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Monday, 26 June 2017

Aadhaar not valid for travel to Nepal, Bhutan: Home ministry


Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians traveling to Nepal and Bhutan, according to the Union home ministry. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan- both countries for which they don't need visas - if they possess a valid national passport or election ID card issued by the Election Commission.

Moreover, to ease travel, persons over 65 and below 15 years can show documents with photographs to confirm their age and identity. These include PAN card, driving licence, Central Government Health Service (CGHS) card and ration card but not Aadhaar. The move is aimed at ensuring hassle-free movement of Indians going abroad. 

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Nepal shares borders with 5 Indian states- Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. 
  • Bhutan shares borders with 4 Indian States- Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal.

Source- The Economic Times



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