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Link Your Aadhaar Card To Mobile Number

How To Link Your Aadhaar Card To Mobile Number To Keep It Active

How To Link Your Aadhaar Card To Mobile Number – Hi Guys, Many Of Us Here Are Airtel Or Idea SIM Cards Users & Most Of Us Have Already Got The Message To Link Your Aadhar Card With Your Mobile Number.

Update – New Final Date To Link Aadhaar Card With Mobile Number is Updated to 28th Feb 2018. Do Note This Date & Follow Below Process To Link Your Aadhaar Card With Mobile Number

How To Link Your Aadhaar Card To Mobile Number To Keep It Active

Most Of Peoples Having Questions That Why To Link The Aadhaar Now? In This Post I Will Describe Everything About Linking Your Aadhaar Card To Mobile Number & Complete The KYC Process for Your SIM

Aadhaar Is Mandatory Now For SIM Card

Recently , The Department of Telecommunication (DOT) Has Instructed All The Indian Telecom Operators To Verify All Mobile Numbers By Linking It To Aadhaar.

Airtel And Idea has Already Started Sending Message To Link Your Aadhaar Card With Mobile Number & Most Operators Will follow Same In Near Future Including BSNL, voda , Telenor Etc.

Here is The SMS Airtel Sending To Users

How To Link Your Aadhaar Card To Mobile Number To Keep It Active

It states ‘Sarkari Nirdeshanusar , Apke Airtel Mobile Number Ko Aadhar Card Se Jodna Aavashyak Hai. Aadhaar Link karne ke Liye , Nazdeeki Airtel Retailer se Sampark Karein’ 

How To Link Your Aadhaar Card To Mobile Number To Keep It Active

Means Linking Aadhaar is Mandatory By Now Or Your Connection Will Cut Down By Your Operator

As Per The Department of Telecommunication (DOT) Linking Aadhaar Will Add Security To Its Users & It Can Lower Down The Fake SIM Card Holders

Read Down Below To Know How You Can Link Your Aadhaar Card With Your Mobile Number With Ease.

How To Link Your Aadhaar Card To Mobile Number To Keep It Active 

Documents Needed :

  • Aadhaar Card Copy Of SIM Card Owner & Its Number
  • Switched ON Mobile With SIM Card
  • OTP You Receive During Process
  • Fingerprint for the biometric verification

Process To Link :

  • First Of All If You Have Got The above SMS Then , visit your nearest retail store of Airtel or Idea Or Your Respective SIM
  • provide The phone number & Aadhaar card number Of Your to the Store Keeper
  • He Will Send A four digit verification code On your number for the next level verification process.
  • You Have to give that verification number to the Storekeeper Again
  • The retailer will Ask For your fingerprint for the biometric verification
  • In within 24 hours, You will Receive Another confirmation message For Final Verify
  • you Just Have to reply with the word “Y”, the verification process will be completed.
  • You SIM Card Has Been Successfully Linked With Your Aadhaar Card

How To Link Aadhaar Card With Mobile Number Using OTP Online

This Process Will Start From 1st December 2017 Or 1st Week Of December 2017

1, The Network Operator Will Provide You with The UID Recipient Number (That is 14546On Which You Have to call

within Few Seconds You Will Hear Computer Generated Voice

Select The Language Of Your Choice

2. Now You Need To Enter Your 12 Digit Unique Identity Number/Aadhaar Number From Your Respected Mobile Numbers

3. Your Network Operator Will Then Do Demographic verification of the number

4. After This Demographic verification Process, Operator Will Send OTP Request

5. Your Operator Will Then Send OTP Request To Govt. Aadhaar Portal UIDAI

6. UIDAI – The Govt. Aadhaar Portal Will Then Send OTP To Your Mobile Number

7. The user will Enter this OTP Manually

8. Bingo !! You Have Just Linked Your Mobile Number With Aadhaar Card Using The OTP.

E-KYC Process Have Just Completed.

Whats The Fee For This Process ?

Currently This ‘Link Mobile Number to Aadhaar Card’ Process if Free For All , Its Offline & manual Process And There is no Online Verification Is Going On , So Don’t Trap In Any Online Verification Sites

For Vodafone Users :

Final Words :

Hope This Article Will Help You To Link Your Aadhaar Card With Your Mobile Number , If You Have Any Query Then Do Comment Below.

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  1. Hello, I did the verification process yesterday 7 pm, but still, I have not received any confirmation SMS from Airtel.
    Can you tell me how much time required to get the confirmation SMS?
    and If I do not receive confirmation SMS, what to do then?

  2. After re-verification 40 hours over still not received any confirmation sms from Airtel, What should I do now ?
    I can remember after giving bio metric retailer app displayed “Successfull message with a reference number “.
    Please tell me what should I do ?

  3. Hai,
    My brother have a Airtel no with him . Now he is in America. How can we add his Aadhaar number to his phone number? Any one please reply to me.

      • but how to get fingerprint by email from USA? or is there any workaround for people outside India with Indian SIM with them?

        • No There is No Update Regarding Till Now , But As Per Me You Can Follow This Procedure

          Ask Your Relative To Verify His Finger And Link His/her Aadhaar On Your SIM

          You Just Have To Give The OTP You Recieve

          • Dear Sir, is this procedure will be allowed by Airtel ? i am staying abroad with my wife and we both are using Airtel sim cards, but we only receive OTP messages but we cannot send any messages, as you said after verificaiton we will recieve a message from the service provider and we then need to reply “Y”
            can you please advise with regard to this issue ?

  4. Airtel retailer of my area is asking rather insisting to open Airtel Bank account to every visitor, he also hard pressed me to do so but I protested and complained to Airtel. They resolved the issue only then my 2 Airtel numbers were linked. However, I haven’t received any confirmation in this regard. May I believe that process is over ?

