Aadhaar card is essential to avail benefits from government run social schemes. Aadhaar card is one of the most important proofs to avail benefits or facilities from government-run social schemes.
Aadhaar—a 12-digit unique identification number assigned by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India)—should be linked to bank accounts to avail the benefits offered by various services and schemes.
The Government of India has initiated the Aadhaar linking drive to prevent:
- Money laundering
- Unfair distribution of public resources and benefits, and
- Offer the Indian residents numerous amenities and assistance
How To Link Bank Account With Aadhaar Via Branch Channel
The users who don’t have net banking facility can complete the linking process by visiting the respective bank's branch. The steps to accomplish the linking process is given below:
Step 1: Visit the bank branch and collect a copy of the form to link Aadhaar with bank account.
Step 2: Fill the necessary details such as the name of the bank and name of the branch carefully.
Step 3: Fill the boxes provided with bank account number, name, address, Aadhaar number, gender, and mobile number.
Step 4: Attach a photocopy of Aadhaar card and submit the application form.
Step 5: The bank representative will check the details submitted and the bank account will be linked with Aadhaar if the information matches.
Note:The applicant should carry his original Aadhaar card to the bank for verification.
How To Link Aadhaar Via Internet Banking
Linking a bank account with the Aadhaar via online is easy. A customer can complete the process sitting at home. The steps to complete this procedure is explained in detail below:
- Login to the internet banking for the account you wish to link with your Aadhaar card.
- Look for the ‘Aadhaar card seeding’ or ‘Add Aadhaar card’ or similar options.
- Enter your Aadhaar details and re-verify the same before clicking ‘Submit’.
- The linking will be completed on successful verification of the information provided.
How To Check If A Bank Account Is Linked With The Aadhaar Number?
Customers who apply for Aadhaar Card can also verify the status of their applications by a following few simple steps given below:
Step 1: Visit the UIDAI’s official website- uidai.gov.in
Step 2: Under the Aadhaar service category, select “Check Aadhaar & Bank Account Linking status”.
Step 3: Enter the 12-digit UAN number and the security code that is displayed beside the given box.
Step 4: After entering the details click on “Send OTP”, and an OTP will be sent to the Aadhaar linked mobile number.
Step 5: Enter the OTP and click on “Login”.
Step 6: Once the verification is complete, the message will read “Congratulations! Your bank Aadhaar mapping is done”. Other details like the linking status, date and bank’s name will be shown.
Who are eligible to link Aadhaar to bank account?
All Indian residents are eligible to apply for Aadhaar. However NRIs are not eligible for this and it’s suggested that they disclose their non-residence status to the bank officials with the proof.
FAQs on Aadhaar - Bank Linking
- Is there a way to check if the bank account is already linked with Aadhaar?
- If a customer holds multiple bank accounts that are linked to Aadhaar card, will UIDAI website display details from each bank?
- If a customer has multiple bank accounts, how can he check the Aadhaar and Bank account linking status?
Individuals can check if their Aadhaar card has been linked to their bank account by visiting the UIDAI website and clicking on the ‘Bank Mapper’ tab.
No. Only the bank account that is mapped recently will be displayed on the UIDAI website.
UIDAI shows linking status of only one bank. Therefore, customers should check Aadhaar linking status of multiple banks accounts from individual banks.