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How to Check Your PAN Card Application Status Online?

Updated on: Jul 11th, 2023


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A PAN card is mandatory for various financial purposes, such as opening a bank account, issuing a debit/credit card, getting income tax refunds, etc. The PAN card contains the PAN number allotted to an individual or a company. The PAN number is a ten-digit unique alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department. After applying for a PAN card, you can check the PAN card status online or through a call.

Know your PAN application status

This article describes the process to check application status. The following are the ways to check your PAN application status:

  • Call: You can track your PAN application status by calling TIN call center on 020-27218080 from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm and providing your 15-digit acknowledgement number of PAN application.
  • Whatsapp service: You can track the status of your PAN application by sending 15-digit acknowledgement number of PAN application on Whatsapp to ‘8096078080’.
  • Online: Apart from the above, applicants can track the current NSDL PAN status application online.

Pan card tracking based on acknowledgement number

When you have applied for a PAN card on the NSDL website, you can check the PAN card application status only on the NSDL website. When you have applied for a PAN card on the UTIITSL website, you can check the PAN card application status only on the UTIITSL website.

How to check PAN card status on NSDL website? 

Step 1.  Visit the official TIN NSDL website.

Step 2. Select application type as “PAN – New/Change Request” from the drop-down menu. 

Step 3.Enter acknowledgement number and click on "Submit". The status of the PAN application will be displayed on the screen.

How to check PAN card status on UTIITSL website?

Step 1: Visit the UTIITSL website

Step 2: Click on the “Track PAN Card” tab.

Step 3: Enter the application coupon number, date of birth and click on "Submit". The status of the PAN application will be displayed on the screen.

How to check PAN card status without an acknowledgement number?

TIN-NSDL (now Protean) has implemented sufficient measures to enable applicants to conveniently track the status of their PAN card online. Through the portal, users have the ability to verify the status of their new or duplicate PAN card, even without the acknowledgement number. To check the NSDL PAN card status using the name and date of birth, please follow the below process:

Step 1: Go to the TIN-NSDL website

Step 2: In the Application Type section, choose "PAN – New/Change Request."

Step 3: Select the Name option to verify the PAN card status without the acknowledgement number.

Step 4: Fill in your Last Name, First Name, Middle Name, and Date of Birth.

Step 5: Finally, click the "Submit" button to obtain the PAN card status.

e-PAN card

The e-PAN card is a digital version of your PAN card that can be downloaded instantly upon completing your PAN card application (both for fresh applications and update/correction applications) and making the payment. However, please note the following:

  • If your application is saved as a draft or left incomplete for any reason, or if the fee payment is not completed, you will not be able to download the e-PAN card.
  • Initially, you can download the e-PAN card free of charge up to three times within one month of issuing your PAN.
  • After one month from the issuance of your e-PAN, there is a fee of Rs. 8.26 (inclusive of taxes) that needs to be paid to download the e-PAN card.

How to check the e-PAN card status by Aadhaar number?

To check the status of your e-PAN card using your Aadhaar Number, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to the Income Tax e-filing website.

Step 2: Click the “Instant e-PAN” option under the “Quick Links” heading.

Step 3: Click “Continue” under the “Check Status/ Download PAN” tab.

Step 4: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar Number and click “Continue”.

Step 5: Enter the OTP received on your mobile and click “Continue”. 

Step 6: The screen will display the status of your PAN card based on your Aadhaar Number.

Note: To complete the process, ensure your mobile number is registered with your Aadhaar Card for OTP Authentication.

Aadhaar card PAN card link status 

To check the Aadhaar-PAN card link status, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Visit the e-Filing Income Tax Department page.

Step 2: Click the “Link Aadhaar Status” option under the “Quick Links” heading.

Step 3: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar Number and click “View Link Aadhaar Status”.

Step 4: The PAN-Aadhaar link status will appear on the screen.

PAN card NSDL Protean Helpline

For assistance regarding NSDL (now Protean) PAN card status and issuance, you can reach out to NSDL through the following contact options:

Helpline Number: You can contact NSDL Protean on their helpline number: 080-69708080. They will be able to provide you with answers to your queries and address any concerns you may have.

Email: Another option is to send an email to tininfo@proteantech.in. By reaching out through email, you can provide detailed information about your query, and the NSDL team will respond accordingly.

By utilising these contact options, you can access the necessary assistance from NSDL Protean regarding your PAN card status and other related matters.

PAN card UTIITSL Helpline

To get answers to your inquiries about your PAN card and UTIITSL PAN card status, you can utilise the UTIITSL helpline, which offers the following contact information:

Contact Number: 033 40802999, 033 40802999

Email:  utiitsl.gsd@utiitsl.com 

Timings: The helpline operates from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm every day

By contacting the UTIITSL helpline through the provided phone numbers or emailing, you can seek assistance, receive clarifications, and address any concerns related to your PAN card or UTIITSL PAN card status. The helpline is available during the specified times to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an alternative to PAN to open a bank account?

You can open a bank account by filling From 60 if you don’t have PAN.

The status of PAN card is saying ‘Application is inwarded’. What does this mean?

This means that the application is received by the department and is under process.

Can I use the 15-digit acknowledgement number for opening a bank account?

Yes, it is possible to quote the 15-digit acknowledgement number to open a bank account.

Can I have multiple PANs?

No, it is not possible to have multiple PANs.

How to check PAN card status based on name and date of birth?

  • Visit the TIN-NSDL website
  • In the Application Type section, choose “PAN – New/Change Request.”
  • Select the Name option to verify the PAN card status without the acknowledgement number.
  • Fill in your Last Name, First Name, Middle Name, and Date of Birth and click “Submit” button.

How to know the PAN card acknowledgement number?

You can find the PAN card acknowledgement number on the PAN acknowledgement slip or PAN acknowledgement form that you receive while applying for a new PAN card.

How long does it take to get PAN card after applying online?

The processing time varies depending on the method of application. If you have applied for a PAN card online, the processing time is faster, and you can expect the PAN card to be processed within 15 days. However, if you have applied for a PAN card offline, the processing time can take up to 30 days.

When will the online status of PAN card be updated?

You can check the PAN card status online after 5 days from the generation of the acknowledgment number or UTI coupon.


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