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Aadhaar Card For Children

In new age India, an Aadhaar card is mandatory for everyone. This means that even kids under the age of 5 are eligible for enrolment for an Aadhar card. The utility of Aadhar cards for kids ranges from mid-day meal provisions to buying of railway tickets etc. A 12-digit identification number given by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Aadhaar card can be utilised as proof of address and uniqueness in various parts of the country.

  • In India now, the Aadhaar number is the most important identity proof.

  • Many schools insist parents to produce Aadhaar card during school admission.

  • Early 2017, the Indian government made changes to make Aadhaar compulsory for kids to receive benefits of midday meal policy.

  • Ensure that your child does not miss out on important government subsidised schemes.

Children below 5 years of age

Aadhaar for a child is also known as Baal Aadhaar and is in blue colour. One should seek the nearest Aadhaar centre for the enrolment of the child.

  • The Aadhaar card of the parent or guardian is required together with the child's birth certificate.
  • Until 5 years of age, no biometric data will be collected from the kids. Until this age, the child’s Aadhaar card will be linked to her/his parent's Aadhaar.
  • Biometric details such as fingerprint will be not be gathered for kids less than 5 years of age. This is because a child's biometrics are not yet developed till they are five years of age.

Children between 5 and 15 years of age

When the kid turns 5, his or her biometric data which includes fingerprint and iris scan would be taken.

  • There will be no change in the Aadhaar card number.
  • The biometric details need to be updated again when the kid turns 15 years of age.
  • This will be the final biometric data recording for Aadhaar.

How to Enrol Children for Aadhaar

Most of the adults in the country may have already enrolled themselves for Aadhaar. While it is not compulsory for children to have an Aadhaar in every sphere, parents are looking to get their kids enrolled to avoid hassles in the future.

Aadhar Card for Childern Age is less than 5 years

  • Go to an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre and fill the Aadhaar Enrolment Form. Submit your own card together with your child’s certificate of birth. It is a good idea to take along the original documents.
  • For children aged less than five years there will be no collection of biometric data. Only a photograph is needed.
  • Since the kid’s Aadhaar is linked to your UID, it is compulsory for the parents to have a valid Aadhaar number.
  • For kids below five years of age, there is a blue coloured Aadhaar.

Aadhar Card for Childern Age is over 5 years

  • In case of kids above five years age, the parents have to submit certificate of child’s birth school’s identity card/bonafide statement from the institute together with the Enrolment Form.
  • Your child’s 1. fingerprints, 2. iris scan and 3. photograph will be gathered at enrolment centre. This information will get upgraded when the child turns 15 years in age.
  • The Aadhaar card of the parents is also required.
  • Later on, the fingerprints and biometric data has to match. In case it does not match, the applicant will have to get this data updated.

Process of Aadhar Card for Child Online Registration

  1. Visit Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) website and go to the Aadhaar card registration link.
  2. Procure the required form. Put in basic data like the kid’s name, parent’s phone number and e-mail id, etc. Be certain to submit your available number and valid e-mail id.
  3. After filling personal details, provide demographic details such as the state, district, locality, location of the parents, etc.
  4. Click on Fix Appointment button. It would fix an appointment at the Aadhaar Card Enrolment Center or e-Seva Kendra.
  5. After fixing the appointment just head for the enrolment office on the date of the appointment. Make sure you take the documents mentioned above and the reference number along with a printout of the form to the centre with you on the date of the appointment.
  6. When you are at the enrolment centre, various documents Aadhaar card of the parent will be verified.
  7. Post verification, if the child is 5 years of age, the biometric data will be gathered and linked to the Aadhaar card.

  8. After successful enrolment, the applicant will be given an acknowledgement number. This number is a temporary record number to help you track your application.

  9. When the verification is complete, you will receive an SMS that the process has been successful on the same number you entered during the online appointment process.
  10. Once you have received this SMS from UIDAI, you will get your Aadhaar card which is physically sent to you within 60 days of the SMS.

Documents Required for Aadhaar for Children

There are limited amount of documentation needed to apply for kid’s Aadhar card.

  • Certificate of the child’s birth / Photo ID given by the child's school.
  • Parents Aadhar details. Parent’s address proof. Proof of parent’s identity.

Documents to be submitted for Aadhaar for children below 5 years of age

There are not many documents required for a kid’s Aadhaar enrolment. Parents require these documents for their child’s Aadhaar enrolment:

  • Birth certificate of the child
  • Aadhaar card details of the child’s parents
  • Address proof of the child’s parents
  • Identity proof of the child’s parents

Documents to be submitted for Aadhaar for children between 5 and 15 years of age

For the registration of kids more than 5 years of age the parents need to submit the kid’s certificate of birth and school identity proof. Otherwise, bonafide certificate from the institute will be required together with the Enrolment Form.

Other Documents Be Submitted as The Proof of Address

  • Parent’s Aadhaar card
  • Address certificate issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead containing the child’s photograph
  • Address certificate issued by Village Panchayat Head or its equivalent authority

Fees Charged on Aadhaar for Children

  • There is no fee for enrolling a child for Aadhaar.

FAQs On Aadhaar Card For Children

How to get Aadhaar card for children?

Visit Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) website and go to the Aadhaar card registration link.

How will children be added in the database?

Post verification, if the kid is five plus years old, the biometric details will be gathered and then linked to their Aadhaar card.

Is it compulsory to update the Aadhaar card after 15 years?

Yes. Fingerprints, iris scan and photograph will be taken at the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. These details will be updated again when the child turns 15.

How to add children in database of Aadhaar

Visit Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) website and go to the Aadhaar card registration link.

For update in Aadhar of a child below 5 years, does the child need to come for updation or only the parent?

The kid has to accompany the parents so that a photograph could be taken.

What is blue coloured Aadhaar card and How to get it?

Aadhaar for a child is also known as Baal Aadhaar and is in blue colour. Go to your nearest Aadhaar centre to enrol your child.

How do I get the address of my child updated in Aadhaar? – You can do so by using any of the following

A parent’s Aadhaar card detailing the updated address 2. Address certificate issued by MP or MLA/Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead containing the child’s photograph or Address certificate issued by Village Panchayat Head.

I have to update the name of our 9 years daughter on Aadhaar card. Should we take out our daughter along or can we submit her documents?

Your daughter will have to accompany you for updating the same

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