To make the Aadhaar linking with Airtel Mobile Number process simpler Department of Telecom (DoT) has introduced OTP based verification system. Where in this method there is no need to provide your fingerprints for your Aadhaar based e-KYC mobile phone verification, also there is no need to visit retailer store or operator store.
The process to link Aadhaar with Airtel Mobile Number via OTP is very simple, below we have complete procedure mentioned on How to Link Aadhaar with Airtel Number via OTP.
Procedure on How to Link Aadhaar with Airtel Number via OTP
- To re-verify your Airtel Mobile Number with Aadhaar via OTP call toll free number 14546 and follow voice instructions.
- You will have to input your 12 digit Aadhaar Number and confirm it.
- One time password will be sent on your Aadhaar registered mobile number.
- Input the received OTP and confirm it.
- That’s it you have successfully linked your Aadhaar Number with your Vodafone Mobile Number.
Below is the message sent by Airtel Informing customer about IVRS Option to Re-verify Airtel Mobile Number with Aadhaar Number.
प्रिय ग्राहक, आता घरात बसून आपला मोबाइल नंबर आधार सह वेरीफाई करण्यासाठी, डायल करा 14546 (मोफत). कृप्या सुनिश्चित करा कि आपला आधार आणि मोबाइल नंबर एकच राज्य चा असावं. याशिवाय, आपण जवळच्या एयरटेल स्टोर किंवा रिटेलर सह संपर्क करू शकता. सरकारी निर्देशानुसार 31-Mar-18 पर्यंत वेरिफिकेशन करणे अनिवार्य आहे.
FAQ’s on Linking Aadhaar with Airtel Number via OTP
What are the Requirements to re-verify Aadhaar with Airtel through OTP?
You should have Aadhaar Card and your Airtel Number should be active and should be inserted in working handset as the OTP code would be sent on your SIM to complete the re-verification.
When is the last date for re-verification?
The Aadhaar based re-verification should be completed before 31st March 2018. But it is recommended to complete your Aadhaar re-verification at earliest to avoid facing issues at the last moment.
Do I need to visit Airtel Store for Aadhaar based OTP re-verification?
There is no need to visit Airtel Store or retailer to re-verify your Airtel Mobile Number with Aadhaar based EKYC via OTP, you can complete this verification process at the comfort of your home.
Will my Airtel Mobile Number get deactivated/barred /suspended if I don’t have an Aadhaar number?
As instructed by DoT it is mandatory to complete Aadhaar based eKYC re-verification by 31st March 2018. If you don’t have Aadhaar yet than enroll your-self for Aadhaar Card as soon as possible and then re-verify your Airtel Connection to avoid any inconvenience.
Is there need of any other documents along with Aadhaar Number to complete Aadhaar based re-verification?
There is no requirement of any other document, other than Aadhaar Number and Active Airtel Number to complete Aadhaar based e-KYC re-verification via OTP.
Can I re-verify my Lost Airtel SIM?
Aadhaar OTP based re-verification will not work if your SIM is inactive or not in your possession, as while performing Aadhaar OTP based re-verification you would receive OTP on your number to complete the re-verification process. So if your Airtel SIM is lost, first get a new SIM Card issued and they re-verify your connection.
I have requested for NMNP (National Mobile Number Portability) and my Aadhaar is already linked with Airtel Number, do I have to re-verify again once I’m ported out/in to that operator?
If you have ported-in via the EKYC paperless activation process, then re-verification is not required. For all other types of activations, re-verification is required.
I Stay in Karnataka but I am in Andhra Pradesh Right Now, Can I re-verify my Connection in Andhra Pradesh?
Yes, you can link your Aadhaar Number with your Airtel Number via OTP from any location, there is no limitation here like where there is such limitation while doing Aadhaar eKYC by visiting store.
My number belongs to Karnataka, but my Aadhaar card has my Maharashtra address. Can I re-verify my connection in Karnataka?
Yes you can link your Aadhaar Number with Airtel Number, irrespective of your address present in address or your SIM location.
I have recently moved to a different location, and the address mentioned in my Aadhaar is different, can I still do a re-verification? Also how can I change my address to the current one?
You can still go ahead with your re-verification. However the address mentioned on your Aadhaar at the time of re-verification will be uploaded as the Permanent address in our systems. Therefore, if you wish to have your permanent address recorded as your new address, we request you to first get your address updated on your Aadhaar before you get your connection re-verified.
I am using an Airtel number on my father’s name. He stays abroad and won’t be back at least for 2 years. Can I do re-verification on his behalf?
Sure, you should have your fathers Aadhaar Number and the active Airtel mobile number to get your Aadhaar linked with your Airtel Number. Follow the above process of linking Aadhaar with Airtel Number via OTP.
I am an NRI and will be using an Airtel connection for a few months till my stay in India. I don’t have an Aadhaar card. Do I also have to complete re-verification?
As per Govt. regulation, it is mandatory for all customers to complete re-verification using Aadhaar number. If you do not have an Aadhaar card, we advise you to apply for one soon and have yourself re-verified with it.