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Aadhaar For Kids

The UIDAI has launched a drive to a new variant of aadhar card meant for kids known as Baal Aadhaar Card.

The Baal Aadhar is issued to kids who are aged below 5 years and there is no need for them to provide any biometric information while getting registered for aadhar. To differentiate between the Aadhar card meant for adults and kids, the UIDAI issues Baal Aadhar in blue colour for kids who are aged below 5 years. Most of the government IDs are issued to citizens of India after attaining 18 years of age. But Aadhar is the only such document which even a newborn can enrol for.

At the time of issue of Baal Aadhar, the UIDAI will not capture the biometric details of the child. The demographic details will be taken from the aadhar card of any one of the parents. Just similar to the aadhar which is meant for adult, the Baal Aadhar also has a 12 digit unique identification number and the same needs to be updated with biometric details of the child once they turn 5 years. A final set of biometric data will be collected when the child turns 15 years. 


Benefits of Aadhar for Kids

  • The Baal Aadhar acts as an identification proof for kids whenever they travel on flights or in railways or during their stay in hotels.
  • Most of the schools in India has made it a mandatory document to be submitted at the time of the admission process.
  • The aadhar for kids helps in saving the huge subsidy amount meant for children under the mid-day meal facility provided by the government of India, as this will help to keep a check on the fake students.

Documents Required for Baal Aadhaar

The following are the list of documents required for enrollment of Baal Aadhaar

  • Birth Certificate of the child
  • Anyone of the parent has to provide their aadhar card details while registering for their child’s Baal Aadhar as it will be linked with the parent’s aadhar card.
  • If the child is admitted to the school, then the parent has to provide the identification card of the school or a bonafide statement issued by the school stating that the child is studying in that school.
  • The school ID card should be submitted, if the child is admitted in school.

Aadhar Card for Kids Over 5 Years

If a child is over 5 years, then the biometric authentication process is mandatory for updating the aadhar card. Once the child turns 15 years, another biometric updation is required. At the time of enrollment, fingerprints of the child, iris scan and photograph of the child will be documented. Know-How To Apply For Baal Aadhaar For Child Aged Below 5 Years?

Procedure for Online Registration of Baal Aadhaar Card

Step 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI
Step 2: Click on the Aadhar Card registration link.
Step 3: Enter all the credentials including the name of the child, parent’s phone number, e-mail address, and so on.
Step 4: After entering all the personal details one should fill in all the demographic information such as a residential address, locality, district, state and so on.
Step 5: Proceed further and click on the fix appointment tab. Now schedule the date of registration for aadhar card.
Step 6: The applicant can choose the nearest enrollment centre to proceed further for the enrollment process.
Step 7: Head to the enrollment centre on the date of the appointment along with all the necessary documents. Take a reference number along with the documents.
Step 8: Once the verification is done by the concerned officials, if the child is aged 5 years, then the biometric information will be procured and it will be linked to the aadhar card.
Step 9: Post confirmation process, the applicant will be given an acknowledgement number which can be used to track the status of the application.
Step 10: Post completion of the verification, you will receive a notification via SMS to your registered mobile number.
Step 11: After the completion of the enrollment process, you will receive an SMS within 60 days, Baal Aadhaar Card will be issued to the child.

Procedure for Offline Registration of Baal Aadhaar Card

Step 1: Visit the nearest Aadhar Card Enrollment Centre with the required documents.
Step 2: Inform the concerned aadhar official about the enrollment of aadhar card for kids and get an enrollment form.
Step 3: Duly fill in the enrollment form and submit the same to the concerned officials along with supporting documents.
Step 4: The parent’s aadhar card details and mobile number must also be provided at the time of submission of the enrollment form.
Step 5: After the due verification process, the photograph of the child will be taken.
Step 6: Photograph of the kid will be taken during the enrollment process (If the age of the child is below 5 years, then biometric data – iris scanning and fingerprints will not be collected).
Step 7: Post confirmation, you can collect the acknowledgement slip given at the centre for further reference.
Step 8: After completion of the above process, you will receive an SMS within 60 days, the Baal Aadhar will be issued within 60 days of receiving the SMS.

Tracking Status of Baal Aadhaar Card

One should follow the below-mentioned steps to track the status of Baal Aadhar Card

Step 1: Visit the official web portal of UIDAI
Step 2: Mouse over ‘My Aadhaar’ option on the main page and then select “Check Aadhaar Status”

Step 3: Now enter the 28 digit SRN code which you receive on your mobile phone via SMS.
Step 4: Proceeding further, enter the UID number.
Step 5: Enter the security code and click on the “Submit” button, you can see your aadhar status online.

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