Sunday, May 12, 2019

As you have already know how to update your Aadhar card, download them in the last few articles. Before, you have an option to not link your bank account with your Aadhar. But this procedure has also been made mandatory by the India government, and banks have an authority to disable any account that hasn't link to Aadhar.

There are quite a few ways to link them up, you can do it online, with your phone or physically go to your associated bank.

Linking your bank account online

If you have an Internet Banking account, which you mostly do, use your username/ID and password to log into your account. After that, look for "Update Aadhaar Card details", "Link Aadhaar card", "Aadhaar card Seeding", or any similar term, and click on them.

You will be brought to a new page with a few blank areas that you need to fill your information about your Aadhar card. Make sure it is accurate.

After you have finished and submitted the form, you will need to do the verification and validation from the bank. This will differ with each bank but they should be similar.

Either there is an error or you have success, you will receive a confirmation message to your email address and phone number.

A simplified guide on link bank account with Aadhar Online:

Step 1: Go to your bank website

Step 2: Log in with your registered ID and password

Step 3: Find any terms that are similar to "Link Aadhaar Card" then enter

Step 4: Fill any information they required

Step 5: Submit the form

Step 6: Complete any validation process from the bank

When you are done, whether fail or pass, you will receive your result via email and phone

Linking bank account with your phone or tablet

If you want to do the job by phone, there are also 3 ways to do it: by an app, by SMS, or by seeding.

1. Do the procedure by an app

Most banks have their own internet banking app for mobile phone. Search and download them based on your associated bank.

Log in with your account then navigate to "My account" section under the "Services" tab, find the "View/Update Aadhaar card details" and click on it. This part should be similar for most bank app.

Enter your Aadhar card number twice then click submit. The app will notify you if you are successfully linked with the Aadhar card.

2. Do the procedure by SMS

This method is not widely spread there are only a few banks provide SMS services. Here we will show an example with State Bank of India.

Type in a message UID<space>Aadhaar number<space>Account number then send to 567676 (or the number that your associated bank provides).

When your content was sent, a confirmation message will be sent to your phone. After that, you have to wait for the UIDAI to verify your detail and request. If it was a success, you will be notified to go to the nearest bank with your Aadhar card.

3. Do the procedure by seeding

This method is more popular, as it is easy and quicker, also don't need you to run to the bank. The service number is different with each bank. You can finish linking up with 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Give a missed call to the number provided by your bank

Step 2: You will receive a call-back from the bank, you can select your option with IVR (Interactive Voice Response), choose the linking with Aadhar option.

Step 3: Enter your Aadhar number then confirm

With this, you are done, easy right? If your request is accepted, a notification message will be sent to you.

Linking your bank account offline

There are two ways of doing this, either going to the nearest bank or the nearest ATM.

1. Go to your associate bank

First, you can prepare a bank account Aadhaar linking application form by download one online on your bank website. If you can't or it is not available, go to the bank instead. Also, make sure you make a photocopy of your Aadhar card.

After you finished filling in your information about your bank account and Aadhar number, give it together with the copy of your Aadhar card to a bank teller. You might be asked to show your original Aadhar card.

After you have submitted everything and the teller acknowledge it, your job is done here at the bank. The linking process will take a few days, and if it is a success, you will be notified with your registered phone number.

2. Do it with an ATM

If you don't want to wait then you can link with an ATM instead.

First, you have to put your bank card in and enter your PIN code. Then navigate to the "Registration" option under the "Service" menu, and find the "Aadhaar Registration" option then select it. Some bank changes the term or skips some steps but the process should be similar.

Fill in your Aadhar number and re-enter it again if you are asked to. You will get a confirmation message whether you have success linking your bank account to your Aadhar or not.

FAQs: Linking your bank account with your Aadhar card

Q: What is the deadline of linking a bank account to Aadhar card?
A: It is on 31st March 2018, as stated by the government.

Q: Can I link multiple bank accounts?
A: Yes, you can link multiple bank accounts, but you cannot with 2 bank accounts that originate from the same bank. Meaning only 1 account per unique bank.


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