How to Apply for Aadhar Card for NRI?

Aadhar Card is an important document in India, as it is a mandatory Identification document that you’ll have to show in multiple areas.

Now, many people have a misconception that Aadhar Card is a Citizenship document but, it is not. Aadhar Card card is a social security document that every person residing in the Republic of India can carry.

Even Foreign citizens residing in India can apply for the Aadhar Card given they have been in India for more than 182 days.

In this article, we will discuss how to apply for the Aadhar Card for NRI, Documents Required, application process, etc.

How to Apply for Aadhar Card for NRI

Who are NRIs?

NRIs or Non-Resident Indians are those individuals who are a citizen of India or persons of Indian Origin but are not living in India.

The NRIs are those individuals who are living in some other country for more than 182 days but are citizens of India.

NRIs can have multiple benefits like Double Tax Avoidance Agreement, NRI account, Financially Supporting own family in India, Status, etc.

If you’re an NRI then applying for the Aadhar Card will help you in getting the NRI status and also opening an NRI account in Indian Bank.

How to Apply for Aadhar Card for NRI?

You can Apply for the Aadhar Card for NRI using both online and offline methods. The following are the step-by-step instructions on how to apply for the Aadhar Card for NRIs-

Online Method for NRI Aadhar Card

  • Visit the official website of the UIDAI and navigate to the “Book an Appointment” button from the menu
  • Now, click on the Proceed to Book Appointment button
  • You’ll be redirected to a portal where you’ll have to click on the Non-Resident Indian Button followed by entering the e-Mail ID and solving the captcha
  • An OTP will be sent on your Entered Email ID which you’ll have to enter and verify
  • After verification is done, you’ll have to enter the Aadhar details of the Head of Your Family (HOF) who will enroll you for the Aadhar Card
  • Now, you’ll have to fill out the form with your name, address, Date of Birth, address proof, etc.
  • After that, you’ll have to select the appointment date, time, and place where you’ll visit and enroll for the Aadhar Card
  • Now, an appointment form will be generated which you’ll have to take a printout and carry with you while visiting the enrolment center

Offline Method for NRI Aadhar Card

  • Visit the nearest Aadhar Card Enrollment center or visit the official website of the Aadhar card
  • Now, collect or download the enrolment form from the Aadhar Center or Official website respectively and start filling out the application form with details
  • You’ll have to ensure that you’ve mentioned NRI status on the application form and have filled accurate information on the application form
  • Now, you’ll have to attach the proof of address, date of Birth proof and Mandatory passport copy along with the application form
  • Now, visit the Aadhar Card Enrollment Center and submit the form and documents to the enrolment executive
  • The executive will process your request and you’ll have to give biometric and other mandatory steps for Aadhar enrolment

Documents Required for Aadhar Card

The following are the documents required for Aadhar Card for NRIs-

  • Indian Passport
  • Bank Statement
  • Driving license
  • Enrollment application form
  • PAN Card
  • Head of Family Aadhar Card


Can an NRI Apply for Aadhar Card?

Yes, NRIs can apply for the Aadhar card whether it is an Aadhar card for minors or Adult they can apply for Aadhar.

Can I use the international Phone number in my Aadhar Card details?

No, currently, Aadhar Card does not allow international phone numbers. You’ll have to only use an Indian Mobile Number for Aadhar Card details.

I am an NRI and can I enroll my Children on Aadhar Card?

Yes, as a Head of Family, you can enroll your Children in Aadhar Card.

Can I update my spouse’s Aadhar card using my passport?

Yes, you can update your spouse’s Aadhar card using your Passport which can be used as proof of Address for your spouse.