Aadhaar, as we all know, is a 12-digit unique ID issued by the UIDAI to any person residing in India. Regardless of age and gender, any individual may enrol themselves to obtain an Aadhaar number by giving their demographic and biometric data during the enrolment process. Over the period, Aadhaar has become a significant way to authenticate your identity. During your Aadhaar enrolment, you need to provide a valid mobile number that will be documented as your permanent contact details in your aadhaar card. It is imperative that you provide a valid mobile number to avail of the benefits, do financial transactions and other important activities without any hassle. The exclusivity of your Aadhaar card lies in the fact, that aadhaar is not only a vital proof of identity but also used in all types of government services, the opening of bank account, investment, LPG gas connection, etc. Another important aspect is the Aadhaar card link with the mobile number that has been advised strongly to stop scams and untruthful duplications and also to complete all the transactions effortlessly. This step is taken to get rid of the connections that are issued on false documents.

At first, as per the instruction by the Government of India, linking aadhaar card link with the mobile number was made essential by the Government as per the order released by the Supreme Court. However, currently, it is not compulsory.

Here, we will take you through as to how to link aadhaar with a mobile number in detail.

How to link aadhaar with mobile number via OTP?

You as a mobile subscriber can link your number with your Aadhaar and re-verify the same via the OTP-based process. One important point here is that patrons who have their cell numbers linked with their Aadhaar will be in a position to use the re-verification technique. Otherwise, you need to follow the method to link your SIM card with your Aadhaar by visiting the nearest store or a retailer. Below are the steps as to How to link aadhaar with mobile number via OTP

Step 1: Visit your telecom operator’s official website

Step 2: Enter your mobile number that needs to be linked, confirmed or re-verified with your Aadhaar

Step 3: An OTP will be sent to your registered cell number

Step 4: Click “Submit” after you enter the OTP

Step 5: A consent note will be showed where you need to put your 12-digit Aadhaar

Step 6: A message will be sent by the telecom operator for OTP generation

Step 7: You will get a consent message about your details of e-KYC

Step 8: Accept the terms and conditions and fill the OTP

Step 9: Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation message about your Aadhaar and cell number re-verification

How to link aadhaar with mobile number via retailer/store?

In order to link aadhaar to mobile number, you need to visit the nearest retailer or store. Follow the below-mentioned steps and link aadhaar to mobile number:

Step 1: Visit the nearest outlet or the store of the telecom operator

Step 2: Carry a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar card

Step 3: Provide your mobile number

Step 4: The store officer will send an OTP on your mobile number which needs to be linked

Step 5: Disclose the OTP to the store officer for authentication

Step 6: Provide your fingerprints

Step 7: You will get a confirmation message from your telecom operator

Step 8: Respond with a ‘Y’ for completing the e-KYC process

Documents required for aadhaar card link with mobile number

All you need to have is a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar card with you when you are visiting the retailer or the store. Nothing else will be needed to link aadhaar to mobile number. If you have not applied for aadhaar, then you need to visit the aadhaar enrolment centre with the necessary documents for identity, address and date of birth as per the approved list by UIDAI. You can refer to https://uidai.gov.in/images/commdoc/valid_documents_list.pdf to know about the complete list of documents. Do not forget to mention your mobile number in the aadhaar enrolment form.

Quick links for linking information for the major telecom companies

Refer below for the quick links to link aadhaar to mobile number.

Airtel – https://www.airtel.in/link-aadhaar-mobile/

Aircel- http://www.aircel.com/AircelWar/appmanager/aircel/wb- You need to select your state and under “Customer Care” on the homepage, you can go to ” Aadhaar based Re-Verification”

Vodafone –https://www.vodafone.in/help-support/faqs/how-to-link-aadhaar-to-my-mobile-number

BSNL – https://portal.bsnl.in/myportal/

Idea- https://www.ideacellular.com/

Tata Docomo – Same as airtel after the merger of Tata Docomo with Airtel

With the above information of aadhaar card link with mobile number, you can now link all your mobile numbers effortlessly and advice others to do so as well.


FAQ’s

You may register your cell number with your Aadhaar card by visiting an Enrolment Centre and submitting the necessary form. A nominal charge of IBR 50 needs to be paid and no document is needed to the mobile registration as such.


Yes, in order to complete the biometric verification method, you need to visit your nearest telecom operator’s store.


Yes, a biometric authentication needs to be completed for each of your mobile numbers individually.


There are no fees associated to link aadhaar to mobile number.


Yes, you can link your Aadhaar card to your mobile number. All you need to do is getting your sim registered with UIDAI to be operative.


Yes. If you are an Aadhaar cardholder, you can use the m-Aadhaar app link aadhaar to mobile number.


The process of linking Aadhaar card with a cell number offline version is very easy and user friendly. The below-mentioned methods can be followed to link aadhaar to mobile number.

  • link aadhaar to mobile number through OTP
  • link aadhaar to mobile number by visiting a retailer or a store
  • link aadhaar to mobile number via SMS based Aadhaar and SIM Card Authentication by Using OTP
  • link aadhaar to mobile number via IVR