BHIM is a UPI based payment interface which allows real time fund transfer using a single identity like your mobile number or name.
BHIM is not a wallet. It is a payments application which allows users to make instant bank transfers.
The easiest way to think of UPI is that it is a payment method to transfer money between 2 parties. It is similar to NEFT or RTGS transfers in that way.
BHIM can be used currently on all handsets with iOS (version 9.0 & above) & Android OS (version 5.0 & above).
Currently it is available in 16 languages, i.e., Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Odia, Kannada, Punjabi, Assamese, Urdu, Marathi, Gujarati, Haryanvi, Bhojpuri and Konkani.
A Virtual Payment Address (VPA) is a unique identifier which you can use to send and receive money on UPI. Think of it as an email ID which you can use to transfer money.
You can use BHIM outside India to send and collect money for your local accounts. Please note that NRI/NRE accounts can be used for the same.
NPCI does not charge any user for transacting on BHIM. Kindly get in touch with your bank to ask for their charges.
Dial *99# to avail features of BHIM without internet on any mobile phone.
BHIM is interconnected with every bank through the UPI ecosystem.Hence, you will not be able to link your account on BHIM application.
Any user having a smartphone and bank account is eligible to use BHIM. That being said, you need your mobile number registered with the bank and a debit card linked to that account. You can download the app from playstore or appstore.
After installing and running the app for the first time:
On successful registration, a default ID i.e mobilenumber@upi will be created. You can add one more VPA by going in the profile section.
A UPI ID is a unique identifier which you can use to send and receive money on UPI. Think of it as an email ID which you can use to transfer money.
Device binding failure occurs due to the following reasons:
UPI PIN is a four or six digit number that is set by the customers on BHIM after the registration process. UPI PIN is used for authenticating all transactions done on UPI platform (BHIM or *99# or UPI apps)
Once your mobile is verified, you will have to select your bank account and set your UPI pin.
Your bank is not registered with UPI, hence it is not on the list. Our team is working towards getting all banks on UPI.
Your bank does not permit your account type to be listed on UPI. Kindly try another account.
After you select your bank account, you will be promoted to set your UPI pin for the first time. You need to input the last 6 digits of your debit card along with the expiry date. If you are a SBI Maestro card user, you can enter the expiry date as 01/49.
While setting the UPI pin there a SYNC option at the bottom of the transaction screen. If you click that, the pin you have set on the other app will be set on BHIM.
Due to some technical reason, your UPI pin cannot be set. Kindly click here (page should redirect to Contact Us>>Issue with UPI pin) and provide details.
BHIM users can send money by using one of the following details of the beneficiary.
When you enter a VPA and click on verify, the account holder’s name (as mentioned in the bank’s system) will be displayed. This is for you to cross check if the sender and the bank account to which you want to send money are the same. Incase they appear different, please re confirm the VPA of the receiver. Money once sent through BHIM cannot be reversed.
A user can send upto Rs 40,000 per transaction and a maximum of Rs 40,000 per day for one bank account. This limit is available per bank account linked on BHIM.
The default VPA is mymobileno@upi .You can change by going to the “My profile” section and selecting among the available VPAs.
BHIM allows you to use two VPA’s. First one is the default VPA (mobile number@upi). The second one, you can create on “My Profile” page.
The account which you have selected will be displayed on the top left with the bank’s icon. That will be your default bank. You can change the bank account by going to “Bank Accounts” and clicking on the three dots menu option to change the bank.
Let’s say you have two accounts i.e ABC and XYZ and both are linked on BHIM. You want to transfer money from ABC to XYZ. Click on “Bank Accounts” -> “Send to Self” -> Select “To Account”, Enter Amount and select “From Account”, post entering your UPI Pin for ABC you will be able to transact.
*Option available only on the latest version of BHIM.
Yes, you can save details. While sending money to a particular receiver you have to click on the option “Save for Future”
Scan & pay option is present in the Home page where you can click and the QR scanner opens up. Using this you can scan the QR code of the receiver and send him money. You can also use scan and pay on your passcode screen. You can also upload a QR saved on your phone as an image.
