The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has stated that it will begin offering the facility of issuing Aadhaar cards to NRIs with Indian passports without the mandatory 180 days waiting period within three months, as announced in the Budget.
The systems are being readied for the facility and necessary legal measures are to be notified soon, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said.
"We are working to make the appropriate technological changes and we will provide an appointment facility where people outside the country also can apply for a time slot and specify the place they would like to go to get their Aadhaar made... as soon as they come to India they can, very conveniently, go and get their Aadhaar made," Pandey said.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had proposed in her inaugural Budget speech on July 5 to consider issuing Aadhaar cards for NRIs with Indian Passports after their arrival in India, without the 180-day waiting period to qualify them as tax-paying residents.
Related sources said that a notification in this regard has to be issued by the IT ministry.