Wednesday, March 31, 2021

How to link your driving licence with Aadhaar card?

How to link your driving licence with Aadhaar card?

Within a span of a few years, the Aadhaar card issued by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has become one of the most important of all documents for identification for an Indian citizen/resident. Aadhaar based online KYC is done using Aadhaar authentication to establish the identity of the individual in real-time.  

Today Aadhaar online KYC is the most important step for identification of individuals, availing governmental subsidies and other benefits, onboarding of customers, and carrying out all major financial transactions. The government of India has made it mandatory for Indian citizens to link their Aadhaar card to several governmental and private schemes and services. Only then can the individual enjoy the benefits and services attached to those particular schemes. 

Linking the driver’s license of an Indian citizen/resident to their Aadhaar was made mandatory by the Indian government a few years ago. However, the decision had to be revoked following a ruling by the Supreme Court of India. 

Once again the Indian government is planning to make it mandatory to link the individual’s Aadhaar with her/his driver’s license. The decision is being made to put an end to forgery and to prevent issuing duplicate/ more than one driving license to the same individual. So, how can you link your driver’s license to your Aadhaar? 

There are two ways by which an individual can link her/his driver’s license and Aadhaar:

  1. Online Method

  2. Offline Method

  1. Linking Driving License to Aadhaar- Online Method

Given below is the step-by-step process of linking your driver's license to your Aadhaar online.

  • Log on to the website of your state’s transport Department.

  • For eg: If you reside in Kerala you need to log on to 

  • Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.

  • From the drop-down section select ‘Driving License’.

  • Type in your Driving license number.

  • Select ‘Get Details’.

  • Verify the details displayed (To ensure there are no errors).

  • Type in your UID (12 digit Aadhaar number).

  • Enter your mobile number linked to your Aadhaar.

  • Click on the option ‘Submit’.

  • You'll receive an OTP on your mobile number (Linked to your Aadhaar).

  • Enter the OTP to complete the process.

  • You can check the status to confirm whether your Driving license has been linked to your Aadhaar.

  1. Linking Driving License to Aadhaar- Offline Method

In case you prefer to link your Driving license to your Aadhaar through an offline method, it's possible to do so by approaching the Regional Road Transport Office (RTO) closest to you. You can place a request at the RTO by submitting an application form. Follow the steps given below to link your driving license to your Aadhaar through an offline method.

  • Approach an RTO (Regional Road Transport Office with your driving license and your Aadhaar card.

  • You have to carry both originals and Photostat copies.

  • Get an Aadhaar registration application form.

  • Fill in all the required details correctly (As mentioned in your Aadhaar and Driver’s license).

  • The details include your driver’s license number and 12 digit UID.

  • Attach a copy of your license and Aadhaar.

  • Sign the Aadhaar registration application form and submit it to the authority concerned at the RTO.

  • Once the driving license has been linked to your Aadhaar successfully, you'll receive an SMS on your registered mobile number.

Linking a person's driving license to her/his Aadhaar can help in restricting forgery associated with the driving license. This is also the best way to prevent unwanted duplication of driver's licenses.

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