PAN Card Update, download, Name, Address, DoB, Photograph

A PAN Card is required to file Income Tax Returns, and it is important that all the details on the card are updated and correct to the latest date. Read this article to know what are the steps to apply for PAN Card Update/Correction Online through NSDL portal. Permanent Account Number (PAN) holds extreme importance in India, not only for Income Tax purposes but also as proof of identity.

Any incorrect information on your PAN can lead to problems in future. So it is advised to get the mistakes and inaccuracies in your PAN corrected as soon as possible. You can update/change details such as your name, date of birth, photograph, signature, father’s name, Aadhaar, gender, address and contact details. Read further to know more about how you can do it online and offline, charges involved, documents required and more.

How to Update PAN Card Online

You can easily update/correct your details in a PAN card by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NSDL E-Governance.
Step 2: Under Services Section, Click on “PAN”.

Step 3: Click “Apply” under the “Change/Correction in PAN Data” section.

Step 4: From the ‘Application Type’ dropdown menu, select ‘Changes or Correction in existing PAN data/Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in Existing PAN Data)’.

Step 5: From the ‘Category’ dropdown menu, select the correct category of the assessee, For example, if the PAN is registered in your name, select ‘Individual’ from the list.

Step 6: Now, enter your name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number.

Step 7: Fill the Captcha and click on “Submit”.

Step 8: Your request will be registered and a Token Number will be sent to the email ID provided by you. You can continue the process by clicking the button given below it.

Step 9: After you proceed, you will be redirected to the form – there are three options to submit your documents, click on “Submit scanned images through e-Sign on NSDL e-gov”.

Step 10: Fill in all the necessary details such as your father’s name, mother’s name (optional), your Aadhaar number and click on ‘Next’.

Step 11: You will now be redirected to a new page where you can update your address.

Step 12: Upload all the necessary documents such as proof of address, proof of age, proof of identity and PAN.

Step 13: You need to sign the declaration and click “Submit”.

Step 14: You will be redirected to the payment page. Payment can be made through demand draft, net banking, and Credit card/Debit card.

Step 15: On successful payment, an acknowledgement slip will be generated. The applicant should take a print of it and send it to the NSDL e-gov office along with the physical proof of documents. Also, affix two photographs in the space provided and sign across it. Write ‘Application for PAN Change’ on top of the envelope along with the acknowledgement number.

How to Update PAN Card Offline

To apply for a PAN Card correction/update offline, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN Data Form

Step2: Fill all the mandatory fields in the form carefully

Step 3: Attach the supporting documents such as proof of identity, proof of address, passport size photographs, etc.

Step 4: Once done, submit the form at the nearest NSDL collection center

Step 5: You will have to pay the applicable charges for PAN card update/correction offline. Following this, you will get a 15-digit acknowledgement number to track the status of PAN card application

How to Change Name in PAN Card

There may be situations where incorrect names are written on a PAN card. There are cases where people do not know how to change the name in PAN card after marriage. In such situations, you can update names in it. You can change the name on a PAN Card online/offline, by following the above-mentioned online or offline PAN Card update/correction process. Here are a few key points to keep in mind when applying for a change in name on PAN Card:

How to Change Name in PAN Card Offline

  • The PAN card Form has to be duly filled keeping in mind to provide all details correctly
  • The photograph has to be affixed and the form has to be signed before submitting
  • In case of offline application, a demand draft in the name of NSDL has to be sent along with the application form to the registered address of NSDL

How to Change Name in PAN Card Online

  • For online applications, the request can be placed through TIN-NSDL or UTIITSL.
  • In the case of the online application, the payment has to be made online using debit card or credit card or net banking
  • A 15-digit acknowledgement number is generated which can be used to check PAN card status
  • Once submitted successfully, the updated PAN card is delivered to the applicant within 45 days of the application
  • PAN card does not contain the address of the cardholder
  • The address is mentioned in the form to send the PAN card hard copy by post. You can get the address updated by filling the application correction form 49A offline
  • For forms filled online and authenticated using Aadhaar OTP, the address cannot be changed. The address mentioned in the Aadhaar database is taken as your address by default
  • In case you want to change this address, you will have to first get the address updated in your Aadhaar card and then fill PAN Card Form 49A again

Reasons for PAN Card Name Correction

There are a number of reasons why people change their names in PAN cards. Some of the reasons are as follows:

  • Wrongly spelt name in PAN card
  • PAN card surname change after marriage
  • Name changed legally