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Budget 2019 proposes to scrap 180-day wait for NRIs to get Aadhaar

Under the present rule, NRIs with Indian passport are required to wait for 180 days to get the Aadhaar card.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ordinance to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar to rekindle privacy debate

Finance Minister on Friday proposed to issue Aadhaar cards to non-resident Indians holding Indian passport on their arrival in the country.

Under the present rule, NRIs with Indian passport are required to wait for 180 days to get the

"I propose to consider issuing Aadhaar cards for NRIs with Indian Passports after their arrival in India without waiting for mandatory 180 days," Sitharaman said in her budget speech.

As on May 31, 2019, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had generated a total of 123.82 crore Aadhaar to residents of the country.

First Published: Fri, July 05 2019. 12:41 IST
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