In India, getting proof of identification is of paramount importance since an ID proof contains your personal details, which are useful for authorities to determine and verify your identity.

Identity Documents

This explainer discusses the different kinds of identification documents in India, the procedure for procuring them, and the remedies available in case one faces problems while applying for, updating and renewing the documents.


What is the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019?

Is a Voter ID Card a valid proof of citizenship?

What are diplomatic and official passports?

What is the validity of a minor’s passport?

How can persons with disability (PwD) register as electors?

What happens if I fail my driving test?

What is e-Aadhaar? Is it as valid as an original authentic Aadhaar?

How can children enroll for Aadhaar?

What happens if I don’t have the address proof while applying for updation of Aadhaar address details?

What happens if I don’t have the documents necessary to apply for Aadhaar?

Can foreigners apply for Aadhaar?

Can we use an Aadhaar card as a domicile certificate or proof of citizenship?

How do I cancel/surrender my PAN Number?

Is Aadhaar compulsory for obtaining PAN Number?

How long will a Tatkal Passport take?

Can I have more than one PAN Number?

Is PAN Card a compulsory document?

Who is required to mandatorily have a PAN Number?

I am a man living with my younger brothers and my 15 year old daughter. Who will be the head of the household for the purposes of getting a Ration Card in this case?

Can I use my Passport to travel to any country in the world?

What is the National Register of Citizens (NRC)?

When can I be disqualified from holding a Driving License?

When can my Passport be revoked or impounded?

When do I need to surrender my Passport?

What happens if I fail my driving test?

When can my application for passport be refused?

What happens to the citizenship of my children if I renounce my Indian citizenship?

Can there be dual citizenship in India under any circumstances?

How can I track the status of my Voter ID application online?