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Want to change mobile number registered with Aadhaar? Here's how

Linking your Aadhaar card to a valid phone number is a wise decision given the current scenario, as its official verification is done through a one time password (OTP) generated in your phone

September 16, 2017 / 02:46 PM IST

As the government intensifies its push for Aadhaar and related benefits, it becomes quite imperative to update your Aadhaar details with your latest mobile number.

Registering a mobile number with Aadhaar let users get real-time alerts about the use or misuse of the 12-digit unique ID.

Here are the steps you need to follow in order to link your Aadhaar card with your mobile phone number:

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Updating mobile number for the first time? 


Visit nearest Aadhaar centre to collect the Aadhaar Update/Correction Form or download the form the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website.

Read more: Four deadlines for Aadhaar linking that you must not miss

  1. Fill up the form, mentioning that only your phone number needs to be updated.  The form looks like this:

Aadhar documents

3. Submit it at the Aadhaar centre along with an identity proof. Here's a list of the valid documents which are accepted.

Required documents for linking Aadhar to Phone

4. After submission, your bio-metric details would be verified.

It would take atleast 10 days for the phone number to be updated.

Steps to change mobile number online

In case you want to change the phone number, you could do it online. This method can be used if you don't use the mobile number used registering with Aadhaar. However, your already registered phone number linked to Aadhaar need to be functional for generating the OTP.

  1. Click on the Aadhaar self-service portal under the Update Aadhaar section in the UIDAI website. It looks like this:

Aadhar self-service update portal

2. Enter the Aadhaar number and the verification captcha text to generate an OTP in your existing number.

3. After submitting the OTP, a new page appears for the updating the new details.

4. Select 'Mobile Number' under 'Select field(s) to update' and enter the new mobile number.

5. Submit your changes and complete the process.
first published: Jun 2, 2017 08:35 pm

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