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Aadhaar for children

When should be enroll children for Aadhaar?

Children can be enrolled for Aadhaar right from their birth. For children below 5 years no biometrics will be captured.

What are the documents needed for child enrollment?

Child is below 5 years of age:

  • One of the parents/ guardian has to authenticate on behalf of the child and also give consent for enrolment of the minor by signing the enrolment form.
  • If the child is an NRI - valid Indian passport of the child is mandatory as Proof of Identity (PoI)
  • If the child is an Indian resident (not NRI) - any valid Proof of Relationship document such as Birth Certificate, along with Aadhaar of the parent/ guardian, can be used for enrolment.

Child is between 5 to 18 years of age:

  • One of the parents/ guardian has to give consent for enrolment of the minor by signing the enrolment form.
  • If the minor is an NRI – valid Indian passport of the child is mandatory as Proof of Identity (PoI)
  • If the minor is an Indian resident (not NRI) -
    • No document in the name of the minor: any valid Proof of Relationship document such as Birth certificate can be used for enrolment under Head of Family.
    • Minor has a document: use a valid Proof of Identity (PoI) and Proof of Address (PoA) document (like School ID card) in the child’s name for enrolment (refer: https://uidai.gov.in/images/commdoc/valid_documents_list.pdf).

When should the Aadhaar of children updated 

The UID of children will need to update their biometrics of ten fingers, iris and facial photograph, when they turn 5 and 15. Intimation to this effect will be mentioned in the original Aadhaar letter. Alerts will also be sent to the registered mobile number of the parent.

Source : UIDAI



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