An Aadhaar card, of course, needs no intro, but what is this new blue coloured Aadhaar card. Well, Aadhaar is mandatory for every living soul in our country and considered the only valid ID proof nowadays. The UIDAI has recently tweeted that now everyone can enrol for Aadhaar – even a newborn child. For this purpose, they have introduced a blue coloured Aadhaar card known as ‘Baal Aadhaar’ card for children below the age of 5. Let’s see the features of the Baal Aadhaar card and how to get your child enrolled for this card.
Baal Aadhaar Card Features – AadhaarForMyChild
The Baal Aadhaar card is almost similar to a regular Aadhaar card, but not entirely the same. A child below 5 years of age can get enrolled, but their biometrics info like fingerprints and Iris scan are not collected during the process. However, to get enrolled the child should have a birth certificate and one of their parents must have a valid Aadhaar card. Moreover, once your child reaches 5 years of age, the biometric data needs to be updated from an enrollment centre.
Steps To Get Your Child Enrolled in Baal Aadhaar Card
- Visit nearest enrolment centre and fill out the enrolment form.
- Submit child’s birth certificate, photograph and Aadhaar card of one parent.
- You might also have to provide your existing mobile number.
- If your child is below 5 years of age, then no biometrics is collected.
- Biometrics can be updated for free after the child reaches the age of five.
You might think that Aadhaar card for kids isn’t going to help, but you never know how this can get handy sometimes. In the country, more than 500 missing children were traced with the help of Aadhaar card. Even without biometrics, the Baal Aadhaar card can also link a kid to their parent. So, why wait? get your kid enrolled as soon as UIDAI starts the process. Hope the article was informative, Peace!