How to Apply for Color Voter ID Card

Now you can apply for color voter ID Card easily through online government portal. The Election Commission of India issues the Voter Card to the Indian and Overseas electors who have turned 18 years or above. Applicants can register at National Voters’ Services Portal to receive the Electoral Photo ID card. Read the details provided here on How to apply for color voter ID Card if you are also willing to receive one.

The Voter card was previously issued written in black and white color detailing citizens’ personal information. But now, the Government has changed the format and introduced the colored version of Voter cards. The best part is, there are no hassles to deal with the application process. This guide will help you know how to apply for color voter ID card online. You must also refer to the eligibility criteria and documents required for application.

Apply Online for Color Voter ID Card

Why is Voter ID card important?

The Voter ID Card issued by the Election Commission of India is must-have document for everyone. The card holds identifiable citizen-specific information such as the permanent address of citizens, Age, Date of Birth, Photograph, and a Unique Serial Number. Most importantly, you are eligible to vote using this card. Details printed on Voter ID card are:

  • Coloured Photograph
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of the Citizen
  • Permanent address
  • Seal of the issuing authority
  • Unique serial number

The document is also required for verification purposes by government or private sector organizations. This document also serves as an identity proof, date of birth, and address proof.

Documents Required to Apply for Colour Voter ID Card

The following is the checklist of documents /certificates to be used while registering for a new Voter ID card. Candidates must have two recent passport-sized coloured photographs with a white background ready.

Identity Proof:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Ration Card

Address Proof:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Arm’s License
  • Driving License
  • Employee ID Card issued by any of the government departments
  • Latest bank statement
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Public sector bank passbook
  • Rental/ Lease Agreement or Property Document with deed and photograph
  • SC/ ST/ OBC document
  • Electricity/Water Bills

Age Proof:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Driving License
  • Matriculation Certificate
  • Passport

Procedure to apply for colour voter ID Card online

  • Applicants can visit the government portal www.nvsp.in to register as a new user.
  • Press the Login/Register button to proceed.
  • Use your existing ID and Password if you have an account or register as a fresh applicant.
  • Now enter your valid and active Email ID and Phone number and use your EPIC number.
  • If you don’t have an EPIC number, select “I don’t have EPIC number.”
  • Right after clicking the register button, you’ll receive a confirmation email on your registered email ID.
  • Follow the verification email and proceed with your application.
  • Upload your recent passport-sized photo and relevant documents.
  • You have to pay a sum of Rs.30/- as the application charges.
  • After filling out form 6 successfully, you can track your Application status at voterportal.eci.gov.in or nvsp.in.
  • You can also visit the nearest CSC (e-Seva office) centre to track your Voter ID Card status.
  • The Voter ID Card will be issued once the verification is complete.

Must-haves for Applicants

  • A valid email ID and phone number.
  • Recent passport-sized coloured photographs with white background.

Note: The Coloured Voter ID Card takes up to a month to be delivered to your address. This card will be given to you by the Booth Level Officer (BLO) after visiting your house.

Official Links:

Refer to the following links to apply for colour Voter ID Card or track your application status.

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