The government has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar with a number of documents and financial instruments making Aadhar card as one of the most preferred proof of identity. In case you do not have Aadhaar, you can apply for an Aadhar card and get your mobile number registered in Aadhar card during the enrolment process. Once Aadhaar is linked with these instruments, the government starts transferring subsidies under various schemes such as DBT, Pahal, etc. directly in the bank account of the beneficiary and a confirmation message is sent to the registered mobile number. In case your mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar, you will not receive any such messages and will not be able to track the benefits that you are eligible to receive.
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Steps to Register or Update Your Mobile Number with Aadhar Card
There was an online facility for registering mobile number in Aadhaar through the SSUP. But as of now, the facility has been discontinued and the applicant has to visit the Aadhaar Enrolment/Update centre to register/update mobile number in Aadhaar. The process takes up to 30 days for updation. Here’s what you need to do to register your mobile number in Aadhaar:
Step 1: Search nearest enrolment centre by clicking on UIDAI Official webpage. Visit: https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx
Step 2: Fill the Aadhaar Correction Form
Step 3: Mention your current mobile number that has to be updated in Aadhaar
Step 4: Submit the form and provide your biometrics for authentication
Step 5: The executive hands over the acknowledgement slip to you
Step 6: The slip contains an Update Request Number (URN)
Step 7: The URN can be used to track the status of Aadhaar updation
Step 8: You do not need to get another Aadhaar card after updating mobile number in Aadhaar
Step 9: Once your mobile number is registered with Aadhaar, you will start receiving Aadhaar OTPs for availing a number of facilities.
Step 10: You can also check the Aadhaar update status by calling UIDAI’s toll-free number 1947.
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Why You Should Register Your Mobile Number in Aadhar
There are a number of reasons why you should register your mobile number in Aadhaar.
- For availing most of the facilities related to Aadhaar, an OTP is sent to the registered mobile number. This OTP should be provided to avail the service giving Aadhaar an added layer of security. In case your number is not linked with Aadhaar, you will not be able to avail these services
- In order to avail all online services related to Aadhaar, you have to get your mobile number registered with UIDAI
- You have to provide the OTP sent to your mobile number in order to download your Aadhaar online
- You can download the mAadhaar app and carry Aadhaar in your phone only when your mobile number is registered with Aadhaar
Fee for Registering Your Mobile Number in Aadhar
The applicant has to pay a fee of Rs. 50 to avail the service when he visits the Aadhaar Enrolment/Update Centre for registering or updating his mobile number in Aadhaar. He will have to pay Rs. 50 every time he goes for updating the mobile number. The fee is charged for updating requests every time. However, when multiple details have to be updated, no additional fee is charged from the applicant.
Documents Required for Registering Your Mobile Number in Aadhar
The applicant does not have to submit any documents for updating or registering the mobile number in Aadhaar. Only the Aadhar update Form, that contains your current mobile number, has to be submitted along with the fee.
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FAQs on How to Register Mobile Number with Aadhaar Card
Q. How to Register the Mobile Number with Aadhar Card First Time?
A. You have to visit a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, mention your mobile number in the Aadhaar Enrolment Form and submit it to register your mobile number with Aadhaar. You have to pay a fee of Rs. 50 to avail this service.
Q. How Can the E-mail ID be Registered with an Aadhar card Online?
A. The facility for registering e-mail id and mobile number with Aadhaar has been discontinued by UIDAI. You have to visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre to avail this facility.
Q. How Many Days Does it Take to Update a Mobile Number on an Aadhaar Card?
A. It takes around 30 days for the details to get updated in Aadhaar. However, a confirmation message will be sent to your mobile number after successful registration.
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Q. What is the Fee to Register Mobile Number with Aadhaar?
A. In order to get any details updated, a fee of Rs. 50 is charged from the user per update.
Q. Can I Register Multiple Mobile Numbers with an Aadhaar Card Number?
A. No, only one number can be registered with Aadhaar. However, same mobile number can be registered with multiple Aadhaar cards.
Q. What if A User is Not Getting Aadhaar OTP on His Registered Phone Number?
A. In case the user is not getting the OTP on the registered mobile number, he can check whether the number registered is the same by clicking on Verify Mobile Number at the UIDAI portal.
Q. Is it Possible to Link Two Aadhaar Cards to the Same Mobile Number?
A. Yes, one mobile number can be linked with two Aadhaar cards. A person can link his as well as his family’s mobile number with Aadhaar.
Q. If My Mobile Number is Already Registered with Aadhaar, Should I Again Link My Mobile Number?
A. You have to link your mobile number with Aadhaar only once. You do not have to link the same mobile number with Aadhaar again and again.
Q. My Mobile Number is not Registered with Aadhaar. Can I Avail Aadhaar Facilities Online?
A. You cannot avail online services if your mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar. An OTP is sent to the registered mobile number of the user that has to be entered to avail the online services.
Q. How can I register my mobile number in Aadhar card by SMS?
A. At present, there is no provision to register your mobile number in Aadhaar card via SMS.