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The Government of India has made it essential to link your Aadhaar card with your bank account as it can be used as an authentic identity and address proof. Nowadays, most banks have made it compulsory for customers to link their Aadhaar card with their account as it can be used to make a number of financial transactions. One such bank is the State Bank of India that advises clients to link their Aadhaar card with their SBI account immediately to conduct banking transactions like cash withdrawals, fund deposits or transfers, and many more without any hassle.

To link your State Bank of India account with Aadhaar, you have two alternatives: linking it through the online method or choosing offline mode. Read on to know the processes involved in both methods.

Steps to Link Aadhaar with SBI Bank Account through Internet Banking

To link your Aadhaar to your SBI account via Internet banking, you are just required to complete a few easy steps on the SBI’s website. Remember, the Internet banking process mandates that you are a registered customer. Here’s a look at the steps involved:

  • Step 1: As the first step to link Aadhaar to the SBI account, visit SBI’s official web portal

  • Step 2: In the next step, enter your internet banking credentials

  • Step 3: On the home page, you can see the option: ‘e-Services.’

  • Step 4: Once you click on the tab, you can now see a set of detailed instructions on how to update your Aadhaar with the bank account (CIF)

  • Step 5: After reading it, enter the profile password to proceed

  • Step 6: From the pull-down menu, you now have to select the CIF number

  • Step 7: In this step, you have to mention your Aadhaar card number two times and select the option to ‘Submit’

  • Step 8: On completion of these steps, your Aadhaar card will now be linked to your bank account

  • Step 9: You can expect a confirmation message within a few days

Process to Link Aadhaar Card with SBI Bank Account Online

There is also a possibility to link the Aadhaar number with the SBI bank account online, and that can be done via the SBI website. Here is a detailed process for your reference:

  • Step 1: Log on to the official SBI website

  • Step 2: Next, you will see the ‘Announcements’ tab where you have to choose the ‘ Aadhaar linking for SBI customers’

  • Step 3: Enter your SBI savings account details

  • Step 4: You now have to enter the captcha code and select the option to receive OTP

  • Step 5: On the screen, you can now choose to link the card with your account

  • Step 6: You can expect a validation message on your registered mobile number within a few days

How to Link Aadhaar Card with SBI Bank Account through ATM

In the absence of net banking, you still have the choice to link your Aadhaar card via the SBI ATM. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Step 1: Go to any nearby SBI ATM 

  • Step 2: Once in the ATM, use your card and enter the required details

  • Step 3: On the screen, you will see the ‘menu’ tab displayed from where you can choose ‘registrations’ and then select ‘Aadhaar Registration’

  • Step 4: Here you have to select the type of your bank account – savings, current, or checking

  • Step 5: Next, provide your Aadhaar card number two times for verification

  • Step 6: Your Aadhaar will now be linked to your account

  • Step 7: You can anticipate a confirmation message via SMS on your registered mobile number

How to Link Aadhaar Card with SBI Bank Account through Mobile App

If you operate your SBI account via the mobile app, you can also link your Aadhaar card conveniently by following a few simple steps:

  • Step 1: First, you have to go to the app and enter your PIN

  • Step 2: Next, you will see 3 lines on the left-hand corner from where you can choose the option ‘Service Requests’

  • Step 3: Once you click on the settings, select ‘Manage Profile’ that falls under the personalization tab

  • Step 4: Finally, provide your Aadhaar number, after which you will receive a confirmation via SMS

Steps to Link Aadhaar Card with SBI Bank Account through SMS

Here’s another way by which SBI account holders can link their Aadhaar card to their account – SMS. However, it is to be noted that to avail of this facility, the customer’s mobile number must be registered with the bank to avail of this facility. So let's check out the steps to be followed: 

  • Step 1: Create an SMS from the registered mobile number in the format UID<space><Aadhaar Number><Account Number>

  • Step 2: Once that is done, send the SMS to the number 567676

  • Step 3: This will automatically link your Aadhaar card to your SBI account number

  • Step 4: In case of any error or if your number is not valid, you will be notified by the bank

How to Link Aadhaar with SBI Bank Account Offline 

It is also possible to link your card by visiting the SBI branch in your neighbourhood and doing it in person. Here are the steps to be undertaken:

  • Step 1: Go to the closest SBI branch along with your Aadhaar Card

  • Step 2: Next, meet a bank official and fill in an Aadhaar seeding form

  • Step 3: After doing so, submit your form with a verified copy of the card

  • Step 4: On completion of the above-mentioned steps, you can expect a confirmation message via SMS within a few days

With Aadhaar becoming the single most crucial identification document in the country, it is imperative that an individual must link their card to their respective bank account.