How to Track your PAN Card Application/Delivery Status

It is essential for everyone to have a PAN card. The PAN stands for Permanent Account Number issued by the Income Tax Department and that is why most financial transactions require you to have a PAN card. After you apply for your PAN card whether it is online or through a PAN card Service then you can expect to get your card in about 15 days. You can check your PAN status at any time online. You need to do this with the 15 digit acknowledgement number that was provided to you at the time of application. If you can’t remember it, check your SMS if you have provided your mobile number. Checking your status becomes even more important if your PAN card application is not complete and corrections are asked for. If this happens your card will take longer to reach you. If your application is rejected then you will have to apply all over again. There are 3 ways by which you can check your PAN status.

1. Check PAN Status by SMS

This facility is available to a PAN card applicant for a time after application. It can be availed only 3 days after your application has been received by the PAN office. To get an SMS update of your application status this is what you need to do. Your SMS text format should be - NSDLPAN followed by acknowledgement number. Send this SMS to 57575. You will get a reply with the status of your PAN card application.

2. Track PAN Card Status Online

This is the easiest way to track your PAN card. It is also the most popular and the fastest way to get your PAN Application status. The Income tax website has made this as easy as possible for you to do this in a few simple steps. So if you are comfortable using the internet then this is the most recommended way. Follow these steps

1. Go to the website TIN-NSDL

2. Look for the option Check status of PAN Application

3. Choose your application type (the form type you applied, it is usually 49A for Indian Residents)

4. Enter your 15 digit acknowledgement number

5. You will be displayed the status of your PAN application

Check PAN Status through Phone Call

You can do this by making a call to the Call-centre of TIN and provide your 15 digit acknowledgement number and get the current application status. Tracking status can be got by IVR and is available only between 11am and 7pm. The number is 020 – 27218080

When Can you start to Track Your PAN Status

An applicant can check their Pan status ideally 3 to 5 days after receiving their acknowledgement number or the 10 digit UTI Coupon that was generated based on where you have applied for your Pan card. Incase your Application is not filled correctly or your supporting documents are not right then your application may be rejected. In such cases, applicants sometimes prefer to take professional help from PAN Card Services to apply again.