Q.1109 Aadhaar and foreign PAN - Convert Minor PAN to Major PAN card

Question: My daughter has a minor PAN card. She is a foreign citizen with an OCI card and resident in India for more than ten years. She also has an aadhar card which I linked to this PAN card. Now I applied to change minor to major pan card. The IT office says there is a citizenship discrepancy as being a foreign citizen she cannot have aadhar. They have rejected her application and asked to apply as Indian pan Have tried to explain but no luck. Please advice what I can do next Answer: Actually foreign citizens, NRIs, OCI holders can all get Aadhaar cards if they are Indian residents. Citizenship of the individual does not affect Aadhaar eligibility. Those individuals who have been residing in India for at least 182 days in the preceding 12 months are considered to be residents and eligible to apply for Aadhaar. As per the Aadhaar Act, 2016, “resident” means an individual who has resided in India for a period or periods amounting in all to one hundred and eighty-two days or more in the twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment I believe you need to first ensure that the details of your daughters PAN and Aadhaar card match. Since you need to change her PAN card from minor to major, you should fill and submit the "Request for new PAN card and/or changes or correction in PAN data" Form. Keep in mind that In order to Link Aadhaar with PAN, details such as Name, Gender and Date of Birth should match PAN numbers are for life and remain the same, the only difference between minor and major PAN is that the minor PAN does not show the minor’s photo or signature and hence cannot be used for identification purposes. When filling PAN form for changes, mention the existing PAN number as having more than one PAN is illegal. If your daughter is going to continue to reside in India, ensure that the address shown is in India. If PAN address is foreign then a conflict arises as only residents are eligible for Aadhaar.
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Q.1109 Aadhaar and foreign PAN

- Convert Minor PAN to Major

PAN card

Question: My daughter has a minor PAN card. She is a foreign citizen with an OCI card and resident in India for more than ten years. She also has an aadhar card which I linked to this PAN card. Now I applied to change minor to major pan card. The IT office says there is a citizenship discrepancy as being a foreign citizen she cannot have aadhar. They have rejected her application and asked to apply as Indian pan Have tried to explain but no luck. Please advice what I can do next Answer: Actually foreign citizens, NRIs, OCI holders can all get Aadhaar cards if they are Indian residents. Citizenship of the individual does not affect Aadhaar eligibility. Those individuals who have been residing in India for at least 182 days in the preceding 12 months are considered to be residents and eligible to apply for Aadhaar. As per the Aadhaar Act, 2016, “resident” means an individual who has resided in India for a period or periods amounting in all to one hundred and eighty-two days or more in the twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment I believe you need to first ensure that the details of your daughters PAN and Aadhaar card match. Since you need to change her PAN card from minor to major, you should fill and submit the "Request for new PAN card and/or changes or correction in PAN data" Form. Keep in mind that In order to Link Aadhaar with PAN, details such as Name, Gender and Date of Birth should match PAN numbers are for life and remain the same, the only difference between minor and major PAN is that the minor PAN does not show the minor’s photo or signature and hence cannot be used for identification purposes. When filling PAN form for changes, mention the existing PAN number as having more than one PAN is illegal. If your daughter is going to continue to reside in India, ensure that the address shown is in India. If PAN address is foreign then a conflict arises as only residents are eligible for Aadhaar.
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