The national proof of identity, Aadhaar Card is a 12-digit identification number that is issued to the residents of India by the Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). To avoid any kind of penalties, the Indian government has ensured that every other document issued by them along with bank accounts are linked to this number.
Now the question arises that NRI which expanded as Non Resident Indian are not officially residing in the country. Can they get their Aadhaar Card made?
As per the frequently asked question’s section on the official website of UIDAI, NRIs can register for their Aadhaar and the process for the same is almost like the usual one. However, to eliminate any kind of doubts, I am mentioning the process here in this article so please feel free to get your doubts clarified.
Step By-Step Guide On How NRIs Can Apply For Aadhaar
To apply Aadhaar as an NRI, here is what you are required to do:
- Visit the official website of UIDAI and find the nearest UIDAI centre or Aadhaar Kendra.
- Visit the centre with all your documents including your Passport.
- Ask for the official form to register for your Aadhaar.
- Fill this form using your correct personal details.
- Attach a photocopy of your Passport as your Proof of Identity (PoI).
- The declaration for NRI enrolment is different from the regular enrolment, so it is important that you read it carefully before signing it.
- Your passport is enough to give your proof of address and date of birth, but if required, you might have to use some other supporting documents too.
- Once the process is complete, you will be given a slip with a 14-digit enrolment ID which will also have a date and a timestamp.
- You can use this ID to check your application online.
In this article, we learnt how NRI people can apply for their Aadhaar. I hope it was helpful to you and do not forget to carry your Passport with you when you visit your nearest Aadhaar Kendra.
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