  5. Modiji listen , do take and make a list of docs that are reqisite for the coming year ,dont put people in panic frequently , connect all their electronic devices with aadhar and garments sizes if needed##

    • Grow up dude. Are you mad to go on blaming everything happens to you because of Modi? Seriously you need to grow up.

  6. aber manus more gele smosanghate aadhar card chai na hole daho kora jabe na. atai modi sarkarer ses kotha.

    modiji bolche : gorib ka sat hai – gorib ko marne ka mera hat hai

  7. If Aadhar has biomeric details already available then , why they want our bio-metric details again.
    Why cant Airtel does the same as Income tax deportment, linking Aadhar process ?

  8. R. D. Ram,
    I visited my nearest airtel retailers he tried to take finger prints of my all fingers so many times but it did not match.
    Pl. suggest any alternative methods.

  9. Sim card aur aadhar card same state ka hona chahiye … Alag Alag sate ka hone se aadhar link hoga ki nhi .. plz iski jankar dijiy

      • Sir I have been using Airtel Sim for about 5 years. Earlier I was in west Bengal. The sim card (west Bengal circle) is not in my name. It was taken in black with triple amount. At that time a normal new sim used to cost 100 rupees. I have bought it with 300. The reason for taking sim card in black is because of lack of documents. As I am resident of Assam and we were not having voter I’d card at that time. Voter I’d card were lately issued during the end of 2013. Earlier people of Assam were deprived of voter I’d card. Even today we don’t have aadhaar card. Now for past 2 years I am staying at Assam. Now I am having voter card but no aadhaar card. So sir how can I keep my sim active? As I have been using it for quite long time. Please suggest me how can I avoid from discontinuation of my Airtel connection.

  10. Sir SIM Aadhar card link nhi jud rha h kiyo….. Mera Aadhar Karnataka ka h ‘sim Rajasthan (India) se kharidi gayi h ………,.aur maine es Number pr Reachage 349 ka karwa diya h ….

  11. Dear Sir,
    Linking Mobile Number through Service Provider – idea will link automatically with Aadhar? I have not registered my mobile number while enrollment with Aadhar. Please suggest whether I have to approach Permanent Adhar Center to registered my Mobile Number?

  12. Sir, i have purchased the airtel SIM from my colleague, so the SIM owner is my Colleague. He had transfered and i dont have any contact of him. I am using the SIM from 2010 in ethical way, so i want to continue with the same mobile number. In this case any possibility is there to tranfer the SIM on my name and then link with Aadhaar number?

  13. Aadhar number ke document se hi sim activate karwaya tha to kya fir se aadhar se link karwaya jaruri hai

  14. I am staying abroad, how do i update my kerala sim card under my name? is there any time limit for this update with Aadhar?

  15. Hi i m jaswinder frm ludhiana i m using airtel sim this was gift me 10 years ago by my colluage i have no idea where he is now i cant change number pls advice

  16. sir mera frnd ka vdfn sim ha… toh mai mera adhar id se uska sim link up kiya ha.. kiyu ki uska adhar crd kal tak aya nhi…
    aj uska adhar card agya toh kaya uske adhar card no se firse link up ho sakta ha?

  17. sir, i have two common queries which several citizens may need to know.
    1. Can other state idea sim can be activated with aadhar in any place.
    2. does name & sex registered with operator for the sim matches of the with linking aadhar card. if yes there r several mistakes while registration.. how to manage this situation.

  18. aadhar number pe kitna sim card active hai aur uska number kya aur kis company ka hai eski jankari chaye plzzzz help me sir

  19. I have 9 Sim card of different operators. Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL & Reliance JIO. So can I link all my numbers to AADHAR CARD. Also is it necessary to give finger print to every network for every single sim card.

  20. Sir I bought sim card from shop the sim is active and its not in my document . It was already active when I brought. But how I will link it with my adhar card?

  21. hello hohn sir,
    My Airtel card is from Gujarat but my Aadhaar card is from Odisha, so is it possible for link to aadhaar for my airtel card

      • Dear sir,
        Today Iam going Airtel Office in rajkot,but retailer is refusing to accept Aadhaar number of Odisha, He told your Aadhar card from another state so you can’t link it, so you can only change your Aadhaar address from Odisha to Gujarat, Otherwise your card is Diactivate from Feb’2018.
        So sir what to do for this situation because i am using this card last 10years,and this number is linked my all bank ac no
        so plz sir advice me

  22. my airtel number shown Aadhar link successfully on airtel retailer, but Airtel customer says not yet to link aadhar successfully.

  23. As per you said about it is free of cost but For this re verification process Airtel and idea center is a costing rs. 10 each person.


  25. hlo..mene abi hi Jan Feb Mar me airtel idea n Vodafone sim lia SB me adhar card hi di thi as kyc doc k liye… kya fir b link krna h…?

  26. Well, thanks for the info!!
    I’ve 1 single question and that is the sim which a person is using has to match it’s old ID or it’ll be updated with new aadhar card ID??
    Means in case old ID is not matched then what to do or what will be the process to save the sim as well as the connection???

  27. My sim was of BSNL Bihar which I Ported into Airtel Delhi also my aadhaar card is of Bihar. I tried to link my aadhaar card but error is coming “outstation number …..” What should I do?

  28. My mother is elderly disabled and is unable to visit an airtel retailer. How can she link her her mobile to Aadhaar.
    She recently bought an airtel using her voter Id as her adhar finger print did not match when the retailer came home with his scanning device.

    Please advice what to do.

  29. My present address is different than the permanent address and aadhar card had been issued from permanent address but I want to link aadhar card with my Idea and airtel no. Please let me know the procedure.

  30. Sir I have a old sim of airtel .this sim is alrady anyone person name .can I link aadhar with my name. Can possible……..

  31. Sir, mare mob. no. M.P. ka hai or me rajasthan jaipur me hu sim kho gya hai dusare no. link kara sakate hai kya

  32. I have purchased my sim from Delhi and now I stay in Kolkata so from where I have to link my aadhar no. with the sim i.e. Delhi or Kolkata ?

