UIDAI's Latest Move: Different Forms for Aadhaar Enrolment and Updates for Adults and Children

UIDAI announces usage of distinct forms for Aadhaar enrolment and updating for adults and children in different age groups to reinforce the Aadhaar enrolment ecosystem and enhance data accuracy.

Aadhaar enrolment and updating

In a recent office memorandum dated February 6, 2023, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced the usage of distinct Aadhaar enrolment forms and updating forms for Adult residents (more than 18 years) and Children (0-5 and 5-18 age groups individually).

The initiative to use separate enrolment and update forms for adults and children of different age groups is a measure taken to reinforce the Aadhaar enrolment ecosystem.

The objective is to obtain the Aadhaar numbers of both parents during enrolment, along with the biometric authentication of one parent (with some exceptions). This step aims to strengthen the process of Aadhaar enrolment and ensure the data's accuracy and completeness.

Let's see what the new updates are!

Enrolment and Update form for Adult residents (>18 years)

Adult residents (>18 years) will need to fill out a distinct enrolment and update form that requires specific documents such as Proof of Identity, Proof of Address, Proof of Relationship, and Date of Birth. UIDAI has authorized 31 PoI and 44 PoA, 14 PoR, and 14 DoB documents as valid. The original copies of the supporting documents must be furnished during enrolment, which will be scanned and returned after completion of the process of filling out the enrolment form for adult residents.

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Enrolment and Update form for Children (0-5 age group)

Children under the age of 5 years are not required to provide biometric information during enrolment for Aadhaar. Instead, their Aadhaar is linked to that of one of their parents or guardians. Therefore, a separate enrolment and update form for child has been designated in the 0-5 age group.

Note: These children will need to provide their biometric information once they turn five years old.

Enrolment and Update form for Children (5-18 age group)

Children falling between the age bracket of 5-18 years will have to complete a different enrolment and update form. The enrolment process for these children requires the submission of biometric information. It is worth noting that the biometric data of these children will need to be updated again once they reach the age of 15 years.

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The operator is advised to feed the Aadhaar number of one of the parents in the client with biometric authentication for children until the ECMP client is updated for the collection of the Aadhaar numbers of both parents.

The UIDAI office memorandum also states that the newly introduced forms should be translated by Regional Offices (ROs) into local languages and shared with Registrars and EAs starting from February 15, 2023. By implementing separate forms for Aadhaar enrolment and updating for adults and children in different age groups, the enrolment and updating process can be made more streamlined and effective, resulting in greater efficiency and accuracy.

The new system is also expected to help in reducing the instances of errors and discrepancies in Aadhaar data, which have been a significant concern in the past. Using separate forms for different age groups will make it easier for operators to collect the required information accurately and in a more organized manner.

UIDAI's announcement of using separate forms for Aadhaar enrolment and updating Adult residents and Children (0-5 and 5-18 age groups separately) is a praising move towards strengthening the Aadhaar enrolment ecosystem.

This move is expected to enhance the accuracy and integrity of the Aadhaar database and simplify the enrolment process. It is important to remember that original copies of supporting documents need to be provided during enrolment, which will be scanned and handed back after the process. 

Furthermore, it is advisable to consult UIDAI's website for a nationally valid list of supporting documents before enrolment.

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