Tentatively, there are around 16 million people overseas. In spite of staying away, many Indians want to stay connected with their roots and fulfill their duty towards their homeland. Hence, to be able to cast their vote in Indian elections, the government of India has made of provision for NRI, Non-Resident Indian for application of their voter ID cards. With increasing modernization and rapid penetration of the internet, it has become easier for NRIs to apply for their voter Id card to cast their votes.
Below are some of the eligibility criteria for NRI’s voter ID card, such as:
- The applicant should be 18 years or older than that.
- The applicant must mandatorily be a citizen of India; he should not be having dual citizenship.
- The applicant needs to hold a valid Indian passport. Along with that the certain details to be attested by the Indian Embassy in the country of residence.
How can the applicant apply voter Id online: –
- The applicant needs to visit the website of Election Commission of India, and needs to choose the election commission by state or by union territory.
- He/she needs to select the Form 6A and download it. Further, during the form filling the applicant needs to ensure the details are currently mentioned as per the passport.
- The passport needs to be attested by an officer of the Indian Mission in the same country where the resident is residing.
- After this, the filled form should be scanned, along with a copy of the attested documents and passport.
- Further, login Id and password are generated due to which the applicant would be able to upload the scanned documents and apply online.
How can the applicant apply voter Id offline: –
- If the applicant wants to apply for voter Id card offline, then he/she must need to visit ERO in India, fill the form and submit the documents and complete the application.
- If the applicant is staying away from the country, then he/she can complete the formalities as above mentioned in online form filling and can then send the required documents to address mentioned on the ECI website.