From now onwards NRIs can appeal for Aadhaar Card
Non-resident Indians (NRIs) with authentic Indian passport will be entitled to apply for Aadhaar – the biometric ID card in India – on landing in the nation, a movement which is understood to help expat Indians to conclude dealings such as the procurement of land or apartments much easier back home.
Following current laws, one can appeal for Aadhaar card particularly if he or she has waited in India for at most limited 182 days in the last 12 months.
India’s finance consul Nirmala Sitharaman, in her budget allocation in July, had suggested issuing Aadhaar card for NRIs with Indian passports following their arrival in India externally stipulating the waiting time.
As per the circular issued by the UIDAI, NRIs with Indian passport can immediately apply for the biometric ID on arrival or by scheduling a previous appointment.
UIDAI announcement stated valid Indian passport will be allowed as proof of identity, proof of address (PoA) and date of the birth certificate.
“In case NRI’s passport does not have Indian address, he shall be entitled to submit any of the other UIDAI-approved PoA certificates as proof of address,” as per the circular published on Monday.