PAN Card Update ,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 www.tin-nsdl.com, 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.

NSDL Mailing Address:

NSDL e-Gov at 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 – 411 016′

Note: You have to pay the fee for the correction or update of your PAN details as applicable.

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

Fees and Charges for PAN Card Update

For correction in PAN Details, you need to pay the fees towards the same.  The charges are –

 Application TypeDispatch of physical PAN Card in India (Communication address is Indian address)Dispatch of physical PAN Card outside India (Communication address is foreign address)
1.PAN applications submitted at PAN Centres or TIN Facilitation Centres/online using * physical mode (physical documents forwarded to NSDL e-Gov.)/Rs. 107Rs. 1,017
2. PAN applications submitted Online through paperless modes (**e-KYC & e-Sign / **e-Sign scanned based /DSC scanned based)Rs. 101Rs. 1,011
3. Request for Reprint of PAN card submitted through separate online link (No Updates)Rs. 50Rs. 959

Note: * Additional UIDAI charges as notified by UIDAI for Aadhaar Authentication services would be levied along with applicable tax in case of PAN applications submitted online using physical mode.

** Additional UIDAI charges and e-Sign charges as notified by UIDAI for Aadhaar e-KYC and Aadhaar Authentication services would be levied along with applicable tax in case of e-KYC along with e-Sign and e-Sign scanned based PAN 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

  • In the case of offline applications, the PAN card form download link is provided here
  • 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

Visit www.tin-nsdl.com, the official website of NSDL E-Governance

  • 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

Documents Required for Updating PAN Card Details

There are a host of documents required to update existing PAN details which should be submitted to NSDL along with the application form. The form and the documents are then submitted to the nearest PAN Card centres that are present across India. Let us take a look at the documents that can act as proof of identity, address, date of birth and existing PAN –

A. For individuals and HUF:

Copy of any of these documents should be submitted along with the PAN correction form. In case none of these is available, these can also work –

  • A certificate in original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councillor or a Gazetted officer, as the case may be (in prescribed format) will also work as identity or address proof.
  • Bank certificate in Original on letterhead from the branch (along with name and stamp of the issuing officer) containing duly attested photograph and bank account number of the applicant (in prescribed format).
  • Employer certificate in original (in prescribed format).

B. For Indian companies/Entities incorporated in India/Unincorporated entities formed in India –

ParametersDocuments Accepted
CompanyCertificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies.
Partnership FirmCertificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Firms or Copy of partnership deed.
Limited Liability PartnershipCertificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of LLPs
TrustTrust deed or copy of the certificate of registration number issued by the Charity Commissioner.
Association of Person, Body of Individuals,
Local Authority, or Artificial Juridical Person
Agreement or certificate of registration number issued by charity commissioner or registrar of cooperative society or any other competent authority or any other document originating from any Central or State Government Department establishing identity and address of such person.

C. For Individuals and HUFs (Not a citizen of India)

Proof of Identity:

  • Passport
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card issued by the Government of India
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by the Government of India
  • Other national or citizenship Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number duly attested by ‘Apostille’ (in respect of countries which are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located or authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India (in prescribed format)

Proof of Address:

  • Passport
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by the Government of India
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card issued by the Government of India
  • Bank account statement in the country of residence
  • Non-resident External(NRE) bank account statement in India
  • Certificate of Residence in India or Residential permit issued by the State Police Authorities
  • Registration certificate issued by the Foreigner’s Registration Office showing Indian address
  • Visa granted & Copy of appointment letter or contract from Indian Company & Certificate (in original) of Indian address issued by the employer
  • Other national or citizenship Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number duly attested by ‘Apostille’ (in respect of the countries which are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located or authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India (in prescribed format)

D. For Corporate Entities having no office of their own in India –Proof of Identity and Address:

Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by ‘Apostille’ (in respect of the countries which are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located or authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India (in prescribed format)

Registration certificate issued in India or of approval granted to set up an office in India by Indian Authorities

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FAQs on PAN Card Correction

Can I change my PAN number online?

There is no provision to change PAN number online or offline. However, you can update other details mentioned in the PAN card.

How to request corrections in my PAN card details online?

You can fill the form online and place a request for making modifications in the PAN details either through the NSDL portal or the UTIITSL portal.

Who can request for changes or correction in PAN data?

You can apply for making changes in the PAN data if you have adequate proof to support your claims.

Do I need to pay any fee while requesting for corrections in my PAN card details?

Yes, you need to pay the applicable PAN Card correction fees depending upon whether you want a physical PAN Card or not, how you apply for PAN Card correction/update- online or offline and whether your communication address is an Indian or foreign address.

Are the PAN card form and the PAN card correction forms different?

Yes, you need to fill the same form 49A at the time of applying for a fresh PAN card if you are an Indian citizen. For people who are not citizens of India, they have to fill form 49AA for the same. However, when you are applying for updating details in the PAN card you need to fill the ‘Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN Data Form’.

How to request for a new PAN card online without any changes in details?

You can place a request for a duplicate PAN card using the same form 49A. You have to mention all the information as mentioned in the PAN card and not tick in front of any field. The payment for the reprint will also remain the same.

How much time does it take to get a PAN Card at the address proof?

It usually takes 15 working days to get a PAN Card at the address proof.

How do I apply for a new PAN Card offline?

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

Step 1: Download the Request for New PAN Form

Step2:  Fill all the mandatory fields in the form carefully

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

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

Step 5: You will have to pay the charges for applying for a new PAN Card i.e.  Rs. 93 in case the communication address is an Indian address and Rs. 864 in case the communication address is a foreign address (Excluding of Goods and Services Taxes)

Step 6: You will get a 15-digit acknowledgement number to track the status of PAN Card application

Note:  You also need to file a letter with the jurisdictional Assessing Officer. The required fields in the offline form are similar to those in the online form. However, there are a few points one should keep in mind-

  • Once you submit the form, you will get an acknowledgement slip which is to be sent to NSDL office. This letter should reach the office within 15 days of filing the request

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