According to the order given by the Supreme Court, it has been made mandatory by the government to link Aadhaar with its mobile number. This step has been taken to eliminate the combination issued on fake documents. Linking a mobile number with your Aadhaar is a free process. There are two methods to re-verify the mobile number with Aadhaar. For online and offline links to Aadhaar mobile number follow the following way:
- How to connect Aadhaar to your mobile number via OTP
- Go to the telecom operator’s center/retailer
How to link Aadhaar with the mobile number via OTP
Mobile customers can link their number to Aadhaar and verify it again through OTP. However, only those customers whose mobile numbers are already linked with their Aadhaar will be able to use it. The consumer will have to follow the offline process of linking Aadhaar with a mobile number by visiting their SIM card with a vendor or visiting the store if their mobile number is not linked with Aadhaar.
Here’s how you can link Aadhaar with your mobile number via OTP:
#1: Call 14546 * from your mobile number.
#2: Choose whether you are Indian or NRI
#3: Give your consent to verify the base again by pressing 1
#4: Fill your 12-digit Aadhaar number and confirm it by pressing 1
#5: This generates an OTP which is sent to the registered mobile number
#6: Give consent to your operator to access your name, photo and DOB from UIDAI
#7: IVR reads the last 4 digits of your mobile number
#8: If it is correct, enter the received OTP
#9: Press 1 to complete the process
Go to the vendor / store and link the mobile number with Aadhaar
According to the government and the Supreme Court, it is now mandatory to link the Aadhaar card with the SIM card number. To link your Aadhaar with your phone number, you have to go to your mobile network store. Follow the procedure given below to easily link your Aadhaar number to mobile number:
#1: Go to the center/store of your mobile network
#2: Take a photocopy of your Aadhaar card
#3: Enter your mobile number
#4: The center worker has to send an OTP to the mobile number to be linked to Aadhaar
#5: Tell the employee OTP for verification
#6: Now provide your fingerprint to the employee
#7: You will receive a confirmation SMS from your mobile network
#8: Answer “Y” by completing the E-KYC process
Documents required to link Aadhaar to your mobile number
Only a photocopy of your Aadhaar card is required as the only necessary document to connect your Aadhaar with a mobile connection. You are not required to provide any other document, residence certificate, or identity proof for this purpose.
Questions: What is the fee to link mobile number with Aadhaar?
Answer: Mobile subscribers are not charged by telecom operators for linking mobile numbers with Aadhaar. It is free.
Questions: Can we link Aadhaar with a mobile number online?
Answer: Currently, there is no provision to connect Aadhaar to online SIM cards. However, you can link it offline, via IVR or via OTP.
Questions: How to link an Aadhar card to a mobile number?
Answer: You register your mobile number with an Aadhaar card and submit the form by visiting an enrollment center.
Questions: What will be the result if the linking process is not completed?
Answer: If a mobile subscriber fails to link the mobile number with Aadhaar, then his connection will be deactivated till it is verified again.
Questions: I have already submitted the Aadhaar card as a residence certificate while purchasing the SIM card. Should I do this process again?
Answer: Mobile numbers that were released after biometric verification will not be liable to Lincoln Aadhaar. Only those customers who fall in this category will opt for e-KYC by Aadhaar-based verification by providing biometric data (thumb impression) when applying for a connection. Everyone else will have to get verified again.
Questions: I have not linked my Aadhaar card to my mobile number which I have mentioned in my credit card and personal loan application. Do I need to link?
Answer: No, you do not need to link the mobile number with Aadhaar which you mentioned in your personal loan and credit card application as the linking service has been discontinued till further notice.
Questions: Is the linking method the same for postpaid and prepaid customers?
Answer: Yes, the process of connecting the mobile number to Aadhaar is the same for prepaid and postpaid connections. It is only that prepaid customers have to go to a vendor while postpaid customers have to go to their telecom operator’s center.