All you want to know – Baal Aadhaar for your child below 5 years
UIDAI introduces ‘Baal Aadhaar’ for children below 5 years of age. You will not need biometric to start with. But when the child below five year old then you will will require a mandatory biometric update.
“A child below 5 years of age gets a blue in coloured Aadhaar known as Baal Aadhaar. When the child becomes 5 yr old, a mandatory biometric update is required,” said the UIDAI in a tweet.
A child below 5 years of age gets a blue in coloured Aadhaar known as Baal Aadhaar. When the child becomes 5 yr old, a mandatory biometric update is required. #AadhaarForMyChild pic.twitter.com/5IBZRuo7Tr
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) February 23, 2018
A mandatory biometric update will be required when the child turns five. For this update, which is free, parents can take the child to any nearby Aadhaar centre. “Remember to update biometric Aadhaar data of your child at the age of 5 years and then again at the age of 15 years. This mandatory biometric update for children is FREE,” UIDAI said in another tweet.
Even though it is not really mandate for children of this age to get an Aadhaar card, it is needed for attending educational programs overseas and availing other government scholarships.
The process of updating these Baal Aadhaar cards will be same as that of a normal Aadhaar. It will require a biometrics of 10 fingers, iris and the facial photograph. The same process has to be repeated when the child turns 15.