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.
The following are the list of documents required for enrollment of Baal Aadhaar
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?
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.
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.
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.
The following are the salient features of Aadhaar Card for Children who are aged below 5 years
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 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.
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.