Acceptable Documents for Indian Nationals

List of acceptable Documents as Proof of Identity and Proof of Address from General Public in the Country except in J&K, North East and Assam Service Areas

  • For Proof of Identity
    (All Identity proof
    to have photo)

    Passport 

    Arms License

    Driving License 

    Election Commission ID Card 

    Ration Card with Photo, for the person whose photo is affixed *

    CGHS/ECHS Card

    Certificate of address having Photo issued by MP/MLA/Group-A Gazetted Officer in letter head

    Certificate of address with photo from Govt. recognized educational institutions (for students only) 

    Certificate of photo identity issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)

    Income Tax PAN Card

    Photo Credit Card 

    Address card with photo issued by Deptt. Of Posts, Govt. of India

    Smart card issued by CSD, Defence/ Paramilitary 

    Current passbook of Post Office/any scheduled bank having photo 

    Photo Identity Card (of Central Govt./PSU or State Govt./PSU only)

    Photo Identity Card issued by Govt. recognized educational institutions (for students only) 

    Cast and Domicile Certificate with photo issued by State Govt. like Assam and other states

    Pensioner Card having photo

    Freedom Fighter Card having photo

    Kissan Passbook having photo

    Aadhaar Card/e-Aadhaar letter downloaded from UIDAI website 

    Sri Lankan Refugees Identity Card# 

     

    * Not applicable in Mumbai and Maharashtra Service Areas

    # Applicable in Chennai & Tamil Nadu Service Areas only.

    Note:

    In addition to above, mobile connections can also be obtained through ‘Aadhaar based e-KYC’ process.

  • For Proof
    of Address

    Passport 

    Arms License

    Driving License 

    Election Commission ID Card

    Ration Card with address *

    CGHS/ECHS Card

    Certificate of address having Photo issued by MP/MLA/Group-A Gazetted Officer in letter head

    Certificate of address with photo from Govt. recognized educational institutions (for students only) 

    Certificate of address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) 

    Water Bill (not older than last three months) 

    Telephone Bill of Fixed line (not older than last three months) 

    Electricity Bill (not older than last three months) 

    Income Tax Assessment Order

    Vehicle Registration Certificate 

    Registered Sale/Lease Agreement 

    Address card with photo issued by Deptt. Of Posts, Govt. of India

    Current Passbook of Post Office/any Schedule Bank

    Photo Identity Card having address (of Central Govt./PSU or State Govt./PSU only) 

    Credit Card Statement (not older than last three months)

    Cast and Domicile Certificate with address and photo issued by State Govt. like Assam and other states

    Pensioner’s Card with address 
    Freedom Fighter Card with address
    Kissan Passbook with address
    Aadhaar Card/e-Aadhaar letter downloaded from UIDAI website
    Sri Lankan Refugees Identity Card# 

     

    * Not applicable in Mumbai and Maharashtra Service Areas

    # Applicable in Chennai & Tamil Nadu Service Areas only.

    Note:

    In addition to above, mobile connections can also be obtained through ‘Aadhaar based e-KYC’ process

     

List of acceptable Documents as Proof of Identity and Proof of Address in J&K Service Area

  • For proof of identity
    (All Identity proof to
    contain photograph)

    Passport 

    Arms License

    Driving License 

    Election Commission ID Card 

    Ration card (with photograph of the applicant) 

    CGHS/ECHS Card

    Address card with photograph issued by Dept. of Posts, Gov. of India 

    Current Passbook of Post Office/any Scheduled Bank with photograph 

    Photo Identity card (of Central Govt./PSU or State Govt./PSU only) 

    Pensioner's card with photograph

    Freedom Fighter Card with photograph 

    Kisan Passbook with photograph 

    Income Tax PAN card

    Photo Credit Card

    Smart card issued by CSD, Defense/Paramilitary 

    Photo Identity Card issued by Government recognized educational institutions (for students only) 

    Fresh Certificate carrying the identity and address of the person concerned from Head of the Government recognized educational institutions (for students only) 

    Fresh Certificate carrying the identity and address of the person(s) concerned issued by the Lt. Colonel. (for serving officers/ jawans of the armed forces and members of their families)

    Certificate of identity and address of the person(s) concerned issued by Officer Commanding of the rank of Lt. Colonel or above. (for serving officers/ jawans of the Central paramilitary forces and members of their families) 

    Tibetan Refugee Card

    Border ID cards

     

    *Only Voter's identity cards (issued from 2008), which carry various security features such as hologram etc., are acceptable as a proof of identity and address.

