We all know the circular released by the Indian government says that to use the online Self Service Update Portal (SSUP), Aadhaar App, and other Aadhaar-related services, you must link your mobile or phone number to your Aadhaar. But, still today, several users face difficulty in performing Aadhar card mobile number update. So, we will see how one can do an Aadhar card mobile number update by online or offline method. Let us begin.
How to Link an Aadhaar Card with Mobile Number Offline?
By going to the closest Aadhaar Enrolment/Update centre, users can request for Aadhaar card update status and then connect can initiate the process of an Aadhar card mobile number update. The steps mentioned below should be followed to perform an Aadhar card mobile number update. They are as follows:
Firstly, a user should find the closest Aadhaar enrolment/update facility by visiting the following website. https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx.
If a user is new to the UIDAI ecosystem, they should enter their mobile number in the Aadhaar Enrolment Form to register it with an Aadhaar card. One can also fill out the Aadhaar Correction Form if they recently raised an Aadhaar card update status or failed to register initially.
Now, fill out the form, then authenticate themselves with biometrics.
Once done with the authentication step, complete the payment process, and the executive will give you an acknowledgement slip.
Users can check their Aadhaar card update status by using the Update Request Number (URN) mentioned in the slip.
Also, if there is any complaint, then users can call on UIDAI’s toll-free number, 1947. Here, users can also check their Aadhaar card update status.
After updating your mobile number in Aadhaar, you are not required to obtain another Aadhaar card.
Once the Aadhar card mobile number update is completed, you will receive Aadhaar OTPs to use various services.
How to Link an Aadhaar Card with Mobile Number Online?
To link your Aadhaar card to your mobile number online without going to an Aadhaar Seva Kendra, follow these simple steps mentioned below:
Firstly, the user should visit the Indian Postal Service website by clicking on the following link https://ccc.cept.gov.in/ServiceRequest/request.aspx
And In the second step, the user should provide their basic details, which include name, residential address, mobile number, email-id etc.
In the Select Service list, choose IPPB-Aadhaar Service” request from the drop-down list.
In the Sub Category, choose the UIDAI-Mobile/Email to Aadhaar linking/update option.
Once done with filling all the fields, click on the “Request OTP” button. After clicking on it, the user will receive OTP on their mobile number.
Now, in the next step, click on the “Confirm Service Request”. A Reference Number will be provided to you, and you can use it to check on the progress of your application.
A request will be sent to the nearest post office after successfully submitting the form.
An officer in charge of the Aadhar update/linking task will complete the verification process. The officer will come to your home and use a mobile biometric device to conduct the verification process (For iris, fingerprints and photographs).
Lastly, the officer will complete the Aadhar card mobile number update process and will charge a nominal fee for the service.
Because of its notoriety for being difficult and time consuming, the procedure of linking an individual’s Aadhaar number to their mobile phone number has earned a poor reputation among a large number of people. I have high hopes that you will find this essay to be of use for you, and that it will also make the process less complicated and more user-friendly for everyone who reads it.