Keep in mind, an Aadhaar, Adhaar or Adhar Card is only for Indian Citizens. As per the Adhaar Act, 2016, to qualify in you have to reside in India for at least a period of 182 days, in the 12 months immediately before the date of application for the Adhaar Card. If a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) or Overseas Citizen Of India (OIC) who has stayed in India for 182 days or more, in the 12 months right before the date of application, then that NRI/OIC is only eligible to apply for an Adhaar card. Aadhar Card for NRI is mandatory to keep your bank accounts alive!
If you are not in India but been stayed in India for 182 days or more of this year then you can contact to nearby Embassy and they are bound to help you to get Aadhar for NRI or OIC.
Procedure for Aadhar NRI
This procedure is quite similar to permanent residents.
The non-resident Indian applying for Adhar card can visit the UIDAI website and find a UIDAI authorized enrollment center nearby. After Enrollment Center selection, he/she need to go to any UADAI approved Adhaar enrollment center with identity proof and other related documents.
NRI’s need to follow below easy steps to get an Adhaar card at the Adhaar Enrollment center;
Step-1. Documents Submission
The first step to get an Adhaar card is to submit all the related documentation to prove your identity as of the non-resident Indian or Overseas Citizen of India (OIC). This set includes birth certificate, ID card, PAN and degree certificate. Now, submit the documents after scanning to the concerned authorities to decide either if the applicant is eligible for Adhaar Card or not.
Step-2. Scanning (Fingers Tip)
Once the documents are submitted & approved by authorities, he/she need to appear for biometric of all his/her ten fingers. This will ensure that the individual has a unique & established identity. This all will be done at UADAI approved enrollment center to ensure the authenticity of this aadhaar process.
Step-3. Retina /Iris Scanning
Iris is the next step to make sure another check on a person’s identity & it will be performed same UADAI approved enrollment center. Hence, this another check will establish a perfect identity. Although, this will be done at the same time after finger scanning and you need not to bother to appear in patches.
Step-4. Fresh Photograph
Once the above steps are done, then the applicant need to go to a web camera for a fresh photo at the same enrollment center. The Aadhaar card will have the same photo on it. You need not submit any hard-copy of your photo anywhere in this process. It’s a completely online, digital, neat & clean process you can say.
You are done here!
Step-5. Physical Aadhaar Card – Delivery
You need to wait for a physical copy of Aadhaar Card now don’t worry you can use you are acknowledge slip for many purposes as of Aadhaar. Normally, it needs 45-60 days to get a physical copy but this period may prolong to 90 days. You can trach your card by online visiting the UIDAI official website with the enrolment number (EID) mentioned in the slip, you received after completing Step-4.
This is all online & hence you need not visit the enrollment center again. It is just a one-day procedure only but worthy. Isn’t it? Later, you can also download e-aadhar card, print and use it for all purposes. Aadhar Card for NRI is important like to save your accounts in banks.
You can find more details regarding downloading, printing, updating of aadhar card on our website.
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