Can NRIs Apply For Aadhaar Card? Know The Process For NRI Aadhaar Enrolment

The 12-digit unique identification number Aadhaar is issued to Indian citizens after verifying every resident detail of Indian citizen including biometric and demographic data. From banks and financial institutions to telecom companies, a lot of entities use it as a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) verification instrument in maintaining customer profiles.

The document is important as many government-sponsored schemes have made the Aadhaar card mandatory for its beneficiaries. But is it significant for Non-Resident Indians(NRI) to enrol for Adhaar card? Most of the time, NRIs are not unclear about whether they can apply for an Aadhar card or not. On its website, UIDAI has offered a clarification that an NRI who has a valid Indian passport can apply for an Aadhar card.

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The card can also prove to be an aid for NRIs getting jobs in government sectors after their return to India. With the help of this document, NRIs can get their KYC done quickly.

The FAQ section of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Aadhaar offers answers to all your queries that are often related to Aadhar Card enrolment for NRIs. The process of applying for an Aadhar card is similar for NRIs to that of the rest of the Indian citizens.

Know how NRI can apply for an Aadhar Card?

  • Visit any of your nearby Aadhar Seva Kendra
  • Ensure you have taken your valid Indian Passport with you
  • Also, take the enrollment form filled with all the necessary details. Ensure that the details filled in the enrollment form matches your passport details
  • The applicant must mention their email ID in the form
  • Then request the operator to enroll you as NRI
  • The NRI applicant is also required to sign a declaration while applying for the Aadhar card. As the declaration is different for NRIs, therefore read the document before filling it out
  • Assist the operator in filling in all your details as NRI
  • Your passport will be scanned and submitted in the application by the operator as proof of identity
  • Get your fingers and eyes scanned to finish the biometric capture process
  • It is extremely important to go through the filled details in the application form. NRI applicants are required to thoroughly check the details
  • Once completed, you will receive the acknowledgment slip which mentions the applicant’s 14 digit enrollment ID and Date and Time stamp.