It’s easy to check Aadhaar Bank Linking Status! Here’s How!

How to check Aadhaar linking status with bank

Aadhaar card is a 12-digit unique identification number and is made out of the user’s biometric data and demographic details. It is issued by UIDAI and is mandatory for every individual in the country to have it. An Aadhaar card is an important document to be submitted for various purposes like to open a bank account, to avail a number of government schemes and benefits, etc.

The Government of India offers subsidies under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes to all the beneficiaries in their bank accounts. To avail of government schemes, related benefits and to receive funds, a user is required to link Aadhaar with his/her respective bank account.  Failing to do so might result in not receiving funds and benefits.

A user can link Aadhaar to his/her bank account online, through SMS service, mobile application, phone banking or by making a visit to the nearest bank’s branch or ATM. Once the Aadhaar is linked with the bank account, the user can check the status by using the official website of UIDAI.

In this blog, we will discuss how to check Aadhaar linking status with bank by following a few easy steps.

How to Check Aadhaar Linking Status with Bank Online?

UIDAI has made it easy for users to check Aadhaar linking status with bank once the Aadhaar is linked with the bank using its official website within minutes. Following are the steps to check the same- 

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI
  • Click on ‘My Aadhaar’, locate ‘Aadhaar Services’ and select ‘Check Aadhaar/Bank Linking Status’
  • Enter 12-digit Aadhaar number or 16-digit Virtual ID
  • Enter security code and click on ‘Send OTP’
  • Submit the OTP to check Aadhaar bank linking status with bank

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How to Check Aadhaar Linking Status with Bank Offline?

Users with no internet connectivity can check Aadhaar linking status with bank offline by following the given instructions- 

  • Dial *99*99*1# from the mobile number which is registered with UIDAI
  • Enter 12-digit Aadhaar number
  • Re-enter it to check Aadhaar linking status with bank

Points to be noted- 

  • It is not mandatory to link Aadhaar with bank in case a user does not wish to avail government schemes and related services
  • A person (other than the Aadhaar card holder) with the Aadhaar number can check Aadhaar bank linking status; thus, it is wise to know how to prevent the misuse of Aadhaar card

Following are the steps to link bank account on Paytm Payments Bank to avail government schemes- 

  • Open the Paytm mobile application
  • Click on ‘Paytm Bank’
  • Click on ‘Services’ and ‘DBT’ next
  • Click on ‘Link your Account’
  • Upon clicking, there will appear 2 options- ‘Paytm Payments Bank Savings A/C‘ and ‘Replace currently linked Bank Account’. Choose whichever option you want to link
  • Click on ‘Proceed’ and tick the ‘terms and conditions’ to link your bank account
  • Click on submit to link your bank account to avail 400+ government schemes benefits



Paytm is known to offer top-notch services to its users. One such service provided by the leading brand allows you to link your Paytm Payments Bank account under DBT to avail of more than 400 government schemes such as MNREGA, LPG gas subsidy, old age pension, government-sponsored scholarships. 

“We have always strived to provide a wholesome banking experience to our users, and direct subsidy transfers would help millions of customers, especially those from the tier 2 & 3 cities”– Satish Kumar Gupta, CEO and Managing Director at Paytm Payments Bank.

The process to link a PPBL account does not require a beneficiary to submit a number of documents but only a few taps to link the account. Upon successful bank linking process, the beneficiaries can receive funds or benefits directly into their bank account through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

Unlike other long & lengthy processes that must be followed in order to avail of various government schemes and benefits, Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL) offers users the ease to get their Paytm Payments bank account or other bank account linked with just a click. Services offered by Paytm are paperless, fast, digital and smart. Explore the Paytm application to know more!

How much do I need to pay to check the Aadhaar linking status with Bank?
There is no fee charged to check the Aadhaar linking status with bank.
What is the Aadhaar SMS service?
UIDAI has added a feature called ‘Aadhaar services on SMS’; which enables a user without access to the internet connection to use various Aadhaar services through SMS.
Can I check my Aadhaar linking status with the bank online?
Yes, you need to visit the official website of UIDAI to check Aadhaar linking status with bank online.
Is it possible to generate a Virtual ID online?
Yes, you can generate a Virtual ID online by using the ‘Virtual ID generator’ from the official website of UIDAI.
Is it mandatory to submit my Aadhaar biometrics physically?
Yes, you need to visit the official Aadhaar enrolment centre to submit your biometrics data for Aadhaar.
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