How to buy sim cards in India

Now its very easy to buy a sim card in India.If you are an Indian national and the Aadhar card is the main document to buy a sim card.Just visit a mobile shop or telecom operator store and submit your AAdhar card.Sometimes they ask a hard copy of the Aadhar card.Most of the times they will do not ask Hardcopy.Only need to show the Aadhar number.They will verify Your identity by Aadhar using fingerprint Authentication.After that, you will get the Sim Card.The sim card will be activated within 24 hours.Most of the times it will be activated within 2 or 3 hours after the Aadhar verification.

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If you don’t have an Adhar card, then the process of buying a new sim card will vary depending upon the telecom operator.Most of the causes you need to submit the following documents for buy a new sim card.

  • One passport size photo
  • Address proof (You can use election ID card, Electricity Bill, Telephone bill, Driving Licence etc)
  • Identity Proof (Need to submit any government-issued photo identity proof like Driving Licence, Election ID Card )

Steps to Buy Sim card in India For Foreign National

If you are not an Indian National and want to buy a sim card from India, the process will differ from the above mentioned.You need to submit the following documents to buy a sim card from India.

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Document need to buy a Prepaid Connection From India

  • Passport with a photocopy
  • Photocopy of visa
  • One passport sized photo

Document need to buy a Postpaid Connection From India

  • Passport with a photocopy
  • Photocopy of visa
  • One passport sized photo
  • Any proof of Local address
  • Details of local reference.

You need to submit the contact details of any person with Indian Nationality.Such as your friend or family from India.Also, need to submit the local Address proof.Such as electricity bill of your apartment in India or rent agreement and much more.The telecom operator agent will visit your submitted local address.After the verification, they issue sim card.

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