How To Link Aadhaar Card with Mobile Number

How To Link Aadhaar Card with Mobile Number

Aadhaar cards are one of the most crucial document to authorize your identity and avail the social welfare schemes and benefits provided by the government. Hence, Aadhar has also become the most important in terms of financial schemes and matters like filing your income tax returns or holding a bank account also these days you need a aadhaar card. In fact, these days investing in any company schemes mutual funds or other kind of investments also need an aadhaar card. Aadhaar card under section/s of Aadhaar Act is primary identifier by various ministries and departments of Government of India and States/UTs Governments for various services, benefits and subsidies hold the field today.

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Link Aadhaar Card with Mobile

In the beginning of this year, government announced a mandatory rule to all the customers that they need to link aadhaar card to their mobile numbers. You must have been receiving messages from your network provider to update your aadhaar details at the nearest store. All the customers using mobile phones, need to link their Aadhaar cards with SIM cards by February 6,2018 as per government directives. To ease out the Aadhar linking process, government has announced new ways so that all the customers can do this process easily. In other words this can be called re-verification of SIMs. This new process have come into effect from December 1.

Documents Needed for Aadhar card linking process: 

  • Aadhaar Card (a xerox copy of SIM Card Owner)r
  • Mobile With SIM Card
  • OTP (This is sent to the mobile number which you are linking the aadhaar card)
  • Fingerprint of the person for the bio metric verification

Process To Link Aadhaar card with mobile number:

The first method to link aadhaar card with mobile number is given here. Visit your nearest store of the network provider of your respective sim. For ex: If you are an Airtel customer, visit the nearest Airtel store. Provide your Aadhaar card number and your phone number to the store keeper. For the next level of verification a four digit verification code (OTP) is sent on your mobile number. This OTP/Verification code has to be provided to the store keeper. To link Aadhaar card, you will also need to provide your fingerprint for the biometric verification. A confirmation message will be sent your mobile number which has been linked to Aadhar for final confirmation. You have to reply with a ‘Y’  and the verification process gets completed. Now, the SIM card has been successfully linked with the Aadhaar card.

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Linking Aadhar card with mobile numbers made easy

If you are wondering that this process of verification is hectic. Also if you are under an impression that linking aadhaar card to mobile number would cost  you, then you are wrong. This process ‘Link Mobile Number to Aadhaar Card’ is free for all. This is an offline and manual process. Government has not yet introduced an online process to verify the mobile numbers and link it to your aadhaar card.

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Link Aadhaar Card with Mobile: Quick steps

There is one more method to link aadhar card with mobile numbers. There is a  voice-based IVR helpline with the telecom service provider. This can be used to link aadhaar card withmobile numbers. The IVR with the  telecom service provider can play the ‘consent message’ and ask the customer to provide their mobile numbers. The OTP to be verified has to be shared with IVR. UIDAI will fetch all the details of the subscriber’s e-KYC. The successful ‘mobile re-verification’ message will appear on IVR. You will also get a SMS notification to confirm that the process is complete now.

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