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Overseas Indians Don't Need Aadhaar for Mobile Connections

Consulate General of India, New York

Press Release

Overseas Indians Don’t Need Aadhaar for Mobile Connections 

         Department of Telecom (DoT), Government of India has exempted overseas Indians from linking Aadhaar with their Indian mobile connections and has issued suitable advisory to telecom service providers. DoT has issued a letter dated 01.12.2017 to all mobile phone service licensees to use alternative method to re-verify existing customers belonging to certain categories including foreigners (covering PIOs and OCI cardholders) and NRIs.  Procedure and format for this purpose has been prescribed.  A copy of DoT letter No.800-26/2016-AS.II dated 01.12.2017 is placed below.

Overseas Indians Don't Need Aadhaar for Mobile Connections