UIDAI update: What is Blue Aadhaar Card? Learn how to apply!

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The aadhar card is one of the important identity documents in India. Irrespective of age, everyone can enroll for an Aadhar card even a newborn. Aadhar Card for Children is known as Bal Aadhar Card or Blue Aadhar Card. Through the official portal of UIDAI, individuals can update their personal information mentioned on the Aadhar card online. The government has launched the 'Blue Aadhar Card' for children below 5 years of age.

Bal Aadhar or Blue Aadhar card is a blue colored card for children below the age of five years and it is free of cost. Blue Aadhaar does not require biometric information (fingerprint and iris scan) of the child. When the child turns 5 years old, his/her biometrics (face photograph, iris scan, and fingerprints) have to be mandatorily updated on the Aadhar card.

UIDAI Update: How to Apply for Child Aadhar Card

Visit the official website of UIDAI - uidai.gov.in.

Click on the Aadhaar Card Registration link.

- Enter all the credentials including the child's name, parent's phone number, e-mail address, etc.

- Fill in all the demographic information like residential address, locality, district, state, etc.

- Go ahead and click on the Fixed Appointment tab. Set the date of registration for the Aadhaar card.

- The applicant can choose the nearest enrollment center to proceed with the enrollment process.

Do not forget to take the reference number with you to the center on the date of the appointment along with all the necessary documents and a printout of the form. Carry a reference number with the documents.

Once the concerned authorities do the verification and if the child is 5 years old, the biometric information will be captured and linked to the Aadhaar card. If the child is below five years of age, only a photograph will be taken and biometric data will not be required.

After the confirmation/verification process, the applicant will be given an acknowledgment number which can be used to track the status of the application.

The applicant will receive an intimation through SMS on the registered mobile number within 60 days

After the enrollment process is completed, you will receive the Bal Aadhar card within 90 days.

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Documents Required for Child Aadhaar Card

You will need the birth certificate of the child while applying for Child Aadhaar.

School ID or photo ID from a recognized educational institution) is also considered proof

The child's Aadhaar card is linked to the Aadhaar card of one of the parents, therefore, it is important to submit the 12-digit Aadhaar number of either of the parents.

The first update Bal Aadhar card is once when the child turns 5 years old and it is mandatorily updated again when the child turns 15 years old.