UIDAI has introduced the Baal Aadhaar card for children below five years. It is similar to Aadhaar cards and requires only demographic and personal details of the child. The card comes in blue colour with a 12-digit identification number. There is no need to provide biometric information of children.
To understand it better, let’s look at its benefits and registration procedure.
Below are the several benefits of Baal Aadhaar:
At the time of admission, many schools require proof of the child's identity. The document can be used as the same.
It may also be used as residential proof.
It will act as an identification document while travelling through train, flight, etc.
Here is the procedure to follow for Baal Aadhaar card online registration:
Step 1: Go to the UIDAI official website uidai.gov.in
Step 2: Navigate to the ‘My Aadhaar’ tab. Choose ‘Book an Appointment’ among the options.
Step 3: Following that, you will be redirected to a new page. You will see two options: ‘Book an Appointment at UIDAI run Aadhaar Seva Kendra’ and ‘Book an Appointment at Registrar run Aadhaar Seva Kendra.’ Choose any of them.
Step 3: Next, enter your contact number to receive OTP.
Step 4: Enter the OTP and choose the date of appointment.
Step 5: After that, you will get a confirmation notification on your number.
Step 6: Lastly, you must go to the Aadhaar centre on the decided date to complete the procedure.
Step 7: You will receive your Aadhaar card within 60 days at your postal address. You may also download your Baal Aadhaar card online.
Following are the steps to follow for Baal Aadhaar card registration offline.
Step 1: Visit your nearest Aadhaar, Seva Kendra.
Step 2: Ask for the form from the officials.
Step 3: Fill in the form carefully. Details of parents' Aadhaar cards must be provided.
Step 4: Submit the form along with supporting documents.
Step 5: You will get an acknowledgement slip after your submission.
Step 6: Aadhaar card will be posted to your address within 60 days.
Here is the list of documents required for Baal Aadhaar:
School identity card
Parents Aadhaar card
Here are a few features of Aadhaar card for children below five years of age:
Along with children below 5, this card can also be issued for newborn babies.
No biometric details are required.
One of the parents is obligated to provide their Aadhaar card details.
Only a child’s name, age, residential address, and photograph is required.
The UIDAI has made no distinction between the Aadhaar enrolment process for children over the age of five and for adults. For children over five years old, along with personal and demographic details, biometric information must be also provided at the time of enrolment. However, once the child reaches the age of 15, a biometric update is necessary.
The following steps will assist you in tracking your Baal Aadhaar status:
Step 1: Go to the UIDAI’s official website uidai.gov.in
Step 2: Click on the ‘My Aadhaar’ option. Select ‘Check Aadhaar Status.’
Step 3: Next, enter your enrolment ID or SRN (Service Request Number).
Step 4: You will be able to see the status.
To make it different from other citizens’ Aadhaar cards, UIDAI issues this card in blue colour.
It helps in identifying the Baal Aadhaar card easily. Also, you are not required to pay any charges while applying for it.
m-Aadhaar is a mobile app that can store up to five Aadhaar cards. Anyone can use the mAadhaar app to manage their Aadhaar card as well as their children's Aadhaar cards.
Aadhaar cards for children can be accessed at any time and from any location. This service is available to parents of children under the age of five and those aged five to fifteen.
It is not obligatory to have a Baal Aadhaar card, but it is recommended to have this card as it can provide several benefits.
No. It is necessary to provide documents.
By giving demographic details, personal details, and photographs, the child will be enrolled for an Aadhaar card.
Baal Aadhaar card is also known as Blue Aadhaar card issued for children below the age of five.