Aadhaar is a unique identification number provided by the Government of India. This 12-digit number can be used both as a proof of address as well as a proof of identity. There are a number of government schemes and programs available where Aadhaar card is mandatory. One such example is the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme. To avail the LPG subsidy that is deposited directly to a bank account, the applicant will have to link his LPG gas connection with Aadhaar number. The Aadhaar card is now the most important and necessary document for any Indian resident.
All Indian residents can apply for an Aadhaar card by visiting at their nearest Aadhar enrolment centre. Even parents can enrol their minor children for Aadhaar card in Hyderabad or for that matter, anywhere in India. Here are the steps for getting an Aadhaar card for children.
- Even new-borns are eligible for Aadhaar card enrolment.
- Biometric data of children below 5 years of age is not collected.
- If the child is over 5 years old, biometric data, i.e. fingerprints and iris will be recorded and linked.
- After the age of 15, the final biometric data will be recorded and then linked to the Aadhaar number.
You do not require too many documents for your or your child’s Aadhaar card enrolment. You need to provide proofs for ID, address, and date of birth. For children, you need the documents listed below:
- Child’s Birth certificate
- Aadhaar card details of parents
When you have all these documents with you, visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. Fill the Aadhaar Enrolment form and submit it along with the necessary documents. Your biometrics will be recorded by the executive. Once everything is done, collect the acknowledgment slip which you can use to check the status of your application. After successful registration and verification, the applicant will get the Aadhaar card within 90 days.