OCI denotes Overseas Citizen of India, it is a lifetime visa document issued to non-Indian citizens to live and work in India with fewer restrictions. But what if an OCI Holder needs to apply for Aadhaar Card?
Aadhaar Card is now been asked for various purpose like to open bank account, to keep existing bank account active, to link to mobile number, etc. So in this article we will solve your query how OCI Holder Can Apply for Aadhaar Card.
Can OCI Holder Apply for Aadhaar Card
As per the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, only a resident who has resided in India for a period or periods amounting in all to 182 or more in the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for enrollment.
NRIs/ OCI Card Holders are not eligible to apply for Aadhaar Card, but only residents of India can enroll for Aadhaar. To know the complete process on how to apply for Aadhaar Card you can follow the tutorial by clicking here.
What OCI Card Holder will require to do if bank is asking to link Aadhaar Card, if the Resident doesn’t have Aadhaar
In case, Resident is an NRI/OCI card holder and having bank account in India but Resident doesn’t have Aadhaar, than he can disclose their non-resident status with proof to their bank. For the status of account becoming in-operational only the relevant banks shall be able to give response.