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How to Change your Name in PAN Card ?

Change Name in 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 of other important uses of PAN Card. Now that you already own a PAN Card, there might be a case that you want to change Name in your PAN Card. The reason to update or change Name in PAN Card might be due to a legal change in your Name, a misprinted Name or Due to Marriage (In Case of Women).

How to Change your Name in PAN Card ?

Before we know the steps to change Name in PAN Card, you must read these important things to know :

Things to know before you Change Name in PAN Card

  • Any Changes or Correction in your Name in PAN are to be made only in cases where a PAN has already been allotted.
  • PAN Change Request Form is to be filled to update your Name in PAN Card.
  • A New PAN CARD will be issued to you which will have the same PAN Number, only your Name & Address (If Changed) will be updated in the records of Income Tax Department.

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

  1. Change your Name in PAN Card Online
  2. Change your Name in PAN Card Offline

Documents Required to Change Name in PAN Card after Marriage

For all married women, any of these 3 documents can be accepted to change name in PAN Card.

1) Marriage Certificate : A Marriage Certificate is considered as a legal proof of Marriage and also acts as a supporting document for change of Name in your Passport, Voter ID Card, PAN Card etc

2) Marriage Invitation Card : A Marriage Invitation Card is a letter to invite your guests, relatives and friends for your Marriage. It has the names of the marrying couple and is accepted as a proof of change of Name in PAN Card.

3) Copy of Passport showing Husband’s Name : A passport is considered as the biggest proof of Indian Citizenship. If you already own a Passport and it bears your Husband’s Name then you can use it as a supporting document to Change your Name in Pan Card.

Documents Required to Change Name in PAN Card (In all Cases other than Marriage)

For all the applicants other than married women, any of these 2 documents can be accepted to change name in PAN Card.

1) Publication of Name Change in Official Gazette : Most of the Indian States has a Department of Publication which publishes the Change of Name in the Official Gazette. If your State does not publish such a Gazette Notification or you are not able to find such a Department, you can Publish your Change of Name in Gazette of India. It acts as a proof of Change of Name for PAN Card as well.

2) Certificate Issued by a Gazetted officer (Only for change in applicant’s Name) : If you want to Change only your Name (Not the Surname), you can also use a Certificate issued by a Gazetted Officer. This certificate will act as a proof of Change of Name for your PAN Application.

How to Change Name in PAN Card Online ?

Let us first know the procedure to change your name in 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 Name in 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 any changes in your Name in 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.

Change Father's Name in 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.
  • Put a tick mark in the box corresponding to the Point No. 1 i.e., Name and update the new or corrected Name. So, you need to select the right prefix and enter your Last Name/Surname, First Name & Middle Name(if any).
  • You need to enter your existing PAN Number in the box corresponding to “Permanent Account Number(PAN)”.

PAN Father's Name Change Form

5) People who want to go for Paperless PAN Application for Name Change, 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 Name Change

6) Click on Submit to finally Submit your PAN Card Name Change 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)

8) 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.

9) 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.

10) 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 Name Change, 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.

11) 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’.

12) 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 Name Change 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 PAN Change Request 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 Change Request. You can also track the status of your PAN Name Change Request Online.

How to Change Name in PAN Card Offline ?

If you feel you want to Change your Name in PAN Card by Offline Process, then you need to follow the steps given below :

1) Download PAN Change Request Form for Change of Name in 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 Name Change, 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 change Name in PAN Card. You can use any of these two processes to update your Name in 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 to update name in PAN Card.

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4 comments

  1. How do we get the acknowledgement number if we apply via offline ?

    • Hi Arun,

      You will be notified about the Acknowledgement Number via email address and mobile number mentioned in your application.

  2. For any correction pan card or pan card copy will be send. If pan copy will be send,the new pan card will be original.

    • Hi Abhishek,

      Yes, you will be getting a new PAN Card with the same PAN Number but updated details. You can cut the old PAN Card into 4 pieces and dispose it once you get the new one.

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