Can I open a bank account without an Aadhaar card?
Curious about Aadhar
Yes, it is possible to open a bank account in India without an Aadhaar card. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has provided alternative documents that can be used for account opening, such as a passport, voter ID card, driving license, PAN card, NREGA job card, etc. These documents serve as proof of identity and address.
However, it's important to note that while Aadhaar is not mandatory for opening a bank account, the government has encouraged individuals to link their Aadhaar to their bank accounts for various benefits and services. The decision to link Aadhaar with a bank account is voluntary and can be done if the individual chooses to do so. The bank will guide you through the process of linking Aadhaar if you decide to provide it.
It's recommended to check with the specific bank where you intend to open the account for their specific requirements and documentation needed for account opening. Different banks may have slightly different procedures and document requirements.