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Link Aadhar Card with Mobile Number

Aadhar Mobile Link

Last Updated 31st Oct 2020

  • Aadhaar Card serves as a unique identification card for the Indian citizen. 
  • To avail Aadhaar services and benefits, including various government subsidies, you require an Aadhaar Card.
  • It is mandatory to link your mobile with Aadhaar to terminate services availed by using fake documents.
  • For linking mobile with Aadhaar you can use IVR, or website of the telecom company, or by visiting the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
  • One Aadhaar card can be linked to only one number. Whereas, one mobile number can be linked to multiple Aadhaar cards.
  • You can link your mobile number to Aadhaar cards of all your family members.

Steps for Aadhaar-Mobile Linking

One can either link their Aadhaar card with a new SIM card or an existing one. Aadhar card link with mobile number has to be done via OTP verification. Here are the available methods which can be used for Aadhar mobile link.

  • By using IVR
  • By visiting the store or the official website of telecom operator
  • By visiting an Aadhaar Enrolment centre or Update centre

For Aadhar card link with the mobile number when opting for a new SIM card, one can follow these simple steps while buying the SIM card. 

  • Provide a photocopy of your Aadhar card while making the purchase.
  • Provide your biometric details to verify the Aadhaar number.
  • The new SIM card will be activated within an hour and will be auto-connected to your Aadhaar number. 

However, to link an existing mobile number to your Aadhaar card or to replace the already linked mobile number with a new mobile number, one can go through OTP verification. 

Through OTP

To link a mobile number to Aadhar card online, one must have gone through the offline linking process. Since cardholders have already linked the mobile number to Aadhaar, they can only use the OTP process for re-verification. 

Once you have completed the offline process of Aadhar card link with mobile number, follow these below-mentioned steps for re-verifying the Aadhaar number through OTP.

  • Dial 14546 the linked mobile number.
  • Select residential status (Indian or NRI).
  • Press 1 for confirming ‘Re-verify Aadhar’.
  • Enter the 12 digit Aadhaar number and press 1 to confirm.
  • An OTP will be sent to the linked mobile number.
  • Let the operator access your name, photo and date of birth from UIDAI.
  • The IVR will state the last 4 digit of the linked mobile number.
  • Listen to it carefully, and if correct, type in the OTP sent to the linked mobile number.
  • As the IVR instructs, press 1 to complete the re-verification. 

By Visiting Store

To link Aadhaar with the mobile number, you can visit the store or retail shop of the network provider. Once in the store, you will have to follow these few steps.

  • Provide the number you wish to link with your Aadhaar number.
  • The executive at the store will send an OTP to the mobile number.
  • Show the OTP to the store executive.
  • Provide your fingerprints via the biometric scanner at the store.
  • After providing the required details, your network provider will send confirmation SMS to your mobile number.
  • Send ‘Y’ as a reply of the SMS to complete the e-KYC. 

When you visit the store, to link a mobile number to Aadhar card online, do not forget the carry a self-attested photocopy of your Aadhaar card. 

By Visiting Enrolment Center

Earlier the process to link Aadhar to the mobile number was available via a Self Service Update Portal. However, this facility is no longer available. Now, one can link or update their mobile number by following these steps.

  • Go to an Aadhaar Enrolment centre or Update centre.
  • Collect the Aadhar Correction form, fill in with the mobile number to be linked and submit the form.
  • Provide your biometrics for authentication.
  • Once all requirements have been provided at the centre, you will receive an acknowledgement slip containing a URN or Update Request Number.

You can check the status of your Aadhaar update request using the URN or by calling the toll free number 1947. There is no need to get a new Aadhaar Card after the update. You can visit the official portal of UIDAI to generate the Aadhaar mobile link form and book an appoint at an Aadhaar Enrolment centre or Update centre. 

Documents Required to Link/Update Aadhaar with Mobile Number

The only document required for linking Aadhaar with mobile number is the self-attested photocopy of your Aadhaar card. The Aadhaar card provides all personal and residential details that may be required during the Aadhaar mobile link.

FAQs

How can I add my mobile number in Aadhar card online?

You can add your mobile number in Aadhar card online via OTP verification. You can do so in the following ways.

  • Visit the website of your telecom operator, complete the OTP verification and e-KYC. 
  • Dial 14546 and follow the instructions of the IVR to complete the OTP verification.

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

You can know your registered mobile number in Aadhar card by visiting the official website of UIDAI. On the website, tap on 'My Aadhaar' tab and select 'Verify Email/Mobile Number' under the Aadhar Services section. 

Can Multiple Mobile Numbers be registered with an Aadhaar Card Number?

No, only one mobile number can be registered with an Aadhaar Card. You can replace your existing mobile number with a new number if required. However, multiple Aadhaar cards can be linked to the same mobile number. 

Is the Aadhaar based e-KYC verification process mandatory for all customers?

No, Aadhaar based e-KYC verification process is not mandatory for all customers. It depends on the will of the customer. 

Do telecom operators charge any fee for mobile verification with Aadhaar?

No, telecom operators do not charge any fees for mobile verification with Aadhaar. The mobile verification process with Aadhaar requires zero cost. 


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