Good News! Now Use Mobile Aadhaar ID To Enter Airports In India

| October 29 , 2017 , 13:59 IST

Entering any airport of India just became hassle-free for those with mobile Aadhaar cards, as even without carrying the physical identification card, the m-Aadhaar will now also be accepted by airport officials, a circular from the aviation security agency BCAS said.

According to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), passengers accessing airport premises are required to present any one of the 10 accepted identify proofs, which include passports, voter ID cards, Aadhaar cards, PAN card, driving licence, and now m-Aadhaar cards.

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"In order to ensure that a bonafide passenger is travelling on a valid ticket issued in his/her name as well as to avoid any controversy/argument with the security staff, any of the following photo identity documents shall be carried in original," the BCAS said.

Other forms of acceptable identification include passbooks issued by nationalised banks, pension cards, disability photo identification, and service photo ID card of central/state government, PSU, local bodies and private limited company.

Minors accompanying parents or guardians are not required to submit any identity proof.

"There shall not be any requirement of identity proof in respect of infant/minor accompanied by their parents/guardian who is a bonafide passenger having a valid identity proof," the BCAS order says.