Duplicate PAN Card: How To Apply For Duplicate PAN Card?

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: Jun 28th, 2024


5 min read

When it comes to paying taxes in India, Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a mandatory document to get started with. It is a proof of identity and also used for a number of financial transactions in the business world as well as personal life.

Every Permanent Account Number allotted and PAN card issued is valid for a lifetime. Those who accidentally lose it need not apply for a new PAN. However, you can apply for a duplicate PAN card to the income tax department.

Duplicate PAN Card

Duplicate PAN card is a document which income tax department issues to the PAN holder when he loses, misplaces or damages the original PAN card. People tend to expose important documents to different dangers on daily basis and then wonder how to get it back. Income tax department has made it very easy to get a duplicate PAN card. Let’s see how it is done.

How To Apply For Duplicate/Lost PAN Card ?

It’s very easy and simple to get a duplicate PAN card. The application can be filed to official website i.e. TIN-NSDL or if in paper form, it has to be addressed to the PAN services unit or Protean eGov Technologies Limited of NSDL. Online application of duplicate card saves a lot of time as well as cost. 

How to Apply Duplicate PAN Card Online?

Step 1: Visit TIN-NSDL and select the application type as “Changes or correction in existing PAN data/ Reprint of PAN card (No changes in existing PAN data)”. 

online pan application

Step 2: Fill in the information marked as mandatory and then submit it.

Step 3: A token number will be generated and sent to your email-ID provided by you on the previous page. Note that token number for future reference and continue with the application filing.

token number for duplicate pan

Step 4: Now, Fill the necessary details in “Personal Details" page along with selecting the mode of submission of your PAN application form. Following are the 3 modes available :

  • Forward application documents physically: The acknowledgement form generated after payment has to be printed, photo and sign has to be affixed, copies of documents required has to be attached with the application and should be sent by the registered post to the NSDL Protean eGov Technologies Limited address.
  • Submit digitally through e-KYC & e-sign (Paperless): Aadhaar is mandatory for availing this option and all the details given in your Aadhaar should be alone used in duplicate PAN card application. An OTP will be sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile number for authentication of details provided. There is no need to upload photo, signature and any other documents. While submitting the final form through this option, digital signature (DSC) will be required to e-sign the form.
  • Submit scanned images through e-sign: Aadhaar is also mandatory for this option but you will have to upload scan images of photograph, signature and other documents. Only an OTP will authenticate the application form.

Step 5: Then, you have to select whether you need a physical PAN card or an e-PAN card. If you select for an e-PAN card, then you have to provide a valid email-ID. The email-ID provided will receive the digitally signed e-PAN card.

Duplicate PAN card application

Step 6: Next, fill details in the “Contact & other details” and also the “Document details” page and submit the application. 

Apply duplicate PAN card

Step 7: You will be directed to the payment page and once the payment is made an acknowledgement will be generated. If you have choosen the ‘Forward application documents physically’ option, you will have to take a print out of the acknowledgement, affix your sign and photo, and send the acknowledgement along with the attachment of the required documents to the following address by post:

Income Tax PAN Services Unit,

Protean eGov Technologies Limited,

4th Floor, Sapphire Chambers,

Baner Road, Baner, Pune - 411045

Step 8: You can check the status of your duplicate PAN card using the 15 digits acknowledgement number generated.

The duplicate PAN card will be dispatched within 15-20 days after the department receives the application.

duplicate PAN card

How to Apply Duplicate PAN Card Without Changes?

When you have applied for a PAN card through the new Protean website or have obtained a PAN using the ‘Instant e-PAN’ facility on the Income Tax e-filling portal, you can get a duplicate PAN card (Reprint of PAN card) when there are no changes in PAN details and without uploading any documents by following the below steps:

Step 1: Visit the Protean website.

Step 2: Under the ‘PAN - New Facilities’ heading on the left side menu, select the ‘Reprint of PAN Card’ option. 

Duplicate PAN card Protean

Step 3: Enter your PAN number, Aadhaar number, date of birth and GSTN (if applicable).

Reprint PAN card application

Step 4: Tick the declaration and enter captcha code and click ‘Submit’.

Duplicate PAN card application submit

Step 5: You will be directed to the payment page and once the payment is made an acknowledgement will be generated.

Step 6: You can check the status of your duplicate PAN card using the 15 digits acknowledgement number generated.

How to Apply Duplicate PAN Card Offline?

Step 1: Download and print the “Request for new PAN card or/and changes or Correction in PAN Data” form.

Step 2: Use BLOCK letters and Black Ink to fill out the application.

Step 3: Mention your 10 digit PAN for reference.

Step 4: If you an individual applicant, 2 passport size photograph is to be attached and cross-signed carefully. The face should not be covered while signing.

Step 5: Then, fill up all the necessary details in the form and sign the relevant boxes. However, since there are no changes in the PAN details, do not tick any boxes or sections on the left margin.

Step 6: The application along with the required documents has to be sent to the NSDL facilitation center. After receiving payment, a printed acknowledgement form is generated having a 15 digit number.

Step 7: The facilitation center then sends your application to the Income-tax PAN services unit for further action.

Step 8: You can check the status of your duplicate PAN card using the 15 digit acknowledgement number generated.

The duplicate PAN card will be dispatched within 15-20 days after the department receives the application.

When Do You Need To Apply For A Duplicate PAN Card?

