Hyderabad: From opening a bank account to registering for a gas connection, Aadhar has become an important document. It not only contains the demographic details but also the biometric data of the cardholder.
Aadhaar has become one identity card that can be used for various purposes. However, children below five years do not have Aadhar cards. For that, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has arranged a special Aadhaar card for them. The card will be issued free of cost and will not include the children's biometric data.
"#AadhaarForMyChild A child below 5 years gets a blue-colored #BaalAadhaar & becomes invalid when the child attains the age of 5 yrs. The mandatory biometric update is required to reactivate it," UIDAI tweeted.
The process to enroll children below five years for Aadhaar is a bit different from that of adults. The type of documents required for children is also different.
Enrolling children below five years for Aadhar
Parents have to go to the nearest enrollment centre and fill the enrolment form.
The parents must mention their Aadhaar number on the form.
Any one of the parents has to provide his/her Aadhaar details to enroll their children who are below five years.
The child's photograph will be taken.
The address and other demographic details are to be filled from the parent's Aadhaar.
A copy of the child's birth certificate has to be submitted.
The Aadhaar executive will hand over the acknowledgment slip that contains the enrollment number.
The enrollment number can be used to check the status of Aadhaar generation.
The parents will receive the Aadhaar within 90 days.
UIDAI also said the parent's Aadhaar along with the child's birth certificate or the discharge slip from the hospital is enough to enroll the child for Aadhaar.
Enrolment of children between 5- 15 years
Visit a nearby Aadhaar enrollment centre.
Fill the Aadhaar form with all the required details.
Mention your Aadhaar number and details in case you do not have a valid address proof of your child.
Submit the form along with relevant documents to the executive.
The executive will take your child's biometrics (fingerprints, iris scan, and photograph).
Once the process is completed, an acknowledgment slip is generated.
The acknowledgment slip contains the enrolment ID that contains the enrolment number and time and date of enrolment.
The enrolment ID can be used to check the status of Aadhaar.
When the child turns 15, s/he has to get his /her biometric data updated in UIDAI's database.