• How to Link Aadhaar Card to HDFC Bank Account

    The Government of India has made it mandatory for individuals to link their Aadhaar Card to their personal bank account, in order to ensure that the benefits offered by the government can be transferred directly to the account. The last date to complete the linking is 31 March 2018 and without fail customer should do it.

    Linking Aadhaar Card to HDFC Bank account is easy as you have seven different ways to link Aadhaar number to HDFC bank account. Here we will discuss all the modes in-detail, so that you can link your Aadhaar Card and HDFC account with ease.

    Link Aadhaar Card to HDFC Bank Account via Offline

    Prior to linking your Aadhaar Card to your HDFC Bank account via the offline route, you will have to keep certain documents ready such as your bank passbook, your E-Aadhaar or Aadhaar Card, and the Application Form for linking your Aadhaar Card to your HDFC Bank account. Follow the below mentioned steps to complete the Aadhaar and bank account linking.

    Step 1: The Application Form can be downloaded from the bank's official website and you will have to take a print out of the same and fill in the necessary information such as your bank details and your Aadhaar number, etc.

    Step 2: Once you have duly filled in the form, you will have to visit a branch of HDFC Bank and submit the application form as well as photocopy of your Aadhaar Card to a representative of the bank

    Step 3: Your original Aadhaar Card will also have to be furnished in case the officials request the same

    Step 4: The bank will retain the application form along with a photocopy of the Aadhaar Card to carry out further verification checks

    Step 5: Once the bank has verified all of your information, your Aadhaar Card will be successfully linked to your HDFC Bank account and you will be notified by the bank at the end of the process

    Link Aadhaar and HDFC Account via Net Banking

    Step 1: Visit netbanking.hdfcbank.com

    Step 2: Login to your account, by entering the User ID/Customer ID and click on “Continue” tab

    Step 3: Under the accounts option, select “Request” section

    Step 4: Next, click on the “View/update Aadhaar number”

    Step 5: Select the account to which you would like to link your Aadhaar number

    Step 6: Enter the Aadhaar number again and click on “Update”

    Step 7: Double check all the details entered, and click on “Confirm” button, to complete the linking process

    Link Your Aadhaar and HDFC Account via Mobile Banking

    Step 1: The first step is to login to your HDFC bank’s mobile banking app

    Step 2: Under accounts, select “Request” section

    Step 3: Select the account that needs to be linked to the Aadhaar number. Next, enter your Aadhaar number

    Step 4: Re-enter the Aadhaar number again and click on “Update”. All the details are displayed on the screen, verify them and click on “Confirm” to complete the process

    Step 5: On completing this, your HDFC account and Aadhaar will get linked in next 3-4 working days

    Link Aadhaar with HDFC Account via visiting Nearest ATM

    Step 1: Once you complete your transaction, on the ATM screen prompts the message “Link Aadhaar to your Bank account”

    Step 2: Select “Yes” to proceed further

    Step 3: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number to compete the linking of Aadhaar to HDFC account

    Link Aadhaar Card to HDFC Bank Account via Online Mode

    All you need to link your Aadhaar Card to the HDFC Bank account via online mode is a working HDFC Internet Banking account.

    Step 1: The first step in the process is to login to your HDFC Internet Banking account, and then click on “Link Aadhaar Card Details”

    Step 2: You will then be directed to the online form, where you have to enter the required information and complete the linking process

    Link Aadhaar and HDFC Account via Phone Banking

    For Linking Aadhaar and HDFC bank through phone banking, you need to have all the phone banking IVR of your city and next select bank account option on IVR.

    Step 1: Select the language, and then select “Option 1”

    Step 2: You should validate by using “Customer ID and TIN” or “Debit Card Number and PIN”

    Step 3: For any requests and complaints, you should select “Option 6”, and then “Option 2” for requests

    Step 4: Then, for updating Aadhaar number, select “Option 8” and then re-enter the Aadhaar number

    Step 5: IVR will send you a message that your Aadhaar number will be updated in next 3-4 days

    Step 6: Once you complete these steps, you will receive a confirmation message along with the request number and date

    Link Aadhaar and HDFC Bank Account via SMS

    Follow the below mentioned steps to complete the linking:

    Step 1: On your Aadhaar registered mobile, type AS space space space

    Step 2: Send the SMS to 5676712

    Once you send the message, you will receive a confirmation message on your mobile.

    Benefits of Linking Aadhaar and HDFC Bank Account

    Given below are the benefits of linking 12-digit unique identification number to the bank account.

    • Direct benefit transfer of LPG subsidy into the bank account
    • Receive the benefits of scholarships and pension in the HDFC account
    • Taking the advantage of Aadhaar-enabled payment systems (AEPS)

    How to Check if Aadhaar is Linked to the Bank Account

    HDFC customers now also have the option to cross-check if their bank account is linked to 12-digit Aadhaar number. There are three ways to check if the account is linked including Netbanking, mobile banking and phone banking.

    Cross-Checking by using Net banking:

    Knowing the status of your Aadhaar and bank account linking is easy and can be completed seamlessly. Below are the steps that will help you check the linking status.

    Step 1: First, login to your net banking account by typing the username and password

    Step 2: Select Accounts, and then click on “Request”

    Step 3: Next, click on “View/Update Aadhaar number” to check the current status

    Checking through Mobile banking:

    If you want to know your application’s status through mobile banking, then follow the simple steps mentioned below.

    Step 1: Login to your mobile banking portal by entering the username and password correctly

    Step 2: Select “Accounts” from the list

    Step 3: Click on “Request” and then select “View/update Aadhaar number” to know your Aadhaar and bank account linking status

    Verification through Phone banking:

    Customers who want to verify the status of their application through phone banking should contact the 24/7 customer care or can write at support@hdfcbank.com

    FAQs on Linking Aadhar and HDFC Account

    1. I have recently applied for my Aadhaar Card, what should I do in that scenario?

      If you have applied for an Aadhaar card, then you will definitely have an enrollment acknowledgment slip. Using the ID and details mentioned in the slip, you can easily download e-Aadhaar from UIDAI website.

    2. I have my Aadhaar linked to other bank accounts. Do I need to follow the same for HDFC bank account?

      As per the PMLA rules by the government, all the bank accounts should be linked to Aadhaar by 31 March 2018. By chance, if you miss the last date then, the account will be un-operational until the linking is completed.

    3. I am having joint account, what procedure should I follow then?

      If you are having a joint account, then updating the other accounts are also important.

    4. For minor accounts, do I need to update Aadhaar details?

      Yes, linking Aadhaar to minor account is also mandatory. Customers can complete the process by phone banking, mobile banking or visiting the nearest branch.

    5. I am a NRI, having HDFC account. Do I Need to apply for Aadhaar and link it to my account?

      No, Aadhaar linking is not mandatory for NRIs.

    6. I am a foreign national and in India for a short period of time. Do I need to link Aadhaar and my HDFC account?

      No.

    7. What is non-individual account? Is Aadhaar card mandatory for non-individual residents?

      The accounts that are opened under partnership, private Ltd, Public Ltd., society, clubs, sole proprietorship or trust are non-individual accounts. Yes, the Aadhaar linking is mandatory for non-individual accounts. 

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