How Can You Apply for Indian Passport with Aadhaar Card?
The Aadhaar number is a 12 digit identification number that is issued to every Indian citizen by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). The number is unique for every citizen. It comprises of demographic and biometric information for the person.
In the last few months, the Indian Government has made it mandatory to link the Aadhaar card to Voter ID card, LPG connections, and bank accounts in order to make the identification of a person more accurate in India.
It has been short while since Government made it interlink the Aadhaarcard with the process of passport issuance. This interlinking can help people to get a passport much quicker. The passport application process can faster for anyone with a valid Aadhaar card.
How an Indian Passport Authenticated On the Basis of Aadhaar Card?
Those who apply for an Indian passport can have the police verification step in the passport application process postponed when they submit their Aadhaar card. The Aadhaar card is used by The Ministry of External Affairs to identify applicants and check their criminal record against the National Crime Records Bureau.
The process of application for Indian passports comprise of police verification, which is a long step that can avoided in such case until the time of issuance of passport. An applicant will obtain his / her passport only in a span of 10 days if he or she pledges to go through the step of police verification after getting the passport.
How Can You Use Aadhaar Card to Obtain an Indian Passport in Ten Days?
You should follow these steps to do so:
- Firstly, Check out the official website of UIDAI.
- If you do not already have an Aadhaar card, book an appointment for the enrollment of your Aadhaar card.
- Go to the official Passport India website.
- Fill in all the necessary pieces of information to register yourself.
- Select the “Apply for a passport” option among all the options that given there.
- Fill up your passport application form.
- Once you have filled it in, double check. Submit your application online when you satisfied.
- Pay the necessary fee online.
- Once you submit the passport application and make payment for the same, print the form out and attach one copy of your Aadhaar card to the application form.
- Visit the Passport Kendra with your Aadhaar card and the application form to complete the verification.
How to Renew Your Indian Passport with Aadhaar?
The Aadhaar card is an important document needed for the renewal of your Indian passport and also a A copy of it has to attach while trying to reissue passport online at the website of the Indian Passport Seva Kendra.
The Government of India will issue a passport only on condition that you, the applicant, will get the police verification conducted at a later time. Your passport will issue immediately based on your self-declaration on details such as:
- Criminal antecedents
- Summons/warrants sufficing
- Criminal proceedings
You will need to make an online application to get your passport as per the new process. You have to attach an Aadhaar Card copy for proving your identity and address.
Following this, you will get an appointment in 3 days at the Indian Passport office. You will receive your passport in the course of the next 7 days.
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has set up a system that checks the record of an applicant and also verifies it against the information submitted by the person. Generally, during a passport application, applicants can get passports issued in their name only after police verification.
However, applicants with an Aadhaar Card will still get a passport and need to visit the specified police station for the purpose of verification. This will make sure that no one can fly abroad with a passport without proper verification or with criminal records.
The passport will revoke or impounded if the applicant found to make a wrong declaration.
Unique Identification Authority of India Website: https://uidai.gov.in
Indian Passport Customer Care Number: 1800 258 1800
If you have any queries regarding How to Fill Application Form and other details Please Visit Indian Passport Official Website: http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/faqApplicationForm
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