Aadhaar linking is no longer mandatory for NRIs/PIOs/OCIs


Oct 29, 2004
NRIs, PIOs need not link PAN with Aadhaar: UIDAI - Times of India

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked ministries, departments and implementing agencies not to insist on Aadhaar for NRIs/PIOs/OCIs to avail certain services or benefits as most of them are not eligible for enrolment for 12-digit unique identification number under Aadhaar Act.

However, the UIDAI has urged the implementing agencies to devise a mechanism to ascertain the genuineness of status of such non-resident Indians/persons of Indian origin/overseas citizens of India.

The decision came after it was found that NRIs, PIOs, OCIs are facing difficulties as they were being asked by authorities to produce Aadhaar even when many of them are not eligible for availing certain services or benefits such as linking PAN with Aadhaar, Aadhaar-based KYC, applying for LPG connections, issuance of fresh driving licence or their renewal and for appearing students in different examinations in India.

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