Important Documents Required for Baal Aadhaar Card?

Important Documents Required for Baal Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar card is issued by UIDAI to every citizen of the country, be it a child below the age of 5 years or a senior citizen above the age of 60 years. An Aadhaar card is one of the most important documents to be quoted or submitted to avail of various government schemes, government provided benefits, to open a bank account, or even to apply for a PAN card.

An applicant can enrol for an Aadhaar card by visiting the official Aadhaar enrolment centre. There, the applicant must submit the Aadhaar enrolment form, supporting documents, biometrics data, etc., upon submission, the applicant is provided with an acknowledgement slip which can be used to track the Aadhaar card status. This is the process to apply for a regular Aadhaar card; however, the process to apply for a Baal Aadhaar card is a little different in terms of document submission and biometrics data.

In this blog, we will provide information about the documents required for the Baal Aadhaar card.

Documents Required for Baal Aadhaar Card

Baal Aadhaar cards are meant for children below the age of 5 years, even for a newborn child. Baal Aadhaar card remains valid till the time a child attains the age of 5, after which an Aadhaar card is required to be updated with biometric information and documents. Following are the documents required for Baal Aadhaar card-

Documents for Baal Aadhaar card(for children below 5 years of age)
Child’s birth certificate
One of the parent’s Aadhaar card information
Original copies of both the documents for verification purpose

*Biometric details of a child below the age of 5 years are not required.

Fee to be Paid to Apply for a Baal Aadhaar Card

There is no fee to be paid to apply for an Aadhaar card or Baal Aadhaar card. Also, there is no fee to be paid when updating the Baal Aadhaar card into a regular Aadhaar card. However, an applicant needs to pay a nominal amount to get the Aadhaar demographic information or biometric details updated.

FAQs
Is it compulsory to submit my Aadhaar card for my child’s Baal Aadhaar card?
Yes, it is compulsory to submit one of the parent’s Aadhaar card details during the Baal Aadhaar card enrolment process.
How much do I need to pay to obtain a Baal Aadhaar card for my child?
Aadhaar enrolment is free of cost and there is no fee to be paid for obtaining a Baal Aadhaar card.
Can I skip providing my child’s biometric details when he is 3 years old?
Biometrics details of a child below the age of 5 years are not required to obtain a Baal Aadhaar card.
How long does it take to receive a Baal Aadhaar card?
It takes approximately 90 days to receive a Baal Aadhaar card.
Is it true that a Baal Aadhaar card is blue in colour?
Yes, a Baal Aadhaar card is blue in colour and it is a valid document as long as the child attains 5 years of age. After that, the child’s Aadhaar card update is required.
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