LINK YOUR AADHAAR AND PAN TO YOUR LIC POLICIES
( AS PER GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES IT IS MANDATORY TO LINK BY 31ST DECEMBER, 2017 )
Life insurance companies have to mandatory obtain their customers’ Aadhaar numbers and link the same with their respective policies. This follows an amendment in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Rules, 2017 in June of this year.ONLINE PROCESS
Before you start the online process, keep these documents and numbers handy:• Policy numbers
• Make sure that your mobile number is updated in your Aadhaar card. If not, then get it updated before linking them. You will have to enter the mobile number as registered with UIDAI as the OTP generated will be sent to this number.
Step 1: Visit the LIC website, and on the homepage click on ‘Link Aadhaar and PAN to policy’.
Alternatively, click here to go directly and click on ‘Proceed’.You can also click here to go directly to the linking page (https://kyclink.licindia.in/UIDSeedingWebApp)Step 2: Fill and submit the form after furnishing Aadhaar, PAN, email, and mobile number.Step 3: A message will be shown on the success of the registration for linkage.
Step 4: After verification with UIDAI, an SMS or email confirmation will be sent to you. The verification may take few days.
If for any reason you cannot do the linkage online, or especially when you are not required to hold PAN (and therefore have to furnish Form 60), here’s how you can link your policies offline:
What you need:
• Aadhaar /PAN mandate form
• Self-attested copy of Aadhaar card and PAN Card / Form 60
• Policy numbers.To get the form, either ask your agent to get one for you or download from the LIC website – On the homepage click on ‘Download Aadhaar /PAN mandate’.
The Form ( as on LIC website) opens up as a PDF document.
After filling the form, you can submit this Aadhaar / PAN Mandate Form along with a self-attested copy of Aadhaar card and PAN Card / Form 60 at the nearest LIC Branch for linking of your Aadhaar / PAN number to your policies. While self-attesting, it’s better to mention on the photocopies the purpose of furnishing the self-attested documents, i.e., for the purpose of linking of policies, in order to minimise the misuse, if any.LIC advisory
After messages started floating around in social media regarding the linking process of LIC policies through SMS, LIC had recently come out with an advisory stating, “LIC of India informs the public and policyholders that no such message has been sent by LIC. Also no facility to link Aadhaar number to policies is available through SMS in LIC.” To avoid any misuse of one’s personal information make sure to go through your agent or visit the LIC office directly.Aadhaar or PAN compulsory for new registration on LIC website
To access online services on the LIC website, the insurer had already made it compulsory to furnish PAN or Aadhaar number. Policyholders looking to register for online services will have to either provide PAN or Aadhaar number in addition to other details such as policy number and date of birth.
Click here to know more about it.