How to Link Aadhaar Card with SBI Bank Account?

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: Jan 8th, 2024


9 min read

SBI is one of the top banks in India, offering various services. With an SBI Aadhaar-linked bank account, you will get various benefits, such as government subsidy transfers, easier KYC verification, and better fraud protection. The Aadhaar linking with a SBI account can be done through various channels such as the SMS service, ATM, official SBI portal and mobile applications such as YONO and YONO Lite.

Continue reading this detailed guide to get a complete idea of how to link Aadhaar with SBI Bank Account with online and offline channels.

How to Link Aadhaar with an SBI Bank Account Online?

Knowing how to link Aadhaar with an SBI bank account will make the process quite easy. You can complete the process with your SBI internet banking account. Follow these steps to link your Aadhaar with your SBI account online

Step 1: Visit the SBI Internet Banking portal.

Step 2: Log in to the Internet banking account with your credentials.

Step 3: Choose the ‘e-Services’ option.

Step 4: Click on ‘Update Aadhaar with Bank Accounts (CIF)’.

Step 5: Enter your net banking profile password.

Step 6: Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 7: Select the ‘CIF number’ from the given drop-down section.

Step 8: Enter the Aadhaar number two times for confirmation.

Step 9: Click on the ‘Submit’ button again. 

After completing this process, the bank will send you a notification confirming the link to the State Bank of India bank account and Aadhaar card. 

How to Link Aadhaar with an SBI Bank Account through ATM?

When you cannot access your net banking account or visit the branch nearby, SBI account-Aadhaar linking can be done by going to the nearest SBI ATM. Here is a step-by-step guide you must follow: 

Step 1: Visit your nearest State Bank of India ATM.

Step 2: Insert your ATM card and type in your unique PIN.

Step 3: Go to the menu and select ‘Service’ and then ‘Registrations’.

Step 4: Now, click on the ‘Aadhaar Registration’ section.

Step 5: Choose your account type.

Step 6: Enter the Aadhaar card number correctly.

Step 7: Re-enter your Aadhaar number.

Once you complete this procedure, the bank will send you a confirmation SMS on your registered mobile number.

How to Link Aadhaar with an SBI Bank Account through Mobile App?

SBI YONO mobile banking app is a game changer that has made the whole banking operation with SBI easy. Here is how you can link your Aadhaar card with your SBI bank account through the SBI YONO or the SBI YONO Lite Mobile App:

Step 1: Download the SBI YONO or SBI YONO Lite app from the app store.

Step 2: Register on the platform using your banking credentials. If you are having any problems, contact your bank branch.   

Step 3: Once registered, log in to the application.

Step 4: Click on the menu option.

Step 5: Choose the 'Service Requests' option under ‘Quick Links’.

Step 6: Click on the 'Manage Profile' section.

Step 7: Select the ‘Aadhaar Linking' option.

Step 8: Enter your Aadhaar number correctly and press confirm.

After the confirmation, you will receive the status update by SMS. 

How to Link Aadhaar Card with an SBI Bank Account through SMS?

Follow this step-by-step guide on how to link Aadhaar with SBI bank account through SMS:

Step 1: Type a text message in this format: 

“UID<space><Aadhaar Number><SBI Account Number>”

Step 2: Send the above SMS to 567676

After completing the process, you will receive a message confirming the linking of your Aadhaar card. 

How to Link Aadhaar with an SBI Bank Account Offline?

If you want to link Aadhaar with an SBI account offline, here is a step-by-step guide to do so: 

Step 1: Locate and go to the nearest State Bank of India branch.

Step 2: Carry the original Aadhaar card.

Step 3: Also, do not forget a self-attested photocopy of the Aadhaar card.

Step 4: Ask for the Aadhaar linking form and fill it out properly.

Step 5: Submit the form to a bank executive and a copy of your Aadhaar card.

Step 6: After submitting the documents, the bank executive might ask for your original Aadhaar card to complete the verification.

Once the verification is done, the executive will register the request and give you a receipt.

Due to the availability of multiple channels, you can choose to link Aadhaar with your SBI bank account by using any convenient method. Completing the process as soon as possible will allow you to avail several services and facilities.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to link my Aadhaar with my State Bank of India bank account?

You will be able to avail of various facilities such as government schemes and subsidies if you complete the linking of Aadhaar with SBI Bank accounts. Other than that, it helps to ensure security by preventing money laundering and misuse of public resources. 

How long does it take for my Aadhaar to be linked with my SBI bank account?

The online mobile banking and internet banking linking process of Aadhaar with SBI bank account happens almost instantly. However, the offline linking process generally can take a few days. 

Can I link my Aadhaar with multiple SBI bank accounts?

No, only one bank account can be linked to the Aadhaar card at any given time. 

What if I have already linked my Aadhaar with my State Bank account?

If you have already linked your Aadhaar with your SBI Bank account, you can check the linking status by visiting the myAadhaar website.

What if I have problems linking my Aadhaar with my SBI bank account?

You can visit your nearest physical bank branch if you have problems linking your Aadhaar with your SBI bank account. The bank officials will help you complete the process.

Is it necessary to link a bank account with Aadhaar?

No, it is not mandatory to link your bank account with an Aadhaar card. However, if you are receiving government scheme benefits in your SBI Bank account, it is mandatory to link your Aadhaar with the account since the government has mandated that Aadhaar be linked with bank accounts only for receiving government scheme benefits. 

Do I mandatorily have to upload my Aadhaar card copy immediately or can I upload it at a later date?

No, there is no time limit for linking an Aadhaar card copy with a bank account. You can link it anytime after opening the account. 

I have already uploaded my KYC documents under the ‘Submit my KYC’ tab earlier. This included my Aadhaar. Do I have to give my Aadhaar details again?

According to RBI regulations, if you completed your KYC once, you do not have to enter the details again. 

What are the fees for linking an Aadhaar card with an SBI bank account?

Banks do not charge any fees for linking Aadhaar Card with the SBI bank account.

I had already provided my Aadhaar card details when I opened my SBI account. Do I need to provide my Aadhaar card details again for the SBI Aadhaar link?

If you provide your Aadhaar card details when opening your State Bank of India account, you do not have to submit it again for the Aadhaar link. 

Is it safe to link Aadhaar with my SBI account?

Yes, it is very safe to link Aadhaar with your SBI account.  

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SBI offers various benefits like subsidy transfers and fraud protection when linking Aadhaar. Link via SMS, ATM, and apps like YONO. Offline linking requires original Aadhaar and photocopy at nearest SBI branch. Availing these services promptly is advisable. Multiple banks provide similar Aadhaar linking services.

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