The UIDAI i.e., the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) advises all cardholders to update their mobile number with the unique 12-digit identity number of their Aadhaar card. This linking is done so as to ensure that cardholders can protect themselves from online fraudsters.
Ensuring that your Aadhaar card update is frequent and that your current mobile number and email ID are linked to your card is very crucial as per UIDAI. Moreover, it is very easy to check if your latest details are linked to the Aadhaar card. You can now check if your phone number or email address is linked to your Aadhaar by simply visiting UIDAI’s official website.
How to Link Aadhaar Card Online
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If you are facing trouble linking your Aadhaar card with your email ID and registered mobile number then there is a simpler way to complete this process as well. Here’s how you can link your mobile number and email ID with your Aadhaar card online –
- Visit the UIDAI site – https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/verify-email-mobile
- You will have two options to choose from – verifying via mobile number and verifying via email address
- Based on the option you select, proceed to enter your Aadhaar number or address
- Now all you have to do is fill out the CAPTCHA and then select the send OTP option.
If this OTP is generated and sent to your registered email ID or mobile number, then it means that your ID/mobile number has been successfully linked to your Aadhaar card. It is recommended to do this process frequently and check every time the cardholder gets a new mobile number or creates a new email ID because this will ensure that your Aadhaar card update is always recent.
How Linking Aadhaar Card can Offer Security
There are many online scams in recent years which have seen people falling prey to calls and messages where fraudsters ask them to click on a link they share that will link their Aadhaar in no time. However, by doing so, Aadhaar card holders invariably end up exposing their personal details and giving access to fraudsters.
By officially visiting the UIDAI website, you can ensure that you do not fall prey to any such scams and link your Aadhaar card online or get an Aadhaar card update directly from the government site.
Identification cards like the Aadhaar card are unique for every individual and they reveal personal details of the holder, making them of utmost importance. For all the cardholders who need to update and link their Aadhaar card online to their mobile or email ID, it is now possible to do it directly on the UIDAI website.
Cardholders can rest assured as this is a quick process that can easily be done by the holder himself. Ensure the safety of your personal information and complete linking your card online.