Since its introduction, Aadhar card has become one of the most important documents of identification that an Indian can possess. Apart from being ID proof and address proof, citizens of India can use the Aadhar card to avail the benefits and subsidies of several schemes launched by the government. Be it DBT, the Maternity benefit program, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, or more, you need to have an Aadhar card to be a beneficiary.
More importantly, your mobile number must be linked to the Aadhar card. The Government has made it mandatory for all citizens to link Aadhar cards with mobile numbers.
Previously, UIDAI provided instant online Aadhar-mobile number linking through Self Service Update Portal(SSUP). However, this has been recently discontinued. Individuals who haven’t linked their mobile numbers to their Aadhar cards can link through other ways.
You can link your mobile number to your Aadhar in two ways - online & offline.
Here’s how to link mobile number to Aadhar card online:
Go to the Indian Postal Service website
Enter basic information such as your name, address, phone number, email address, and so on
From the drop-down menu, select 'PPB- Aadhaar Service'
Choose UIDAI-Mobile/Email to Aadhaar linking/updating
Click the 'Request OTP' button after filling out the required fields and making your selections
Enter the OTP you received on your phone on the next screen
Upon clicking 'Confirm Service Request', you will receive a Reference Number which you can use to track your request's progress
Once you submit your request, the request will be sent to the nearest post office
An officer assigned to the Aadhar update/linking job will perform the verification. The officer will come to your home and use a mobile biometric device to verify your identity (For iris, fingerprints, and photographs).
He or she will finish the update/linking process and charge you a small fee for the service
Follow the steps given below to link your Aadhaar card and mobile number by visiting the nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra -
Step-1: Find out your nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra
Step 2: Ask for the ‘mobile number updation application’ and fill in the required details there. You may be charged a nominal fee.
Step 3: You will have to make a payment for the service and you will be given a ‘Unique Request Number’(URN).
Step 4: You can use that number to track your request.
While you will not need any additional documents to complete the above process, you must carry the original Aadhaar card as well as a soft copy of the same.
Here are some of the benefits of linking your Aadhaar card to your mobile number -
It helps to keep a track of the phone number and who is using it, in case of fraudulent activity.
You will frequently be required to submit your Aadhaar card as an identification proof, such as when buying mutual funds or filing your tax returns.
It lets you make use of all the online benefits and services of the Aadhar Card.
To use the mAadhar app, you will need your registered mobile number.
If you want to download e-Aadhar, you will need to type in the OTP that is sent to your registered mobile number.
Linking your Aadhaar Card to your mobile number opens up a lot of facilities for you. Not only does it serve as proof of identification but it helps in a number of other ways to benefit you and your family. So, consider doing it at the earliest to reap all the benefits. For any help, you can always visit your nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra.
You cannot do so. The government requires that you register only one number with your Aadhaar card.
To use Aadhaar Online Services, you must have a registered mobile number. To access the portal, the resident's Aadhaar number and registered mobile number are required. The resident is authenticated using an OTP sent to his or her registered mobile phone number.
Yes. Linking your mobile number to your Aadhar number is safe.
When a mobile number is linked with an Aadhaar number, it can be used for identification of the SIM card user and can prevent fraudsters, money launderers, and criminals from operating mobile numbers.
Yes, you can update your Aadhaar details at any Aadhaar Kendra Seva in India.
If the user does not receive the OTP on the registered mobile number, he/she can verify it by clicking on Verify Mobile Number on the UIDAI portal.
You cannot use online services if your mobile number is not registered with your Aadhaar. An OTP is sent to the user's registered mobile number, which must be entered to access the online services.
You only need to link your mobile number to your Aadhaar once. You are not required to link the same mobile number to Aadhaar multiple times.
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