Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique, 10-digit alphanumeric identity allotted to all taxpayers in India, that is essential for undergoing various financial transactions such as receiving taxable salaries/professional fees, sale or purchase of assets, trading of mutual funds, etc.
However, in case you end up losing/damaging your existing PAN card, you can easily apply for a duplicate one.
Step-by-step guide to apply for duplicate PAN :-
First off, log on to the official website of TIN-NSDL, and head to the ‘Reprint of PAN card’ section.
Next, click on ‘Apply’ tab and choose the type of PAN you need a duplicate of, depending on whether you are applying for an individual/firm/trust/HUF etc.
Then you need to fill up details like your PAN number, name, address, email ID, phone number etc.
Duplicate PAN card application :-
Next, upload supporting documents, viz. ID proof, DoB proof, photograph, and a copy/proof of your existing PAN card that you want to reprint.
Then, make a payment of Rs. 110, through net-banking/debit card/demand draft.
Once the payment is done, a 15-digit acknowledgement number will be issued to you. And that’s all.
The dispatched PAN should reach you within two weeks.
How you can update/change information in PAN card :-
To update/change any information in your PAN card online, follow these steps:
Firstly, log on to the official online PAN application portal.
Under the ‘Application Type’ drop-down menu, click on ‘Changes or correction in existing PAN data’ link. Select the relevant ‘Category.’
Following this, enter all the necessary details, upload required documents, make payment, and you are done.