PAN Card Correction/Update Online: How To Change Name, Address, DOB And Mobile Number In Pan card?

By Mayashree Acharya

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Updated on: May 15th, 2024

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25 min read

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is an extremely important identity proof for your Income Tax filings. If details like your name, date of birth, photo, signature, father's name, Aadhaar, gender, mobile number, email ID, address or contact information are incorrect or changed, it is recommended to rectify and update the PAN card as soon as possible.

Learn more about how to make PAN card corrections online and offline, applicable fees, required documents, and more.

PAN Card Correction

How to Change PAN Card Details?

There may be mistakes in your name, parent's name or date of birth when your PAN card is printed. There may be changes in your address or name after your PAN card is issued. In such cases, your name, parents name, address or birth date must be changed and updated on your PAN card. The PAN card details can be changed online or offline. 

PAN Card Correction/ Update Form Download

How to update PAN card online?

You can update PAN card details online through the NSDL e-Gov website or the UTIITSL website. If you have applied for a PAN card via the NSDL e-Gov website, then you need to apply for updating PAN details on that website. Similarly, when you have applied for a PAN card on the UTIITSL website, you need to update the PAN card details on the UTIITSL website.

How to update a PAN card on the NSDL e-Gov portal?

Follow this step-by-step guide to make PAN card correction online:

Step 1: Visit the NSDL e-Gov portal.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Services’ tab and select ‘PAN’ from the dropdown menu.

pan card correction

Step 3: Now scroll down and locate the heading ‘Change/Correction in PAN Data’. Click on ‘Apply’ from the list of options given. 

pan card update online

Step 4: You will now have to fill up this Online PAN Application. Let us see how to fill all the particulars.

  • Application type: Changes or Correction in existing PAN Data/Reprint of PAN Card 
  • Category: Select the relevant category from the drop-down menu.  
  • Other details: Fill in other personal details like:
    • Title
    • Last Name /Surname
    • First Name
    • Middle Name
    • Date of Birth / Incorporation / Formation
    • Email ID
    • Mobile Number
    • Citizenship (Indian or not)
    • PAN number
  • Type in ‘Captcha Code’ and tap on ‘Submit’.
Online pan application

Step 5: Once the request is registered, you will receive a Token Number on the Email ID provided here. This token number can be used to access the draft version of the form in case of session timeout.

Now, click on ‘Continue with PAN Application Form’.

Continue with PAN Application Form

Step 6: On this screen, you will see three options. 

  • Submit digitally through e-KYC & e-Sign (Paperless)
  • Submit scanned images through e-Sign
  • Forward application documents physically

To complete the entire process online through Aadhaar OTP, select the first option ‘Submit digitally through e-KYC & e-Sign (Paperless)’ for updating your PAN.

Submit digitally through e-KYC & e-Sign (Paperless)

Step 7: If you need a new physical copy of the updated PAN card, select yes. Nominal charges will be applicable.

Physical updated PAN card

Step 8: Scroll down and enter the last four digits of your Aadhaar number. 

Aadhaar number

Step 9: Scroll down and update the required details. Remember to tick the relevant box for which correction or update is required. After filling up, click on ‘Next’ to proceed to the page ‘Contact and other details’

pan card correction

Step 10: Here, enter the new address or updated mobile number or email and proceed to the next page.

new address update

Step 11: Based on the particular you have updated, attach the proof document along with a copy of PAN.

copy of PAN

Step 12: In the declaration section, 

  • Mention your name,
  • Declare that you are submitting the form in your own capacity, i.e. select ‘Himself/herself’,
  • Enter your place of residence.

declaration

Step 13: Scroll down and attach a copy of your ‘photograph’ and ‘signature’. Ensure the files are as per the specifications and sizes mentioned. Once done, click ‘Submit’.

upload photo/signature

Step 14: You will now see a preview of the form. Enter the first eight digits of your Aadhaar Number and ensure all other details filled in by you are correct.  

Aadhaar Number

Step 15: After submitting the PAN card correction form, the payment page will appear. Payment can be done through various payment gateways. After successful payment, you will receive a payment receipt.

PAN card correction form

Step 16: To complete the PAN card update/correction process, click ‘continue’. You will now have to complete the KYC process. Select the check box to accept the terms and conditions and click on ‘Authenticate’.

PAN card update/correction process

Step 17: An OTP will be generated and sent to your Aadhaar Registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and submit the online PAN application form.

Aadhaar mobile number

Step 18: On the next screen, click on ‘continue’ with eSign.

online pan application form

Step 19: Here, accept the terms and conditions by ticking the box. Enter your Aadhaar number and click on ‘Send OTP’

send otp

Step 20: Enter the OTP sent to your Aadhaar Registered mobile number and verify. You can now download the acknowledgement form. The password to open this file is your date of birth in the format DD/MM/YYYY.

