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Can I apply for an Aadhar card for my child?

Curious about Aadhar

Can I apply for an Aadhar card for my child?

Yes, you can apply for an Aadhaar card for your child. The process of applying for an Aadhaar card for a child is similar to that of an adult, but there are a few additional requirements. Here are the steps to apply for an Aadhaar card for a child:

1. Visit the Aadhaar Enrollment Center: Locate the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Center in your area. You can find the list of authorized Aadhaar Enrollment Centers on the official UIDAI website.

2. Carry the necessary documents: When visiting the Aadhaar Enrollment Center with your child, make sure to carry the following documents:
Child's birth certificate or school ID (if available)
Proof of identity and address of the parent or guardian
Aadhaar card of the parent or guardian

3. Fill out the Aadhaar enrollment form: At the enrollment center, you will be provided with an Aadhaar enrollment form. Fill out the form with the required details, including the child's personal information, parent/guardian details, and contact information.

4. Submit the documents and biometric data: Provide the necessary documents to the enrollment operator for verification. The operator may capture the child's photograph, biometric data (fingerprints and iris scan), and obtain their signature (for children above the age of 5).

5. Verify the details: Verify the details provided in the enrollment form and ensure that they are accurate.

6. Obtain acknowledgment slip: After the enrollment process is completed, the operator will provide you with an acknowledgment slip. This slip contains the enrollment number, which you can use to check the status of the Aadhaar card application later.

7. Wait for Aadhaar card generation: Once the enrollment is done, the details will be verified by the authorities, and the Aadhaar card will be generated. You can track the status of the application using the enrollment number provided on the acknowledgment slip.

It is important to note that for children below 5 years of age, only a photo is required for Aadhaar enrollment, and biometric data will not be captured. However, biometric data will be required to be updated when the child turns 5 and 15 years old.

It is recommended to contact the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Center or visit the official UIDAI website for any specific guidelines or updates related to Aadhaar enrollment for children.

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