What is Aadhar?

Aadhar is a 12 digit individual identification number that is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India. The number servers as proof of identity, address, birth, etc and are valid throughout India. Registering and getting your Aadhar is free of cost and it is valid for your entire lifetime. It helps in establishing the uniqueness of every individual on the basis of demographic and biometric information. If you wish to change any of the provided information, there are different ways to do it. Learn more about this below.

How to Change Mobile Number in Aadhar Online?

Changing the registered mobile number of your Aadhar cannot be done online. While other information like address, gender, etc. can be done if you provide the required documents. Listed below are the steps for changing your Aadhar Mobile number,

  • Visit your nearest Aadhar Enrolment Centre.

  • Fill in the Aadhar Update/Correction Form.

  • Submit the form to the Aadhaar executive.

  • Pay a fee of Rs. 50 for the service.

  • You will be given an acknowledgement slip that contains the Update Request Number (URN).

  • The URN can be used to check the status of your update request.

  • Your mobile number will be updated in Aadhaar’s database within 90 days.

By following the above-mentioned steps you can change your registered mobile number in Aadhar.

How to Add/Update Mobile Number in Aadhar Card?

If you are yet to add a mobile number to your Aadhar Card and register it with UIDAI, then you can follow the below-given steps,

  • Go to your nearest Aadhar Enrolment Centre.

  • Fill in the Aadhar Enrolment Form.

  • Mention your mobile number in the form.

  • Submit the form to the executive.

  • Authenticate your details by providing your biometrics.

  • You do not have to provide any documentation.

  • A fee of Rs. 50 has to be paid to avail of this service.

  • In case you mention your mobile number at the time of enrolment, you do not need to register again.

Why is it Necessary to Register Mobile Number for Aadhar?

Registering your mobile number is necessary to notify you of any information or changes regarding your Aadhar card. Added to this, a registered mobile number is necessary to avail of many services that are part of Aadhar. You can find them listed below,

  • mAadhaar App

  • All online Aadhaar facilities

  • PAN card Application (New/Reprint)

  • DigiLocker

  • Mobile re-verification

  • Mutual Fund linking with Aadhaar

  • Umang App

  • Online EPF claims and withdrawal

So without a registered mobile number, your Aadhar cannot be utilised properly. There is no limit to changing mobile numbers for your Aadhar. But you are required to pay the fee for updating every time you change a number. 

Why is Your Aadhar Mobile Number Important?

As mentioned earlier, your mobile number is used for relaying important information to you. It helps users to stay updated with the information of all subsidies received in a bank account and avail of online facilities through OTP. So once a mobile number is updated, all OTPs related to your Aadhar will be sent to the registered mobile number. A mobile number is also necessary for downloading your Aadhar Card online since this cannot be done without an OTP. So it advisable to register your mobile number with your Aadhar.

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