September 06, 2016

List of POA and POI documents required for Jio SIM activation

The customers have to submit any one of the required POI and POA documents at Reliance Digital and DX Mini stores to collect Jio SIM. POI is abbreviated as Proof of Identity issued by Government of India to recognize person full name, fathers name, Date of Birth along with photograph and POA is abbreviated as Proof of Address to locate either permanent or temporary address of a person which is mentioned on accepted government records. Those documents are also mandatory to activate SIM to enable the new connection for using unlimited preview. The subscribers must submit any one of these valid required documents with self attestation to get Jio SIM.




The following documents are accepted for Proof of Identity (POI)
  • Aadhaar Identity Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Election Commission’s Voter ID Card
  • Income Tax PAN Card
  • Photo Credit Card/ Debit card (with Photo)
  • ECHS / CGHS Card having photo
  • Domicile Certificate / Caste Certificate with photograph
  • Current passbook of Post Office / Govt. /PSU Bank/private banks.
  • Student ID card of the Govt. recognized educational institutions with photograph on it.
  • Ration Card with photograph & address. (Issued from Maharashtra state not valid )
  • Smart Card issued by CSD, Defence / Paramilitary Forces
  • Arms License
  • Senior Citizen Card having photo issued by the Govt
  • Pensioners Card having photo issued by the Govt
  • ID Card issued to Tibetan (Refugees) Citizens by State Govt. / Central Govt. of India having photo
  • Defence Personnel - Armed Forces; Certificate from Competent Unit Authority
  • Certificate of Address having Photo, issued by MP/ MLA / Group A Gazetted Officer on letter head with seal
  • Certificate of address with photo from Govt. recognized educational institution (for students only)
  • Certificate of Address having Photo, issued by Head of Village / Gram Panchayat or its equivalent Authority. (for Rural Areas)
  • Address Card with Photo issued by Dept. of Posts
  • Freedom fighter card with photo
  • Kissan Passbook with photo


The following documents are accepted for Proof of Address (POA)
  • Aadhaar Identity Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License (Issued from Maharashtra state not valid)
  • Election Commission’s Voter ID Card
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate / Smart card
  • Water Bill with address
  • Electricity Bill of Govt./private company (not older than 3 months)
  • Telephone Bill of a fixed line. (Any Service Provider)
  • Registered Sale/Lease (Rent) Agreement
  • Credit card statement with address
  • Ration Card with photograph. (Issued from Maharashtra state not valid )
  • Certificate of address with photo from Govt. recognized educational institution (for students only)
  • Current passbook of Post Office / Govt./PSU/private banks with complete address
  • IT Assessment Order
  • ECHS / CGHS Card having photo & address.
  • Domicile Certificate / Caste Certificate with photograph & address
  • Arms License
  • Senior Citizen Card having photo & address issued by the Govt.
  • Pensioners Card having photo & address issued by the Govt.
  • ID Card issued to Tibetan (Refugees) Citizens by State Govt. / Central Govt. of India having photo & address
  • Defence Personnel – Armed Forces ;Certificate from Competent Unit Authority
  • Certificate of Address having Photo, issued by MP/ MLA / Group A Gazetted Officer on letter head with seal
  • Certificate of Address having Photo, issued by Head of Village / Gram Panchayat or its equivalent Authority. (for Rural Areas)
  • Address Card with Photo issued by Dept. of Posts
  • Freedom fighter card with photo & address
  • Kissan Passbook with photo & address
  • Surrender ID Card (BLT etc.) issued by Govt. of India & signed by IGP of the state
Reliance accepts almost all possible valid documents as a proof to ease customer verification. If the customer would have submitted AADHAAR card, remembering the last four digits of AADHAAR card number is enough before calling activation number. This speeds up the activation process without talking to customer care executive. The subscriber has to submit those documents with an invitation received through email to get SIM. The customers who have not got an invitation with bar code can simply generate Jio coupon online just by submitting their name, mobile number and email. Not all mobiles works for unlimited preview offer, so you must check the complete list of models eligible for Reliance Jio preview offer to know whether your mobile is coming under partner offer or not.