What is Aadhaar ??

Aadhaar is a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India.

This number will serve as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India. Aadhaar letter received via India Post and e-Aadhaar downloaded from UIDAI website are equally valid.

Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI can enrol for Aadhaar.

Each individual needs to enroll only once which is free of cost.

Each Aadhaar number will be unique to an individual and will remain valid for life. Aadhaar number will help you provide access to services like banking, mobile phone connections and other Govt and Non-Govt services in due course.

Information on Aadhaar Card for childrens :

You can apply Aadhar card for any Kid or child or Infant who is over 1 years of age.  Biomeric is not required for him but after kid or child attains the age of 15 years he has to get the biometric done for the same aadhar card number.

Things to know for applying Aadhaar Card for Children or Kid

  • Children over 1 year of age only can apply for Aadhar Card.
  • No biometrics data required for children till 5 years as the hand impressions keep changing. The children’s account will simply be linked to the parent/ guardian.
  • Biometrics will be done after attaining 5 years of age; the Aadhar Card number shall remain same throughout life time.
  • After attaining 15 years, biometrics data will be taken again for the last time and will then be linked to the Aadhar Card.
  • The child’s photograph is taken during the process.

Documents required for Applying Aadhaar Card for Children or Kid

The documents required for child are almost the same as for adults.

  • Date of birth proof is mandatory for kids.
  • Either parent, who has an existing Aadhar Card/ who has applied already for the Aadhar Card can introduce the child for the same. As such, the parent/ guardian should also submit Proof of Identity and/ or Proof of address. (Examples of few given below)
  • Without the above documents, the kid’s Aadhaar Card process cannot be generated.

In case where the parent/ guardian are applying together with the child for Aadhaar Card, the parent/ guardian’s details will first be registered and an enrolment number will be generated. Following which, the child’s Aadhar card data will be taken.

Documents required For Proof of Identity (POI):

  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License

Documents required For Proof of Address (POA):

  • Passport
  • Passport of Spouse
  • Passport of Parents (for minor)
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driving License
  • Ration Card
  • Bank statement/ Passbook
  • Credit Card Statement (within 3 months)
  • Electricity Bill (within 3 months)
  • Water Bill (within 3 months)
  • Landline Bill(Telephone) (within 3 months)
  • Insurance Policy

Source : UIDAI website

Research & Recomposition : Debashish Ray, Jalpaiguri, W.B., Bharat