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How to Link Aadhaar with Airtel Mobile Number

As per the directives issued by the Central Government, Aadhaar card can now be linked to mobile numbers of telecom service providers. Airtel, being one of the global telecommunications service providers in India, definitely makes it to the list of telecom service companies. This is applicable to prepaid as well as postpaid numbers. Individuals with multiple Airtel numbers can link each of these numbers to Aadhaar separately because linking one Airtel number to Aadhaar will not be applicable for all the other Airtel numbers. However, it is not mandatory for Indian citizens or Non Resident Indians with active Airtel mobile numbers to link Aadhar with their Airtel number.

This initiative has been taken to restrict the rising incidents of getting SIM cards using fake identity cards and other malpractices. Individuals have to register their Airtel numbers with UIDAI to be able to link their Aadhaar with Airtel number. Those contact numbers that have not been registered for Aadhaar cannot be linked. Those consumers who have not registered or updated their Airtel mobile numbers with UIDAI, will have to visit any Airtel store for re-verification.

Steps to Linking Aadhaar with Airtel Number through OTP

Follow these simple steps to link Aadhaar with Airtel number through OTP:

Step 1: Contact Airtel on the Toll Free number 14546 to initiate the process of linking Aadhaar with Airtel number

Step 2: Select whether you are an Indian citizen or an NRI (Non Resident Indian)

Step 3: Press 1 on your mobile phone to initiate the process of linking Aadhaar with Airtel number

Step 4: Mention your Aadhaar Card number and confirm it by selecting 1 on your mobile phone

Step 5: Next, Airtel with generate an OTP that will be sent to your Airtel number from which you had called

Step 6: Give your consent to the customer service executive attending to you to access your name, photo and Date of Birth from UIDAI, the authority that allocates Aadhaar number to every citizen of India

Step 7: Next, the last 4 digits of your Airtel mobile number will be read out by the IVR

Step 8: Mention the OTP sent to your registered Airtel mobile number to confirm the accuracy of the last 4 digits of the mobile number mentioned by the IVR

Step 9: Press 1 on your mobile phone to complete the process of linking Aadhaar with Airtel Number

Steps to Link Airtel Mobile Number with Aadhaar Offline

Here is the process for linking Aadhaar with Airtel number offline:

Step 1: Visit any Airtel store with the self-attested copy of your Aadhaar card

Step 3: Mention your Airtel mobile number to the customer service executive attending to you

Step 4: An OTP will be generated and sent to your Airtel mobile number that you want to link to Aadhaar

Step 5: Next, you will have to submit your thumb impression or biometric data

Step 6: The process of linking Aadhar with Airtel Number will be successfully completed within 24 hours

Step 7: Type ‘Y’ and send it to the number from where you have received the OTP to successfully complete the process of linking Aadhaar with Airtel Number

Steps to Link Aadhaar Through IVR

Follow these simple steps to link Aadhaar with Airtel number through OTP:

Step 1: Contact Airtel on the Toll Free number – 14546 to initiate the process of linking Aadhaar with Airtel number

Step 2: Mention your Aadhaar number twice, following the IVR (Interactive Voice Response) instructions

Step 3: Confirm the request for linking Aadhar with Airtel number

Step 4: Once your request has been accepted, your Airtel number gets connected to Aadhaar successfully

Step 5: A confirmation message will be generated and sent to the Airtel number from which you had called on the Toll Free number

Fee Charged for Linking Aadhaar Card with Airtel Number

No charges are involved in linking Aadhaar with Airtel Number. It is a quick and easy process that gets completed instantly.

Aadhaar Number Reverification

Let’s take a look at the processes you can follow for the reverification process:

  • For the online reverification process for linking Aadhar with Airtel number, you can visit the official website of Airtel or simply to access the relevant page. Enter your Airtel mobile number and the Transaction ID, and then click on the ‘Go’ button

  • To initiate the process of linking Aadhaar with Airtel Number through the offline option, you can visit any Airtel store for the customer service executives to assist you.

  • You can call on the Airtel Toll Free number to complete the reverification process Airtel number through OTP (One Time Password)

  • If you prefer the IVR method, all you need to do is call on the Airtel Toll Free number to be guided with the steps for linking Aadhar with Airtel number.

  • The Government of India has made it mandatory for companies to offer senior citizens and specially-abled individuals the convenience of accessing this facility at their residences.

FAQs on How to Link Aadhaar with Airtel Mobile Number

How can I link my Airtel number with Aadhaar?

You can choose any of these options for linking Aadhaar with Airtel number-

  • Online through Airtel website or mobile application

  • Offline by visiting any Airtel store

  • OTP authentication

  • IVR by calling Airtel Toll Number

  • Home facilities for senior citizens

How can I update my Aadhaar card in Airtel?

You can linking Aadhaar with Airtel number-

  • Online through Airtel website or mobile application

  • Offline by visiting any Airtel store

  • OTP authentication

  • IVR by calling Airtel Toll Number

  • Home facilities for senior citizens

Do I have to take my mobile phone to the Airtel store for linking Aadhaar with Airtel number?

Yes. For linking Aadhaar with Airtel number at an Airtel store, an OTP will be generated and sent to your Airtel number to complete the verification process. Hence, carrying your mobile phone with you is important

What if the customer only uses the Airtel SIM for data connection? Do they have to link their Aadhaar with their SIM in such a case?

Linking Aadhaar with Airtel number is not compulsory. Even for Airtel SIM used for data connection, Aadhaar linking can be done successfully.

What to do in case I have many mobile numbers. Do I need to do multiple verifications?

Yes, you have to link every mobile number separately with Aadhaar.

How can I know whether my Aadhaar is linked with Airtel number?

You can follow any of these options to verify whether your Aadhar is linked to Airtel number:

  • Call Airtel Toll Free Number - 14546 from your Airtel mobile number. If it is linked to Aadhar, the IVR will mention the number that has already been verified. In the event that it is not linked, it will guide you with the necessary steps for checking the linking status.

  • Visit any Airtel store with your Aadhar card for assistance.

  • Call Airtel Toll Free Number and ask the attending customer service executive whether your Airtel number is linked with Aadhar.

Is it compulsory to link my Aadhaar card with Airtel Digital TV or Broadband? What is the process?

No. There are no provision for linking Aadhaar with Airtel digital TV or broadband.

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