Lost PAN Card

Lost PAN Card: Overview

Things to Do in Case of Lost PAN Card

  • While PAN Card is a critical ID proof, losing the PAN card can be nerve wrecking situation, However, the government has ensured that adequate means are in place to avail a duplicate PAN card without any hassle and trouble. A PAN card holder needs to remember few basic things if he has lost his PAN card.
  • Use other alternatives available: PAN Card not only serves as a vital tax element but also a critical ID proof especially while booking tickets and traveling through airlines or railways.   In such cases, the cardholder can produce any other alternative ID proof and may also seek assistance from the government official present there.
  • Use online facilities to report a lost PAN card: The government has ensured that adequate options are available online to report a lost PAN card quickly without any hassle.
  • Online application for lost PAN card: In case someone has lost his PAN card, online application is a quick and hassle free way for them. However while applying one must ensure that all the information provided is accurate and error free. Any incorrect or misleading information would cause a delay in PAN number issuance.  
  • Correct & Clean Submission of the Form – One should ensure that there shouldn’t be any overlaps or spelling error while filling the details.

How to Apply for Lost PAN Card Online

The government has ensured adequate provisions to cover the loss of PAN card. The option to reprint the PAN card is provided online and that too in a simple and trouble-free application process. Below mentioned are simple steps through which all individuals can reprint their lost PAN card.

  • Log into the website of TIN/NSDL
  • Select the tab menu of online application for PAN.
  • After selecting the above tab, applicants can choose the preference of “Reprint PAN Card.” This option is basically for stolen, lost or misplaced PAN card.
  • After clicking the above mentioned link, the page would be automatically redirected to a different navigation pane where the applicant needs to click the option “Online Application for changes/correction in PAN data” link.
  • After clicking the aforementioned link, a new page with instructions and guidelines would appear. After reading these guidelines, the applicant can select the type of PAN they need to apply i.e. individual/company/HUF/firm etc.).
  • After selecting the type of PAN Card, the applicant needs to fill up the online application form wherein details such as existing Permanent Account Number, applicant’s name, communication address, contact number, email id, etc. needs to be filled.
  • Post-filling the details, necessary documents such as ID proof and photographs have to be attached along with the form. The documents should be self-attested by the applicant before submission.
  • The application form can either be submitted online or sent by post to NSDL, along with the necessary documents.
  • The application fee of Rs 107 for resident individual or Rs 989/- for non-resident individual (communication address outside India) can be paid through various means
  • The payment of application fee can be done through a debit card/credit card, net banking or demand draft.
  • Once the application fee is paid successfully an acknowledgment number will be generated which is required for all future correspondences.
  • A duplicate PAN card bearing the same PAN number is sent by post at the correspondence address mentioned in the form, in about 2 weeks.

How to Apply for Lost PAN Card- Offline

 Apart from the online option to apply for a lost PAN card, the government has also endowed the offline mode of application. Below mentioned are the steps which one needs to follow while applying for a lost PAN card.

  • One can obtain the application form for ‘Request for New PAN /Changes or Correction in PAN Data’ Form which is duly available at any TIN-Facilitation Centres, or any IT PAN Service Centres or PAN Centres, or even at various stationery vendors.
  • The form can also be downloaded from Income Tax Department website:  www.incometaxindia.gov.in // UTIITSL website: www.utiitsl.com // NSDL website: www.tin-nsdl.com.
  • The application form needs to be filled in BLOCK LETTERS and with BLACK INK.
  • The necessary details in the form can be filled in the English language only
  • Applicants should mention their existing 10 digit PAN.
  • Applicants should ensure that only one character is filled in each box provided and should leave a box blank after each word.
  • In case of an individual applicant, 2 recent coloured photographs are required to be affixed in the space available on top of the form.
  • The signature or left-hand thumb impression of the applicant is required across the photo placed on left-hand side of the form
  • Full signature or the Left-hand thumb impression is also required to be done in the box provided on right side of the application form.
  • In case of thumb impression, the same should be duly attested by any Magistrate or a public notary or any gazetted government officer under his official seal and stamp.
  • In case the applicant wants to update one or more alternative addresses apart from the communication address, the check box on left-hand margin needs to be ticked and details of such address can be mentioned on an additional page in the similar format as prescribed.
  • The processing fee for PAN application with the correspondence address within India, is Rs 105/-. The PAN application fee for any non-resident where the correspondence address outside India is Rs 866/-
  • Either of the applicable charges has to be paid by cash/cheque or DD at the counter while submitting the application form.

