Now instead of multiple documents, you can show mAadhaar as a proof of identity for the citizens while entering airports across the nation. Earlier mAadhaar was permitted as an identity proof during rail travel. Now, mAadhaar is a valid ID proof for entering airports. The aviation security agency BCAS issued a new circular. As per this circular, People can use Mobile Aadhar as a mean of Identification to enter a flight. Small children accompanied by their parents don’t need any form of Identification.
How to Use mAadhaar in Airport As Identity Proof?
For showing Aadhaar through the mAadhaar app, you just have to enter your password on the app. Now on the profile screen, you will see your Aadhaar Card. You can flip your profile to view address. This can be done only on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
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Valid ID’s As Per BCAS Orders
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has instructed the passengers entering airport premises must provide valid identity proofs. The mentioned identity proofs in the list include passport, voter ID card, Aadhaar or mAadhaar, PAN card as well as driving licence.
On 26 October, BCAS (Bureau of Civil Aviation) issued a circular. This circular stated,” 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.”
Other means of acceptable identifications include a passbook issued by a national bank, physically disable people photo identification, pension card of old people and service photo ID card of central or state government, PSU, local bodies or any private corporate limited companies.
Physically challenged Individual needs to submit a medical certificate for verification. For students, a valid photo identity card is enough to enter the aviation premises. However, A government institute needs to issue the photo ID card.
Relaxation for Minors
The order issued by BCAS also stated, “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.”
Thus a minor accompanied by a parent with valid ID is enough.
Other Possible Means For Identification
If a passenger is not able to provide even one of the mentioned documents, there is another option for him. He can provide an identity certificate issued by a gazetted officer (Group A) of the central or state government.