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How to Apply for PAN Card if Lost, Stolen or Damaged ?

Apply for Lost PAN Card : PAN Card is a Card issued by Income Tax Department of India. Not only it acts as an Identity Proof, but is also used for a lot of financial transactions which one needs to perform on a daily basis. Some of the transactions are like filing Income Tax Returns, Buying a Property, Purchasing a Vehicle, Opening a Bank or a Dmat Account, Starting a Business, Applying for a Credit Card etc. There are a lot other PAN Card uses. Now what if you have lost your PAN Card ? You don’t have to panic as we will tell you the step by step procedure to get or reprint lost PAN Card.

The reasons to reprint a PAN Card might be one out of these :

  • Lost PAN Card
  • Misplaced PAN Card
  • Stolen PAN Card
  • Damaged PAN Card

How to get new PAN Card if Lost, Stolen or Damaged ?

Before we know the steps to get lost PAN Card, you must read these important things to know :

Things to know before you get lost PAN Card

  • A new PAN Card against the lost, stolen or damaged PAN Card will only be issued where a PAN has already been allotted.
  • PAN Change Request Form is to be filled to get a new PAN Card in place of lost PAN Card.
  • A New PAN CARD will be issued to you which will have the same PAN Number, only your details(if any) will be updated in the records of Income Tax Department.

Today we will guide you through the Step by Step procedure to get lost PAN Card Online & Offline. You can follow any of the 2 process processes mentioned in this article.

  1. Get Lost PAN Card Online.
  2. Get Lost PAN Card Offline.

How to Apply for Lost PAN Card Online ?

Let us first know the procedure to get lost PAN Card Online. Please note that only the filling of Application and Payment of Fees can be done online. Once the Application is completely filled online and the payment has been made, you need to send the Application along with the supporting documents to the NSDL Office.

In order to change your apply for lost PAN Card Online, you need to follow the steps given below :-

1) Open the NSDL Website for PAN by visiting this link –> https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/correctiondsc.html

Note : Make sure you read all the Instructions & Guidelines carefully before you apply for reprint of PAN Card. You also have the option to convert the text in Hindi to read in Hindi Language.

2) Scroll down to the bottom of the page to Select the Category of the Applicant.

3) After Selecting the Category of the Applicant, click on Select.

Apply for Lost PAN Card4) Fill the PAN Change Request Form carefully after reading it.

  • Please note that all the * marked fields are Mandatory. Your form will not get processed further if you leave any of these fields.
  • You need to enter your existing PAN Number in the box corresponding to “Permanent Account Number(PAN)”.

PAN Card Reprint Form

5) People who want to go for Paperless PAN Application for Duplicate PAN Card, can select YES where is says FOR Paperless PAN Application.

In Paperless PAN Application, you can :

  • Upload Photo (If you want to change the Photo and you Selected the Option Before)
  • Upload Signature
  • Upload Documents

Or, you can fetch your Documents from Digilocker.

If you find the paperless option complicated, you can select NO where is says FOR Paperless PAN Application.

Select the Appropriate option under DSC Dropdown.

Paperless PAN Application for Lost PAN Card

6) Click on Submit to finally Submit your PAN Card Reprint Application.

7) Once you have submitted the PAN Change Request Form, you need to pay a fee of Rs.107 by any of the following options :

  • Demand Draft
  • Cheque
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking.

Note : For all those who are paying the Fee by Demand draft / cheque should make it in favour of ‘NSDL – PAN’ payable at Mumbai.

For Paperless Application, the process gets completed here and you will get Acknowledgement Number. You will get another copy of the acknowledgement on your registered email address.

More Steps for Other PAN Applications (Applicants who want to send Physical Documents & Form)

7) Once you Submit your Application (Other than Paperless Application), you will get a copy of the Form in PDF Format with an Acknowledgement Number. You will get another copy of the form on your registered email address.

8) Now you need to paste 2 Recent Photographs of Size 3.5 cm X 2.5 cm (In White Background) in this Form. Also remember to put your Signature within the Box.

9) You need to enclose the following documents in an Envelope :  Demand Draft/Cheque (If you didn’t pay Online), Form, and photostat copies of the supporting Documents of your Address, Identity & Date of Birth (If you have Aadhaar Card, it is sufficient and you don’t need any other Proof). Do remember that the Document(s) should be self attested. Remember to write the Acknowledgement Number on the reverse side of the Demand Draft/Cheque.

10) Superscribe the Envelope with the heading ‘Application for PAN CHANGE REQUEST – Acknowledgment Number’.

For Example : Let’s take your Acknowledgement Number as 20117211009. Now the heading on the envelope should be ‘Application for PAN CHANGE REQUEST – 20117211009’.

11) Finally you need to Send this Envelope to NDSL Office, PUNE :

Address : Income Tax PAN Services Unit, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411016.

Contact Number : 020 – 2721 8080

Important Note : Do remember that the Envelope with your PAN Reprint Application and the Supporting Documents should anyhow reach the NSDL Address within 15 days after you get the Acknowledgement. If your application reaches after this period, it will not be considered and you will have to fill up a new application in such case.

The lost PAN Reprint Application is usually sent for processing as soon as NSDL Office receives it. You will be notified on your e-mail address once your application has been received.

At any point of time, you can call the NSDL Helpline at 020-27218080 for any issues or to track the Status of your PAN Reprint Request. You can also track the status of your lost PAN Reprint Request Online.

How to Apply for Lost PAN Card Offline ?

If you feel you want to get lost PAN Card by Offline Process, then you need to follow the steps given below :

1) Download PAN Change Request Form to get New PAN Card in place of you Lost or Stolen PAN Card and fill the form. Remember to fill the form in BLOCK LETTERS and in Black Ink only.

  • Signature/Left hand thumb impression should be provided across the photo which is on the left side of the form in such a manner that some portion of signature/impression is on photo and some on form.
  • Signature/Left hand thumb impression should be only within the box provided on the right side of the form.

Note : If the applicant is using Thumb impression, it should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer with official seal and stamp.

2) Once you have filled and signed the PAN Change Request Form, you need to paste 2 Recent Photographs of Size 3.5 cm X 2.5 cm (In White Background) in this Form.

3) You need to enclose the following documents in an Envelope :  Demand Draft/Cheque, Form, and photostat copies the supporting Documents of your Address, Identity & Date of Birth (If you have Aadhaar Card, it is sufficient and you don’t need any other Proof). Do remember that the Document(s) should be self attested. Remember to write the Acknowledgement Number on the reverse side of the Demand Draft/Cheque.

4) Click on the link to Search and Locate your Nearest PAN Centres —> https://www.tin-nsdl.com/pan.php

5) You can pay the Fee Amount and Submit your Documents & Application in any PAN Centre.

These are the two processes to get lost PAN Card. You can use any of these two processes to get a new PAN Card in place of your Lost, Stolen, Misplaced or Damaged PAN Card.

Final Words :

Although both the methods are equally simple. I would still prefer the Online method because it saves a lot of time and energy. However for the people who are not so tech savvy or prefer to apply by offline process for any reasons are free to use the offline process for getting lost PAN Card.

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3 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing , i have lost my pan card but read by above article i solved my this issue thanks to owner of this site to get more info to know your pan.

  2. hello
    pan card is very important for our financial transactions so keep upto date your knowledge and thanks for your information.

  3. I lost my pan card and I don’t have pan card no. So how I can get my pan card no…

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