General Instruction for Non-individual applicants

  • For any other Non-individual entity, a proof of identity with the date of formation/incorporation and proof of correspondence address is mandatory.
  • Name of office and complete office address is mandatory for firms, limited companies, LLPs, trusts, societies or associations.

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Documents Required for Lost PAN Card: Individual Applicants

Identity proof:  A valid photo identity proof is mandatory for a PAN card application. The ID proof should bear the name of the applicant, photo, date of birth, signature and father’s name of the applicant. Any change or correction required in PAN should be supported by a relevant document. The applicant may submit either any one or the combination of relevant documents as  mentioned below:

  1. Photocopy of the Aadhaar Card
  2. Photocopy of the Voter ID card
  3. Photocopy of the Driving License
  4. Photocopy of the Passport
  5. Photocopy of the Ration card bearing photograph of the applicant
  6. Photocopy of the Arm’s license
  7. Photocopy of any other valid identity card issued by the Central Government or the State Government or any Public Sector enterprise
  8. Photocopy of the pensioner card bearing the photograph of the applicant
  9. Photocopy of the Health Service Scheme Card

Age Proof: A valid date of birth proof is mandatory to be provided along with the PAN card application. The valid age proof can be any one of the below mentioned documents.

  1. Photocopy of the Birth Certificate as issued by the local Municipal Authority or any other relevant office
  2. Photocopy of the Pension payment order
  3. Photocopy of the Marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages
  4. Photocopy of the Matriculation Certificate
  5. Photocopy of the Passport
  6. Photocopy of the Driving License
  7. Photocopy of the Domicile Certificate
  8. A notarized Affidavit vetted before the magistrate for the proof of date of birth

Address proof: Any one of the below mentioned documents is required to be furnished as a proof of correspondence address.

  1. Photocopy of the Aadhaar Card
  2. Photocopy of the Voter ID card
  3. Photocopy of the Driving License
  4. Photocopy of the Passport
  5. Photocopy of the Ration card bearing photograph of the applicant
  6. Photocopy of the Arm’s license
  7. Photocopy of any other valid identity card issued by the Central Government or the State Government or any Public Sector enterprise
  8. Photocopy of the Pensioner card bearing the photograph of the applicant
  9. Photocopy of the Health Service Scheme Card issued by either the Central or State Government.

Documents Required: Foreign Nationals/ person of Indian Origin (PIO) / overseas citizens of India (OCI)

Below mentioned are the list of documents required for any foreign national or PIO or OCI who comes under the purview of Indian Taxation laws and wish to reply for their lost PAN card. The proof should bear the applicant’s name, age, photo, signature, father’s name and the nationality of the applicant

  1. Photocopy of the passport
  2. Photocopy of the PIO card
  3. Photocopy of the OCI card
  4. For foreign nationals, photocopy of the Nationality certificate or citizenship identification should be attested by the “Apostille”

For Non-individuals Entities

Date of formation/incorporation: Below mentioned are documents which need to be submitted as a proof of date of formation in case of Non-individual entities/HUF

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Trust deed with date of creation
  • Partnership deed for Partnership Firms
  • LLP agreement
  • HUFs letter signed by all coparceners for HUF
  • For identification proof/address proof, any one or combination of two from the below can be submitted
  • A copy of Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Registrar of Companies.
  • Partnership Deed issued by the Registrar of Firms or a Notarized copy of the partnership deed.
  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar in case of Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Copy of the trust deed/trust registration certificate
  • Agreement or copy of the registration certificate of societies or associations issued by the registrar of the cooperative society or by any other authorized government authority

PAN card helpline and Service points

The government has ensured that adequate customer assistance is available for applicants who have applied or wish to apply for their lost PAN card.

1. Online assistance  

  • www.incometaxindia.gov.in
  • www.tin-nsdl.com

2. 24×7 Customer Care Helpline

  • 1800-180-1961 or 020‐27218080

3. Email Assistance

  • tininfo@nsdl.co.in

4. To known the status of application

  • SMS to 57575 
  • Or <881010101010100> to 57575à

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