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Aadhaar Card: How To Verify Email Id, Mobile Number In Simple Steps

Aadhaar or Unique Identity Number (UID) - the 12-digit identification number issued by the UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India - is to be quoted compulsorily for carrying out many essential tasks.
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Aadhaar or UID is a 12-digit identity number issued by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India)
Aadhaar or UID is a 12-digit identity number issued by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India)

Highlights

  1. Aadhaar to be linked with bank account by December 31, 2017
  2. Failing to meet deadline to make bank accounts inoperable
  3. Mobile number, email registered with Aadhaar can be verified online
Persons holding bank accounts are required to submit their Aadhaar card details at their respective branches by December 31, 2017. This is to be done by December 31, 2017 as mandated by the government. Also, failing to meet the deadline will result in rendering of the accounts as inoperable. Aadhaar or Unique Identity Number (UID) - the 12-digit identification number issued by the UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India - is to be also quoted compulsorily for carrying out many other essential tasks. These range from filing of income tax return (ITR), applying for a PAN (Permanent Account Number) card to using a mobile connection. Amid all this, it is paramount to verify your Aadhaar number as well as the mobile number/email address associated with it. 

How to verify email on Aadhaar


The UIDAI has provided a common tool that enables users to verify their email or mobile number online. This facility can be accessed by a link on the UIDAI website.

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(Aadhaar holders can find the 'Verify Email/Mobile Number' link on the UIDAI website)

Another way to access the 'Verify Email/Mobile Number' tool is by visiting the UIDAI website homepage and clicking on a link by the same name.

On the next page, fill in the mandatory fields in the form, titled 'Verify Your Email or Mobile Number'.

Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number, the email address you are looking to verify and security code in the respective fields.

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(An Aadhaar holder can proceed by filling the details in the fields as specified)

Click the 'Get One Time Password' button. OTP or one-time password is the password you receive on your mobile number for submitting a verification request. This OTP is sent to the email address registered with your Aadhaar.

After this step, the online tool displays a message saying: "The OTP is sent to your registered Email ID. Check your Email ID."

Go to your inbox - of the email account you want to verify - and look for an email containing the OTP.

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(A one-time password or OTP is sent to the Aadhaar holder on his or her registered mobile number)

Enter the OTP received on email in the field on the right hand side of the page and click on 'Verify OTP'. All letters to be filled are case sensitive, which means uppercase and lowercase letters count as different characters, according to the UIDAI website. For example, letters 'h' and 'H' are counted as different characters in the OTP.

In case of valid entries, the tool displays the message: "Congratulation! The Email ID matches with our records!"

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(The UIDAI tool displays this message at the end of a successful email verification)

How to verify mobile number


Fill in the Aadhaar number, mobile number and security code in the respective fields and click on 'Get One Time Password'.

aadhaar verify mobile uidai website

(Enter the OTP received on your mobile in the given field on the UIDAI form)

You will shortly receive your Aadhaar mobile verification code in an SMS. This password is sent to the number registered with Aadhaar.

Enter the password received on your mobile in the OTP field.

Click 'Verify OTP'.

For valid entries, the next page displays the message: "Congratulation! The Mobile Number matches with our records!"

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(The UIDAI tool displays this message at the end of a successful mobile number verification)

Mobile number not registered with Aadhaar?


"Registered Mobile Number is essential to avail Aadhaar Online services," according to the UIDAI.

In case your mobile number is not registered with your Aadhaar, visit the nearest Permanent Aadhaar Centre (PAC), it adds.

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