How to Change Your Mobile Number on Your Aadhaar Card?

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There may be many reasons to alter your mobile number on your Aadhaar card. Making any modifications to your existing Aadhaar card is simple via the UIDAI portal, the official website of Aadhaar. Several operations that relate to your Aadhaar card, including getting your PAN Aadhaar link, are possible through the navigation of this portal. 

Nonetheless, this article lets you know how you may alter your mobile number connected to your Aadhaar card. As your registered mobile and your Aadhaar numbers are necessary for you to log in to the Aadhaar website, you can make any modifications concerning your mobile number offline through a physical process. This can be done effortlessly via the services of your closest Aadhaar enrolment centre. If you visit the official website of Aadhaar, the UIDAI website, you will discover where you can locate a centre that is closest to you.  

Why You Should Update/Change Your Mobile Number 

Besides having a PAN Aadhaar link, your registered mobile number is vital for a number of Aadhaar-related activities and services. The linking of your Aadhaar number and your mobile number gives you the opportunity to receive One-Time Passwords (OTPs) for the means to engage in and conduct many transactions, including authentication processes as well as updating information. Unless your mobile number is connected to your Aadhaar card, you will not be able to access specific services, especially those that are government-based facilities. Furthermore, your mobile number merged with your Aadhaar number is a requirement in order to carry out many financial procedures such as opening a bank account as well as filing your income tax returns. 

In case it is necessary to modify your mobile number information linked to your Aadhaar card, you may do so at the earliest at an Aadhaar Seva Kendra or enrolment centre. You must remember that your Aadhaar details must always be current so that you may easily avail of certain services that involve the Aadhaar card. 

How to Change Your Mobile Number on Your Aadhaar Card 

In the present digital age, the Aadhaar card is one of the most vital identity documents any Indian can have. It acts as your identity proof and residence proof, and it’s tied to various essential and main services. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that all your Aadhaar information, including your mobile number, is up-to-date and current. The UIDAI portal is the official Aadhaar portal and you can avail of several services online, including getting a PAN Aadhaar link. However, changing the mobile details on your Aadhaar card requires you to visit an authorised Aadhaar Seva Kendra or enrolment centre and proceed to make changes in a physical process. Here are the steps to follow to change your mobile number on the Aadhaar card: 

  1. Locate your nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra or enrolment centre. You may do this by finding out the closest centre through the UIDAI portal. You may opt for the “Get Aadhaar” tab and this will take you to the section from where you can find the Aadhaar enrolment centre that is closest to you. 
  1. Once you know where the Aadhaar enrolment centre is, you may visit it and get a form to update or change your mobile number. 
  1. After getting the form, you may fill it with the appropriate details required, including your new mobile number to be changed. Make sure that all the information write is correct and matches the details on your Aadhaar card. You must carry your Aadhaar card along with you. 
  1. Once your form is duly filled, you may submit it to the Aadhaar enrolment executive along with a copy of your Aadhaar card. 
  1. The next step is to go through a process of biometric verification. This will be done by a customer service executive at the enrolment centre. Here, the scanning of your fingerprints and your iris scan will take place. 
  1. You have to pay a small fee of Rs. 50 for updating your mobile details on your Aadhaar card. 
  1. Once you have paid your fees, you will receive an acknowledgment slip with a URN (Update Request Number). This is an important number as you can check your update status with it via the UIDAI website. 
  1. Your mobile number will be updated in a period of 30 days after your request has been duly processed and approved. 

Also Read: Open Demat Account Without Aadhaar Card

Key Points to Remember

While updating your mobile number or changing it on your Aadhaar card, there are some things you should note: 

  • The mobile number that you have updated should be unique and must not be linked to any other Aadhaar card/number.
  • While changing your mobile number on your Aadhaar card, ensure that your new updated number is in working condition as an OTP will be sent to the new updated number for verification purposes. 
  • You may check the status of your mobile number update on the UIDAI portal using the URN given to you at the enrolment centre.

Also Read: Link Aadhar With a Driving License

Final Lines

Your Aadhaar card is a virtual and physical gateway to gaining access to products and services, especially in the financial domain, in India. While you may possess an Aadhaar card, you should make sure that all your details are updated. This ensures streamlined Aadhaar-linked procedures, should you require them in the future. 

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