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While applying DIN of an applicant, following Documents are required to be attached with the DIN 1 Form as Proof of Identity and as Proof of Residence (As per DIN Help Form):

Proof of Identity of applicant

In case of Indian nationals, Income-tax PAN is a mandatory requirement for proof of identity.

In case of foreign nationals, passport is a mandatory requirement for proof of identity.

Proof of residence of applicant

Address proofs like passport, election (voter identity) card, ration card, driving licence, electricity bill, telephone bill or bank account statement shall be attached and should be in the name of applicant only.

After the introduction of Aadhaar Card made mandatory for every Indian Citizen by the Central Government, as issued by UIDAI, Applicants provide Aadhaar Card as Address Proof to the Professionals for attachment in DIN 1 Form. As per DIN Help Form, there is no where mention about use of Aadhaar Card as Address Proof. But due to non-availability of any other Address Proof, it becomes difficult for the Professionals to apply for the DIN. So a query was raised with MCA DIN Cell regarding use of Aadhaar Cad and as per reply from MCA DIN Cell, now

“UID card is ok as an address proof.”

Hence, now the applicants also have one more option to use the Aadhaar Card as an Address Proof in case he is not having any other address proof for applying DIN under Section 266A.

CS Mohit Saluja,



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  1. Ramesh Vundavalli says:

    Dear Sir,

    My permanent address is in Andhra Pradesh but i am residing in Hyderabad,Telangana-500013,so can i use my Aadhar Card in Andhra Pradesh.Please send your valuable suggestion.


  2. Padmapriya says:

    I am single, unmarried person who has moved to Chennai as i have got a job in a private sector. I do not have any address proof (I stay in PG). I cannot think of gas or a landline because I do not have address proof. I have passport, Voter’s ID, Ration Card, etc. in permanent address.

    I have shifted from the resident address given in Driving license long ago.

    I was forced to change the Bank address to my native address as I had taken up a short term assignment abroad.

    Now, I can get an Aadhaar Card with only my permanent address and still no proof of residence for my temporary address. So I still cannot apply for gas connection, landline telephone or bank account. As I work in private organisation, the office ID.
    Please note there is no mention of address in PAN Card.

    In what way will Aadhaar help me?

    Address in my Aadhaar card will also be my permanent address only as I have address proof only for my permanent address.

  3. Rajanikant Das says:

    Dear Sir,
    Can ADHAR card will be consicered as address proof for Indian passport.
    I am staying in rental so, what address proof i must submit to get my passport.

    kindly reply.

    Rajanikant Das.

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