Lost Your PAN card ? | 10 Steps To Apply Online For Duplicate PAN

PAN card or Permanent Account Number card is an essential document for most us, not just for the purpose of filing tax returns but many of us, use it as a form of identification, as well. In case your PAN Card is destroyed or lost, there is no need to worry. Following a simple process, it is possible to get a new card with same details from the income tax authorities in India. Let us have a look at this process:

 



Here are the steps to apply for a PAN card online:

1. Visit the website of the Income Tax Pan Services Unit. This can be visited at https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/

 

2. This is the home page of the Income Tax PAN Services unit and has different choices such as application for a new PAN, Enquiry and Tracking status, Reprint of PAN card and changes or correction in the PAN details. The applicant must choose the option which is applicable to him.

 



3. To apply for a new PAN, Form 49A will need to be used. Form 49A can be filled online by visiting the above mentioned website. Fill in the details and submit the form online.

 

4. After the form is submitted online successfully, an acknowledgement is displayed. This shows a unique 15 digit acknowledgement number. This acknowledgement must be saved and printed for further process.

 

5. The acknowledgement form must be sent to the Income Tax department. Before sending this, you will need to attach a few documents along with the acknowledgment form. This includes a proof of address and a proof of identity. Your name which is mentioned in these documents should be in the same format as that in the PAN application form. Take care of this at the time of filling in Form 49A.



 

6. You must also affix two recent colour photographs on the acknowledgment form in the applicable space. Signatures have to be made where indicated. The photograph you affix should be clear and recent, as this is the same photograph which will be used on your PAN card.

 

7. Application for PAN necessitates payment of Rs.96 if the communication address is within India. In this case, you can make the payment by one of the following methods – cheque, Demand Draft, internet banking, credit card or debit card. If the communication address is outside the country, then the amount to be paid is Rs. 962, and this is only in the form of a demand draft. In the case of payment by internet banking, by credit card or by debit card, the payment has to be made at the time of filling in the form, after which a payment acknowledgement will be given. Take a print of this and attach with the acknowledgement form.

 



8. The acknowledgement form must thus be accompanied by photographs, proof of address, proof of identification and the payment/payment proof as the case may be. This must be sent to NSDL in Pune within 15 days of the online application date. The envelope must be subscribed with the words 'APPLICATION FOR PAN – Acknowledgement Number'. The applications are processed at NSDL after receipt of payment – meaning if the payment has been made by means of a demand draft or cheque, you must wait for realization of the payment.

 

9. The steps above are simple and self-explanatory. There are adequate instructions, guidelines and a list of Do's and Don'ts in the website which will guide you in every step of the PAN application process. The application status can be tracked online after the acknowledgement has been sent. Online payments made can also be tracked online. NSDL also offers the facility of tracking by writing to them at their address or by sending an SMS to 57575 by typing SMS NSDLPAN <space> Acknowledgement No.

 

10. The process of changing or correcting the details of your existing PAN card is similar to the process of applying for a new PAN card. At the home page of the Income Tax PAN Services Unit, you will need to select "Changes or Correction in PAN details". Fill in the PAN Change Request Form online and follow the steps above. This PAN change request section also has separate guidelines, instructions and Do's and Don'ts to help you.



 

Instructions for documents to be submitted.

Document acceptable as proof of identity, address and date of birth as per Rule 114 (4)of Income Tax Rules, 1962

Proof of Identity [Indian Citizens (including those located outside India)]

Individuals & HUF

(i) Copy of

1. Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
2. Elector's photo identity card; or
3. Driving License; or
4. Passport; or
5. Ration card having photograph of the applicant; or
6. Arm's license; or
7. Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking; or
8. Pensioner card having photograph of the applicant; or
9. Central Government Health Service Scheme Card or Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card

(ii) Certificate of identity in Original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted officer, as the case may be (in prescribed format); or

(iii) Bank certificate in Original on letter head from the branch(along with name and stamp of the issuing officer) containing duly attested photograph and bank account number of the applicant (in prescribed format)

Note:
1. In case of Minor, any of the above mentioned documents as proof of identity and address of any of parents/guardians of such minor shall be deemed to be the proof of identity and address for the minor applicant.

2. For HUF,
(a) An affidavit by the karta of the Hindu Undivided Family stating the name, father's name and address of all the coparceners on the date of application; and (b) Copy of any document applicable in the case of an individual specified above, in respect of karta of the Hindu undivided family, as proof of identity, address and date of birth.

Proof of Address

(i) Copy of
1. Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
2. Elector's photo identity card; or
3. Driving License; or
4. Passport; or
5. Passport of the spouse; or
6. Post office passbook having address of the applicant; or
7. Latest property tax assessment order; or
8. Domicile certificate issued by the Government; or
9. Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central or State Government of not more than three years old; or
10. Property Registration Document; or

(ii)    Copy of following documents of not more than three months old

1. Electricity Bill
2. Landline Telephone or Broadband connection bill
3. Water Bill
4. Consumer gas connection card or book or piped gas bill
5. Bank account statement or as per note 2
6. Depository account statement
7. Credit card statement

(iii) Certificate of Address in Original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted officer, as the case may be (in prescribed format)

(iv)  Employer certificate in original (in prescribed format).


Note:
1. Proof of Address is required for address mentioned in item no.7.

2. In case of an Indian citizen residing outside India, copy of Bank Account Statement in country of residence or copy of Non-resident External (NRE) bank account statements (not more than three months old) shall be the proof of address.


Proof of date of birth

Copy of the following documents if they bear the name, date, month and year of birth of the applicant, namely:-
1. Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
2. Elector's photo identity card; or
3. Driving license; or
4. Passport; or
5. Matriculation certificate or Mark sheet of recognised board; or
6. Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any office authorised to issue birth and death certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Deaths or the Indian Consulate as defined in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955); or
7. Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Central Public Sector Undertaking or State Public Sector Undertaking; or
8. Domicile certificate issued by the Government; or
9. Central Government Health Service Scheme photo card or Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card; or
10. Pension payment order; or
11. Marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages; or
12. Affidavit sworn before a magistrate stating the date of birth

 


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