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How to Link Aadhar with Mobile Number

The Government of India has been supporting the residents in the process of linking up the Aadhaar card details to the different services such as the bank accounts and the mobile phone number. By complying with the initiative, all of the telecom operators around the country have been informing their respective subscribers of the same.

For the purpose of ease of the mobile phone users, the government has even instructed the telecom operators to provide doorstep services in order to perform the re-verification for the senior citizens, the disabled, and the chronically ill people. All of the telecom operators are even deploying the iris scanning devices at the service points, so as to make the linking process much smoother. The facility can be easily used by those individuals who may pose difficulties in verifying their identities through the fingerprint-based Aadhaar authentication. The individuals who wish to apply for a new mobile connection have been advised to update the Aadhaar-based e-KYC details.

Methods of Aadhaar-Mobile Linking

A subscriber does not need to link the Aadhaar with the mobile if he goes for the e-KYC—an Aadhaar based activation—by giving the biometrics details at the time of taking a new connection. Other than that, all of the prepaid and the postpaid subscribers are suggested to finish the e-KYC process. The telecom operators perform a few methods in order to complete the process of Aadhaar and SIM linking. These methods include the verification through the OTP (one-time password), the agent assisted authentication and the IVR facility. The individuals can even choose to go to the mobile stores in order to register their individual biometrics and to complete the linking process.

Steps to Link Aadhaar with Mobile Number through OTP

By following the below-mentioned steps, the subscribers can easily complete the linking process by sitting in the comforts of their homes. Below mentioned are the important Stage-by-Stage details of the procedure of linking the Aadhaar to the mobile number.

  • Stage 1: Check out the respective telecom subscriber’s online website for Aadhaar and mobile number linking page.

  • Stage 2: Enter the mobile number which is to be linked to the Aadhaar card.

  • Stage 3: The telecom service provider would send an OTP on the registered mobile number.

  • Stage 4: Enter the OTP and then click on the “Submit” button to proceed ahead.

  • Stage 5: The consent message would be reflected on the screen. Add the 12-digit Aadhaar number which is to be linked to the mobile number.

  • Stage 6: The telecom service company will then send a request to the UIDAI for an OTP generation.

  • Stage 7: The person will receive a consent SMS from the UIDAI for the e-KYC details. It is important to check them thoroughly.

  • Stage 8: Agree to all of the terms and conditions and then enter the OTP.

  • Stage 9: On completion of this process, there will be a receipt of a confirmation message of the Aadhaar card and phone number re-verification.

Steps to Link Aadhaar with Mobile Number by Visiting the Store

Linking the Aadhaar number with the sim card number is not mandatory requirement as per the Supreme Court. To link the Aadhaar card with the phone number, one must visit the service provider’s outlet. The following process that is mentioned below in order to link the Aadhaar card with the mobile number may be followed:

  • Stage 1: Visit the telecom operator’s offline outlet/store.
  • Stage 2: Take along a self-attested copy of the Aadhaar card.
  • Stage 3: Provide the mobile number.
  • Stage 4: An executive of the store would send an OTP on the mobile number that is to be linked.
  • Stage 5: Give the OTP to the store executive for the purpose of verification.
  • Stage 6: Now offer the fingerprint to the executive.
  • Stage 7: The person gets a confirmation SMS from the telecom operator.
  • Stage 8: Revert with a ‘Y’ in order to complete the e-KYC requirements.

SMS Based Aadhaar and SIM Card Verification by Using OTP

Let’s look at this with an example. In case you have an Airtel SIM card, here’s what you need to do-

  • 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 Aadhaar with Mobile Number by Using IVR

In order to help the people, the government of our country and all of the telecom subscribers have come up with a unique number for connecting the Aadhaar to the Sim by using an interactive voice response (IVR) services. The pre-paid customers, as well as the postpaid subscribers, must follow the below-mentioned stages in order to seed the Aadhaar with the phone number.

  • Stage 1: Dial the toll-free number which is 14546 from a mobile phone.
  • Stage 2: The (interactive voice response) IVR system would then verify if an individual is a resident of India or is an NRI. If the person a resident of India, then he has to press 1 on the phone.
  • Stage 3: The IVR would next ask to share the 12-digit Aadhaar card number.
  • Stage 4: Once entered, the system would repeat the last four digits of the entered Aadhaar number. One must listen to it carefully in order to avoid any further errors and then press 1 to confirm.
  • Stage 5: The IVR would request to share the details of the registered mobile number. The UIDAI would then send the OTP on the mobile number.
  • Stage 6: The consent message would be played on by the IVR which will ask the individual to let the telecom operator make use of the name, photo, and date of birth mentioned of the individual on the UIDAI database. One needs to confirm it.
  • Stage 7: Correctly Enter the OTP.
  • Stage 8: Then press 1 so as to complete the Aadhaar and the mobile number re-verification process.

FAQ's On How to Link Aadhar with Mobile Number

How can I register my mobile no. in Aadhar card?

One can register a mobile number with the Aadhaar card by going to an Enrolment Centre and then submitting the form there. A nominal processing fee of ₹ 30 is to be submitted and there are no other documents that are required for the purpose.

How can I know my registered mobile number in Aadhar card?

There are various ways to check this out. Firstly, the mobile number will be printed on the Aadhaar card if it had been provided at the time of making the card. Secondly, if the number has been added later on, one can go directly to the Aadhaar website and check out the details. Also, the m-Aadhaar app offers this service.

How to link Aadhaar with mobile number offline

The method of linking Aadhaar card with a mobile number in the offline version has many alternatives. These have been discussed in detail above. To briefly mention the methods, the following are the methods to link Aadhaar with mobile number offline.

  • Link Aadhaar with Mobile Number through OTP
  • Link Aadhaar with Mobile Number by Visiting the Store
  • SMS Based Aadhaar and SIM Card Verification by Using OTP
  • Link Aadhaar with Mobile Number by Using IVR

Can I use the m-Aadhaar app for Aadhaar and phone number seeding?

Yes. If an individual is an Aadhaar card holder, he can use the m-Aadhaar app for the purpose of linking the Aadhaar card with the mobile number.

Is the method of verification same for postpaid and prepaid subscribers?

Yes, in order to accomplish this biometric verification process, the subscribers must visit their nearest store.

I have three mobile numbers. Do I have to do verification for each separately?

Yes, a biometric verification must be completed for each of the mobile numbers separately.

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