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PAN card reprint: How to apply for a duplicate PAN card?

[] : If the PAN card is lost or damaged, you can apply for a duplicate PAN card. Read on to know all about PAN card reprint.

A PAN card is one of the important documents that every taxpayer in India should have. It is issued by the Income-Tax Department and serves as an identity proof. A PAN card is required for various financial transactions undertaken by any individual or entity. A PAN card is valid for a lifetime. However, if a PAN card is lost or damaged, one can apply for a new PAN card or PAN card reprint. In that case, a new card is issued to the PAN card holder with the same PAN, i.e., the permanent account number.

The application for a duplicate PAN card can be made online. In this article, we will explain the importance of applying for a duplicate PAN card and the online procedure to obtain one.


What is a duplicate PAN card?

A duplicate PAN card is a replica of the original PAN card issued by the Income Tax Department, in case the PAN card-holder’s original PAN card is lost, misplaced or damaged. The Income Tax Department enables citizens to apply for a reprint of PAN card through a simple process.

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When do you require a duplicate PAN card?

One can apply for a duplicate PAN card in different scenarios. One of the common reasons people apply for a duplicate PAN card is because they lose the original PAN card due to wallet theft or misplacing it. Another instance when people apply for a PAN card reprint is when the original PAN card is damaged. In such cases, one can get a replica of the original PAN card without any change in the details. However, if there are any changes in the PAN data, one can apply for a new PAN card with updated details.


How to apply for a duplicate PAN card online?

In cases where the PAN card is stolen or damaged, one is required to file an FIR (First Information Report) with the police department. After this, the individual can proceed to apply for a PAN card reprint.

The official website of the NSDL (now known as Protean), the National Securities Depository Limited, provides the online facility to apply for a duplicate PAN card.

The online procedure for PAN card reprint, as explained below, is faster and more convenient than sending the application to the PAN services unit of NSDL through offline mode.

Step 1: Go to the website of TIN-NSDL e-Gov. Click on ‘PAN’ under ‘Services’. Click on ‘Apply’ or you can directly click on the link

PAN Card Reprint: How to apply for a duplicate PAN card?


Step 2: In the ‘Application Type’ dropdown menu, select the ‘Changes or Correction in existing PAN data/Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in Existing PAN Data)’.

Step 3: Select the right category from the dropdown menu. Complete the application form by providing all the relevant details.

Step 4: Check the declaration box. Enter the captcha code and click on ‘Submit’.

Step 5: Once you click on submit, a token number is sent to your official email address shared by you, for a reprint of the PAN Card. Click on the link below the token number to continue filling out the application form.

Step 6: Provide your details and select the mode of PAN application form submission. In the next step, there will be three options displayed on the screen.

Select the first option, ‘Submit digitally through e KYC & e Sign (paperless)’. In this option, the application for the duplicate PAN card will require Aadhaar details. Therefore, it is mandatory to have an Aadhaar. An OTP or one-time password will be shared for verification on the number registered in Aadhaar. One is not required to share any other document.

Also, it is necessary to provide a digital signature (DSC) to e-sign the application form.

The other two options are mentioned below:

  • Forward application documents physically: This process involves sending the acknowledgement form received after making the payment along with the copies of documents to the PAN services unit of NSDL through registered post.
  • Submit scanned images through e-sign: In this option, Aadhaar details are required. Moreover, scanned photographs, signature and other relevant documents must be uploaded. The application form will be verified through an OTP.

Step 7: In the next step, select yes or no for the question ‘whether a physical PAN card is required?’. If you opt for the e-PAN card, you will have to provide an email address to receive a digitally signed e-PAN card.

Step 8: Submit contact and other details and the document details. Click on ‘Submit’ to complete the application process.

Step 9: You will be directed to the payment page. After making the payment, you will get the 15-digit acknowledgement number, using which you can check the status of the duplicate PAN card.

