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How to link Aadhaar to various financial instruments

The first step you need to take is link your mobile number to Aadhaar

Sanjay Kumar Singh 

Aadhaar

The December 31 deadline for linking your number with various financial products is approaching fast. For linking of mobile number to Aadhaar, the deadline is February 6, 2018. But, the first step you need to take is link your mobile number to This will make the process of linking with other financial instruments easy as you will be able to receive a one-time password (OTP) on your mobile phone.  Here’s what you need to do to avoid last-minute hassles:
 
TO CHECK IF MOBILE NUMBER IS LINKED TO AADHAAR

How to link Aadhaar to various financial instruments

 

Step 1: Enter number, mobile number and security code; then click on ‘Get one-time password (OTP)’ 

Step 2: If your mobile is linked, you will receive an OTP. Enter it and verify your mobile number 

Step 3: If it is not linked, you will get a message: “Your mobile is not enrolled in our records”

To link mobile number with Aadhaar

Step 1: Download update/ correction form from the UIDAI website or get it at the nearest centre  

Step 2: Along with filled form, submit a copy of your card and a photo identification document (PAN card, passport, voter ID, etc)

Step 3: Your biometrics (thumb impression) will be verified

Step 4:You will be given an acknowledgement slip. Linking happens within 10 days  

Step 5: At the telecom service provider’s store, give your card and mobile number 

Step 6: After biometric verification, you will receive an OTP on your phone. Submit it to complete the verification process

From December 1, you will be able to go to the telecom service provider’s website and generate an OTP  

This will be received on a mobile number registered with UIDAI (at the time of enrollment) 

Enter it and your number and authentication will get done 

An interactive voice response system (IVRS) from a registered mobile will also allow you to do the same


LINKING BANK ACCOUNT

How to link Aadhaar to various financial instruments

 
OFFLINE APPROACH:

Step 1:  Visit a branch with a copy of the card (along with original for verification) and passbook 

Step 2: Fill the form, submit it, along with a photocopy of your card. 

Step 3: You will be given an acknowledgement after which linking will happen 

THROUGH NET BANKING: 

Step 1: Log into your internet banking account.

Step 2: Immediately a box will pop up. Click on ‘Link card details’. Enter required info and it will be linked

SMS BASED: 
 
Type the following ‘XXXXXXXXXXXX AC XXXXXX’ 
 
The first number will be your number and the second will be the last six digits of your account number 
 
Once the bank receives your SMS, it will process your request and notify you


LINKING MF ACCOUNT 

How to link Aadhaar to various financial instruments

 
FROM THE REGISTRAR AND TRANSFER AGENT’S (RTA) WEBSITE:
 
There are four RTAs. CAMS, Karvy, Franklin Templeton International Services, and Sundaram BNP Paribas Fund Services

Step 1: Go to the website of the registrar and transfer agent used by your fund house

Step 2: Download the form, fill it, and submit it at the nearest branch of the RTA or fund house (use this option if you mobile number is not linked with Aadhaar)

Step 3: On the next page, again enter PAN, number, OTP and give the necessary permission to the RTA, and submit

FROM FUND HOUSES’ WEBSITES:

There is a link on some fund houses’ websites that take you to the linking page of RTA's web site

FROM DISTRIBUTOR’S PORTAL:
 
As soon as you login, you see a window prompting you to link. Click on ‘Link now’ 
 
Step 1: On the next page, enter your number twice 
 
Step 2: You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number 
 
Step 3: Click on ‘Verify with OTP’ 
 
Step 4: If you have trouble getting the OTP, you can upload a copy of your card for verification, and they will do the needful


LINK BROKING ACCOUNT

How to link Aadhaar to various financial instruments

 
OFFLINE

Submit a scanned self-attested copy of to your broker  

ONLINE:
 
Log into the broker’s portal and enter your number. The broker's system will send this and a few of your demographic details to the UIDAI server, which will then authenticate you  

LINKING INSURANCE POLICY (ONLY OFFLINE)

How to link Aadhaar to various financial instruments

 
Send a scanned copy of their card to their agent, broker or relationship manager 
 
No biometric authentication is required

First Published: Mon, November 20 2017. 01:45 IST
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