Lost PAN Card

The PAN Card is one of the essential documents being a citizen of India. It is required when you are making monetary transactions, sales, or purchases of assets worth Rs 50,000. It would be an exasperating experience for one if they lose their PAN Card or if it gets stolen. Here is the process of dealing with the situation of the lost PAN card.

Factors to keep in mind in case of the lost PAN card

  • Being a PAN card a critical identity proof, it can be a nerve wrecking situation, when someone lost his or her PAN Card. The government has provided all adequate means to issue duplicate PAN Card without any hassle or trouble. There are few basic things a PAN card has to take care of
  • Make use of alternatives of PAN Card: You can use other identity proofs of the government of India after reporting the online facilities about lost PAN Card and applied again for the duplicate PAN Card.
  • Always prefer to file an online application for the lost PAN Card, it is a quick and hassle-free way of getting the duplicate PAN Card. At the time of filing an online application for a duplicate PAN Card.
  • Make sure all information is error-free and correct. Any incorrect or misleading information would cause a delay in PAN number issuance.
  • One should ensure that there shouldn’t be any overlaps or spelling error while filling the details.

Online procedure to apply for the Lost PAN Card

  • Log on to the website of NSDL/ UTIITSL
  • Choose the menu of the online application for PAN.
  • After choosing the above option, the applicant would be asked their preference of “Reprint PAN Card.” This option is selected in the situation of a stolen, lost, or misplaced PAN card.
  • After clicking the above-mentioned preferences, it will redirect to you a page where you have to choose the option, “Online Application for changes/correction in PAN data” link.
  • After clicking the aforementioned link, a new page of instructions and guidelines would be in front of you. After making a go through of the guidelines, the applicant has to choose the type of PAN they need to apply i.e., individual/company/HUF/firm, etc.
  • After selecting the type of PAN Card, the applicant is required to fill in the online application form wherein details like existing Permanent Account Number, name of the applicant, address of communication, contact details, email id, etc. are required to be filled.
  • Post filling in the details, the applicant asked to upload the necessary documents such as Identity proof and photographs to support the information provided in the form. The documents should be self-attested by the applicant before submission.
  • One can send the application online or by post to NSDL/UTIITSL, along with the necessary documents.
  • The application fee of Rs 107 for a resident individual or Rs 989/- for a non-resident individual (communication address outside India) can be paid through various means
  • The payment of the application fee can be done through a debit card/credit card, net banking, or demand draft.
  • After making a successful payment an acknowledgment number will be generated. It will be sent to the applicant’s registered email address.
  • A duplicate PAN card bearing the same PAN number is sent by post at the correspondence address mentioned in the form, in about 2 weeks.

Offline Procedure to apply for a duplicate of the Lost PAN card

  • One can get the application form ‘Request for New PAN Changes or Correction in PAN Data’ Form at any of the PAN facilitation centers, or any IT PAN Service Centers or PAN Centers, or even at various stationery vendors.
  • Apart from the PAN authorities have also provided the facility of downloading the form from the Income Tax Department of India website, UTIITSL, and NSDL website.
  • When you get the application form and start filling it, make sure to be filled in BLOCK LETTERS and with BLACK INK.
  • Only use the English language to fill in the form.
  • Mention the existing 10 digit PAN number
  • Applicants should ensure that only one character is filled in each box provided and should leave a box after each word.
  • Affix 2 recent colored photographs in the space available on the top of the form.
  • The signature or left-hand thumb impression of the applicant is being required across the photo placed on the left-hand side of the form
  • A full signature or the Left-hand thumb impression is also required to be done in the box provided on the right side of the application form.
  • Make sure your thumb impression is duly attested by a magistrate or a public notary, or any Gazetted government officer under his official seal and stamp.
  • In case the applicant wants to update one or more alternative addresses apart from the communication address, the checkbox on the left-hand margin needs to be ticked and details of such address can be mentioned on an additional page in a similar format as prescribed.
  • The processing fee for the PAN application with the correspondence address within India is Rs 105/-. The PAN application fee for any non-resident where the correspondence address outside India is Rs 866/-
  • Either of the applicable charges has to be paid by cash/cheque or DD at the counter while submitting the application form.

Required documents to apply for the lost PAN Card

Identity Proof Address Proof Date of Birth Proof
Aadhaar Card Aadhaar Card Aadhaar Card
Voter ID Card Voter ID Card Voter ID Card
Ration Card Passport Driving License
Passport Driving License Passport
Photo Identity Card issued by State or Central Government Post office Passbook Matriculation Certificate
Pensioner Card Domicile certificate Birth Certificate
Photo Identity Card issued by State or Central Government
Domicile certificate

NRIs: Required documents for PAN Card

  • Passport
  • Overseas Address Proof
  • 2 passport Size photographs
  • Latest copy of overseas Bank Statement
  • Person of Indian Origin
  • Any other Citizenship ID Number, National ID Number, Taxpayer ID Number

Required documents for non-individuals

Companies Type Required Documents
Company Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies.
Partnership Copy of partnership deed or Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Firms or
Limited Liability Partnership Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of LLPs
Trust Copy of the certificate of registration number issued by Charity Commissioner or Copy of the trust deed