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Indians living in Oman may not be eligible for Aadhaar Card

Indians living in Oman “may not be eligible” for Aadhaar Card, according to a circular issued by the released by the Unique Identification Authority of Indian (UIDAI) on Monday.



According to the circular, “the laws regarding submitting/linking of Aadhaar for availing the services/benefits applies to the resident as per the Aadhaar Act, 2016. In view of the foregoing, most of the NRIs/PIOs/OCIs may not be eligible for Aadhaar enrolment as per Aadhaar Act, 2016. However, implementing agency may devise a mechanism to ascertain the genuineness of such status of such NRIs/PIOs/OCIs.

“Further, Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act, provides that “if an Aadhaar number is not assigned to an individual, the individual shall be offered alternate and viable means of identification for delivery of subsidy, benefit or service.”