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Can I use my Aadhar card as a proof of identity while traveling abroad?

Curious about Aadhar

Can I use my Aadhar card as a proof of identity while traveling abroad?

No, an Aadhaar card is not considered a valid proof of identity for international travel. The Aadhaar card is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and is primarily used for identification within India. It is not universally recognized or accepted as a travel document or proof of identity outside of India.

For international travel, you will typically need a valid passport as the primary proof of identity. A passport is an official travel document issued by the government of your country and is recognized globally as a valid proof of identity and citizenship.

If you are planning to travel abroad, ensure that you have a valid passport and any additional required travel documents such as visas or permits specific to the destination country. It's advisable to check the specific travel requirements and documents needed by contacting the embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit. They will provide accurate and uptodate information regarding the accepted identification documents for international travel.

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