Blue Aadhaar Card: All the Details

  • February 27, 2024
  • Dushyant Sharma
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We all know the importance of having an Aadhaar Card. It is a universal identity accepted across the entire country. Whether you want to rent a place or buy a vehicle, it is a basic requirement to own an Aadhaar Card. 

 

In 2018, Blue Aadhaar Card or Baal Aadhaar Card was introduced as an identification document issued to children under the age of 5. It does not record any biometric information as opposed to the regular Aadhaar card. The Aadhaar Card for the children is termed as blue aadhaar card owing to its blue color, as opposed to the white rectangular card which is issued to the adults.

Blue Aadhaar Card: Definition

The Blue Aadhaar Card is a specialized form of Aadhaar Card for the children below 5 years of age. It is also known as Baal Aadhaar Card. It has the same purpose as that of a regular Aadhaar Card but it does not require any biometric information from the child. This is due to the fact that collecting biometric data from young children is not only challenging but can also be pretty unreliable. Instead of biometric information, the UID (Unique Identification Number) is generated. UID is based on their demographic information and a photograph of one of their parents/guardians. 

Importance of Blue Aadhaar Card

This Aadhaar Card is a relief when it comes to the following situations:

  • When a child is applying for admission in a school or immunizations, this card serves as a significant proof of identity. This ensures a smooth admission process and is a relief to the parents of the child. 
  • Owning a Blue Aadhaar card makes the domestic traveling experience way smoother, especially when it is accompanied by the Aadhaar Card of their parent(s).
  • The Blue Aadhaar makes it easier to access government welfare programs and scholarships by ensuring that the child qualifies for such benefits.

Steps for Applying Blue Aadhaar Card Online

In order to apply for the Blue Aadhaar Card online, the following simple steps need to be followed:

  • Visit the official UIDAI website at https://uidai.gov.in/.
  • Once you’re on the homepage, click on the “My Aadhaar” section and then choose the “Book an Appointment” option.
  • Select “New Aadhar” and enter your mobile number and the captcha provided on the screen.
  • Select “Child (0-5 years)” under the category named “Relationship with Head of Family.”
  • Submit all the necessary particulars about your child and book an appointment at a Aadhaar Seva Kendra near you.

Steps for Applying Blue Aadhaar Card Offline

Alternatively, you can apply for the Blue Aadhar Card for your child offline by following these steps:

  • Visit any Aadhaar Seva Kendra or Permanent Enrollment Centre near you.
  • Communicate with an official at the center and tell them about your interest to enroll your child for a Blue Aadhaar Card.
  • Fill all the details in the Aadhaar Enrollment Form and submit all the necessary documents along with it.

The Required Documents

The following documents are required for Blue Aadhaar Card:

  • Aadhaar Card of the Parent (One)
  • Child's Birth Certificate & Two Passport-size Photographs
  • Parent's address proof (Ration Card/Electricity Bill/PAN Card/Any Relevant Document)

Things to Remember

It is important to keep a few things in your mind as you apply for the Blue Aadhaar Card for your child:

  • Only one parent is required to be present at the time of enrollment process.
  • Biometric data (fingerprints or iris scans) shall not be collected for children who are under 5.
  • The Blue Aadhaar Card will be linked to the Aadhaar number of the parent.
  • After successful enrollment, the Blue Aadhaar Card will be received in around 60 days.
  • The status of the Aadhaar application can be tracked online with the help of the enrollment slip.
  • For any assistance or doubts, you can contact the UIDAI helpline or visit their official website.

Conclusion

Blue Aadhaar Card is an important document for children. It serves as an identity proof for them. It opens the door to multiple government programmes and scholarships for the children. It is also a necessary document which is utilized during the school admission process of the student. It is a mandatory document which needs to be obtained by all children under 5 and it is the responsibility of their parents to help them obtain it.


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Dushyant Sharma
Author: Dushyant Sharma

Hey there, I'm Dushyant Sharma. With the extensive knowledge I've gained in past 8 years, I have been creating content on various subjects such as banking, insurance, telecom, and all the important registration and licensing processes for various companies. I'm here to help everyone with my expertise in these areas through my articles.

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