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.
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.
The Aadhaar official will hand over an acknowledgment slip, containing the Enrolment ID, which can be used for tracking the status of the application.
Documents Required for NRIs for Aadhaar Card
NRIs who want to apply for an Aadhaar number are required to carry along a few basic documents when they visit the enrolment centre. The Following documents are accepted by the UIDAI for this purpose:
1. Proof of identity
PAN Card or Ration Card or Passport or Voter ID or Driving License or Government/PSU Photo ID, etc.
2. Proof of Address
Voter ID or Passport or Ration Card or Driving License or Government/PSU Photo ID or Gas Connection Bill or Electricity bill or Water Bill or Landline bill or Bank Passbook or Credit Card Statement, etc.
3. Proof of date of birth
Birth Certificate or Passport or PAN Card or Government/PSU Photo ID