As the use of Aadhaar for many services becomes more and more pronounced, it has become more necessary than ever to ensure that all your Aadhaar details are up to date. This includes linking your mobile number with your Aadhaar to make the most of all Aadhaar-related services and to use the mAadhaar app and the Self Service Update Portal. We discuss how you can link your mobile number to your Aadhaar.
Here’s how you can link Aadhaar to mobile number without having to go to the Aadhaar service centre.
Step 1: To link a mobile number to an Aadhaar card online, go to the Indian Postal Service website.
Step 2: Input your basic details such as your name, address, mobile number, and email address.
Step 3: Click on ‘PPB- Aadhaar Service’ from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Choose – UIDAI-Mobile/Email to Aadhaar linking/update
Step 5: Fill out all the fields and select the options of your choice.
Step 6: Click on ‘Request OTP’ .
Step 7: The screen will redirect to one requesting the OTP received on your mobile number.
Step 8: Select ‘Confirm Service Request’.
Step 9: You will be sent a Reference Number. This can be used to track your application status.
Step 10: Once your application is submitted, the request will be sent to the post office near you.
Step 11: An officer will conduct the verification process by visiting your address.
Step 12: Upon completion of mobile phone linking or updation, you will be charged a fee for the service.
Here’s how you achieve Aadhaar mobile link through an offline mode. Follow these steps closely:
Step 1: Find out where your nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre is located. You can find it here - appointments.uidai.gov.in
Step 2: Enter your mobile number in the Aadhaar enrolment form if you are new to the UIDAI’s Aadhaar ecosystem OR fill the Aadhaar correction form if you need to update your existing mobile number.
Step 3: Click on ‘Submit’.
Step 4: Record your biometrics like iris and fingerprints.
Step 5: Make the payment.
Step 6: Receive an acknowledgement slip from the Aadhaar executive.
Step 7: Use the update request number (URN) to check on the status of your Aadhaar update.
Step 8: You can also track your status by dialling the 1947 toll-free number.
Step 9: You need not get another Aadhaar card or Aadhaar number after updating your mobile number.
Step 10: Once the mobile number is linked to your Aadhaar, you will start receiving OTPs for all the Aadhaar-related services.
You can also use the interactive voice response system (IVR) to link your mobile number with your Aadhaar. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: Dial the toll-free number 14546.
Step 2: Choose whether your residential status is Indian or NRI.
Step 3: Re-verify your Aadhaar by pressing 1.
Step 4: Input your Aadhaar number.
Step 5: Press 1 to confirm.
Step 6: Receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
Step 7: Allow the IVR operator to get your name, birthdate and photo from UIDAI.
Step 8: The IVR will tell you the last 4 digits of your mobile number.
Step 9: If the number is correct, enter the OTP.
Step 10: Press 1 to complete verification.
If you are still using your old outdated mobile number on your aadhaar card, you will have to update it to your new number to receive OTPs for all major Aadhaar-related services. Here’s how you can update your new mobile number on your Aadhaar.
Step 1: Go to the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre.
Step 2: Complete the Aadhaar enrolment form with updated details.
Step 3: State your new mobile number in the form.
Step 4: Submit your form to the Aadhaar enrolment executive.
Step 5: Record your biometric details for reverification.
Step 6: Pay the executive a certain fee for their services.
You don't have to provide other documents for this simple updation process.
An Aadhar link mobile number is established in not a very complicated process, so you do not need many documents. The only document you require is a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar card.
Here’s how you can book an appointment for complete your Aadhaar linking:
Step 1: Choose the centre near you.
Step 2: Click on ‘Proceed’ to book your appointment.
Step 3: Click on Aadhaar update and not New Aadhaar.
Step 4: Enter your mobile number and captcha.
Step 5: Enter the OTP sent on your mobile.
Step 6: Once the number is successfully authenticated, fill out the required details and submit the form.
Step 7: Choose the date and time of your appointment on the Manage appointment tab.
You can link your Aadhaar with your mobile number online on the India Post website by selecting the UIDAI linking option under PPB- Aadhaar Service tab. An officer will visit your address for verification.
You can link your mobile number with your Aadhaar card through the online method by booking an appointment on the India Post website or visiting an Aadhaar enrolment centre.
Yes, you will be required to pay charges at the Aadhaar centre for linking your Aadhaar card with your mobile number. Usually, this fee amount is around Rs 30.
Yes, the method of verification of Aadhaar with phone number is the same for both prepaid and postpaid mobile subscribers.