Once you register on BHIM, a QR code and default VPA is created. You can check these details on the “My Profile” section of BHIM.
On BHIM, you can initiate a collect transaction for asking money from someone. You have to enter the amount and UPI ID. The user who will receive the request can pay or decline the collect request by authenticating it with the UPI pin.
You can click on transactions menu and under the pending section, collect request made towards you will be displayed. You can approve or decline the same.
There is a limit of Rs. 2,000 per collect request on BHIM.
There is no limit to the amount of money you can receive via BHIM.
Split bill allows you divide a bill between yourself and other users (BHIM and UPI). Let’s say you and your friends have used a product/service amounting to Rs 1,000. Using split bill feature, you can enter the total amount and that will get automatically split between the users (after entering their VPA).A collect request will be initiated and the payers need to approve the collect transaction.
You can do so by clicking on spam for the request and also by clicking the particular sender so that he can no longer send unwanted requests.
Pending transactions can be viewed in the transaction section of BHIM. The requests will be valid till the time the initiator has kept. If the request is not accepted within that set time, the request expires.
The transaction has failed due to a system error. The money is in the pool account of the remitting bank (your bank). Your transaction ID is your reference ID, which you can take up with your bank.
To report a failed transaction, click on report issue in the transaction page against the failed transaction and mention the details. The amount should be reversed to you in T+3 days.
Incase that does not happen, you can reach out to us here (link should redirect to contact us>>transaction failed).
We apologise for the inconvenience.
The transaction has failed due to a system error. The money is in the pool account of the beneficiary bank. Your transaction ID is your reference ID, which you can take up with your bank.
To report a pending transaction, click on report issue in the transaction page against the failed transaction and mention the details. The amount should be reversed to you in T+3 days.
In case that does not happen, you can reach out to us here ( link should redirect to contact us>>transaction pending).
We apologise for the inconvenience.
NPCI is acting as platform for processing transaction. It is an instant transfer, hence we request you to check beneficiary details before transacting. A successful transaction cannot be reversed, unless the beneficiary refunds at his own end.
You can try and raise a collect request (for VPA based transactions) and hope that the user will return the same. There is no guarantee that your amount will be reversed.
Reach out to the BHIM Toll Free number 18001201740 for any queries or complaints on your BHIM transactions.
My Beneficiaries is a feature added which helps users to organize their payer contacts. It contains the list of payers to whom a transaction was initiated.
When performing a transaction, click the button “Save for future” to save the contact. You can view the same in your added beneficiary.
When you click on any contact in my beneficiary, it gets highlighted with two options i.e. “Send Money” and “Delete”. Click on delete to remove the beneficiary from the list.
Click on the three dots on the top right of the My Beneficiary page and go to blocked contacts. Click on the contact and select the option to unblock the same.
Bill payments can be made for the following categories:
Electricity, Gas, Water, DTH and Telecom, Mobile post-paid and landline
BHIM bill pay is only available for banks which are enabled on Bharat Bill Pay. If your bank account is not live, you will not see the option for Bill Pay. Kindly switch to another bank account which is enabled on Bharat Bill Pay.
No, there will be no charges for bill payment via BHIM Bill Pay.
Yes, you can check the amount before paying the bill. Please note that all billers will not display the amount due for bill payment.
Yes. UPI PIN is mandatory for all the Bill Payments. This is as per security standards of BHIM.
Yes. User will get online confirmation for Bill Payment. Please note user can also check the status of their transaction under Bill pay of Transaction section of BHIM.
Bill payments are subject to existing limit of BHIM i.e ₹ 20,000/transaction & Rs 40,000/day per bank account.
As notified in BHIM your money will refunded in three working days.
You can contact your bank in Call Bank option on BHIM, in the failed transaction.
Yes you can save multiple biller per category. You can also save multiple customer Identifier for same Biller.