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  34. Hi…I have a very old sim card on my friend’s id,Now he is not in India anymore.Can I link this sim with my Aadhaar card ?

  35. Is there any last date announced for mobile number to link with aadhaar? When will the mobile number get deactivated?

  36. Some Airtel customer care centers are charging fees illegally for linking the Aadhar no. to mobile phone and the such companies should take action against their authorised CC.

  37. Does the sim owner must be present for giving fingerprint or any other person’s Aadhar card can be given with other person’s fingerprint?

  38. Can i link other state’s adhar with my mobile number or i have to update my address of adhar card to link with mobile number

  39. Sir, I am in delhi now. I want to link my no. with adhar. I have mobile no. and adhar card of up west.
    Can I link my no. in delhi.

  40. Sir mere pass vodafone ka sim hai .. maine 2 saal pehle sim liya tha apne voter id card se usme mera naam ka spelling (Ravi) tha .. or mera sim kho gya hai to usi no ka dusra sim lene ke liye addhar card chalega kya .. mere adhar card pe mera naam ka speeling (Rabi) hai to kya mujhe mera purana sim mil jayega ek word ka speeling mistake hai

  41. sir, amar sim card ti amar babar nam e ache karan tokhon amar voter card chilo na. akhon ki amar sim card ti amar andhar card jukto kora jabe naki babar andhar card dite hobe. doya kore janale upokrito hobo.

  42. Mene adhar e-kyc paytm me bhi adharcard sim number se link karaya he to muje firse ye process karana padega .

  43. Mene adhar e-kyc paytm se bhi mera mobile number adhar number se link karaya he to muje firse mobli number link karana padega .?

  44. Sir Maine Delhi ke driving lisnance se sim li thi aur adhar card mera uttar pardesh ka hai aur usmai date of birth bhi alag hai ab muje kya karna chaiye plz tell mee

  45. Sir,
    * How many mobile numbers can be linked to a single Aadhaar number in case of having multiple Mobile numbers with the same service provider?

  46. My aadhar card number is of other state… And mobile number is of other state. Is it possible to link my aadhar no to that sim card..

  47. My aadhar card number is of other state and sim card is of other state. Is it possible to link my aadhar no to that sim card….

  48. I’m having three SIMs, Vodafone, BSNL and BSNL-DATA CARD,
    Should I link all to aadhaar?
    Is there any affect only one, vodafone, is linked with my banks, pp, voterid, pan, lpg, and one BSNL linked with my dl and rc. please guide clearly. Thanking you.

  49. my airtel number in india.sim received by me.now i am in ethiopia how to link my adar no with airtel sim due to i wll come back to india after 4 months .pls. guide me for the same.

  50. sir , i am using Airtel number in punjab and have aadhar card of Himachal pradesh. so when i visit to the airtel office they are saying that i have to go to himachal for the linking of aadhar card. it should be registered here in Punjab although i am using it here in Punjab.

  51. HI Good Morning. I already linked my aadhar with my (idea )network operator. my doubt is , if i port my same number to any other mobile operator any time , please advise whether we want to do the same process with new operator again,….

  52. I visited airtel retailer near me.. for linking aadhar and phone no. But my fingerprints are not matching with aadhar. He tried with all my fingers.
    Suggest any alternative.

  53. Sir can I earn money sitting in my office doing various online things for my clients like this. Adhar linking to mobile . I dont have any airtel link , can i purchase Finger print scanner and do the same please guide or guide me various govt schemes to earn money currently I have xerox and cyber cafe +

  54. I have provided the mobile number during the making of Aadhar card. Is it still required to be linked with the Mobile No and Aadhar card.?

  55. I have airtel SIM. My address in aadhaar card is of Agra (U.P.) as my permanent address. We have taken airtel sim in Delhi two years back. Due to this aadhar is not linking with moile. At Agra msg come that SIM is out of Agra and at Delhi msg comes Aadhar is of U.P. How we can link aadhar with moile no.

  56. sir i have bought the BSNL sim at 2011 , while buying it i have given my aadhar card proof but it is again asking to link my aadhar card to my mobile number .
    now i have to again link it or not please explain sir what i have to do

  57. Sir i have a idea sim card and i wants to link with Adhara card but i have forgot that who was purchase (my brother or me ) with our ID. so i confused what i do.i have already contact with customer care but don’t get any satisfy answer.please help me..

  58. Am from Manipur I would like to link my mobile number with adhar i hear that there is no charge in such process but the Airtel retailer ask me to charge can anyone plz suggest me for this matter thank.

  59. i have bought vodaphone sim 10 yrs ago no aadhar linkage at that time but in my aadhar card my vodaphone mobile number is there as i have given when i applied for aadhar creation it is printed and registered in uidai but no aadhar number in vodaphone company now is it mandatory to link it to vodaphone office as they dont know

  60. I have a sim showing another id on their own app i think its retailer’s mistake now how can i verify it by my aadhar.

  61. I want to know in whose name the airtel no.9163896256 is registered? It it is in my late father’s name, can I hange it to me, as I use the phone?

  62. Hello,
    I live in Telengana and my Idea SIM belongs to Telengana only but my Adhaar card belongs to Karnataka does it work for me ?



  63. I bought sim when I was a minor, by someone else’s aadhar card. Now I am major.. Is there any trouble, if I get it linked with my aadhar card?

  64. my sim card is issued before aadhar card was introduced, but i gave the same number while issuing the aadhar card and my aadhar card has same number printed on it. do i still need to verify it with my mobile operator?

  65. while registering adhaar no in the network retailer asking alternate number..what is the need of giving alternate number..

  66. Hello sir, I have one question for you. Our nearest Vodafone retailer is asking for Rs.120 for linking aadhar no. with Simcard. I have told him, that it’s free according to Government’s regulations. But he is refusing and telling me to somewhere else. Please suggest me, how to disclose and punish such FRAUD RETAILERs, who are making handsome amount of money ILLEGALLY. Thank You.

