Is there any minimum age to apply for an Aadhaar card for a child? Learn here!


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Aadhaar, the vital identity card in today's world, plays a vital role in various aspects of our lives, from job applications and bank loans to mobile number registration and provident fund disbursement. But you may wonder if there is any age limit for getting an Aadhar card, especially for children.

The answer is simple: There is no minimum age limit prescribed by UIDAI for obtaining an Aadhaar card. In fact, you can apply for an Aadhaar card for a newborn baby, which highlights its importance in various aspects of life including school admission and access to government schemes for children.


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Aadhaar card is issued free of cost to children below five years of age. You can visit the nearest Aadhaar center or also enroll for your child's Aadhaar online. Unlike adults, young children will not need their fingerprints or retinal scans. Instead, it is sufficient to present their birth certificate. If you do not have a birth certificate, a hospital discharge certificate or school ID card can be used. Additionally, either of the parents should have a valid ID document like an Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, Driver's License, or Passport.

It is important to note that if your child's Aadhaar card was obtained before the age of 5 years, it will be valid only till they reach this age limit. Later, an update is required, which involves the usual biometric procedures and costs a nominal fee.

Parents can link their mobile number with their child's Aadhaar and manage it easily using the mAadhaar app on their smartphone.