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Correcting your PAN Card: How to Update the PAN Card Online?

Introduction

Taxpayers must associate all financial transactions with their PAN card. Banks and financial institutions must link accounts with PAN to effectively monitor credit and debit transactions. Moreover, the PAN card serves as a valid proof of identity and address for various purposes.

 

The PAN card contains vital identification details, including name, photo, date of birth, signature, gender, father’s name, and address. In the event of inaccuracies, swift action is imperative for PAN Card Correction. Individuals must promptly undertake the necessary measures to rectify any discrepancies on their PAN card.

 

To facilitate Indian citizens' access to government services, online websites are available. You can use the portals to request edits or changes. You can also avail of these services offline. However, the online mode is always hassle-free and fast. 


In this blog, we will give you complete details to update PAN details online and offline to ensure you always maintain the correct PAN card.

Details Required for PAN Card Correction

PAN contains several details, and knowing which one you can update online or offline is essential. While you try to ensure that all the details are present on the PAN card application correctly, errors are unavoidable. If you find out that some information on your PAN card is printed wrong, you can request a correction.

When you relocate to another address, you must request an address change in PAN. At all times, your PAN card details must be current. This will ensure you don't miss out on essential communication from the income tax authorities. The following details can be corrected on your PAN card:

  • Name

  • Date of birth

  • Photograph

  • Signature

  • Father’s name

  • Gender

  • Aadhaar

  • Address

Note: It is pertinent to remember that, w.e.f. 1 August 2022, the ITR should be verified within 30 days of filing.

The type of documents needed for PAN card correction depends on which detail you want to change or update. You can upload these documents when you apply to update PAN services online. If you choose the offline channel, you can submit photocopies of the required documents.

It is crucial to remember that only one PAN card is allowed per individual. If, for some reason, you are issued another PAN card, take measures to cancel one immediately. As per Section 27B of the Income Tax Act, 1961, a penalty of Rs. 10,000 will be imposed for individuals having more than one PAN.

Online PAN Card Correction

Protean (NSDL e-Gov) Portal

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Two websites are available to update PAN details online – the NSDL e-Gov and UTIITSL websites. Only these two portals are authorized to update and modify PAN details.

Step 1:

Go to the NSDL e-Gov Portal, now the Protean Portal.

Step 2:

Click on Services and choose PAN from the dropdown menu.

Step 3:

Scroll down on the web page and find the Change/Correction in the PAN Data heading. Click on the Apply link inside the webpage.

Step 4:

Now, the online PAN application will be displayed. You must fill out this application form and submit it.

Step 5:

Select Changes or Correction in existing PAN Data/ Reprint of PAN card in the Application type dropdown menu.

Step 6:

Select the right category.

Step 7:

Enter all details such as Title, Name, DOB, Mobile number, Citizenship, PAN number, etc.

Step 8:

Enter the right captcha and click on Submit.

Step 9:

A Token Number will be sent to your email ID. Click on Continue with PAN Application Form to enter the correct details.

Step 10:

Three options will be shown – submit digitally through e-KYC and e-sign (paperless), submit scanned images through e-sign, and forward application documents physically.

Step 11:

Select the first option to complete the paperless PAN card correction.

Step 12:

Select the Yes option for whether a physical PAN card is required. A nominal fee will be charged to deliver your PAN card to your address.

Step 13:

Enter the last 4 digits of your Aadhaar number and enter the name.

Step 14:

Enter all the relevant details in the respective fields.

Step 15:

Click on Next to update Contact and other details.

Step 16:

Enter the latest address and navigate to the next page.

Step 17:

Attach the necessary documents required as per your application

Step 18:

 Enter declaration details such as name, declaration, and place of residence.

Step 19:

Upload your photograph and click on Submit.

Step 20:

Review the form after entering the first 8 digits of your Aadhaar number and click Submit.

Step 21:

The next page is the payment page, where you must pay the fee for updating information and getting your physical PAN card. Make the payment online and get your payment receipt.

Step 22:

Click on Continue to proceed to the KYC process. Read the terms and conditions, check the box, and click on Authenticate.

Step 23:

You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number for Aadhaar. Enter the OTP in the box.

Step 24:

Continue with eSign

Step 25:

Accept the terms and conditions and enter the Aadhaar number to get an OTP again.

Step 26:

You will receive an OTP again on the registered mobile number. Enter the OTP for verification.

