Aadhar Card for NRI

Very recently there was an announcement from the Central Government that the NRI (non resident Indians) will also be issued Aadhaar card which was earlier known as Unique Identification card or UID. This card is being put forth as a national identity and will carry a unique sixteen digit number affiliated to each individual. Earlier, the provision of Aadhar card was only for the Indian residents. But now, keeping in view the connection of NRI with the country, the government has added a special provision of issuing this card to the non resident Indians as well.  The specialty of an Aadhar card is that the number given is connected to the centralized data base. This data base includes biometric, demographic and other relevant information, which is necessary for identifying a person.


Steps for fulfilling Aadhar card for NRI formalities

Verification of documents:  The Aadhar card issuing center will first go through all your documents that are to be submitted for establishing your identity as an NRI. Along with documents such as birth certificate, school certificate and photo identity card, an NRI will also have to produce his connection with America or other country of which he is holding the Green card. Other documents related to his stay and service in the foreign land can also be expected to be produced in case of query.



Finger tip biometric scanning: The officials will perform biometric scanning of all the ten fingers which would be considered important for establishing perfect identity. For this, the person will have to come down to the Aadhar card enrolment center personally. No formalities will be completed online in this regard.

Biometric scanning of Iris:   Apart from finger tips, your Iris will be scanned for further making a perfect identity.

Photograph: Lastly your photograph will be taken by the web-cam and added to the overall Aadhar card documents.

44 Responses to “Aadhar Card for NRI”

  1. arkhan Says:

    how can i apply for aadhar card from saudia arbia presant working in k s a thank you sir

  2. Arun Puri Says:

    I am an Indian national living and working at malaysia for the past seven years.

    I wouild like to appaly for the aadhar card for my familiy and myself.

    Please let me know if I could do so overseas or through the Indin High Commision at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


    Arun Puri

  3. AMJAD Says:

    hello support

    am in saudi arabia i want apply ADHAR CARD from here

    please let me know the complete procedure

    my native – KARIMNAGAR 505001 – A.P

  4. thomas.p.oommen Says:

    iam an indian national working in Kuwiat. Please let me know how to get AADHAR CARD for my family and myself.

  5. Kedar Bhoir Says:

    I didn’t apply for aadhar card last year.can I able to apply now.
    I live in uran navi-mumbai maharashtra.

  6. BUNDU KHAN Says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I would like to request you that I am an Indian and working in Kazakhstan.Please suggest me how I can prepare Adhar card?

  7. admin Says:

    Hi Bundu,

    Please check your area whether there is any enrollment center is going on. Or you can also track your nearest center.

  8. mohammed ashfaq Says:

    how can i apply for card in saudi arabia

  9. admin Says:

    Hi Ashfaq,

    Please check http://www.aadharcardstatus.net.in/aadhar-card-for-nri/!!

  10. suma Says:

    hi i would require Adhar card application form where can i get this form..

  11. Kanwaljeet Singh Says:

    Can OCI (overseas citizen of India) be granted a Aadhar card? if so, what documentation is required.


  12. admin Says:

    Hi Suma,

    Please download aadhar card application form here: http://www.aadharcardstatus.net.in/application-form/

  13. Amitha Says:

    Where is the Adhar Card issuing centre in Uk

  14. Simy Says:

    I am in USA for a long term work assignment. SO my stay is temperory and i will be back to India in couple of years. Can i apply for aadhar card now? or i have to apply once i am back?

  15. admin Says:

    Hi Simy,

    Please check our ‘NRI Aadhar Card’ link.

  16. admin Says:

    Hi Amita,

    All aadhar card center are located inside India only, not UK.

  17. HB Thapa Says:

    Hi, I am Nepali citizen and working in Gujarat India since last 5 yrs. I have Indian PAN card & Bank Passbook. Can I get AADHAR CARD ??

  18. admin Says:

    Hi Yusuf,

    All aadhar centers are located in India only, you will have to physically appear here for the same.

  19. jsnegi Says:

    We are staying in Nepal from last 2 yearS,having
    all related proof to staying here,
    Pls advise us where we obtain to AADHAR CARD

    thanking you


  20. admin Says:

    Dear Mr. Negi,

    You have to be in India. Please visit nearest center of your location (in India) and apply.

