In India, there is no restriction of age for enrolling for Aadhaar. Even newborn or infant babies can have an Aadhaar.
Presently, it is not compulsory for child to have an Aadhaar but it is good if the parents enrol Aadhaar for their children because having an Aadhaar would certainly make their life easier in the future as Aadhaar acts as both the proof of identity and proof of address.
Aadhaar for a child is also known as 'Baal Aadhaar' and its color is blue for child having age of less than 5 years. Normal Aadhaar Card is issued to child who are aged above 5 years. Some renowned hospitals have already started to get newborns enrolled for Aadhaar. Such hospitals try to hand over the Aadhaar acknowledgement slips while providing birth certificates to the parents.
In many cases, Aadhaar can be helpful for your child. Some of such cases may be:
Following documents are required for preparing Aadhaar Card for the child:
|Child's age is less than 5 years||Child's age is more than 5 years|
|Biometrics will not be captured||Biometrics of ten fingers, iris and facial photograph will be captured|
|Parent has to visit to enrolment centre and fill up the Aadhaar enrolment form||Child has to visit to enrolment centre with Parent and fill up the Aadhaar enrolment form|
|Birth Certificate of the child is required||Birth certificate and school's identity card are required|
|Aadhaar card of the parent is required||Aadhaar card of the parent is required, if the child is not enrolled in a school|
|Child's Aadhaar will be linked to the Aadhaar of the parent|
|Biometric of the child will be captured on his/ her turning 5 & then again on turning 15||Child is required to get his/ her photo and biometrics captured again after turning 15|
|Aadhaar Card in blue colour is issued to children having age of less than 5 years||Normal Aadhaar Card is issued to children having age of more than 5 years|
Mentioned below is the Step by Step Process of Applying for Aadhaar Card:
Mentioned below is the Step by Step Process of Applying for Aadhaar Card for child above 5 years of Age:
Aadhaar enrolment is totally free of cost therefore you need not pay anything at the enrolment centre.