Aadhaar for Children

Aadhaar for Children

Parents in India can, if they choose to do so, apply for Aadhaar cards on behalf of their children. Over time, the rules about what information is needed from children has changed. There were issues experienced with taking pictures of young children, and rules have been relaxed so that biometric data along with photographs are only taken of children aged five or over. For younger children, their Aadhaar cards will be linked to the biometric data provided by their parents. Once the child is older, they can go back to the enrolment centre to give their fingerprints and have their photograph taken, and this can then be linked to the existing data held on the system under their unique 12 digit number. Any adult applying for an Aadhaar card on behalf of a child will need to provide the child’s birth certificate when making the application.