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The procedure and requirement of documents are the same for Indian residents and NRI Indians. To apply for an Aadhaar card, the Non-Resident Indian can visit the UIDAI website and look for an UIDAI authorized enrolment centre which is close to his or her residence. After selecting the enrolment centre, the NRI can directly go to the authorized Aadhaar enrolment centre with the proof of identity and other necessary documents. Once all the documents are submitted, the applicant will be requested to provide the biometric information.

Following are the steps a Non-Resident Indian can take to avail an Aadhaar card at the Aadhar enrolment centre:

1. Submit Documents

The very first step a Non-Resident Indian needs to take to avail an Aadhaar card is to submit all the necessary documents that establish his or her identity. Some of the documents that the NRI will have to produce at the enrolment centre include resident proof, birth certificate and PAN card. In addition to these, the individual may be asked to present specific documents that present their proof of relationship with another country. The submitted documents will be verified by government officials to determine if they are valid and eligible for an Aadhaar card.

2. Scanning Fingerprints

After the NRI has handed over all the required documents, the second step is the biometric scanning of all ten fingerprints. The individual will have to place his or her fingers on the platen to enable capture. The biometric scan, which will be stored in the government database, is necessary to establish the unique identity.

3. Scanning Iris

Next, the operator will scan the iris. The enrollee will be asked to sit in a fixed position and the iris recognition software will scan his or her iris. The image captured helps ensure that the individual’s identity is never confused for someone else’s.

4. Photograph

After the scanning procedure for fingerprints and iris is complete, a passport size photograph of the NRI will be captured on the web-camera at the enrolment centre. The picture taken will be added to the Aadhaar documents and printed on the card.


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