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PAN card reprint online procedure

The TIN-NSDL e-Gov website provides the online facility to apply for a reprint of a PAN card. It is only available for PAN holders whose latest PAN card application was processed via the NSDL e-Gov or the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website.

One can apply for a PAN card reprint only when no change is needed in the data.

The steps to access this facility are mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to the home page of the TIN-NSDL e-Gov website. Click on ‘PAN’ under ‘Services’.

Step 2: Click on the link for Reprint of PAN Card.

Step 3: Provide all the required details in the application form.

Step 4: Click on the checkbox and enter the captcha code. Click on ‘Submit’.

PAN Card Reprint: How to apply for a duplicate PAN card?


The e-PAN Card will be generated and mailed to the registered email ID of the applicant.


How to apply for a duplicate PAN card offline?

The application for a duplicate PAN card can be made offline. by sending it to the PAN services unit of NSDL.

Step 1: To obtain a duplicate PAN card, download the application form online from the NSDL website. Go to the home page and click on ‘PAN’ under ‘Downloads’. Select the ‘Request for new PAN card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN Data’ option.

Step 2: Complete the form by providing all the required details in block letters and black ink. Carefully read the instruction for the applicants and the information given in the form.

Step 3: Provide your 10-digit PAN for reference.

Step 4: Individual applicants are required to attach two passport-sized photographs and the form must be duly signed.

Step 5: Applicants must share their identity proof, address proof and PAN proof and submit all the documents along with the form and applicable payment to the NSDL facilitation centre.

Upon successful payment, you will receive an acknowledgement receipt containing the 15-digit acknowledgement number.

When sending the PAN card application through registered post, it is important to write ‘Acknowledgement No. (….) Application for Reprint of PAN’ or ‘Application for changes or correction in PAN data’ at the top of the envelope.

The NSDL facilitation centre will forward the application to the Income-tax PAN services unit for further process. Once the application is processed, the duplicate PAN card is sent within two weeks to the applicant.

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Documents required for duplicate PAN card

  • Address proof
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Identity proof

The FIR filed must also be provided in case the PAN card was lost due to theft.

The applicant must also pay a fee of Rs 110 (in case of resident individuals) and Rs 1,020 (in case of non-resident individuals).

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Eligibility for duplicate PAN card application

Taxpayers Authorised signatory
Individual Self
Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) Karta of the HUF
Companies Any director(s) of the company
AOPs/Body of Individuals/Association of Person(s)/Local Authority/Artificial Juridical Person The authorised signatory, as specified in the incorporations deed of the different taxpayers

Taxpayers, except individuals, must have an authorised signatory to file the PAN card application. The eligible taxpayers who can apply for the duplicate PAN card and authorised signatories are mentioned above.


Duplicate PAN card: How to track PAN application status?

  • Go to the website of TIN-NSDL e-Gov and click on the ‘PAN application’ option under ‘Guided Tour’.
  • Click on the ‘Status Track’ option under ‘PAN application’. Click on ‘Track Status of your PAN/TAN application online’.

PAN Card Reprint: How to apply for a duplicate PAN card?


  • On the next page, select the application type ‘PAN – New/Change Request’.
  • Enter the 15-digit acknowledgement number. Submit the captcha code and click on ‘Submit’.
  • The status will be displayed on the screen.


PAN Card Reprint: How to apply for a duplicate PAN card?

Procedure to surrender duplicate PAN card

As per the rules of the Income Tax Department, one cannot keep multiple PAN cards or have more than one Permanent Account Number. Thus, there is a provision by which one can surrender their duplicate PAN cards to the Income Tax Department. The process is explained below:

  • The PAN holder must submit a letter to the assessing officer and mention the complete details such as name, date of birth, etc. Also, one should specify the details of the PAN card to be retained and the one that must be surrendered.
  • One can send the letter through speed post or by visiting the assessing officer. The PAN holder will receive an acknowledgement receipt, which must be saved for future reference.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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