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How to Enrol for Aadhaar Card For Children?

Updated on: 22 Apr, 2022 03:33 PM

We all know the aadhar card enrolment process in case of adults, but when it comes to the applying aadhar card for your child, some clarity is needed. In this case, process is divided into two parts- when the child is below 5 years and when the child is above 5 years. Although UIDAI has not given any instructions related to aadhar for adult and aadhar for child.
However, if you have applied for aadhar card before the age of 15 years, then in this case you need to update your biometric details after turning 15. Further if at any stage of life, you want to change any of your aadhaar details you can update it by visiting an enrolment centre or through online process.

What is the Aadhaar enrollment process in case of children is below 5 years?

IF you are applying for the aadhaar of your children, when his or her age is below 5 years, following steps should be followed-

Aadhaar For My Child
  • Visit the nearest aadhar enrolment Centre.
  • Fill the form of aadhar enrolment and provide the aadhaar number of any one of the parents.
  • Fill the aadhaar enrolment form and other details asked through parents aadhaar
  • Biometric details of the child will not be recorded, a photograph will be enough to serve the purpose of enrolment.
  • Birth certificate of the child is the mandatory document in such case
  • When the age of the child will be 15, biometric details and photo updation will be needed again to be updated.
  • Now acknowledgment slip or enrolment slip will be provided to you in which enrolment number will be given.
  • You’ll receive the aadhaar card on the address given by you at the time of enrolment within a few days of submitting the form.

However as per UIDAI Children below the age of 5 years gets the blue colored aadhar which is popularly known as baal aadhar.

Documents required to submit when the age of child is below 5 years

  • Birth Certificate
  • Enrolment ID or Aadhaar number of any one parent. If both of the parents are alive then prefer the aadhaar number of mother and a field of relationship will also be covered during the enrolment process.
  • Children will be selected based on the Proof of relationship(POR) only, whose names are recorded in the above mentioned document.

How to apply for Aadhar Card when the age of the child is above 5 years?

If the age of your child is between 5 to 18 years or he/she is minor, following process needs to be followed for minors-

  • Visit the nearest enrolment centre with your child
  • Fill the enrolment form and submit the identity proof details of your child. Copy of birth certificate and school identity card will serve the purpose.
  • In case if above mentioned details are not available then aadhaar details of any of the parents or certificate of identity issued by the tehsildar or gazetted officer can be used for the purpose.
  • Now the biometric details of the child will be taken i.e. fingerprints of 10 fingers, iris scan and facial expressions.
  • When the child will turn 15, biometric details will be updated again.
  • After the completion of the above process you will be provided acknowledgement slip or enrolment slip.
  • You can track the status of your child’s aadhaar through this enrolment number.
  • Within 90 days you will get the physical copy of your aadhaar on the address given by you.

Documents required to submit when the age of the child is above 5 years

If the age of your child is between 5 to 18 years or he/she is minor, following process needs to be followed for minors-

  • Birth certificate of the child
  • School identity card
  • Aadhaar Card details of any one parent
  • Certificate of identity with photo on letterhead issued by Gazetted officer or Tehsildar
  • Certificate of address with photo issued by the MP or MLA or Gazetted officer or Tehsildar or by village panchayat head or equivalent authority on letterhead

Frequently Asked Questions

Q- How can I change my child's name in Aadhar card?

Person shall be login to aadhar card online self service update portal using aadhar number, submit your name change correction request then upload self attested proof of identity documents for aadhar card name change online. after this you will get the update request number. save this number this will be used for future reference.

Q- How can I get Aadhar card for my child?

Go to nearest aadhar card center, parents aadhar card along with child birth certificate is required for enrol child for aadhar. the kids aadhar is linked with parents aadhar.

Q- What is the minimum age for Aadhar card?

No minimum age is defined for aadhar card. person with any age can make aadhar card.

Q- Is it necessary to update Aadhar card after 15?

Yes it is necessary to update the aadhar card biometric data for those children whose aadhar card is made before reaching the age of 15. Bioamtric data after the age of 15 is considered as final biometric data.

Q- What documents are required for name change in Aadhar card?

Document with the updated name is required like ration card, passport, bank statement, voter ID, Driving license.

Q- Can I change my name in Aadhar card online?

Yes you can change the name correction online on aadhar card online self service update portal by using your aadhar card.

CA Abhishek Soni
CA Abhishek Soni

Abhishek Soni is a Chartered Accountant by profession & entrepreneur by passion. He is the co-founder & CEO of Tax2win is amongst the top 25 emerging startups of Asia and authorized ERI by the Income Tax Department. In the past, he worked in EY and comes with wide industry experience from telecom, retail to manufacturing to entertainment where he has handled various national and international assignments.