Q.1102 Mobile SIM Card for tourists visiting India . . . Free!

Question: Sir I am an OCI with UK passport. I visit india every year for two to three months. I do not have address in India. I stay in my relative house. How can I get a phone sim to use in India. Also I am not eligible to get Aadhar card. Please advice. Regards Answer: There is a lot of confusion on Mobile Phone SIM Cards these days in India due to proposed rules requiring linking of Aadhaar Card Number to Sim Cards. As a resident of UK you are not a resident of India and hence not eligible for Aadhaar as per current rules. While you are in India you can get a Sim card from an authorized outlet of the mobile phone provider you wish to use. Tourists can get Sim cards that have a validity of their visa or a maximum of three months. Since you only stay about three months this should work out for you. Tourists requesting Sim cards will need to submit documents such as: A photocopy of the personal details page of their passport. A photocopy of their Indian visa. [OCI U Visa in your case] A photocopy of the proof of home address in their country of residence. [ Such as, passport, driver’s license etc.] Proof of where they will be staying in India. [ A document from a hotel confirming guest status will also work]

Free Sim Card for tourists on arrival

Free Sim card for tourists arriving in India was a scheme that was announced last year and was supposed to start by end of September 2016, however, more than a year after the announcement, there appears to be no implementation in this regard.
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Q.1102 Mobile SIM Card for

tourists visiting India . . . Free!

Question: Sir I am an OCI with UK passport. I visit india every year for two to three months. I do not have address in India. I stay in my relative house. How can I get a phone sim to use in India. Also I am not eligible to get Aadhar card. Please advice. Regards Answer: There is a lot of confusion on Mobile Phone SIM Cards these days in India due to proposed rules requiring linking of Aadhaar Card Number to Sim Cards. As a resident of UK you are not a resident of India and hence not eligible for Aadhaar as per current rules. While you are in India you can get a Sim card from an authorized outlet of the mobile phone provider you wish to use. Tourists can get Sim cards that have a validity of their visa or a maximum of three months. Since you only stay about three months this should work out for you. Tourists requesting Sim cards will need to submit documents such as: A photocopy of the personal details page of their passport. A photocopy of their Indian visa. [OCI U Visa in your case] A photocopy of the proof of home address in their country of residence. [ Such as, passport, driver’s license etc.] Proof of where they will be staying in India. [ A document from a hotel confirming guest status will also work]

Free Sim Card for tourists on arrival

Free Sim card for tourists arriving in India was a scheme that was announced last year and was supposed to start by end of September 2016, however, more than a year after the announcement, there appears to be no implementation in this regard.
THE NRI GUIDE        V. K. CHAND THE NRI GUIDE  Policies - Procedures - Guide For NRI - OCI - PIO   THE NRI GUIDE Paperback or Kindle Edition Free delivery with Amazon Prime A Book for NRIs, PIO & OCI V. K. Chand BUY NOW