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How to Link Mobile Number with Aadhar for the first time and make corrections?

How to link Aadhar with Mobile Number for the first time and change it?

Link Mobile Number to Aadhar Card

how-to-link-aadhaar-with-mobile-numberVery recently, in September 2018, the Supreme Court in its ruling has categorically upheld the constitutional legality of Aadhaar but ‘mandatory authentication of users’ by telecom companies has been ruled out. Though aadhar card link with mobile number is no longer mandatory, still it cannot be ignored because it has several benefits. Aadhar Card is considered to be an identity proof for Indian residents and it is needed to take advantage of government-driven social security schemes, availing financial services like linking PAN,  filing income tax returns (ITR), pension disbursement,  keep bank accounts active, investments in mutual funds, insurance. Apart from these personal details can be updated on aadhaar self service update portal through OTP sent on the registered mobile number.

How to Link Mobile Number with Aadhar?

The need to “aadhar card link with mobile number” can happen against the case of

  • Link mobile number to Aadhar Card for the first time

Any link of mobile Number with Aadhaar through OTP, in other words online, cannot happen as per UIDAI. It is categorically stated on the UIDAI website

“As per DOT Directive, some Telecom Operators have started linking of SIM with Aadhaar via OTP based authentication. To know more about the process, please contact your respective Telecom Service Provider”

Link mobile number to Aadhar Card for the first time

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First-time registration requires you to make a stopover at permanent enrolment center. This is because any aadhar update online on aadhar self service update portal always generates an OTP on the registered mobile number.  Aadhaar enrollment is now possible in 14,000 bank branches and 13,000 post offices nearest you. To locate nearest Aadhaar enrolment center, visit “Locate Enrolment Center”.  You will be required to fill Aadhar Card Update/Aadhar Card Correction Form or you can also download it from the UIDAI website. Click here to download the Adhar Card Update/Adhar Card Correction Form.’

Steps to do aadhar card link with mobile number for the first time

  1. Download the form online from the link or you can get the same form from Aadhaar Enrollment Center
  2. Fill the form with the details and spellings as in your Aadhar Card
  3. Attach a photocopy of Aadhar card and a valid photo ID proof
  4. On the aadhar update form, clearly, mention that mobile number is to be updated ONLY
  5. Submit at the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Center
  6. Complete biometric verification process happens again at the center along with verification of documents submitted
  7. You have to submit fees of Rs. 25/
  8. Collect the acknowledgment slip for future reference
  9. You will get the message of an update on the mobile number you registered after an update has happened which takes around 10 days

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How to change mobile number in aadhar card?

Following steps list out how to carry out aadhar mobile number change.

  1. Download the form online from the link. The form is available at Aadhaar Enrollment Center also
  2. Fill the form exactly with the details in your Aadhar Card
  3. Attach a photocopy of Aadhar card and a valid photo ID proof. For accepted Valid ID Proofs, please check the UIDAI site
  4. On the aadhar update form, clearly, mention that mobile number is to be updated ONLY
  5. Submit at the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Center
  6. Submit your biometric verification details at the center along with verification of documents submitted
  7. Submit fees of Rs.25/
  8. Collect the acknowledgment slip for future reference
  9. The message of aadhar mobile number change will be received on the new registered mobile number. It will take around 10 days

This information is valid as on the date of the post

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