    Note:

    In addition to above, mobile connections can also be obtained through ‘Aadhaar based e-KYC’ process.

  • For proof of Address

    Passport

    Arms License

    Driving License

    Election Commission I/Card*

    Ration Card (with address) 

    CGHS/ECHS card

    Address card with photograph issued by Deptt. Of Posts, Gov. of India 

    Current Passbook of Post Office/any Scheduled Bank

    Photo Identity card with address (of Central Govt./PSU or State Govt./PSU only) 

    Pensioner's card with address

    Freedom Fighter Card with address.

    Kisan Passbook with address.

    Income Tax Assessment Order 

    Credit card statement (not older than last three months) 

    Telephone Bill of fixed line (not older than last three months). 

    Permanent Residency Card issued by J&K Government

    Fresh Certificate carrying the identity and address of the person concerned from Head of the Government recognized educational institutions (for students only) 

    Fresh Certificate carrying the identity and address of the person(s) concerned issued by the Lt. Colonel. (for serving officers/ jawans of the armed forces and members of their families) 

    Certificate of identity and address of the person(s) concerned issued by Officer Commanding of the rank of Lt. Colonel or above. (for serving officers/ jawans of the Central paramilitary forces and members of their families) 

    Tibetan Refugee Card 

    Border ID Card

     

    *Only Voter's identity cards (issued from 2008), which carry various security features such as hologram etc., are acceptable as a proof of identity and address.

    Note:

    In addition to above, mobile connections can also be obtained through ‘Aadhaar based e-KYC’ process.

List of acceptable Documents as Proof of Identity and Proof of Address in Assam and North East Service Areas

  • For proof of identity
    (All Identity proof to
    contain photograph)

    Passport 

    Arms License

    Driving License 

    Election Commission ID Card 

    Ration card (with photograph of the applicant) 

    CGHS/ECHS Card

    Address card with photograph issued by Dept. of Posts, Gov. of India 

    Current Passbook of Post Office/any Scheduled Bank with photograph 

    Photo Identity card (of Central Govt./PSU or State Govt./PSU only) 

    Pensioner's card with photograph

    Freedom Fighter Card with photograph 

    Kisan Passbook with photograph 

    Income Tax PAN card

    Photo Credit Card

    Smart card issued by CSD, Defense/Paramilitary 

    Fresh Certificate carrying the identity and address of the person concerned from Head of the Government recognized educational institutions (for students only) 

    Certificate of photo identity issued by Village Panchayat Head 

    Caste and Domicile Certificate with photo issued by State Government

    Fresh Certificate carrying the identity and address of the person(s) concerned issued by the Lt. Colonel. (for serving officers/ jawans of the armed forces and members of their families) 

    Certificate of identity and address of the person(s) concerned issued by Officer Commanding of the rank of Lt. Colonel aor above. (for serving officers/ jawans of the Central paramilitary forces and members of their families)

    Photo Identity Card issued by Government recognized educational institutions (for students only)

     

    Note:

    In addition to above, mobile connections can also be obtained through ‘Aadhaar based e-KYC’ process.

  • For proof of Address

    Passport 

    Arms License

    Driving License 

    Election Commission ID Card 

    Ration Card (with address) 

    CGHS/ECHS Card

    Address card with photograph issued by Dept. of Posts, Gov. of India 

    Current Passbook of Post Office/any Scheduled Bank 

    Photo Identity card with address (of Central Govt./PSU or State Govt./PSU only)

    Pensioner's card with address 

    Freedom Fighter Card with address. 

    Kisan Passbook with address. 

    Income Tax Assessment Order 

    Credit card statement (not older than last three months) 

    Telephone Bill of fixed line (not older than last three months). 

    Fresh Certificate carrying the identity and address of the person concerned from Head of the Government recognized educational institutions (for students only) 

    Certificate of address issued by Village Panchayat Head 

    Caste and Domicile Certificate with address and photo issued by State Government

    Fresh Certificate carrying the identity and address of the person(s) concerned issued by the Lt. Colonel. (for serving officers/ jawans of the armed forces and members of their families) 

    Certificate of identity and address of the person(s) concerned issued by Officer Commanding of the rank of Lt. Colonel aor above. (for serving officers/ jawans of the Central paramilitary forces and members of their families) 

     

    Note:

    In addition to above, mobile connections can also be obtained through ‘Aadhaar based e-KYC’ process.