Recently, the Indian government issued a mandatory directive to all Indian residents to have their aadhar card link with mobile number. Aadhaar(foundation) is a 12-digit number, uniquely identified to all residents of India. This card has their personal biometrics and demographic data where In 2009, these data were collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

            As of mid-2017, over 1 billion members are enrolled to Aadhaar which is the biggest biometric ID system all around the globe. All residents are given a year to follow this government order. Aadhaar card enrolment is very easy and does not involve any confirmation from other government offices. Aadhaar card enrollment is absolutely free of charge.

What are the Requirements Needed?

When linking your mobile number to your Aadhaar card, there are important informations to have for you to be able to complete the enrollment process. But before you read further, if you already have a JIo sim card, then just skip this process since it is already linked with Aadhaar card. You should have your Aadhaar card copy, your sim card number or mobile number, the sim card should be on a working mobile phone for you to be able to receive the OTP. Once the OTP is received, your fingerprint is needed for the process to be complete.

The Easiest Way to Link your MObile Number with your Aadhaar Card?

            There are different ways for you to be able to link your mobile number with your Aadhaar card. You can link it to a retailer store, you can do it online or offline.

  • Link your mobile number to Aadhaar card in a retail store.

This process is the most convenient as well as the easiest way to link your sim card and Pan Card. . You just have to go to the nearest store of your network provider. Provide them with your mobile number as well as your Aadhaar card. They will be the one to do the registration then send you an OTP through a text message. Give them the OTP you received, and you will be asked for your fingerprint. In 24 hours, you will receive a confirmation message where you would need to reply with a “Y” to verify.

Is there a Deadline?

            YES! If you still haven’t linked your sim card and your Aadhaar card, then you have to double time. The deadline was originally August of 2017, but since most people don’t have Aadhaar cards yet, the deadline was moved to February of 2018. If you will go past the deadline, you will suffer some consequences for incompletion. Your sim card will be deactivated as well as your Aadhaar card. You might get in trouble because of this. You might have to pay fines and interests for not obliging with the law.

No one is exempted with Aadhaar. It is a mandatory document to all Indian residents. Anyone who has a Pan Card can use this as a Proof of Identity (PoI) as well as Evidence of Area (PoA). If you have not enrolled yet, you must do it as soon as possible to avoid the hassle in the future. Link your Aadhaar card to your mobile number now! It’s easy and for free!