How To Apply For Duplicate PAN Card?

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PAN Card Verification

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric character identity which is vital to every Indian citizen. PAN identity code is applicable for individuals, families, and corporates with various financial services linked to it. Some of these services include your salary deposits, acquiring/purchasing goods exceeding a certain amount. In addition, a PAN card is also essential for paying Income Tax in addition to tasks like depositing/withdrawing money. Owing to the cards high requirements for various services, your PAN card is often prone to loss or theft including physical damage.  This article is aimed at guiding people on applying for a duplicate/new PAN card with the same old PAN number.

When To Apply For Duplicate PAN Card?

A PAN card is really important, but on occasion, people end up losing their PAN card. It’s easier to obtain a duplicate PAN card than most other documents in India. You must apply for a duplicate PAN card when you have lost, damaged, misplaced, stolen or need to change information on your PAN card.

Conditions To Get A PAN Duplicate

You can apply for a duplicate PAN Card if the following conditions are met. You are

  1. An individual, a group of individuals, a trust, an association of persons, a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). If you fit into either one of the categories mentioned above, you are eligible to apply for a PAN card duplicate.
  2. In addition to satisfying the criteria mentioned above, you must file an FIR stating the loss of your PAN Card. You must then submit the filed FIR and old PAN number for a reprint/reissue of PAN.

How To Apply PAN Card Duplicate?

  1. Visit the official website of TIN-NSDL(Income Tax Department’s website, Tax Information Network – National Securities Depository Limited)
  2. Once you are in, you have to select the type of PAN you require. For a Duplicate PAN navigate (select) to the section/option titled ‘Changes or Corrections in existing PAN Data/ Reprint PAN’ on the homepage.
  3. Once the option has been selected, decide the category you want the Duplicate PAN for. The category section includes
    1. Individual
    2. Association of Person
    3. Body of Individuals
    4. Company
    5. Trust
    6. Limited Liability Partnership
  4. If you are just an individual Indian Citizen, please select the Individual option.
  5. You will then notice the page with some details which include
    1. Your title (whether you are a boy, girl or a married person) (mandatory)
    2. Last Name/Surname (as specified in your previous PAN card) (mandatory)
    3. First Name
    4. Middle Name
    5. Date of Birth/Incorporation (for companies)/Formation (for companies or associations).
      Please note that the format for typing DOB is (DD/MM/YYYY), i.e. date/month/year.
    6. Email ID (as specified in your previous PAN card) (mandatory)
    7. Mobile Number (as specified in your previous PAN card) (mandatory)
  6. Once you fill in all the details, including your citizenship and PAN number, type in the Captcha code. You can generate a different code if you are unsure of the present one by clicking on the refresh button.

Documents and Payments:

  1. Following this, you need to submit your documents which include ID proof, Proof of Date of Birth, and a Photocopy. In addition, you have to make a payment towards the delivery of the PAN.
  2. The payment is INR 110 if the receiving address in within India. However, if you are residing outside India, you must bear an expense of INR 1,020.
  3. You can either use DD, net banking or credit/debit transfer to make the payment.
  4. You will receive an acknowledgment slip after you send the supporting documents along with the payment. In addition, this 15-digit number (provided on the acknowledgment slip) can be used for all future communication and inquiries.
  5. It usually takes up to 2 weeks to receive a PAN card post document-verification.


PAN Card Correction

You can follow the above procedure if you need to perform any sort of corrections in your PAN Card. However, you must possess your old PAN card along with the list of changes that need to be made to the new PAN card. The PAN card correction changes include the change of name, change of DOB, change of father’s name, etc. There is no provision to change your PAN number. Once you submit your old PAN card along with the supporting documents, a new PAN card is issued along with all the corrections.


