- 1 Individuals and HUF
- 2 Citizens of India (including those located outside India)
- 3 Firm, BOI, AOP, AOP (Trust), Local Authority, Company, Limited Liability Partnership, and Artificial Juridical Person are examples of categories other than individuals and HUF.
Individuals and HUF
- Individual candidates are required to present evidence of residency.
- If the applicant is a juvenile (under the age of 18 at the time of application), any of the papers listed below from any of the minor’s parents or guardians will be considered evidence of identification and residence of the applicant.
Citizens of India (including those located outside India)
|Identification Proof||Address Verification||Proof of birth date|
|I A copy of any of the following papers with the applicant’s name as it appears in the application:||I A copy of any of the following papers bearing the application’s address:-||Copy of any of the following documents that include the applicant’s name, day, month, and year of birth as indicated in the application:-|
|a. The Unique Identification Authority of India’s Aadhaar Card; or||a. The Unique Identification Authority of India’s Aadhaar Card; or||a. An Aadhaar card from India’s Unique Identification Authority; or|
|b. Photo identification card of the elector; or||b. Photo identification card of the elector; or||b. Photo identification card of the elector; or|
|b. A valid driver’s license; or||c. A valid driver’s license; or||c. A valid driver’s license; or|
|d. Travel document||d. Travel document||d. Travel document|
|b. A ration card with the applicant’s picture; or||e. The spouse’s passport; or||e. Matriculation certificate or a recognized board’s mark sheet; or|
|f. License to bear arms; or||f. A post office passbook with the applicant’s address; or||f. A birth certificate issued by a local body or any agency authorized by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Indian Consulate to issue birth and death certificates, as described in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955); or|
|g. A photo identification card issued by the federal government, a state government, or a public sector firm; or||g. The most recent order of property tax assessment; or||g. A photo identification card issued by the federal or state governments, a central or state public sector undertaking, or a state public sector undertaking; or|
|h. Pensioner card with applicant’s portrait; or||h. A government-issued domicile certificate; or||h. A government-issued domicile certificate; or|
|i. A letter of accommodation allocation from the Central Government or a State Government that is not older than three years; or||i. A picture card from the Central Government Health Service Scheme or the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme; or|
|j. Document of Property Registration; or||j. Payment order for a pension; or|
|k. Marriage license from the Registrar of Marriages; or|
|l. Affidavit indicating the date of birth, sworn before a magistrate.|
|(ii) Original certificate of identification signed by a Member of Parliament, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Municipal Councilor, or Gazetted Officer.||(ii) A copy of one of the following documents, not older than three months: (a) Electricity Bill; or (b) Landline Telephone or Broadband Connection Bill; or (c) Water Bill; or (d) Consumer gas connection card or book or piped gas bill; or (e) Bank account statement or as per Note 2; or (f) Depository account statement; or (g) Credit card statement;|
|(iii) Original bank certificate on letterhead from the branch (along with the name and stamp of the issuing officer) with the applicant’s fully certified picture and bank account number||(iii) A certificate of address signed by a Member of Parliament, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Municipal Councilor, or Gazetted Officer.|
|(iv) Original employer certificate|
|1. In the event of a minor, any of the above-mentioned papers serving as evidence of identity and address for any of the minor’s parents/guardians will be considered proof of identification and address for the minor applicant.||1. For the dwelling address listed in item no. 7, proof of address is necessary.|
|2. An affidavit signed by the Karta of Hindu Undivided Family stating the name, father’s name, and address of all coparceners on the date of application, as well as a copy of any of the above documents in the name of the Karta of HUF, is required as proof of identity, address, and date of birth for HUF.||2. A copy of a bank account statement in the country of residency or a copy of non-resident external (NRE) bank account statements (not older than three months) may suffice as evidence of address for an Indian citizen living outside India.|
Firm, BOI, AOP, AOP (Trust), Local Authority, Company, Limited Liability Partnership, and Artificial Juridical Person are examples of categories other than individuals and HUF.
For applicants other than individuals and HUF, the following papers are admissible as evidence of identity and address:
1.Having their own office in India:
|Applicant Types||Submission of a document|
|Company||Copy of the Registrar of Companies’ certificate of registration.|
|Firm of Partnership||Copy of the Registrar of Firms’ certificate of registration or a copy of the Partnership Deed|
|Limited Liability Corporation||Copy of the Registrar of LLPs’ Certificate of Registration|
|People’s Organization (Trust)||Copies of the trust deed or the Charity Commissioner’s certificate of registration number|
|Artificial Juridical Person, Association of Persons, Body of Individuals, Local Authority||Copy of an agreement or a copy of a certificate of registration number issued by a charity commissioner, registrar of cooperative societies, or any other competent authority, or any other document originating from a Central or State Government Department establishing such person’s identity and address.|
2. Not having their own office in India:
|Applicant Types||Submission of a document|
|Company/Firms/Limited Liability Partnership/AOP (Trusts)/AOP/ BOI/Local Authority/Artificial Juridical Person||(1.1) A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Registration, duly attested by “Apostille” (in the case of countries that have signed the Hague Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence, or by authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India.
(1.2) A copy of the registration certificate issued in India or the authorisation given by Indian authorities to open an office there.