How to apply for duplicate PAN Card?

How to apply for duplicate PAN Card?

27 November, 2023

For Indian nationals, a Permanent Account Number or PAN card, is a crucial document. The PAN card serves as a unique age and ID proof document, which you can present upon request at various establishments. Additionally, it helps verify the authenticity of financial transactions when you exceed certain limits and is necessary while filing taxes. Losing, misplacing, or damaging your PAN card might be stressful. The good news, however, is that you can get a duplicate PAN card by following a relatively simple process. Continue reading to understand the process of how to apply for a duplicate PAN card.

How Do I Apply for a Duplicate Pan Card?


The process of obtaining a duplicate PAN card is relatively straightforward. You can apply for your duplicate PAN online on the official TIN-NSDL platform. You may also send a physical, written application to NSDL’s PAN services unit. Let us understand both the offline as well as online process of applying for a duplicate PAN Card.

How to Apply for a Duplicate Pan Card Offline?


Follow the steps mentioned below to apply for a duplicate PAN card offline:

  1. Take a printout of the application form from NSDL’s online services website.

  2. Fill the form in capital letters and black ink.

  3. Include your 10-character PAN number for reference and ensure you sign it properly.

  4. If you are an individual applicant, provide two passport-sized photographs with your face clearly visible.

  5. Send the completed form and payment, along with identity proof, address proof, and a copy of your originally-issued PAN, to the NSDL facilitation centre.

Once you complete the above steps, you’ll receive an acknowledgment number. Also, the facilitation centre shall forward your application to the income-tax PAN services unit. You can track your application using the acknowledgment number. After the department receives your application, you can get your duplicate PAN card in about two weeks.

How to Apply for a Duplicate Pan Card Online?


For a duplicate PAN card online application, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL website on this link.

  2. Navigate to the ‘Services’ tab and choose ‘PAN’.

  3. Go down to the ‘Reprint of PAN Card’ part and tap on ‘Apply’.

  4. The online application form will appear. Select the appropriate category and application type.

  5. Complete all the mandatory fields and hit ‘Submit’. You will receive an acknowledgement number in your registered email.

  6. Proceed with the application by providing your personal information and selecting the preferred PAN application document submission method.

  7. Choose between an e-PAN card and a physical PAN card. If choosing an e-PAN card, ensure you provide your email address correctly.

  8. Provide the necessary contact information on the document details page and finalise your application.

  9. You will be guided to the payment page. Complete your payment and wait to receive an online acknowledgment receipt.

  10. Your PAN card should be dispatched in about 15–20 days.

With the online process, you can quickly and conveniently apply for a duplicate PAN card.

Documents Required While Applying for a Duplicate PAN Card?


You must provide the following documents while applying for your duplicate PAN Card:

  • Identity proof (self-attested), e.g., Aadhaar card, Voter ID, or Driver’s Licence, Passport

  • Address proof (self-attested), e.g., Aadhaar, Passport, Driver’s license, utility bills, bank passbook, etc.

  • Age proof (self-attested), e.g., birth certificate, or school leaving certificate.

  • Copy of the previously issued PAN card (self-attested) or the PAN card allotment letter.

When Should I Apply for a Duplicate PAN Card?


You must apply for a duplicate PAN Card in the following circumstances.

  • Theft or loss: You need to apply for a replacement in case you lose it or if it is stolen.

  • Damage: When a current PAN card gets damaged, the sole option is to have it reprinted.

  • Misplacement: If you’ve misplaced your PAN Card and can’t find it, you may consider applying for a duplicate card.

  • Changes in information: Personal details and signatures provided during the original PAN card application may change over time. In such circumstances, the solution is to update the details and request that the card be reprinted with the revised information.

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Having a PAN card is vital for all kinds of financial transactions. Whether you want to make investments, purchase high-value assets or deposit cash beyond a certain amount in your bank account, you need to provide your PAN details. But if you want a platform that helps ease your everyday financial transactions, you should download HDFC Bank’s PayZapp mobile app. With PayZapp, you can easily transfer funds into accounts, pay your utility bills, and shop online. Moreover, you can keep a tab on your expenses, check your transactions, and set up billers for automated payments.

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​​​​​​​*Terms and conditions apply. The information provided in this article is generic in nature and for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for specific advice in your own circumstances.

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