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Baal Aadhaar

Baal aadhaar

Baal Aadhaar is issued for children aged 0-5 years. It is a blue-coloured Aadhaar letter. The letter asks the Aadhaar holder (Parents) to update the baal Aadhaar details with biometrics when their child attains the age of five. If they don’t do so,it will be deactivated and rendered invalid.  Blue colour has been introduced to distinguish the baal Aadhaar for children from the Aadhaar card of adults. 

While making baal aadhaar, the Aadhaar card is linked with the parent’s Aadhaar card. The card doesn’t require the child’s biometrics. It acts as the same proof of identity as normal Aadhaar cards for adults whether in physical or electronic form. You just need to submit the demographic and personal details of your baby to make a baal aadhar. You need to update biometrics twice: at 5 years of age and 15 years of age. Both biometrics should match otherwise the Aadhaar data has to be updated again. Biometrics collections mean taking fingerprint impressions scan, iris scan, photo and signature of the individual. 

You need not visit the same Aadhaar seva Kendra for updating biometrics.

What are the benefits of baal aadhaar?

The benefits of baal Aadhaar are: -

  1. Valid proof of identity and address for minors acceptable in all institutions across India.
  2. School admissions for minors require baal Aadhaar nowadays.
  3. Mid-day meal distribution requires Aadhaar authentication and baal Aadhaar comes into the picture to provide meals to minors.
  4. Your child will never miss out on any government or social benefits if he/she has a baal aadhar. 

All documents needed to make baal aadhaar

The following documents are needed to make baal aadhar: -

  1. Birth certificate of the baby
  2. Baby’s Mother and father Aadhaar card
  3. School ID card if the child is also enrolled in school or a bonafide certificate from the school.

How to apply for baal aadhaar?

You can apply for baal Aadhaar by following the steps given below: -

  1. Book an appointment with the nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra.
  2. Visit the Aadhaar Seva Kendra with all the documents mentioned above. 
  3. Fill up the baal Aadhaar form; submit a copy of the parent’s Aadhaar card; pay the fees. 
  4. Collect the acknowledgement slip. 
  5. You will receive an SMS when verification is complete for your baby’s baal Aadhaar application.
  6. The baal Aadhaar will be delivered by ordinary post within 60 days free of cost. 

How to track the status of a baal Aadhaar application?

Track the status of your baal Aadhaar application by following the steps given below: -

  1. Visit  (
  2. Type in your Enrolment Number/SRN/URN as well as the Captcha code. The Enrolment number is a 28-digit number mentioned at the top of the acknowledgement slip after you have applied for a baal Aadhaar at Aadhaar Seva Kendra.
  3.  Click on “Submit”.

How to update biometrics in baal aadhaar?

  • When your child attains 5 years of age, you have to update his/her biometrics.
  •  You need to go to the Aadhaar seva Kendra by booking an appointment. 
  • Bring Proof of Identity, address and proof of birth .
  • Fill up the update form. Let the representative scan your child’s eye and fingerprints. He will also take a photo and the signature. Pay the prescribed fees.
  • Collect the acknowledgement slip and invoice.
  • An Aadhaar letter with updated details will be sent to your house by ordinary post. 

How to find Aadhaar Seva Kendra for baal aadhar?

You can find your nearest Aadhaar seva Kendra location at Only Banks/Post Office Enrolment Centres Search ( Just search by Postal code for exact results. You can also search by state and other search criteria in the Search box.

Book an appointment for baal aadhar

After finding your nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra, book an appointment to apply for Aadhaar at Book Appointment (Beta) ( Just search by your location and click on “Proceed with book appointment”. Follow the next instructions to take an appointment for baal Aadhaar enrolment for your baby.