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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.

Aadhaar Card for Children Below 5 Years of Age

The following are the salient features of Aadhaar Card for Children who are aged below 5 years

  • The Aadhaar Card issued by the UIDAI can be generated for all the children who are aged below 5 years and including the newborns.
  • The enrollment process does not require the child to provide any biometric details.
  • Only the child’s photograph is required during the enrollment process.
  • It is mandatory to provide Aadhaar card details of at least one of the parents.
  • If in case, both the parents do not have Aadhaar card, then they have to first get enrolled for Aadhaar.
  • Once, the child turns 5 years old, then he/she has to provide the biometric details of all their 10 fingers and iris scan should be done.
  • The photograph of the child will be taken during the enrollment process itself.
  • The process will be repeated when the child turns 15 years.

Aadhaar Card for Children aged between 5 and 15 years of Age

The Aadhaar card for children who are aged between 5 years and 15 years will be issued similarly to that of adults. UIDAI has not discriminated between the enrollment process of Aadhaar for Children who are aged above 5 years and for adults. The following is the salient features of Aadhaar for children who are aged between 5 to 15 years of age.

  • The enrollment process is similar to that which is meant for adults.
  • The only difference relies on the type of documents which are required to be submitted.
  • A child has to get all the biometric data (iris scan, photograph, fingerprints of all 10 fingers) updates when he or she turns 15 years of age.
  • Submission of birth certificate is mandatory in all the cases.
  • The biometric data should be updated again in the later stages of life if in case, the earlier provided biometrics do not match in future.

Blue Aadhaar for Kids

The Unique Identification Authority of India or popularly known as UIDAI has come up with a coloured Aadhaar Card for kids who are aged below five years. The reason behind the making the aadhaar in blue colour is for easier identification. As per the rules, the Aadhaar will require mandatory biometric update when the child turns five years and fifteen years respectively. The photo identification cards issued by the school can be used for Aadhaar enrollment.

Facts about Baal Aadhaar

  • The blue colour Aadhaar does not include the biometric information related to the child.
  • The demographic details of any one of the parents will be taken from their respective aadhaar card for Baal aadhaar.
  • The first mandatory biometric update should be made when the child turns five years and it should include biometric data like fingerprints and iris scan.
  • The second mandatory biometric update will be made at the age of 15 years.
  • Other than school photo ID card, the child’s birth certificate and mobile number are also required for the enrollment purpose.

Fee Charged for Children’s Aadhaar

  • The UIDAI does not charge any fees from the applicants for enrollment of the child for Aadhaar card.
  • The cost of the Aadhaar enrollment will be borne by the government.
  • When the child visits the enrollment centre for a biometric update after turning 5 or 15 years of age, no fees will be charged from the child for enrollment.
  • However, if any demographic data has to be updated during this time, then the applicant has to pay a fee of Rs 30.

m-Aadhaar for Children

Parents can register their mobile numbers with their respective kid’s Aadhaar card and can use the mAadhaar app to carry the aadhaar card of kids in their smartphones. The mAadhaar app is designed in such a way that one can add up to 3 Aadhaar cards in it. Any individual can manage his/her as well as their children’s Aadhaar card in the mAadhaar app. The Aadhaar card of the kids can be accessed anytime and from anywhere and can be used as a proof of identity or for address. This facility can be accessed by parents of children who are aged below 5 years and even for those who are aged between 5 years – 15 years. 


Q. Is it mandatory to update the Aadhaar card after 15 years?

A. Yes, you must submit your child's biometrics and photograph details at the age of 15. For this process, it will take only a few minutes.

Q. Is it possible to get an Aadhar card for a child without any documents?

A. You must present any proof of address and proof of identity of any one of the parent and the child to register for Baal Aadhaar.

Q. I received a blue Aadhaar card for my child. Is it valid?

A. You will receive a blue Baal Aadhaar if your child is under 5-years old. It is valid until the age of 5. You must submit their biometric data when they are 5-years old because Baal Aadhaar is not valid after the child turns 5-years old.

Q. How will the children be added to the database?

A. Parents must provide their Aadhaar to register their child before 5-years old. Biometrics are taken when the child turns 5-years and final biometrics are provided when the child turns 15.

Q. How long does it take to get the Baal Aadhaar card for a child under 5?

A. Baal Aadhaar also takes up to 90 days from registration to reach the residential address of the Aadhaar holder.

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