Feb 26, 2024, 01:21 PM IST

Blue Aadhaar Card: What is it and how to apply?

Srishty Choudhury

Aadhaar card for children is known as Baal Aadhaar or Blue Aadhaar. It is a blue-coloured card for children below the age of five years. 

Blue Aadhaar does not require the child's biometric information (fingerprints and iris scans). When the child turns 5, his/her biometrics (facial photograph, iris scan, and fingerprints) have to be mandatorily updated on the Aadhaar Card.  

How to apply for Baal Aadhaar card 

Step 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI - uidai.gov.in

Step 2: Click on the Aadhar Card registration link.

Step 3: Enter all the credentials including the name of the child, parent's phone number, e-mail address, etc.

Step 4: Fill all the demographic information such as a residential address, locality, district, state, etc.

Step 5: Proceed further and click on the fixed appointment tab. Schedule the date of registration for the Aadhar card.

Step 6: The applicant can choose the nearest enrollment centre to proceed further with the enrollment process.

Once the concerned officials do the verification and if the child is aged 5 years, then the biometric information will be obtained, and it will be linked to the Aadhaar card. In case the child is below five years, only a photograph will be taken, and no biometric data will be required.