  67. I have one idea number of Madhya Pradesh which is deactivated because i forget to link my adhaar card. So is there any way to activate that number again. Please help me?

  68. I have two Airtel number with my father’s name. Can I link them to my name? If can’t my father’s document is different from the Aadhaar card. Please help. Thanks in advance.

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  70. अगर किसी और के नाम से सिम है और आप वह नं चला रहे हो तो PORT no. Then send port no will be generated and switch to another company and link your no. With aadhar.this will be in your name.Then you can switch to any company of your choice.


  72. on my aadhar card , have a mobile num : say 123
    Now , if i want to take a new sim card, will i get any notification status to mob num 123 ?
    what should be done inorder not to recieve any status to mob num 123

  73. Recently visited ‘IDEA’ local office & retail outlets. Both refused to connect my ‘POST-PAID’ no to aadhar (as they are presently doing it for PRE-PAID nos ONLY) !
    Local Aadhar center is too crowded.
    Any idea when Post-paid numbers will be connected by telecom service providers.
    Pl. inform above if possible.

  74. Dear John Sena,
    my son is in Canada , and his BSNL Sim is with me , how to link it with his adhar card ?
    Can it be registered/transferred on my name without his presence in India?
    Can his authority letter on ordinary paper be used to transfer his sim on my name .?
    Please , suggest the way .Thanks.

  75. My son is in Canada and his BSNL sim card is with me in India.
    How it can be linked with his Ashar card?
    Can his sim be linked with my adhar card without his presence here? Can I use his authority letter on ordinary plane paper?
    Please guide me.

  76. I am using my mother’s bsnl sim from 6 years. It was A.P number. But now I am in Maharashtra. Can I link my aadhar number to that bsnl sim in Maharashtra with my A.P aadhar?

  77. Some Massages came:
    ‘Sarkari nirdeshanusare, Airtel mobile Number Ku nija Aadhar number saha jodiba anibarya ate. Nikatastha retailer tharu nishulka re aaji Aadhaar update karantu.
    ‘Sarkari Nirdeshanusar, Apke Airtel Mobile Number Ko Aadhar Card Se Jodna Aavashyak Hai. Aadhaar Link nishulk karne ke Liye, Nazdeeki Airtel Retailer se Sampark Karein.’

    but when visited to the retailer at Dhenkanal Odisha, they told that at their stores no such linking has been done. They diverted to some other places.

    what to do????

  78. dear sir,
    I am a senior citizen now I retired and settled in Chennai.when I was working in Mumbai at that time I got my Aadhaar card, In Chennai all department ,EPF pension, Bank, LIC of India, smart ration card , are accepted my Aadhaar card.but only Airtel reject my Aadhaar because it is from other state.so what is the solution of this.can you help me please.

  79. Sir, I (as a head of family) have purchased total six SIMs on my name itself from different companies like BSNL, idea,aitel, Jio, Vodaphone etc presently using my all family members. Then sir, shall all SIMs I have to link my Aadhar Number, is it possible to line with one Aadhar number with multiple SIMs. Pls Clear me. Thanks

  80. Hi sir my sim card is docomo I ported and change in bsnl, wail purchasing bsnl sim I gives my aadhar card so if I need to link that

  81. Hi John, how r u? i hope fine! my self avadhesh shukla, i taken sim of vodafone in uttrakhand, but i shifted to uae in june but no network of voda is here & yesterday a recharge has been done of 250 but current time i want to attached Aadhaar with my sim, my sim is with myself also in uae, pls. show me the correct way that how i can attach it. Is it possible that i can register my brother Aadhaar nb with my sim.
    Regards: Avadhesh

    • You Need Atleast OTP on Your SIM

      Now WHat You Have to DO is , Tell Any Of Your Relative to Do Aadhaar Linking Of Your SIM

      Start The Procedure & Give Them OTP
      Thats It

  82. Thank you for this blog. I have been trying to link the mobile numbers of my parents to their Aadhar, and it’s been a mess. Their finger prints couldn’t be taken by retailer and also at Airtel and Vodafone stores due to advanced age. Both Vodafone and Airtel suggested I convert from prepaid to postpaid, thereby taking new sims using Aadhar details, and that then the numbers would be linked to Aadhar. I did as told even if that would increase our cost, but I am not sure if the process is complete. When I ask them to check, first they say it is not linked, and to bring my father again to the store for biometry and linking. but when I press further saying that they promised the conversion to postpaid would solve the problem, and that biometry could not be taken previously anyway, then they say yes yes, it’s linked already. I cannot trust them. I did not get any successful message, and I’m still getting the reminder sms messages to link. Retailer cannot help anymore because both connnections are postpaid now. Please help!!

  83. Meri jio sim abhi kisi dusre k aadhar card se h mujhe apne aadhar card se link krwana h kya esa ho skta h sir plz tell me

  84. If i link aadhar with mobile number and after some year if i want to change the number then what about my old number which is link with my aadhar number

  85. can’t this process be made oneline for our convenance since many are out station and are in roaming and am the one and don’t want to loose the SIM. Am finding difficult to visit my circle. regards

  86. Now m live in delhi and mera adhar card haryana ka hai …… so delhi mein link nhi ho paa rha hai ….. so please tell me what should i do ?

  87. mera 6-7 sim hai] mobile store wala & airtel office me v paisa lenge bol rha] mere office me biometric machine h] hm kya kre] sab sim ka paisa dena possible nhi h] kya kre] khud se kr sakte h ki nhi…..

  88. airtel sim ka 50 Rs lenge bol rha] or agar bol rhe ki ye to sarkar k nirdesh anusar free me hona chahiye, to bol rha ki ye jamshedpur or Ranchi me freee hoga, baki k jagah me nhi hoga, paisa lgega

  89. Maine apna number aadhaar se link karwa liya hai airtel store se,but abhi Tak confirmation nahi aaya hai Kareeb 48 hours ho gaye hain,ab kya karna chahiye.