Aadhaar Registered mobile

Please note: If you choose the ‘Forward application documents physically’ option in Step 6, you will have to take a print out of the acknowledgement 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

How to update a PAN card on UTIITSL portal? 

Step 1: Visit the UTIITSL website.

Step 2: Click the ‘Click to Appy’ under the ‘Change/Correction in PAN Card’ tab.

PAN update UTIITSL

Step 3: Click the ‘Apply for Change/Correction in PAN card details’ tab.

Apply for change in PAN

Step 4: Select the mode of submission of documents, enter your PAN number, select the PAN card mode and click the ‘Submit’ button.

Application for change in PAN

Step 5:  Once the request is registered, you will receive a reference number. Click on ‘OK’.

Step 6: Remember to tick the fields that requires to be updated or corrected. Enter the updated or correct personal details. Click on ‘Next Step’ once the details are entered.

name for pan update

Step 7: Address will be updated as per your Aadhaar card. Enter your contact details and click on ‘Next Step’.

address for pan update

Step 8: Enter the PAN number and verification and click the ‘Next Step’ button.

Verification for pan update

Step 9: Upload the documents and click the ‘Submit’ button.

upload docs for PAN

Step 10: Verify the details on the form and click on the ‘Make Payment’ button.

Step 11: Select the mode of online payment and make the payment. A success message will be displayed once the payment is successfully made. Take a print out of the form.

It generally takes around 15 days for PAN correction. You will receive a text message on your registered mobile number when your PAN card is dispatched via post. 

Please note: If If you choose the ‘Physical(Forward Application with documents physically)’ option in Step 4, you will have to take a print out of the form, affix photograph and signature, attach the documents to the form and post them to any one of the following nearest UTIITSL offices: 

1) PAN PDC Incharge - Mumbai region
UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited
Plot No. 3, Sector 11, CBD Belapur,
Navi Mumbai - 400614

2) PAN PDC Incharge - Kolkata region
UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited
29, N. S. Road, Ground Floor,
Opp. Gilander House and Standard Chartered Bank,
Kolkata - 700001

3) PAN PDC Incharge - Chennai region
UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited
D-1, First Floor,
Thiru -Vi-Ka Industrial Estate,
Guindy, Chennai - 600032 

4) PAN PDC Incharge - New Delhi region
UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited
1/28 Sunlight Building, Asaf Ali Road,
New Delhi -110002

How to update PAN offline?

To file for PAN card correction offline, follow this step-by-step guide:

  • Download the PAN card correction form online.
  • Fill out the entire form and submit the same with essential documents at any nearest PAN centre.
  • After your submission and payment, you will receive an acknowledgement slip at the centre.
  • You will need to send this slip to the Income Tax PAN Service Unit of the NSDL within 15 days.

Documents Required to Change PAN Card Details

  • Copy of PAN card
  • Identity proof, such as Aadhaar card, Voter's ID, driving license, ration card, etc.
  • Address proof, such as Aadhaar card, Voter's ID, property tax receipts, utility bills, etc.
  • Proof of date of birth, Aadhaar card, Voter's ID, birth certificate,  matriculation marksheet, etc.

For more information on documents accepted for identity, address and date of birth proof, click here.

Fees for PAN card update or correction

The fee for PAN card correction when submitted offline is Rs.110. If the PAN card is to be dispatched outside India, the applicant should pay an additional dispatch fee of Rs.910.

The PAN card correction fees for online application submission are as follows:

Mode of submission of PAN application documents

Particulars

Fees (inclusive of applicable taxes)

PAN application submitted using physical mode for physical dispatch of PAN card

Dispatch of physical PAN card in India 

107

Dispatch of physical PAN card outside India

1,017

PAN application submitted through paperless modes for physical dispatch of PAN card

Dispatch of physical PAN card in India

101

Dispatch of physical PAN card outside India

1,011

PAN application submitted using physical mode for e-PAN card

e-PAN card dispatched at the email ID of the applicant

72

PAN application submitted through paperless modes for e-PAN card

e-PAN card dispatched at the email ID of the applicant

66

 

Request for Reprint of PAN card submitted through separate online link (No Updates)

Dispatch of physical PAN Card in India

50

 

Dispatch of physical PAN Card outside India

 

959

Reasons to Correct Your Name in the PAN card

The following are some of the valid reasons for a correction in your name in the PAN card:

  • If you have changed your name legally
  • If your name has been spelt wrong in the PAN card
  • Change in surname after marriage
  • If you have changed your residential address 

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2. PAN Card Customer Care Number
3. How to Check Your PAN Application Status Online?
4. How To Change Name, Address, DOB in PAN Card Online?
5. How to Fill Pan Card Form 49A and 49AA?
6. How to Check and Report Misuse of PAN Card?
7. How to Link PAN Card with Bank Account Number?

