Aadhaar Card: Aadhar Card is one of important documents. From PAN card to bank account, everything has to be linked with Aadhaar card. Many government-sponsored schemes have also made the Aadhaar card mandatory for its beneficiaries. This is one reason why the Aadhaar card is an important document for Non-Resident Indians (NRI) as well.
NRIs are often unclear about whether they can apply for an Aadhar card. UIDAI has clarified on its website that an NRI with a valid Indian passport can apply for an Aadhar card.
According to the UIDAI website, passport serves as proof of Address and Date of Birth. However, applicants can also give other valid documents from the list of approved documents mentioned on the UIDAI website.
Mobile Number: For NRI applicants it is important to submit an Indian mobile number.
Aadhaar card without an updated Indian passport
A valid Indian Passport is mandatory as a proof of Identity for NRI applicants. However, in case the address is not updated in your passport and you want to give your present address for your Aadhaar application, you can give any supporting documents acceptable to UIDAI as proof of address.
Aadhar Card for NRI: How to apply
Step 1: Visit any of your nearby Aadhar Seva Kendra.
Step 2: Make sure to take your valid Indian Passport with you
Step 3: Take the enrollment form and fill it in with all the necessary details. Make sure that the details you fill in the enrollment form match the ones mentioned in your passport.
Step 4: The applicant must mention their email ID in the form.
Step 5: Later ask the operator to enrol you as NRI
Step 6: The NRI applicant is also required to sign a declaration while applying for the Aadhar card. The declaration is a little bit different for NRIs, hence read carefully and fill it out.
Step 7: Assist the operator in filling in all the details of you as NRI
Step 8: Your passport will be scanned and submitted in the application by the operator as proof of identity.
Step 9: Get your fingers and eyes scanned to finish the biometric capture process.
Step 10: Go through the filled details in the application form. NRI applicants are required to thoroughly check the details.
Step 11: The filling process is completed, receive the acknowledgement slip which mentions the applicant’s 14-digit enrollment ID and Date and Time stamp.