  90. Hello john, 1st of all thanks for informative post!
    My query is regarding jio sim registered to my brother ‘s Aadhaar no.
    Is there any way I can update my Aadhaar no by replacing his?


  92. Dear John:

    Kudos for your helpful posts.
    When on March 31, 2011 I landed from Germany in New Delhi I bought the SIM of my mobile. Because then on March 31, 2011 I needed to use my mobile. To register my SMS on March 31, 2011 I gave a xerox copy of Varanasi address of my passport, because I am a domicile of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

    Since March 31, 2011 I have been using my mobile number (which is from Delhi) and later in 2014
    I have been using my mobile for my bank purpose, aadhaar and pan cards.

    In March 2015 I made my aadhaar card in Varanasi, UP because I live in Varanasi and I am a domicile of Varanasi UP.

    Can I ink aadhaar to my existing mobile number 9818494358 to remain active on all India level? Is the linking services available on all India level?

    I know the valid last date is Feb 6, 2018 to connect mobile with aadhaar card, but your help is needed as earliest to connect aadhaar card with airtel mobile (sim from Delhi) on all India level?

    Your help is needed.
    Thanks so much in advance.

    • Its Available All Over India But i have Seen Many Users Are Getting Errors While Linking aadhaar with SIM in Other State , I Suggest You to Link In State Where You have Bought The SIM

      • Thanks, John.

        However if I try to link my aadhaar which is from Varanasi, UP with my Delhi SIM in Delhi, then they will say please bring the aadhaar of Delhi, which is impossible. I live in Varanasi, UP for more than 40 years. So, I can’t link my aadhaar in Delhi.

        [That said, then I had to throw this Delhi SIM which I am using for last 6 years; it will be a disaster because the mobile number (with Delhi SIM) is linked with Bank, Pan card. In the worst case, I have to buy new SIM in Varanasi, UP) to link with bank and pan card & to register it again with aadhaar card].

        By “Is the linking services available on all India level?” I meant the linking of SIM from one state (say Delhi) with aadhaar from other state (say UP) is not yet opened by Airtel!

        By all over India, I meant that linking aadhaar of one state with the SIM of other state should be available. Linking should be done irrespective of states if I buy SIM from any states and aadhaar of other state!?

        There should be some solution.
        Please check this again. I shall also consult some Airtel people.
        Thanks so much.

        • 2 things Possible Now :

          Take A Delhi Aadhaar of Any Of Your Relative / Friends And Link it

          2nd Request The MNP To Another Operator , During MNP your Aadhaar Will Link to New Operator , After 3 Months You Can Come Back to original Operator

          • Dear John:
            Thanks much for the helpful advices.

            Just the day I wrote you, I also wrote to Airtel customer care. Then yesterday “Service Specialist, Airtel” called and told me: (according to TRAI, GOI) at the moment linking is going on for the SIM and Aadhaar from the same state.” “We would like to inform you that the Govt. of India has not issued any instructions for out stationed customers (like SIM of one state and aadhaar from other state). We will update you when the regulation is issued.”

            There are millions of customers of Airtel, Idea, Vodafone and BSNL are waiting to be linked.
            At the moment All India new activation is regulated.
            But at the moment All India re-verification is not regulated.

            As for the “2nd Request The MNP To Another Operator , During MNP your Aadhaar Will Link to New Operator , After 3 Months You Can Come Back to original Operator.”

            Can it be possible for me (for MNP) to move at the moment to Another operator in Eastern UP to BSNL and link my aadhaar in Varanasi, UP? “I can come back to original operator Airtel after 3 months!” What then later I will have problems in coming back to Airtel? Or will I remain with BSNL? All these process looks tedious. I will discuss these things with a Telecom personnel in Varanasi.

            Thanks again for your prompt assistance.

          • Dear John:
            Thanks a lot. Your replies are helpful. I will wait for the Outstation Linking Rules For The Operators.

            However, if I go by your “2nd Request The MNP To Another Operator , During MNP your Aadhaar Will Link to New Operator , After 3 Months You Can Come Back to original Operator.”

            Can I do the it MNP or mobile number portability online at http://www.mnp.in/ Is it possible?


  93. Can it be possible to link my existing mobile number (which sim I bought couple of years ago from Delhi) with aadhaar card? Is it possible to link it on all India level? Thanks.

  94. Sir, Now I’m staying in Kerala with Kerala SIM ( Vodafone). But my Aadhar is from Karanataka State. Can I update my mobile no with my aadhar.

  95. Sir, Now I’m staying in Kerala with Kerala SIM ( Vodafone). But my Aadhar is from Karanataka State. Can I update my mobile no with my aadhar in Kerala.

  96. Hi when I apply for andhar card I had given my mobile number which I use. And this number is mentioned in my andhar card. I have received any kind of message which is related to Andhar card in this number. So please tell me should I go to operator’s store for Link this number with andhar or it’s already linked up.. please confirm.

  97. I am in Working in Dubai & i have a BSNL number which is given while taking aadahar & pan card when i was in india. How can i link my number to the aadhar without biometric verification since i am not in india currently

  98. dear,
    im from odisa and aadhar card is also from odisa.But now im staying in hyderabad and local vodafone store are saying that we not accepting outside state aadhar card. So what will i do bro suggest me.Iam using total 2 vodafone sim

  99. Sir i asked how to add aadhar number to jio from phone. we are not asking what are the information about add aadhar ok sir pls tell me that

  100. sir, i bought my aircel sim with my father’s id 5yrs ago. And can i link that number with my aadhar number? If yes please give me the procedures to do it.


