar enrolment is stored in Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) database in the English language. A copy of your data is also stored in the local language of the state or region in which you have enrolled for aadhaar card. For example, you live in Bangalore, Karnataka state. Your aadhaar card issued here or the data that is stored in the Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) records will be in both English and Kannada (local language). If you shift to some other state and city, you can change the local language for displaying details. Local language to be used in your aadhaar card for displaying the details can be changed in various ways. Update of the local language in aadhaar can also be done online if your mobile number is registered with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

How to change local language in aadhaar card?

Updation or correction in aadhaar card can be done in many ways. Following are the methods by which you can update local language in your aadhaar card

  • Online method
  • By visiting Aadhaar Permanent Enrolment Centre
  • Via post 

Let’s take a look at the process involved in each of these methods to update or correct local language in aadhaar card.

Updation or correction of the local language in aadhaar card via online method

If your mobile number is registered in aadhaar records, you can avail various online services on the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). If there is any change in your personal details and demographic details like change in name, address, language etc you can update your details online by logging into the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Let’s take a look at the process on how to change local language in aadhaar card via online method. Following are the step-by-step process to update local language in aadhaar card –

  • Visit the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Click on ‘My aadhaar’ tab displayed at the top left corner on the homepage of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Click on ‘Update your address online’ option under ‘Update your aadhaar’ tab
  • New page for the update will open on aadhaar self-service update portal (SSUP). Mention your 12 digit aadhaar card number and click on the updation requirement to proceed
  • Enter the captcha verification code and click on ‘Send OTP’ button
  • You will receive OTP (one-time-password) on your aadhaar registered mobile number
  • Enter the one time password received on your mobile in the relevant box
  • Click on the ‘checkbox’ for the requirement of updation
  • You have to fill in the address details both in the English language and in the local language (that needs to be updated)
  • Upload colour scanned copies (using the original document) that are required for change of address in aadhaar card
  • Review and check all the details entered for aadhaar address change both in English as well as in local languages as correction cannot be done later and fresh requests needed to be placed
  • Once you submit the request, Update Request Number (URN) will be generated. Note it down for future reference and tracking. You can also save the acknowledgement copy in PDF or take a print out also for the record
  • Once the address is changed in your aadhaar records, the local language will also be updated

Updation or correction of the local language in aadhaar card by Aadhaar Enrolment Centre

You can also place a request for the update of the local language in aadhaar card by visiting the nearest aadhaar enrolment centre. Let’s take a look at the process on how to change local language in aadhaar card by aadhaar enrolment centre. Following are the step-by-step process to update local language in aadhaar card –

  • Visit the nearest aadhaar enrolment centre and ask for an updation request form for updation of the local language in aadhaar card
  • Submit the self-attested copy of supporting documents, if any along with the updation request form
  • Once the change in the local language is updated in your aadhaar card, you can download the e-aadhaar online with the help of aadhaar number/enrolment number/virtual ID if your mobile number is registered. Or you can also request for an updated aadhaar letter which will be delivered at your postal address

Updation or correction of the local language in aadhaar card via post

You can also update local language in aadhaar card by sending the documents and updation request via post. Let’s take a look at the process on how to change local language in aadhaar card via post. Following are the step-by-step process to update local language in aadhaar card –

  • Fill in all the details and sign the form. Enclose all the necessary documents along with duly filled and signed updation request form 
  • Post the set of documents to below-mentioned address for processing
  • Address 1: 

    UIDAI 

    Post Box No. 10, Chhindwara, 

    Madhya Pradesh – 480001, India 

    Address2: 

    UIDAI 

    Post Box No. 99, Banjara Hills, 

    Hyderabad – 500034, India

  • Updation will be confirmed to you via SMS on your aadhaar registered mobile number

FAQ’s

The updation or correction of the local language in Aadhar card takes about 15 to 20 days from the date of submission of the update request. Once the updation is done, confirmation SMS will be sent on your aadhaar registered mobile number. In case you need an updated aadhaar letter, you can request for the same which will be delivered to your postal address within 5 days of placing the request. Alternatively, you can download the e-aadhaar card by visiting the official website of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).


There are options available for choosing the local language. Basically aadhaar letter is printed in English as well as in one of the local languages chosen. There are certain local languages that are supported by the aadhaar system (means transliteration of details that are entered in English to the chosen local language). Currently, Aadhaar details can be printed in the following languages along with the English language. Languages that can be chosen are Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Odia, Telugu, Tamil and Urdu.


Yes. Along with updation in the English language you can choose to update/do correction in your aadhaar card address in any of the following languages mentioned below:

Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu.


There are options available for choosing the local language. Basically aadhaar letter is printed in English as well as in one of the local languages chosen. There are certain local languages that are supported by the aadhaar system (means transliteration of details that are entered in English to the chosen local language). Currently, Aadhaar details can be printed in the following languages along with the English language. Languages that can be chosen are Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Odia, Telugu, Tamil and Urdu.