A duplicate PAN card can be applied in the following situations :

  • Loss/ theft: People often carry their PAN cards in their wallets or pockets, it is possible to lose it when there is a theft of wallet/purse. It is quite a common reason for multiple applications to the department in India.
  • Misplaced: There are multiple occasions when people leave the card somewhere and then be unsure of actually where they had kept it.
  • Damaged: Reprinting the PAN card is the only solution for any kind of damage to the existing PAN card. 

Who Can Apply For Duplicate PAN Card?

There are different types of taxpayers in India like Individual/ HUFs/ Companies. But taxpayers except individuals can’t file their own PAN card application. All taxpayers other than individuals are required to have an authorized signatory to file the application. The list for the authorized signatories are as follows:

Category of TaxpayerAuthorised Signatory
HUFKarta of the HUF
CompanyAny Director(s) of the company
Firm/ Limited Liability Partnership(LLP)Any Partner(s) of the firm/LLP
AOP(s)/Body of Individuals/Association of Person(s)/Local Authority/ Artificial Juridical PersonAuthorised signatory as mentioned in the incorporation deeds

Documents Required for Duplicate PAN Card

  • Proof of Identity, like Aadhaar card, Voter ID, Ration card, Driving License, passport, etc.
  • Proof of Address, like Aadhaar card, Voter ID, Driving License, passport, Post office passbook, utility bills, etc.
  • Proof of Date of Birth like Aadhaar card, Voter ID, Driving License, passport, marksheet, birth certificate, etc.
  • Proof of PAN card, such as pan card xerox 
  • Copy of FIR

Fees for Applying a Duplicate PAN Card

Following table provides the fees to be paid for getting the duplicate PAN card:

Mode of application submissionMode of Dispatch of PAN cardFees (Including GST)
PAN application submitted offline or online using physical modeDispatch of physical PAN card in IndiaRs. 107
Dispatch of physical PAN card outside IndiaRs. 1,017
PAN application submitted online through paperless modeDispatch of physical PAN card in IndiaRs. 101
Dispatch of physical PAN card in IndiaRs. 1,011
Duplicate PAN card without changes in PAN details 
(Reprint of PAN card)
Dispatch of physical PAN card in IndiaRs. 50
Dispatch of physical PAN card outside IndiaRs. 959
PAN application submitted offline or online using physical modeDispatch of e-PAN card to the email IDRs. 72
PAN application submitted through paperless modeDispatch of e-PAN card to the email IDRs. 66

How To Download Duplicate PAN Card?

Step 1: Go to the TIN-NSDL website.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Download e-PAN/ e-PAN XML' tab available at the top of the page.

Step 3: On the next page, choose ‘Acknowledgement Number’ or ‘PAN’ option. 

Step 4: Enter the required details, captcha code and click the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 5: Next, select any one option to receive OTP - email ID, mobile number or both. Tick the declaration and click the ‘Generate OTP’ button.

Step 6: Enter the OTP and click on the ‘Validate’ button.

Step 7: Click on the ‘Download PDF’ button.

Your e-PAN card will be downlaoded in the pdf format. It is secured with a password, i.e. your birth date.

How To Surrender Duplicate PAN Card?

It is not permissible by the income tax law to have more than one Permanent Account Number. However, there are chances that you can receive more than one PAN card having the same number or different numbers. The taxpayers need not worry about this issue. Follow these steps and submit the duplicate or incorrect PAN card to the income tax department:

  • Write a letter addressed to your assessing officer and provide all the details like your full name, date of birth, details about the PAN card to be retained and details of PAN card to be surrendered.
  • You can speed post the letter or hand over the same to the assessing officer and get an acknowledgement receipt.
  • The acknowledgement receipt is the proof that duplicate PAN card has been canceled.

Some Important points relating to duplicate PAN card

  • If you lost your PAN card by theft, you have to file an FIR at the nearest police station. The FIR copy needs to be sent along with the documents of duplicate PAN card application.
  • When you are sending the acknowledgement of PAN application by the registered post, you need to mention “Acknowledgement No. – (*************) – Application for Reprint of PAN or Application for changes or correction in PAN data” on the top of the envelope.
  • PAN card will be dispatched at the address mentioned in the Aadhaar.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to mandatorily file an FIR for a duplicate PAN card?

It recommended to file an FIR when you are applying for a duplicate PAN card when your PAN card is lost or misplaced. As the lost pan card can be used to conduct identity theft which can lead to serious consequences.

Do I have to re-apply to link my Aadhaar with PAN after getting a duplicate PAN card?

No, you will not have to re-apply to link your Aadhaar with your PAN since the PAN number remains the same in the duplicate PAN card. 

What is a PAN card reprint?

PAN card reprint is the process of reprinting your PAN card when it is lost or damaged. To get your duplicate PAN card, you need to fill and submit the Reprint PAN card application. However, you can only reprint your PAN card when there is no change in PAN card details.

Can we print duplicate PAN card online?

Yes, you can download the duplicate PAN card online by visiting the Protean website and getting a printout of it.

Is the duplicate PAN card valid?

Yes, the duplicate PAN card is valid as all the details mentioned on the original PAN card are displayed on the duplicate PAN.

How many days to get a duplicate PAN card?

It takes around 15-20 days to get your duplicate PAN card after the submission of the application.

How to find out my PAN card number?

If you have forgotten your PAN number, you can find it out by calling the Protean customer care numbers - 020-27218080 or 08069708080. You can view your PAN number by logging into the Income Tax e-filing website, clicking on 'Profile Settings' and then on 'PAN Details'.

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