Are you a State Bank of India (SBI) customer and want to link your Aadhaar number to your SBI account? Or have got a message from the bank to do so? Here’s some good news for you. SBI allows its customers to link their bank accounts to their Aadhaar number in various ways, including their ATM channel and through SMS. You can also get it done by visiting any of their branches or through Internet banking.
It may be noted that the government has made it mandatory to link all bank accounts to Aadhaar by December 31, 2017, failing which the accounts will become invalid. Aadhaar has now also been made mandatory for opening bank accounts as well as for financial transactions of Rs 50,000 and above. It is, thus, in your own interest to link your Aadhaar number to all your bank accounts as soon as possible.
So far as your SBI bank account is concerned, you can link it to your Aadhaar number in any of the following ways:
Aadhaar linking through SBI Internet Banking portal
# If you are an Internet banking user, then you can log into www.onlinesbi.com and access the link ‘Link your Aadhaar number’ under ‘My Accounts’, appearing on the left panel of the screen.
# On clicking the above link, you will be directed to a screen where you have to select the Account number, input the Aadhaar number and click on Submit.
# The last 2 digits of registered mobile number (non-editable) will be displayed to the customer.
# Status of mapping will be advised to the Customer’s registered mobile number.
Aadhaar linking through ATM channel
# You can access any of SBI ATMs and seed your Aadhaar with your bank account.
# After swiping the ATM card and entering your PIN, Select the menu ‘Service – Registrations’
# In this menu, select Aadhaar Registration (or Inquiry as per your need)
# You can now select the Account type (Savings/Checking) after which you will be asked to enter your Aadhaar number. You will be prompted to re-enter the same.
Aadhaar linking through SMS
# If your mobile number is registered with SBI, then you can send SMS to 567676 in the following format UID(space)Aadhaar number(space)Account number.
# If the mobile number is not registered or in case the Aadhaar is already linked to account, an SMS reply will be sent to you.
# If your mobile number is registered with the bank, you will receive an SMS confirmation of the seeding request.
# The Aadhaar number will be verified by the bank with UIDAI. In case it fails verification, SMS will be sent to you to contact any SBI branch along with Aadhaar number or e-Aadhaar.
Aadhaar linking through SBI Branch channel
# You can visit any SBI branch with a copy of your Aadhaar number or e-Aadhaar.
# At the branch, a Letter of Request will be obtained from you along with the Xerox copy of the Aadhaar letter.
# After necessary verification, the linking will be done by the branch. An SMS will be sent to your registered mobile number regarding the status of the seeding.