Additional Information related to PAN card:

How to check your PAN card status by Name and Date of Birth:

To find PAN card number or PAN details by name and date of birth, you must:

  1. Log on to the e-Filing Income-Tax Department website and click on the ‘Know Your PAN’ option or directly visit Know Your PAN link.
  2. Once you are redirected, you will find various boxes which must be filled with knowing the PAN card status.  The details that must be filled include
    1. Surname (mandatory)
    2. Middle Name
    3. First Name
    4. Status (mandatory). The status section includes
      1. Individual
      2. Hindu Un-divided Family
      3. Association of Persons
      4. Body of Individuals
      5. Company
      6. Government
      7. Artificial Judicial Person
      8. Local authority
      9. Firm
      10. Trust
  3. If you are just an individual Indian Citizen, please select the Individual option.
  4. Once you select your category/status, fill the Gender option.
  5. Enter the details pertaining to the date of birth or the date of incorporation. The format for the Date of Birth must be as follows. (Date/Month/Year).
  6. Fill the section with your registered mobile and click submit. Once your form is submitted, you are requested to type the 6 digit OTP code sent to your phone.

If the details are correct, you will receive your PAN number, full name, jurisdiction and remarks(active/inactive/etc.) on the card.

For further details, visit How to know PAN Card Status by Name and Date of Birth

How to verify PAN Card Status Online:

Online PAN Card verification is the verification of Personal Account Number or PAN card online or via the internet. The NSDL website enables you to verify PAN card details through the internet without the need of visiting brick and mortar centers. Thus, you can also verify PAN card details on behalf of someone else provided you possess the authorization and information required.

PAN Card Verification: Types of Verification

You can verify PAN online in three ways, namely file-based, screen-based and API-based. The steps for each method are stated below.

  1. Log on to the NSDL website (IT Department).
  2. Upload a file in the same structure as described by the NSDL site. This file can contain up to 100,000 PAN numbers in the same document. If the format of the document uploaded is incorrect, then an error message or rejection message is sent to the applicant.
  3. After submitting the document by clicking on ‘submit’, the NSDL site will give the details of all those PAN cards within 24 hours.
  1. Log on to the NSDL website.
  2. After logging in, an applicant can verify up to 5 PAN cards on the verification tab. Next, after entering your PAN number/numbers, you can click on submit.
  3. The details of the PAN number/numbers will be provided on the next screen (Results). The details are furnished almost immediately.

A site that is permitted to verify PAN details can use their API-based application to verify PAN. Thus, an applicant can log on to the respective vendor’s site and verify their PAN details.


For further information please refer to How to verify PAN Card Online

Information Related to Aadhar Cards:

How to find Aadhar Card Enrollment Centers:

Aadhar Card since its inception in 2009, has gone on to become one of the most prominent national identity cards in India. The Aadhar Card has become an essential “must have” identity for every Indian with various benefits linked to it. Aadhar Cards are usually enrolled or updated at dedicated Aadhar Card Centers.

Though Aadhar Cards have now reached considerable penetration compared to its nascent stages, people still find some enrollment issues caused due to technical snags, and an inaccurate display of data.

To tackle this issue, the Government of India is incorporating multiple new Aadhar Card Centers regularly in every district to maintain a smooth flow for people enrolling or updating their Aadhar Cards.

Ways to locate the Aadhar Enrollment Center:

The UIDAI has multiple offices in a district for the purpose of enrolling or updating your Aadhar Card. Also, the list of offices has now been updated to include banks and post offices as well.

Step 1: Let us first start by checking the Aadhar Card Centers in your district and then, let us determine the center closest to you.

Step 1: Click on either one of the websites for enrolling or updating your Aadhar Card

UIDAI website Banks and Post Offices – This website will help you find Banks/Post offices where you can enroll or update your Aadhar Card. You must click on this link if you wish to enroll yourself at either banks or post offices.

UIDAI Website Regular Enrollment Centers  – This website will help you find regular Aadhar Card Enrollment Centers.

You can choose either one of the links to locate the Aadhar Card center nearest to you. Fintown advises you to check both the links and then determine the nearest Aadhar Centre to you. Moreover, you can search for an Aadhar enrollment Centre depending on your state, Pin Code or Search Box.

For further details. please visit How to find Aadhar Card Enrollment Centre

Documents required for Aadhar Card Application:

Documents required for Aadhar Card can be classified into four categories which are stated below.

  1. A person’s proof of identity
  2. Proof of address
  3. Proof of date of birth
  4. Supported proof of relationship

There is no need for you to carry all the documents stated below. It is enough if you have the original copy of at least (a minimum) one document from each category while applying for an Aadhar Card. Owing to this, you can decide what documents to take to the Aadhar Card Allotment Center depending on what you have.

For further information regarding the list of documents please visit Documents required for Aadhar Card Application.

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