Step 27:

Download the acknowledgment form. It will be a password-protected file; the password is your DOB in the format DD/MM/YYYY.

UTIITSL Portal

The following are the steps to correct your PAN card details via UTIITSL:

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Step 1:

Go to the UTIITSL Portal.

Step 2: 

 Click on Change/Correction on the PAN card.

Step 3:

Click on Apply for change/correction in PAN card

Step 4:

Click on Digital (Paperless) mode to complete the process online.

Step 5:

Enter the PAN number. You will be asked to re-type the PAN number and enter it again.

Step 6:

You will get an acknowledgment number on the next page. Note it down for referencing later.

Step 7:

Now, enter personal details, address details, and other details in the respective fields.

Step 8:

Enter the PAN number for verification and click on Next Step.

Step 9:

Upload the necessary documents and click on Submit.

How to do Correction in PAN Card Offline?

The following steps lay out how to undergo PAN card correction offline:

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To Correct PAN Card Information offline, you must fill out the application form and submit it to one of the PAN centers. You can search for PAN centers near you using the PAN center locator on the Protean Portal. Download the application from the Income Tax portal or UTIITSL portal. Some centers also complete the process online on your behalf.

At the PAN centers, give your filled-in application form and pay the necessary fees. The staff will give you an acknowledgment receipt. To get your PAN card offline, mail this receipt to the Income Tax PAN Service Unit of NSDL within two weeks of applying. Attach copies of supporting documents, DD or cheque for payment, and receipt.

Documents Necessary to Update PAN Card Details

You must submit the required documents whenever you try to update or change PAN card details. You can upload these documents online if you choose paperless PAN card correction. With offline mode, photocopies of the original documents must be attached to the application form at the time of submission. Depending on what changes you want to make to your PAN card, you need to submit identity and address proof as required.

The standard proof documents required are:

  • Copy of PAN card

  • Address proof

  • Identity proof

  • Date of birth proof

The acceptable proof documents for individuals are:

  • Aadhaar card

  • Driving license

  • Voter ID

  • Passport 

  • Ration card

  • Birth certificate

  • Domicile certificate from the government

  • Photo identity card issued by Central or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking

  • Landline bill

  • Electricity bill

  • Gas bill

  • Water bill

In the case of companies and HUF, the following documents are accepted as proof:

  • Company registration certificate 

  • Partnership firm registration certificate

  • LLP registration certificate

  • For local authorities, body of individuals (BOI), association of persons (AOP), and artificial juridical persons, a certificate of registration issued by concerned authorities

Foreign citizens who are not natural Indian citizens may also get a PAN card or correct details with the following document proof:

  • Passport

  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card

  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card

  • National or citizenship identification number attested by Apostille

  • Registration certificate or approval grant issued in India to set up an office

For the PAN Card Name Change Process, the type of documentation required depends on the reason for the change:

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Submitting necessary documents is crucial to change name in PAN card or for PAN card DOB correction. You will be notified to provide supporting documents when the new data varies substantially from the ITD database. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application. The data will be fetched from the ITD database, and updating PAN card details will also result in changes in the ITD database. All PAN card applications will be processed only after the necessary supporting documents are received.

Fees to Correct PAN Card Information

Your application for making changes to your PAN card will be accepted only after you pay the PAN card correction fees. The fees depend on whether you want to apply for a new card or make changes to the existing card. The fees may change based on government rules and regulations. The following are the fees:

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You can choose to pay the fees for a PAN card in many ways:

  • Online payment – through net banking, credit or debit card, UPI

  • Demand draft – through demand draft in favor of Protean – PAN

  • Cheque – in favour of Protean – PAN

 

When you pay through a demand draft or cheque, mention the acknowledgment number and name on the back of the leaf.

Signing the PAN Card Application

If you need an address change in PAN or require any modifications in the data of the PAN card, you must submit a duly signed application. No signature is needed for the online application form. You can complete verification online through Aadhaar OTP.

When you submit a physical application, you must sign the form duly. The following entities are allowed to sign the PAN card application form:

  • Applicant

  • Karta for HUF

  • Director for company

  • Partner for partnership firm or LLP

  • Trustee for trust

  • Representative for minor

  • Authorized signatory for AOP, BOI, artificial judicial person, or local authority

Checking PAN Card Application Status

After submitting your application for PAN card correction, you can easily track the application's status using the online mode.