  102. I am 17 years old aur main ek airtel sim use karta hoon jo mujhe aese hi mere dost ne diya tha to kya main is sim ko mere aadhar card se link kar sakunga??Asli baat yeh kiska sim bhi mujhe pata nhi.

  103. mein apne father ka airtel simcard use kar rahi hu 4 saal se mein ne apna aadhar card link karaya father k airtel simcard ka jo mein fhilhaal use kar rahi hu phir bhi mujhe aadhar card link karne ka message aa raha hai

  104. Mai jio sim 8 months se use kar raha hun jo Chhattisgarh region ka hai aur mere friend k naam pe hai aur mera friend avi Dubai me hai aur mai Punjab me kya mai ye sim punjab me apne adhar number se link karwa sakta hun

  105. I hav heared tht idea nd airtel are opening online acounts in their own banks.. Nd all the subsidies we get from government will be then credited to that acount.., is this true??

  106. I went my nearest retailer shop for link mobile and adhar. But they tell me no need .they don’t know how to link then now what should I do?. Where I’ll go for link.?what happen my sim card?

  107. Dear I have idea Sim and I link my aadhar number with the Sim but my query is that my both children have aadhar number, can I link their aadhar number with my sim.? Because they are under 8 years and for online they require mobile number which is link with them aadhar number.

  108. When govt. Declare one adhar in all India why nt other state adhar no. Not linked in odisha and odishas airtel retailer taken Rs100 for each adhar linking for one sim

  109. Sir i am an airtel sim user ,now iam stay in uae .today gov order till February the last date for link.we dont have leave for 10 mnts .what can we do?

  110. i had sim card from Karnataka, but my aadhaar is issued from Andhra pradesh, the network providers are not accepting other states Adhaar what should i do now

  111. sir, my sim bougth at andhra since 5years,. actually now i am ij karnataka state,
    1…..can i link the adhar here?
    2…. shall we pay any money regarding that process?

  112. Dear sir,
    My sim belongs to Madhya-pradesh state & My Adhar card is of Maharashtra.
    I tried to link Aadhaar number from MH, found error. Operator suggested to link from MP.
    Again I tried to link Aadhaar number from MP, found error. Operator suggested to link from MH.
    Please advise from where the successful linking will happen?

  113. Sir I am using the mobile number of my mother. Previously SIM was purchased with her proof but adhaar linking is done. Can I do adhaar link to this number using my adhaar number or my mother’s adhaar number is required?

  114. Sir my mother has a SIM number registered on her name but adhaar link is not done. Can I link her number to my adhaar number or it is required to link with her adhaar number?

  115. I am having Airtel connection. Went to dealer for biometric verification. All 10 fingerprints were not being read. They asked me to get biometric updation done. Did that and still now the fingerprints are not being read. Now I have downloaded mAadhar in my mobile. Do I have to again go to service provider? They will again ask me to get biometric updation done. What can I do?

  116. Dear John:

    There is a twist. Today I went to the Airtel retailer in Varanasi. He told me, linking to aadhaar card and mobile is open for the outstation aadhaar but not for the outstation mobile number (this is in roaming).

    For example, if I have SIM from Varanasi and Aadhaar from Delhi, I can link aadhaar to mobile, but vice-versa not. However if I have SIM from Delhi and aadhaar from UP I can link them in Delhi but not in UP. When retailer tried to link my aadhaar from Varanasi (I live in Varanasi) to mobile from Delhi, then we got a technical error saying the customer is in roaming. That said. I can now link my aadhaar to mobile in Delhi but not in Varanasi.
    It is clear, that aadhaar based verification of my airtel mobile number 9818494358 is not done, because I have out-stationed number. Until today Govt. of India has not issued any instructions for out stationed customers. They will update us when such regulation is issued.


      • Dear John:

        Sure. Please keep us informed. As the days are unfolding things are getting tedious.

        Remember, couple of weeks ago you suggested me: 2nd Request The MNP To Another Operator , During MNP your Aadhaar Will Link to New Operator , After 3 Months You Can Come Back to original Operator.

        Now, two days back Airtel also suggested me the same and wrote me:
        “We request you to do National Mobile Number Portability(NMNP) in order to do aadhar card reverification. National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP) allows you to retain your mobile number in any part of the country even when you change your state or operator. For example, you can now use your Delhi airtel number as a Gujarat airtel number after completing National MNP.”

        It seems to me, Govt. of India (with the support of TRAI) will issue a notice for the outstation customers (those who have SIM are from out of the living states). However, I observe Airtel and others operators seems to confuse. But I believe MNP is a great idea, my local Airtel personnel in Varanasi can do this and link my aadhaar (UP) to mobile.

        Thanks so much.

  117. I’m from odisha and working in jharkhand. My mobile sim card using since 2004 of jharkhand. Now it’s need link with adhaar card but odisha adhaar card not accepting for link. I want to keep my no. Please help me to link this number with adhaar card. Sir, my openion govt. Should allow addhaar link from all state for all state mobile card. Because many people staying in other state for working, studying etc. Please, it’s convey to concern govt. Dept.

  118. I enquired Airtel retail store to link my adhar no. But they said you can on online system by downloading Airtel or adhar app. But there is no way of doing it. Help me solved this……

  119. I wanted to link my Airtel SIM card to Aadhar Number, but it was required to visit Airtel Store/retailer point. I went there but my SIM card was belonging to Bihar , I was asked to get In Bihar, but I am staying is Surat(Gujarat). Finally I got it migrated to IDEA(MNG) .

    Now I am facing the same Problem with JIO, I feel I need to do MNP.

    I am not able to understand why do i need to visit retailer/ operator’s store , it should be web based as PAN and Aadhar linking is happening.

