How to Link AAdhaar Card to Mobile Number – Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Jio, Aircel & Telenor Users

Linking Aadhaar Card to Mobile Number is become Mandatory and few telecom companies like Airtel & Idea already started the process and sending sms to its users to link aadhaar card with mobile number. As per the new instructions of The Department of Telecommunication (DOT) all Indian telecom companies / operators have to verify all mobile number by linking it to Aadhaar.

We will discuss in detail about how you can link your aadhar card to your mobile number of any company like:

  • Airtel
  • Idea
  • Vodafone
  • Jio Sim
  • Aircel
  • Telenor

Here is How to Link Aadhaar Card to Mobile Number

link aadhaar to mobile numberEither you are a user of Airtel, Vodafone, idea, jio, telenor or aircel the said process will work on telecom operator. I want to make you clear there is no option to link aadhar card with mobile number online, so all the users have to visit the nearest retail store, service center of respective companies.

The procedure is pretty easy which is described below but before you visit the retail store please carry the photo copy of your aadhaar card and your phone with sim card which you want to link.

  • Visit the nearest retail store of respective Sim card provider
  • Let him know the phone number and aadhaar card number of yours to link to
  • He / She will send a four digit verification code On your number for the next level verification process.
  • Provide this verification code to storekeeper
  • Retailer will ask for your fingerprint for the biometric verification
  • In within 24 hours, You will Receive Another confirmation message For Final Verify
  • Reply this message by typing “Y” now the process will be completed.
  • Now your sim card is successfully linked to your sim card congratulations.

Hope you find it helpful if you have any question in mind the below FAQ may help you if still not satisfy just type your query in below box.

Aadhaar Card Link to Mobile Number FAQ

Q. What is the Fee to link aadhaar card to Sim Card?

Ans. The whole process is free for all you don’t need to pay any fee to any retailer.

Q. What is Government’s directive regarding Aadhaar updation for mobile connection?

As per the recent government directive, all the existing customers have to link Aadhaar with their Mobile numbers.

Q. By when do I need to link my Aadhaar card with mobile number?

We recommend you complete this process as soon as possible. Last date for the same is 6th Feb 2018.

Q. What documents are required to complete the process?

All you need is your Aadhaar card/number and your Mobile. You will be required to complete biometric verification. You will also receive the verification code (OTP) on your Mobile that would be required to complete the process.

Q. What if I don’t link my Mobile with Aadhaar?

In case you don’t complete the process before 6th Feb 18, services on your mobile number might get restricted.

Q. I do not have Aadhaar card. What should I do?

We would request you to get your Aadhaar card made at the earliest. For details visit

Q. I am a Airtel Broadband/ Digital TV customer. Do I also have to link my Aadhaar?

No, this is required only for mobile connections.

Q. Where can I get my Aadhaar card linked with mobile number ?

Please visit any Airtel Retailer to complete the process.

Q. Do I need to pay for this?

There is no fee for linking Aadhaar with your number.

Q. What is Biometric process?

Biometric verification is a process through which, a person can be uniquely identified basis fingerprints and details are fetched as per the information in Aadhaar database.

Q. What will Airtel do with my Aadhaar number?

Aadhaar details will be updated in our records against your number.

Q. What will happen to my previous details with Airtel?

All previous details will be overwritten with Aadhaar details.

Q. What would happen to my balance?

Your prepiad balance will remain unaffected.

Q. Do I have to change my SIM?


Q. Once my no is linked to Aadhaar, will my tariff get changed?


Q. 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.

Q. I am currently in roaming. How do I get my Aadhaar linked?

Customers in roaming customer need to get the Aadhaar verified in their respective home circle.

Q. I am a corporate customer. Do I need to get Aadhaar verified?

Currently the directive is only for individual customers. We will keep you informed once regulation for corporate customers is issued by Govt. of India.

Q. My name/address is different in my Aadhaar card. What should I do?

Your details will be updated in your mobile account as per the details available in Aadhaar.

Q. Will I get any confirmation that my Aadhaar has been linked?

Yes. You will receive a confirmation SMS within 24 hours.

Q. If I have multiple mobile numbers, do I have to link each of them separately?


Q. I am using a datacard and/or using the Airtel SIM in my data device (Tablet etc). Do I still need to link my Aadhaar number to these SIMs?


Q. In case of Datacard, how will I receive the OTP for verification?

OTP will be sent on your registered alternate mobile number.

Q. Do I have to carry my mobile number also for this process?

Yes. You will receive the verification code (OTP) on your Mobile that would be required to complete the process.

Q. I have already given Aadhaar no. as my POI/POA while buying new connection. Why do I have to verify again?

a) If you have done biometric (given finger prints) along with Aadhaar at the time of taking connection, you do not have to do this activity again.

b) If Aadhaar was given only as an identity or address proof and no biometric was done, please visit your nearest Airtel retailer to complete the process.