Registration of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in the Electoral Rolls


Registration of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)  in the Electoral Rolls in their native place.

  1. Under Section 20A of the Representation of People Act, 1950 and rules made there under every citizen of India-

(a) whose name is not included in the electoral roll;

(b) who has not acquired the citizenship of any other country; and

(c) who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to his/her employment, education or otherwise outside India, is entitled to have his/her name registered in the electoral roll as  “Overseas electors” in the constituency in his/her place of residence in India as mentioned in his/her passport.

2. The application for this purpose can be filed on the prescribed format in person before the concerned Electoral Registration Officer or sent by post or can be filed online on website of Chief Electoral Officer of the concerned state or website of Election Commission of India ( After getting enrolled in the electoral roll, such person can cast his/her vote in India during Assembly or Parliamentary election at the respective polling station after showing his/her valid Indian passport.

     3. All entitled NRIs are advised to get their names registered on the electoral rolls as NRI voters to enable them to become the part of the election process.

source: Consular office, Indian Embassy Jakarta