  21. Indrani Ganguly Says:


    I am an Australian citizen with OCI status. Is it possible for me to get an aadhar card?

  22. Indrani Ganguly Says:

    Hello I am an Australian citizen with OCI status. Is it possible for me to get an aadhar card?

  23. ng Says:

    I am a permanent resident in canada but a citizen of India. how can i aply for Adhar card? do i need to go to India? or can i apply next year as well? when i make a triup to India.

  24. admin Says:

    You have to be here in India in order to apply for Aadhar card.

  25. Indrani Ganguly Says:

    Hello trying for the third time to find out if I am eligible for an aadhaar care if I am an Australian citizen but with OCI status. The website gives no information on this and the toll-free line doesn’t seem to work. Why is it so difficult to get this information?

  26. hiranmay ray Says:

    I am a Botswana citizen with an OCI card. How can I apply for Aadhar card? What are the necessary documents required.

  27. admin Says:

    Dear Ray,

    You will have to be in India in order to apply for.

    Please go through ‘List of Documents’ link to know more.

  28. mohammed qadeer Says:

    dear sir
    iam working Saudi Arabia in k s a how to apply my aadaar card please help me what is the procedure to help me

  29. Susanta Says:

    am Susanta Kumar from Odisha,India. But still working in Saudi Arabia, so that please send me details of how I can applied Aadhar (UID) card.

    thanking Aadhar Admin.

  30. Indrani Ganguly Says:

    Hello is it possible for people who are not citizens of India but have OCI status to apply for an Aadhar card?

  31. MOHIT-M-BAJAJ Says:


  32. Rajendra Says:

    I am NRI, So what is the procedure to get aadhar card from foreign country.

  33. Dorairaju Says:

    I am an oci permanently residing in India. Can I apply for aadhar?

  34. Kanni Vivekanandan Kumaran Says:

    Dear Sir, I am NRI holder, staying Singapore with PR status.My native place us Madurai,Tamilnadu.
    Please advise me to get the Aadhaar card from Madurai,Tamil nadu.

  35. Prakash Says:


    I am an Indian Citizen and presently staying in Shanghai,China. I have all the required documents.

    Could you please help me to know the actual process for applying Aadhaar card for me.

  36. saranraj Says:

    im indian national now working in muscat.
    i would like to apply for Adhar card..
    pls let me know complete procedure…

  37. smita Says:

    Dear admin, I am a Srilankan national but living in India from the past 23 years(since my childhood). I did my schooling and my college in Chennai. Can I apply for the aadhaar card? Am I supposed to apply? Kindly let me know the details of who all can apply for the aadhaar card. Thanks

  38. Sachin Lal Varghese Says:


    I am now residing in Bahrain and would like to know if the Indian Embassy in here is authorised to conduct services for issueing an Adhar card here. Will the necessary formalities happen here to get one?

  39. Prakash Dongardive Says:

    my self Prakash Dongardive, Indian citizen, i am in Mekelle, Ethiopia. I want to apply for Aadhaar Card,
    could you please tell me concern process of online applying for it.

    thank for your cooperation.

    Mekelle University

  40. Gaurav Dhaiya Says:

    Hello I and Gaurav, British citizen and holding a valid O.C.I and travel to India a lot in every 3-4 months. I want to apply for Aadhaar Card, so please tell me where should I apply.

    Gaurav Dhaiya
    United Kingdom

  41. Saravanan Says:

    Right now working in Abu Dhabi and will back to India in couple of month, caould you please advice me the last date for submitting the form and will it be possible for me to apply after 6 months.

  42. Divya K G Says:

    My husband is working in Saudi. He is not able to come to India as the company will not provide leave for 2 Years. But now the Govt stated that to get Gas Subsidy we have to submit Aadhar details before spetember. How come this be possible for pravasies like him?

  43. admin Says:

    Hi Divya,

    Person should be physically available on to the center. Why not you apply for the aadhar card, its easy.

  44. Rajesh Patil Says:

    Hi, There have been many questions about OCI (Overseas citizen of India) card holders, who are citizens of other countries (USA, UK, Australia). Please let us know if we can apply for adhar card, and what documents do we need. Also please provide a link to the information.

    Thank you,

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