  120. Hello Sir I’m in uttarakhand right now and I’m from NE state and here they said they cannot link my account with adhaar and I got msg that from tomorrow if I don’t link I won’t be able to used my sim anymore so is there a way…I cannot go back to my own place right now…and my number is very imp…pleade can you tell if there is anyway to make it active

  121. Hi,
    I went to my nearest store and given my finger print but it shows that alternate number what does it mean, and store keeper said that sir ur aadhar card cannot link with this mobile number… pls help me

  122. Sir mera sim card mere friend ke nam se activate hai or WO expire ho gya h uska I’d nahi h mere pas to mein apni I’d se link kese krwa sakti hu

  123. I am in Oman..I was using Airtel SIM for getting OTP from Bank and other payments through online internet banking. Since 3 days I am not getting the SIM registration and gives message that SIM registration failure. What shall I do. Please help me. I have Aadhar card and PAN card too. Thanks

  124. Dear John:

    Here is an important article related to the issues, which says “Linking Aadhaar to mobile and bank accounts is illegal. Here is what you can do if you are forced” by Dr Anupam Saraph (published on 3 October 2017 ).
    Dr Anupam Saraph is a renowned expert in governance of complex systems and advises governments and businesses across the world. The link is here:
    http://www.moneylife.in/article/linking-aadhaar-to-mobile-and-bank-accounts-is-illegal-here-is-what-you-can-do-if-you-are-forced/51786.html [Please check this article for original information]

    Well, as per airtel notification I am currently changing my port through National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP) (which is in process) in order to do aadhar card reverification. My aadhaar is added to the new SIM, waiting for message to be port out. For MNP I have opt out only to change the state not the operator. So though SIM will be changed, but I can use Delhi airtel number as UP east airtel number. Activation rakes 4 to 7 days.

    My porting request for my mobile has been to Bharti Airtel (GSM), the same will be processed, subject to the approval from the current operator (Delhi). My mobile number will remain the same. Although SIM will be changed, I can use my Delhi airtel number as the UP east airtel. I am now waiting for the message to get the new SIM.

    Thanks very much.

      • Thanks, John.
        After doing National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP) for my Delhi airtel number, yesterday my aadhar is now linked with mobile. I am now waiting for the confirmation in 48 hours. I have only changed the state from Delhi to UP east (operator is same as airtel). Though the mobile number is same earlier, but now I can use the same number of Delhi airtel as UP east airtel in Varanasi. Regard, Arun

          • Dear John:

            Thanks so much to you, as well.

            Just to update you: After doing National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP) from my Delhi airtel number to UP east airtel, yesterday my aadhar biometric re-verification is done and aadhaar is now linked with the airtel mobile from UP east with number 9818494358 / I am now waiting for the confirmation in 48 hours.

            Yesterday after NMNP and inserting the new SIM of UP east airtel I received a SMS from customer care “Dear Customer, we have received your request to link aadhar with airtel mobile 9818494358. The same will be processed within 48 hours & you will be informed via SMS.”

            In fact, as per airtel notification, I have only changed the state from Delhi to UP east (operator is same as airtel). Though the mobile number is same as earlier (9818494358) but to be honest now as per Airtel I can use the Delhi airtel number 9818494358 as UP east airtel in Varanasi (I am a domicile “permanent residence” of Varanasi for last 40 years). After inserting the new SIM from state UP east (in Varanasi) I am now port out from state Delhi airtel on Oct 5, 2017. My UP east airtel no. 9818494358 is now active. Also my earlier balance is now added up with UP east airtel number.

            However other serious issue popped up: After NMNP, when yesterday my airtel retailer tried linking my aadhar biometric re-verification with UP east airtel mobile 9818494358 (with SIM from UP east) then by default and unintentionally “a savings a/c no. 9818494358 from airtel payments is opened” (the retailer informed me airtel payment bank a/c was opened by default because it was attached with aadhar biometric verification software) which I regrettably didn’t want. I don’t want this airtel payment account, is very unnecessary for me. Why this bank a/c should have opened? In any case, I didn’t want this airtel payment bank account. For last 2-3 years I have NO jobs, and I have my regular savings account in the Punjab National Bank and to be frank I am unable to handle this extra burden of this “airtel payment bank account.” I have written to airtel and request them to close this my airtel payment bank a/c no. 9818494358″ and reduce Rs. 50 (as charge) from my balance, if they wish.

            All this is headache for me. As a scholar I have no such extra time for unnecessary things. My time is precious. I simply wanted that through National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP) I can use my Delhi airtel as UP east airtel and aadhar biometric re-verification should be done, which will be completed. BUT never intended to open “airtel payment bank a/c no. 9818494358”.

            Do you know about the “airtel payments bank account” thing? Earlier I hadn’t any such airtel payments bank account. Hopefully airtel team will work to resolve my said concerns (as above) at the earliest.

            Thanks very much.
            With kind regards,

  125. Sir My Aadhaar card I have the done the correction just 3months ago There was a correction of my name.And when I went to link my no to Aadhar card They told me They can’t do it bcoz of the name correction N this number I have been using for atleast 3years And now I did the correction so they said name are different it cannot be done .Is it possible to do the linking with the new corrected adhaar card? Please reply.

  126. Thanks very much, John for the information “about About Airtel Payment Bank.”

    Just now, airtel personnel called and also wrote me “As discussed with you on your mobile number 9818494358, your concern has been addressed. As I can check you have given your Aadhaar and already done biometric at the time of taking the new connection, you do not have to repeat this activity now.” So after NMNP, now my aadhar from Varanasi is linked with UP east airtel number. I am also now port out from Delhi airtel. I am also now using this number as Up east airtel in Varanasi.

    However, I am still receiving such messages as “Aavashyak Soochana: Sarkaari nirdeshanusar, Aadhaar ko apne Airtel Mobile se jodna anivarya hai. Apni sevaon ko jaari rakhne ke liye, aaj hi apne nazdeeki retailer se sampark karein.” on my new connection (with the same number as above).

    Thanks so much to you, to read my long messages.

  127. Hi,

    I stay in Mauritius and having Airtel sim. Not planning to visit India for next year until dec 2018.

