Did you know you can get an Aadhaar card for your child/children too? With the introduction of the Baal Aadhaar card for kids, every Indian citizen, regardless of age, can get a 12-digit identification code.
All about Baal Aadhaar card
Baal Aadhaar is a blue-colored card for children below the age of five years. The Aadhaar card for a child or Baal Aadhaar is issued free of cost. However, the biometrics of children that is their fingerprints and iris scans are not linked with Baal Aadhaar card. When the child turns 5, his/her biometrics (facial photograph, iris scan, and fingerprints) have to be mandatorily updated on the Aadhaar Card.
How to apply for a Baal Aadhaar card online
Visit the official website of UIDAI - https://uidai.gov.in/
Click on the Aadhar Card registration link.
Enter all the credentials including the name of the child, parent's phone number, e-mail address, etc.
Fill all the demographic information such as a residential address, locality, district, state, etc.
Proceed further and click on the fixed appointment tab. Schedule the date of registration for the Aadhar card.
The applicant can choose the nearest enrollment center to proceed further with the enrollment process.
Don't forget to carry all the required documents and the reference number along with a printout of the form to the center with you on the date of the appointment. Take a reference number along with the documents.
Once the concerned officials do the verification and if the child is aged 5 years, then the biometric information will be obtained, and it will be linked to the Aadhaar card. In case the child is below five years, only photograph will be taken, and no biometric data will be required confirmation/verification process, the applicant will be given an acknowledgment number that can be used to track the status of the application
The applicant will receive a notification via SMS on the registered mobile number within 60 days
After the completion of the enrolment process, you will receive the Baal Aadhaar card within 90 days
Documents needed for applying for Baal Aadhaar card
While applying for Baal Aadhaar, you will need the child's birth certificate.
School ID or photo ID from a recognised educational institution) is also considered as a proof
Baal Aadhaar card is linked with any one of the parent's Aadhaar card, therefore, it is crucial to submit a 12-digit Aadhaar number that belongs to either one of the parents.
The first update Baal Aadhaar card happens once when the child turns 5 years old and it is updated again mandatorily once the child is 15 years old.