Aadhaar card for children below 5 years of age launched by UIDAI
No biometric details will be required to get blue-coloured Baal Aadhaar card
Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI) today introduced a ‘Baal Aadhaar’ card for children below the age of five years. No biometric details will be required to get this blue-coloured Baal Aadhaar card.
“A child below 5 years of age gets a blue in coloured Aadhaar known as Baal Aadhaar. When the child becomes 5 years old, a mandatory biometric update is required,” UIDAI said.
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) February 26, 2018
However, a mandatory biometric update will be required when the child turns five. For this update, which is free, parents can take the child to any nearby Aadhaar centre.
“Remember to update biometric Aadhaar data of your child at the age of 5 years and then again at the age of 15 years. This mandatory biometric update for children is FREE,” UIDAI said in another tweet.
Remember to update biometric Aadhaar data of your child at the age of 5 years and then again at the age of 15 years. This mandatory biometric update for children is FREE. #AadhaarForMyChild pic.twitter.com/XyQTMyYf2F
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) February 25, 2018
A child’s school ID (Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution) can also be used for his/ her Aadhaar enrolment, a post in the twitter handle said.
It is not mandatory for children of this age to get an Aadhaar card. However, it is needed for attending educational programmes overseas and availing of government scholarships.
Baal Aadhaar cards update process will be same as that of a normal Aadhaar.