October 25, 2017

5 min guide to link Aadhaar number with mutual funds online

Recently, the government has asked mutual fund companies (and many other financial institutions) to link Aadhaar card number of their customers with their financial investments.

This means that if you are a mutual fund investor, you are supposed to link your aadhaar numbers to your mutual fund folios.

How to link aadhaar card number with mutual funds folio online

How to link Aadhaar number with the mutual fund?

There are various online and offline options of linking your Aadhaar number with a mutual fund folios. You can do this linking process through the transfer agent’s platform like CAMS and Karvy who provides services to multiple mutual fund companies

We will mainly look at just CAMS (15 mutual funds) and Karvy (17 mutual funds) serviced mutual funds in this article.

UPDATE: How to check your Aadhaar linking status?

Now you can check your Aadhaar linking status with CAMS and Karvy online. Here are the links :

CAMS – https://adl.camsonline.com/InvestorServices/COL_AadhaarMain.aspx

Karvy – https://vas.karvymfs.com/karvysplproducts/AadhaarlinkingStatus.aspx

Link Aadhaar in Mutual Funds (from CAMS website)

CAMS services 15 mutual funds companies right now as follows. You just need to follow the process of linking your aadhaar once and it will be automatically updated in all the mutual funds. Here is the list of CAMS serviced funds.

  • HDFC Mutual Fund
  • DSPBR Mutual Fund
  • Birla Sunlife Mutual Fund
  • HSBC Mutual Fund
  • ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund
  • IDFC Mutual Fund
  • IIFL Mutual Fund
  • Kotak Mutual Fund
  • L&T Mutual Fund
  • Mahindra Mutual Fund
  • PPFAS Mutual Fund
  • SBI Mutual Fund
  • Shriram Mutual Fund
  • Tata Mutual Fund
  • Union Mutual Fund

The process to link Aadhaar number in CAMS website

We have created a short video showing the process to link aadhaar with your folios.

Here are steps are given below to link your Aadhaar number with a mutual funds portfolio.

Step 1: Visit this page on the CAMS website and enter your PAN number and select Mobile in the 2nd option and enter the mobile number (you can also select a date of birth or email in the 2nd option).

link aadhaar with mutual funds on cams list

Step 2: On the next screen it will ask for your aadhaar number, a mobile number linked with your aadhaar and email id (which is optional). Then click on submit

link aadhaar with mutual funds on cams list

Step 3: You will receive one OTP which is to be entered on the next page

Enter OTP to link aadhaar with mutual funds

So this was the process to link your uidai number with your fund folios in various AMC which are serviced by CAMS.

Link Aadhaar in Mutual Funds (from KARVY website)

Let us also see how to link aadhaar to mutual funds using the Karvy link. Below is a video explaining the process if you don’t want to look at screenshots.

Karvy is the first organization in this field of business providing service to over 90 million investor accounts. A list of the mutual funds is given below to which Karvy is providing service.

  • Axis Mutual Fund
  • Baroda Pioneer Mutual Fund
  • BOI AXA Mutual Fund
  • Canara Robeco
  • DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund
  • IDBI Mutual Fund
  • Canara Robeco
  • INVESCO Mutual Fund
  • JM Financial Mutual Fund
  • LIC Mutual Fund
  • Mirae Asset Mutual Fund
  • Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund
  • Peerless Mutual Fund
  • Principal Mutual Fund
  • Reliance MF
  • Quantum Mutual Fund
  • Taurus Mutual Fund
  • UTI MF

Step 1: Click here to go to the Karvy platform. There you need to enter your PAN number and you will get OTP for verification. Enter that to move to the next step

How to link aadhaar number with mutual funds folios in Karvy serviced mutual funds

Step 2: On the next page, you will see all the AMC’s where you have the investment and a space to enter your aadhaar number. Make sure all the AMC’s are checked marked.

How to link aadhaar number with mutual funds folios in Karvy serviced mutual funds

Once you click on submit, you will see the final acknowledgement that the processing will take place now.

You can also update Aadhaar using the SMS facility

Linking your Aadhaar number with your portfolio using SMS service is the easiest way. You just have to send an SMS which includes ADRLNK<space>PAN number<space>Aadhaar number and send it to 9212993399 from your registered mobile number.

Karvy will do the further linking procedure by considering this as valid information.

Update Aadhaar in Franklin Templeton mutual fund

Franklin Templeton mutual fund is not serviced by CAMS or KARVY, hence you need to do the process for it separately on its website by visiting this link

You need to enter your PAN and other details to start the process.

update aadhaar Franklin mutual fund

Note that it looks like Sundaram mutual fund has still not started the process for aadhaar linking as I was not able to get any information on this. If you have invested in Sundaram funds, kindly get in touch with their customer care to complete this.

How to link aadhaar number with folios by filling up a form?

Both Karvy and cams provide an option of linking your folios with the aadhaar by filling up a form. This will be helpful for those who don’t have a mobile number and email linked with a mutual fund folio. You just need to download the forms and fill up all the relevant information and submit it to CAMS or KARVY office.

Why do we need to link Aadhaar to mutual funds?

According to PMLA i.e Prevention of Money Laundering Act SEBI has made it mandatory for each and every investor to link their Aadhaar number to the mutual fund portfolio. This step is taken forward to prevent money laundering and keep track of all the investments and transactions within the country.

If you don’t do this linking then your folios will the frozen and you will not be able to redeem the money or make any transactions unless you update the aadhaar number. So please take this on priority.

Is this applicable to NRI Investors?

No, This is not applicable for NRI investors, HUF and even non-individuals (like companies and partnership firms)

Let us know if you have any questions regarding this in the comments section or you can also read this FAQ list to get more clarity on this issue