Change Photo 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 other important uses of PAN Card. Now that you already own a PAN Card, there might be a case that you want to change the Photo in your PAN Card. The reason to update or change photo in PAN Card might be due to change in appearance or for any other reason.
How to Change your PAN Card Photo ?
Before we know the steps to change PAN Card Photo, you must read these important things to know :
Things to know before you Change Photo in PAN Card
- Any Changes or Correction in the PAN Photo 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 Photo in PAN Card.
- A New PAN CARD will be issued to you which will have the same PAN Number, only your Photo & 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 Photo in PAN Card Online & Offline. You can follow any of the 2 process processes mentioned in this article.
- Change your PAN Card Photo Online
- Change your PAN Card Photo Offline
How to Change Photo in PAN Card Online ?
Let us first know the procedure to change your PAN Card Photo 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 Photo 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 Photo 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.
- 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. 7 i.e., Photo Mismatch.
- You need to enter your existing PAN Number in the box corresponding to “Permanent Account Number(PAN)”.
5) People who want to go for Paperless PAN Application for Photo Change, can select YES where is says FOR Paperless PAN Application.
In Paperless PAN Application, you can :
- Upload Photo
- 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.
6) Click on Submit to finally Submit your PAN Card Photo 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
- 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 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 Photo 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 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 Photo Change Request Online.
How to Change Photo in PAN Card Offline ?
If you feel you want to Change your PAN Card Photo by Offline Process, then you need to follow the steps given below :
1) Download PAN Change Request Form for Change of Photo 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 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 Photo in PAN Card. You can use any of these two processes to update your Photo 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 photo in PAN Card.
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