Are you wondering, what is the minimum age for aadhar card? When and how can you apply for your child’s Aadhar card, right?

In this article, we are going to discuss everything about the minimum age for Aadhar . Also, what is the procedure to apply for it too?

Minimum age for Aadhar card

So, the minimum age for Aadhar card is when a child takes birth! Yes, you heard it right. There is no minimum age for Aadhar card. A new born baby can also apply for an aadhar card anytime. It is beneficial to apply for an aadhar card as soon as possible because it is useful in many ways. It acts as an identity proof for children. Nowadays, government and private schools firstly asks for the child’s aadhar card at the time of admission along with the birth certificate.

Now, you know the minimum age for aadhar card. Let’s discuss some of the features of aadhar card for children below five years of age.

Features of Aadhar card for children below five years of age

Before the parents plan to apply for the aadhar card of their children, they must know the features too. The featured of aadhar card for children below five years of age are as follows:

  • Aadhar card can be generated below five years of age including newly born babies.
  • For them, the aadhar cards are blue in colour and are known as Baal Aadhar Card.
  • Biometrics is not taken of the children in this case.
  • Only the child’s photograph is necessary for the aadhar card.
  • It is important to provide aadhar card of any one of the parents.
  • In case if both the parents do not have the aadhar card, they have to get themselves enrolled for aadhar card first.
  • Once the child crosses five years of age, he/she has to provide the biometrics data of all 10 fingers and iris (coloured part of the eye) scan.
  • The photograph of the child is taken during the process.
  • The same process has to be repeated when the child reaches the age of 15 years.
  • It is necessary to note that no fee is required for any of the services mentioned above.

Let’s move on to the documents required for aadhar card enrolment for children below five years of age.

Documents required for Aadhar application when children are below five years of age

The required and necessary documents for aadhar card enrolment when a child is below five years of age are as follows:

  • Birth certificate of the child (carry both original and photocopy of it).
  • Aadhar card, identity proof and address proof of the child’s parents.

Aadhar Card Enrolment Process for Children below five years of age

The aadhar card enrolment process for children below five years of age can be done in both online and offline mode. We will discuss both the modes in detail.

If you are planning to take the offline mode, you can follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. You have to visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre in your nearby area.
  2. They will provide you the Aadhar Enrolment form. Fill it correctly and carefully. Mention your Aadhar card number as well.
  3. As discussed above, either the mother or the father has to provide their Aadhar-related information to enrol for their child’s aadhar card.
  4. The photograph of your child will be clicked at that moment.
  5. The address and other demographic information will be noted from the parent’s aadhar card.
  6. You have to also provide the birth certificate of your child.
  7. The aadhar executive officer will provide you with an acknowledgement slip. It will contain the enrolment number of your child.
  8. the enrolment number will help you to track the status of your Aadhar generation.
  9. After completing this process you can get your child’s Aadhar card within 90 days.
We have discussed the offline process. If you wish to apply through the online mode then let’s take a look at the online process as well.
  1.  Visit the official website of UIDAI. The link is here.
  2. After visiting the website, select your preferred language to enter the website.
  3.  Click on the option “My Aadhar”.
  4. Select “Book an Appointment” from the drop down list.
  5. You will be redirected to a new page.
  6. From the option “Get Aadhar”, again click on “Book an Appointment”.
  7. Select your nearby City/ Location.
  8. You will be redirected to a new page.
  9. Out of the three options, click on “New Aadhar”.
  10. Enter your mobile number and then the captcha code.
  11. click on “Generate OTP”.
  12. provide the required details and finally your appointment will be booked.

Tracking the status of Aadhar card for children online

After applying for the aadhar card, you can track the status of aadhar card through online mode. You have to keep the child’s Enrolment ID handy and safe. You can follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of UIDAI. The link is mentioned above.
  2. Click on the option “My Aadhar”.
  3. Enter the enrolment ID and date and time of enrolment as per the acknowledgement slip.
  4. Verify the correct captcha code.
  5.  Click on “Check Status”.

You will be able to track the status of your child’s aadhar card.

FAQs

1. How can I easily get Aadhar Card for my child?

You can go to the nearest adhar card centre. You must have any one parent’s aadhar card along with child’s birth certificate as the child’s aadhar card is attached with the parent’s aadhar.

2. Can I apply for my child’s aadhar card online?

Yes, you can apply. You can read the above article to know the process.

So, this was all about the minimum age for aadhar card along with the online and offline procedure to apply for your young ones. If you find this article helpful then mention in the comment section.