New Delhi: 27 August 2021 (Agencies) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is the issuing body for Aadhaar, one of the most important pieces of identification that an Indian citizen can carry nowadays. Due to its high level of integration into the daily aspects of life, it has gained significant importance. The Aadhaar is available for Indian citizens as well as for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). Where NRIs had to previously undergo a mandatory waiting period, they no longer need to.
In May of 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had proposed that NRIs holding Indian passports should be given Aadhaar cards on arrival to India without the mandatory waiting period. This proposal was brought to the table during the Union Budget. During the Budget announcement, she suggested that NRIs forego the 180-day waiting period.
As recently as August 26, 2021, the UIDAI also issued a tweet regarding the same, wherein the entity informed citizens that NRIs need not wait for 182 days. The tweet further added that NRIs with a valid Indian passport may apply for Aadhaar on arrival to India.
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) need not wait for 182 days. NRIs with valid #Indian #passport may apply for #Aadhaar on arrival.
Visit your nearest #AadhaarEnrolment Centre: https://t.co/oCJ66DUBEk
For more details, call at 1947 or write to us at [email protected] pic.twitter.com/alON4X19MI
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) August 26, 2021