Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Do NRIs Need To Link Aadhaar Card With Bank Account, PAN, SIM? What UIDAI Said

What UIDAI says on Linking of Aadhaar card with bank account for NRIs/OCIs

The Aadhaar number - the 12-digit Unique Identification Number or UID on Aadhaar Card - is to be mandatorily linked with your bank account by December 31, 2017. Do NRIs or non-resident Indians also need to link their Aadhaar card with bank account? The UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India, the issuer of the biometrics-based Aadhaar number and Aadhaar card, has clarified on this. NRIs and OCIs (Overseas Citizens of India) need not link their Aadhaar card with bank account, SIM or PAN, the UIDAI has said.

"NRI/OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) are not eligible to obtain Aadhaar as per the Aadhaar Act and hence are fully exempted to produce Aadhaar for any verification... NRI/OCI need not verify their bank account or SIM or PAN with Aadhaar. If required, they may inform the service provider(s) that they being NRI/OCI are exempted from Aadhaar verification," the UIDAI said on Twitter. The UIDAI was explaining whether it is mandatory for NRIs or OCIs holding accounts in India to get their Aadhaar card linked by the December 31 deadline.
For Aadhaar card holders - other than NRIs and OCIs - linking of your Aadhaar with your bank account is safe and secure and the government takes all possible measures to ensure it, the UIDAI has said.

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