 

  • Go to the Protean website or the UITIITSL website

  • Click on Know the Status of PAN Application or Track PAN Card

  • Enter the acknowledgment number in the box provided

  • Enter the Captcha code and click on Submit

 

You can review the status of the PAN application.

Downloading PAN Card

The electronic version of the PAN card is also accepted as a copy of the PAN card. You don't always need a physical card when you are required to submit a copy of your PAN card. Some people prefer to get an e-PAN card only without getting a physical PAN card delivered to the address. To download the PAN card, follow the steps below:

 

  • Visit the Protean website or the UITIITSL website. 

  • Click on Download e-PAN.

  • Enter the PAN number, date of birth, and GSTIN (if applicable in your case)

  • Enter the Captcha code and click on Submit

  • Download the e-PAN card

How to Make an Address Change in PAN Card Application

Online Method:

Visit the NSDL e-Gov portal:

This is the official website for PAN card services: https://www.protean-tinpan.com/

Navigate to "Services" and select "PAN":

Look for the "Services" tab on the homepage and choose "PAN" from the dropdown menu.

Click "Change/Correction in PAN Data":

Under the PAN section, you'll find this option.

Fill and submit the application form:

 Choose "Change/Correction in PAN Data" and proceed to fill the online form. Ensure you select "Address for Communication" as the field you want to update.

Upload documents and pay the fee:

Attach scanned copies of required documents like your PAN card, valid address proof, and identity proof. Pay the processing fee through available online methods.

Submit the application:

Once everything's uploaded and verified, submit the application. You'll receive an acknowledgment number for tracking purposes.

Offline Method:

Download the Application Form:

You can download the "Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN Data Form" from the NSDL website or UTIITSL website.

Fill the form manually:

Print the downloaded form and fill it in with your details and the address change request. Tick the box for "Address for Communication".

Attach documents and submit:

Enclose photocopies of your PAN card, valid address proof, and identity proof with the filled form. Submit it to the nearest PAN Service Center (NSDL or UTIITSL).

How Many Days to Get PAN Card After Correction?

Normally, the processing time for PAN card applications is 15-30 days. If you want your PAN card dispatched to a location within India, you can get it within a month after submitting your application. You can track the status of your application online using the Protean portal. However, if your dispatch location is outside India, it may take longer than 30 days for the physical copy of  PAN card to be delivered.

Conclusion

Applying for PAN Card Correction online is the easiest way to get things done. You can quickly update all crucial details associated with a PAN card. The timeline for receiving a PAN card varies, but it usually takes around 15 business days from the date of application to get your PAN card delivered within India.

We hope you found this article interesting and that it was able to address all your concerns regarding PAN card correction. Subscribe to TaxBuddy blogs to get the latest news and updates on PAN card application and correction.

 

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Frequently asked questions

Q

How much time it takes for PAN card correction online?

A

The processing time for PAN card correction is usually 15-30 days. You can receive your PAN card within one month of applying for corrections. You can always check the status of your application online. 

Q

How to do PAN card correction online?

A

You can use the Protean website, which is the official PAN portal to apply for PAN card corrections. Use the online form and fill out the correct details. Once you complete the form, upload necessary documents to submit the application. After you pay the necessary fee, you can track the status of your application and get your PAN card dispatched with the correct details.

Q

How to do correction in PAN card?

A

You can do PAN card corrections online or offline. The online portal provides a simple way to correct the details as you can complete the form from your home. To make corrections in your PAN card offline, you must visit a PAN center and submit physical copies of the required documents.

Q

What documents are needed for PAN card correction?

A

The required documents depend on what corrections you want to make. Generally, you must submit a copy of your existing PAN card for corrections. Address proof like Aadhaar card, voter ID, utility bills, voter ID, etc are necessary for address change. For changing date of birth, you need a birth certificate.

Prachi Jain

Chartered Accountant

Prachi Jain is a Chartered Accountant with a passion for simplifying finance and tax-related matters through her insightful and informative blogs. With a background in finance and a deep understanding of tax regulations, Prachi has established herself as a trusted source of financial wisdom. Prachi is committed to empowering her readers with the knowledge they need to make informed financial decisions. Her expertise and dedication shine through in every blog post, helping her audience navigate the intricacies of finance and taxes with confidence. Follow Prachi Jain's blog for practical insights and guidance on managing your finances effectively.