Aadhaar is mandatory for every Indian, including NRIs. However, before applying, NRIs have to ensure that they have spent at least 182 days in India in the last 12 months from the day of the Aadhaar application.
They have to do the following -
- After filling up the enrolment form, submit the necessary documents.
- A passport can be used both for proof of identity and address in this case.
- They can provide other documents as well that are listed by UIDAI.
- NRIs may also have to submit some additional documents to prove their current residential status in other countries. For instance, the stamped copy of the visa of the country will be accepted.
Hence, it does not matter if you are an NRI or a common resident of India; holding an Aadhaar is mandatory. It is necessary to perform several official tasks like a transaction at banks, checking Income Tax Returns, etc.
In any case, you have to provide Aadhaar card documents to complete the enrolment and verification process. After the verification is done, it generally takes 5 working days to dispatch the card to your address.