What is Baal or Blue Aadhaar? How to Get One for Your Kid?

1 May, 2022 15:46 IST|Sakshi Post

As a mandatory KYC document, Aadhaar card is required in India for availing of government subsidies and benefits of various government-run welfare schemes. Since the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issued Aadhaar card contains full name, permanent address, and date of birth, all linked to a unique 12-digit number, therefore, this can be considered as an important identity proof. 

Like elders, children too need an Aadhar Card in many places. For children under the age of five, the UIDAI has introduced a new Aadhar Card which is known as Blue Aadhaar or Baal Aadhaar. The kids can use it as their ID card. 

Unlike regular Aadhaar Card, the children's Aadhaar card will have blue colour. It will have a unique 12-digit number and the child’s biometrics are not captured and fed into it. However, the child has to get his/her ten finger biometrics, iris and facial picture updated after crossing 5 years of age as the card will become invalid. The children’s Aadhaar card will have a photo and it will be linked with the UID of parents. 

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Here’s a detailed guide on how to apply for a Blue Aadhaar card for your kids below 5 years of age.

  1. Visit a nearby Aadhaar enrollment centre with your child and carry important documents like your Aadhaar card, your address proof, and the birth certificate of the child.
  2. Get the Aadhaar enrollment form from the centre and fill in the required details
  3. Give your Aadhaar number details as your Aadhaar number will be liked with the UID of the child.
  4. You are asked to give your active phone number under which your child’s Blue Aadhaar card will be issued.
  5. Till the age of 5, no biometric information is needed, only a photograph will be clicked by the officials of the Aadhaar enrollment centre.
  6. After taking the child’s photograph, the document verification process wil begin.
  7. After verifying the documents, you will get a message on your registered mobile number about the completion of the process.
  8. Don't forget to collect the acknowledgement slip.
  9. Within 60 days after the completion of verification, a Blue Aadhaar card will be issued in the name of your child.

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