Aadhaar card is more than just an identification number, but was created with the intention of providing equal opportunity to every citizen of India, in the field of Health, Education and Employment. It has benefited a number of citizens and is continuing to provide equal opportunity to all.
Eligibility Criteria for Children to Apply for Aadhar Card
Unlike Voter’s Id card, Aadhaar can be made for any resident of India who is above the age of 1 year. Date of Birth documents along with their guardians/ parent’s Identity proof and address proof require submitting for Aadhar card enrolment. The parents submitting their identity and address proof for the kids should already be enrolled for Aadhar card.
In order to make an Aadhaar Card an individual’s biometrics i.e. fingerprints and a photograph is collected. This process is done on the spot. Although the biometrics are not registered at this age, the residential proof is created. Aadhaar card of a child below the age of 5 years is linked to the Parent’s or the Guardian’s Aadhaar Card. A child’s fingerprints keep changing till the age of 5 years, which is why a new set of biometrics are taken at 5 years and once again when the child turns 15.
As we all know the importance of Identity Proof and Address Proof in our life, so it’s an advise to get your child enrol for AADHAR Card. The address proof is required at the time of taking admission in school for education and also further.
The question arises, how to apply for AADHAAR Card for children not having the identity proof and address proof as these proofs are required by UIDAI – Unique Identification Authority of India before issuing the AADHAR Number.
Now you have the solution to this issue, UIDAI has given the facility to gift your child an ADHAAR Card by following the steps given below:
Step 1 :
Locate an Aadhaar Card Centre near your house. You can do this by clicking on https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx
. You can then go and collect an Aadhaar Card form for free from any of these centres. The form can also be downloaded from the internet through this link https://uidai.gov.in/forms.html . Click on Download button at the bottom right of the page.
Step 2 : Aadhaar Card form is a simple one page form which requires the applicant to fill in the details like Name, Date of birth, residential address etc. Be sure to fill this form with black ink. Also fill in big and clear handwriting as to avoid any mistakes in the final document. Fill in your child’s details.
Step 3: Once this form is filled, the applicant has to take an appointment, either by going to the Aadhaar Card centre or by applying online. You can fix an appointment online by clicking this link. https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/
Step 4: Once your appointment is fixed, be sure to visit the Aadhaar Card centre at the precise date and time provided to you. Your child’s photograph will be taken on the spot. If it were an adult, along with the photograph, the biometrics would have also been taken.
Step 5: Once all the above steps are complete, a receipt will be provided to you. Your Aadhaar card will be delivered to your house in the next 2 months.
Please Note: If an Aadhaar Card of a child below the age of 5 years is created, it will be linked to the parents Aadhaar Card.