Frequently Asked Questions

How to change address in PAN card?

Address on PAN card can be changed by making an application either online or offline. Refer to the step-by-step guide mentioned above. Also, note that address is not mentioned on the PAN card (it cannot be used as address proof). 

How to correct name in PAN card?

Refer to the step-by-step guide mentioned above to make corrections to your name in the PAN card.

How to correct the Invalid Surname Error on e-filing Portal?

If the name specified in the PAN application form is different from the name you are trying to register with on the income tax e-filing portal, then you will see an error message. Refer to this guide for correcting the surname.

How to change date of birth in PAN card?

You can change the name on your PAN card through the following process:

  • Visit the NSDL PAN website or the UTIITSL website.
  • Select the ‘Change/Correction in PAN card details’.
  • Enter the ‘PAN Card’ number, fill in the other details, and click the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Enter the required details on the form.
  • Enter the changed/updated name. 
  • Upload the required documents, pay the required fees and submit the application. 
  • You will receive an acknowledgement number.
  • Take a printout of the acknowledgement, attach the documents and send it to the NSDL office at Pune or UTIITSL offices in Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi or Chennai.
How to check PAN card change status?

You can check the status of your PAN card correction application online by following the below process:

  • Go to the NSDL PAN website or the UTIITSL website.
  • Click the ‘Know Status of PAN application’ or ‘Track PAN card’ option.
  • Enter the ‘Acknowledgement Number’ and Captcha code and click ‘Submit’.

The status of the PAN card change application will be displayed on the screen.

How to download updated PAN card?

You can check the status of your PAN card correction application online by following the below process:

  • Go to the NSDL PAN website or the UTIITSL website.
  • Click the ‘Download e-PAN/ e-PAN XML’ option.
  • Enter the PAN number, date of birth, GSTIN (if applicable) and Captcha code and click ‘Submit’.

Your e-PAN card will get downloaded or the link to download the e-PAN will be sent to your email through which you can download it.

What are the documents that can be submitted for proof of PAN?

You can submit any one of the following documents as proof of PAN:

  • Copy of PAN card
  • Copy of PAN allotment letter
Who needs to sign the PAN card correction application?

The PAN card correction application should be signed by the following:

  • The applicant
  • Karta, in the case of HUF
  • Director, in the case of a company
  • Authorised signatory, in the case of Association of Persons (AOP), Body of Individuals (BOI), local authority and artificial juridical person
  • Partner, in the case of a partnership firm or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Trustee, in the case of a trust
  • Representative assessee, in the case of a minor
Can I have more than one PAN card?

No, an individual cannot have more than one PAN. You cannot apply for another PAN card if a PAN is already allotted to you. A penalty of Rs. 10,000 can be imposed under​ ​Section 272B​ of the Income-tax Act, 1961, when you have more than one PAN. Thus, if you have been allotted more than one PAN, you should immediately surrender the additional PAN card.

How can I update or change the photo on my PAN Card?

You can change or update the photo on your PAN card by filling up the PAN card correction application on the official website of NSDL or UTIITSL. 

Who can request for correction or changes in PAN card?

Anyone who wants to make changes to their PAN card can apply for it when they have the required document proof.

How much time does it take to get the updated PAN card to my address by post?

It takes around 15 days to get the updated PAN card to your address by post.

What is the fee for making corrections in my PAN card?

You will need to pay the applicable PAN card correction fees depending upon the method you choose to receive your PAN card, i.e. whether you want a physical PAN card or e-PAN. It varies from Rs. 50 to Rs. 1,017.

How to track PAN card correction or updation application status?

If you have applied for PAN card correction on the NSDL e-Gov portal, you can track your PAN card application status on the NSDL e-Gov track status page by entering your application number and captcha code. When you have applied for PAN card updation on the UTIITSL website, you can track the status of your application through the UTIITSL track status page by entering your application number or PAN number, date of birth and captcha code. 

What should I do if I do not receive my PAN card after 15 days of its application?

If you do not receive your PAN card after 15 days of its application, you can check the application status and see if your updated PAN card is being processed or it is issued. You can also contact the NSDL e-Gov helpline - 020 – 27218080 or the UTIITSL helpline - 913340802999 and inquire about the status of your updated PAN card.

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PAN card details are important for tax filings. Learn how to correct and update details online and offline, required documents and fees. Steps: Apply for corrections online through NSDL or UTIITSL portals, or offline at nearest PAN centre. Documents required are PAN card copy, identity proof, address proof, and date of birth proof. Fees vary based on mode and location. Understand valid reasons for name correction in the PAN card.

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