• February 3, 2021

How to verify an Indian

How to verify an Indian

How to verify an Indian 1080 723 Data Zoo

In 2016, India’s government demonetised 86% of its currency in circulation,  which led to the adoption of digital payments. After China, India is one of the fastest FinTech adopters globally with multiple online payment applications and financial institutions, providing a 360-degree digital experience and service. These new digital strategies have provided an enormous push at global leaders to enhance the consumer experience through digital transformation.

Our team of identity verification experts have outlined the key data sources available, the standard of verification, and how to protect your organisation. For further information, please contact one of our experts.

Indian Driver Licence

Every state of India issues a driver’s licence that individuals can use across the country upon passing their driving test after 18 years of age. The state government generated document is mailed to your address which expires after 20 years.


The government source verifies name, date of birth, date of issue, passport number and file number against records held by the issuer.

Indian Passport

The passport is not an essential document for most of the population, only for the people crossing the Indian borders. After the Indian citizens pass a thorough background check and verify their credit scores and data, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs issues a valid passport for 10 years.

The government source verifies name, date of birth, licence number and address against records held by the issuer.

India EPIC (Voters ID)

A voters ID is mandatory to cast votes for any government body elections applicable after 21 years old. In January 2021, India’s election commission launched the e-EPIC, a digital voter ID that will improve the usability and creation of voter IDs.

The government source verifies name, date of birth, ID number and address against records held by the issuer.

PAN Card

PAN card stands for the Permanent Account Number – a ten-digit alphanumeric code supplied in the form of a laminated card by the Income Tax Department. It is an essential document for all taxpayers; hence, even companies must obtain a PAN card number. Foreign companies who are taxpayers in India are also required to obtain a PAN card number.

The government source verifies name, date of birth and card number against records held by the issuer.

Aadhaar Card

A government-issued unique identity card with a 12-digit random number assigned to all Indians. It is a necessary document to identify each individual’s identity by including details related to their biometric and demographic data – yet it is not a compulsory document. The Aadhaar card is a mandatory document required by many companies to utilise their services and can be used for any India verification process, such as the telecommunication networks or banks. The costing is nominal as the card is digital, so people in rural India can access an identification card with ease and accessibility.

The government source verifies name, date of birth, ID number and address against records held by the issuer.

India is a country with a population of over 1.3 billion out of which more than half a billion have an internet subscription. India has seen drastic growth across various sectors as the capabilities of digital connections improve. The government has also set-up in many rural locations to boost digitalisation and enforce the Aadhaar card’s creation.

To view a break down of our Indian service and our other independent and reliable data sources, visit our country coverage page on India.

Author Sara Singh Tak, Data Zoo Marketing Specialist

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