    What to do so that my number is not cancelled as i use it for Banking purposes.

  128. Hi Joh Cena,
    I am currently working in DOHA and I need to link my Indian Vodafone number and Aadhaar Card. I asked my mother to link my number with her Aadhaar card, but they said that I have to give my fingerprints in order to do so. Do have any updates or guidance on how expats can link their number to Aadhar Card of relatives?

  129. Sir,
    I am working in Dubai, Just completed my yearly vacation, So it is impossible visit to India to update my AADHAAR ID, As you mentioned, If I asked to my relative to verify his Finger and link his AADHAAR on my sim, there won’t be a problem?, Because I linked my bank accounts with Indian sim card, The sim service will remain same right?

  130. Really its helpful for those who doesn’t care about mobile number and aadhar card. Thanks dear for telling me such things in this article.

  131. Dear sir ,

    I am having Idea sim , but now I am in gulf country. How can I link aadhaar card from here. Because I m coming India after June.. If I not register Adhar card, my sim will block or not??
    Help me how to register ???

    • Q15. I am an outstation customer. Where do I get my Aadhaar linked to my mobile number?

      Currently, the Govt. Of India has not issued any instructions for outstation customers. We will update you when the regulation is issued.

  132. Nahi mera BSNL {(9473533199)} ka sim hai meri age 18 se kam hai or fir bhi adhar se link ho gaya.

    lekin mere or koi bhi sim nahi ho rahe hain.

  133. my aadhar card number is of other state and my mobile number is of other state is it possible to link my aadhar number to that sim card

  134. hi, i leave in Dubai, recently i visited Maharashtra, India and tried mapping AADHARA card but failed as they said ur SIM is from Delhi so u need to visit Delhi only.
    and now i dont have any plan to visit delhi or even any place in India.
    What to do?
    They should have something for users using phone in roaming across India or outside India..

    Please help. i dont want to loose my number..

  135. Mere pas vodafone ka sim hai 5 years se use kar rha hu but wo mere freind ke relative ka hai kya mai use apneaadhar card se link karwa sakta hu…

  136. Dear Sir,

    I have Vodaone SIM from Bangalore (Karnataka Circle); and Aadhar is having Bangalore address.
    I relocated to abroad for couple of years.
    Now when I recently visited to UP, and tried to link my Aadhar with SIM, Vodafone system couldnt do that
    They said you need to go to your circle, which is Karnataka.

    Now I am reading that TRAI has issued new directives that outstation and roaming customers can do Aadhar verification /link from any place, irrespective of from where SIM was bought or Aadhar was issued.

    Pls confirm if this is true and by when this facility will be available.

  137. Dear Sir,


    I have SIM issued from Bangalore and also having Bangalore address in Aadhar.

    Now I am relocated abroad for few years. I will be visiting to Delhi in near future.

    I would like to know if I can do Aadhar verification & linking done in Delhi.
    (SIM = Bangalore, Aadhar= Bangalore)

    As per VF Customer Service, I must have to visit Karnataka to get this done, and not possible remotely.
    What are my options now?



    Situation: SIM from Circle-X, Aadhar from Circle-X (X=KARNATAKA)
    Trying to do verification from Circle-Y (Y= U.P.)
    Operator- Vodafone

    Currently linking is not possible, they are asking to visit to KA Circle for Aadhar linking/verification done.

    but as per new circular from DOT, EKYC linking via OTP, IVR, and App should help outstation customers to do verification remotely and No need to visit the Sim issuing Circle.

    Can someone know when this facility be available?

  139. Hi Sir
    My phone number was purchased by my friend by giving his aadhar number 2 years ago. I am the sole user since day one. Is it possible to get this number registered on my name and my aadhar? My friend can help me if anything required from him.

  140. Hi,
    My Aadhar is already link to my Idea cell number.

    Getting messages from Idea to visit your nearest retail store of Idea and asking For fingerprint for the biometric verification.

    I am in Denmark, How can I provide my fingerprint ? Do I need to go Indian Embassy for this ?

    Sent mails to Idea Customer care, No satisfactory answer from them.

    Could you please suggest.

  141. hi my name is sahib and i am using idea number from last 7 years . the number is under my friend moms name and she past away now the problem is i am out of country and still number is active for my all the personal singed and uses but any how i want this number to be activate always as it belongs to my all the personal thing please let me know if i can used my Aadhaar card number and i can tell my any family member to go and do that for me please let me know sir

  142. Hi Bro,

    I live outside India and am still using Airtel postpaid number for my transactional purposes. A couple of months back when I visited India, I went to nearest e-Seva Kendra and updated my mobile number to the Aadhar card & I am successfully receiving OTP’s related to Aadhar transactions on my Airtel number. Do I still need to visit Airtel store as per Airtel policy for Aadhar updation?

  143. sir mene aadhar sbi ko 3 bar link kiya or 2 bar sbi me kyc bhi kiya fir bhi mera sbi me link nahi dikharra he 15 days ho gaye ab kya karu

  144. Sir please help me I Did using calling but I didn’t get any Message after completing the process.
    How to check whether its done ?

  145. Hi, i taken a JIO SIM From Bangalore with Odisha Aadhaar. Right now i am in odisha, how can i verify my mobile with Aadhhar. Please suggest ?

  146. I am unable to dial “14546” as I am in Vodafone Roaming Network. appreciate any help on dialing instructions to dial “145646” on roaming network.

  147. My number is from gujarat circle. And the proofs are from andhra pradesh, I can’t link aadhar card to ph no bcoz my aadhar is from AP circle. Then how can i make my number to link aadhar

  148. I have already linked my aadhar card to my Vodafone number two days back and the previous registered name of my Vodafone number is in other person’s name but still even after two days the old details haven’t Changed or updated… What do I do now??

  149. Can I link my aadhar number to my airtel Sim via ivr no but I don’t belong to state of which I have bought the Sim and I am 16 years old only