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

Home Ministry has said the Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan.

They can travel to 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.

In a communique, the ministry said the Aadhaar card is not an acceptable travel document for travel to Nepal and Bhutan.

Moreover, 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 card and ration card but not Aadhaar.

The advisory assumes significance as Aadhaar is mandatory for a host of things, including government subsidies on LPG and other social welfare schemes.

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