How to Get Duplicate PAN Card?

The Pan Card which is issued by the Income Tax Department of the Indian Government is considered to be one of the most important identification documents that are required by any individual to possess. To be very straight in the words that we speak, it is extremely important to keep your accounts clean. The Pan Card is issued by the Income Tax department for the act of uniting all the financial transactions that takes place all over India under one authority. The Government of India’s Income Tax Department took on the step of introducing this system long back in the year 1961. The Pan Card brings in a sense of security in all the financial transaction that occurs through the banking media that is above the monetary amount of 50000 INR.

There is no doubt of the fact that the Pan Card is of utmost importance for all the holders. The simple reason being, that it identifies you as an individual. It’s needed almost everywhere you show up starting from cyber cafés to applying for a new mobile connection. Anything that happens with the card will be considered to be done by you. Thus we can realise the fact that this Pan Card is to be protected with care and precaution. Still at times it happens that some individuals has lost or misplaced his or her Pan Card. Not just the Pan Card in specific, incidents can happen to any and every documents of yours. Thus it is very important to keep a track of what is to be done if, by any chance you lose or misplace your Pan Card. Not Just the Pan Card, one should know very well about the procedures to be taken when he or she has lost his or her important documents. It has been found that many people are unaware of the exact steps on how to apply for a Duplicate PAN Card and thus the post below is all set to elaborate on the typical procedure to take to when you have misplaced your original PAN Card.

Easy Steps To Get Duplicate PAN Card If You Have Lost It

Before we proceed, you must know that the first thing when you have lost your original PAN Card is to lodge a FIR with your local police station and then go for the actual application process. But there are times when you would require the PAN card in your daily work. So instead of sitting idle and hoping to get your original PAN card back it would be a good idea if you get a duplicate of that one. The procedure to get the duplicate copy of the PAN card is pretty easy. All you got to do is click a few buttons and that’s it. It becomes very important to get one duplicate back as quickly as possible. The simple reason to this is that the absence of you Pan Card can affect your work a lot regarding the financial requirements. The Duplicate PAN Card can be obtained either manually or online. However, you must know that only the NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) or the UTIISL (UTI Investor Services Limited) offices are authorized for the issuance of PAN Card.

If you prefer to apply for the Duplicate PAN Card manually, visit your nearest UTITSL or NSDL office and request for the 49A application form headed “Request for New PAN Card or/ and Changes or Correction in PAN data”. As you get it fulfill the needed formalities as required while applying for a fresh card. Don’t make any mistake with you name, surname, father’s name, address proof and birth date and everything should be just according to the data as was featured in your original PAN Card. If the details are not correct it would only delay the process.

They will also ask you address proof and your original PAN card number. In case you have forgotten your PAN number, you can check it from this website by submitting your birth date and name.  Otherwise you can even trace it from your filed IT returns, bank account or Demat account or credit card. Apart from the PAN number, the form would also require to stick 1 ticket size (3.5 cm by 2.5 cm) colored photograph of the applicant. The fee required would be 94 INR. So, fill up the form, submit all the needed details correctly, pay the required fee and deposit it to the visited office. The time taken to receive the Duplicate PAN Card post application is usually 2-3 weeks.

If you want to do it online, you have to go to the NSDL link or the UTIISL link online. Click on any of the links to receive the virtual application form for your duplicate PAN Card. The applicant here is needed to take a print out of the form, fill it up manually and then post it to NSDL or UTIISL office for further processing.

As you get to the page for online application, look below where the form would ask you to fill in your status- whether the applicant wants the PAN Card for individual/Firm/other. As one selects the online form, “REPRINT of PAN Card” would appear on screen. Make sure to fill up all the fields of the form and never select any of the boxes at left margin. The next step is to pay for a fee of 94 INR (same as that of manual application) through credit card or bank transfer. However, for people staying abroad, the fee is much higher and they are needed to pay 944 INR.

On your successful payment, acknowledge number would appear on screen and you have to take a print out for it. Note it down carefully. Now, affix your recent colored photograph with a size of 3.5 cm by 2.5 cm, sign on the form & send the form to the office of NSDL/UTIISL. However, the envelope you post should be sent with “Application for PAN Card Change Request” with the Acknowledgement number written over it.

NSDL Address:

National Securities Depository Limited
Sapphire Chambers, 3rd Floor,
Near Baner, Telephone Exchange
Baner, Pune -411045

UTIISL Address:

UTI Investor Services Limited
Plot No.3, Sector 11
CBD Belapur
Navi Mumbai-400614

Given below is the complete process of getting a duplicate PAN card and it also includes the process of updating your address if you have changed your house location in the meantime:

  1. First thing first, you will have to go the official website.
  2. Next thing is you will have to explore the home page of the website very thoroughly. It has all the options such as filing an application to get a new PAN card, getting a duplicate or reprint of an existing PAN card (which would be the likely option for you), correction and changes that need to be done for the PAN card (if in case you need to update your current address or anything of that sort) and enquiry and tracking status of the applied PAN card.
  3. You will simply have to click on the link that says reprint PAN card. This will take you to a separate page altogether. One thing that needs to be mentioned is the fact that applying for a duplicate PAN is almost similar to applying for a new one. However, there are certain things that have to be the same such as your name, your father’s name and your date of birth. And it would be really good if you have a copy of the FIR with you.
  4. When you apply for a duplicate PAN card you will have to pay for the assistance fee and that has to be done online itself. Once you do that the executives will send the relative forms and also inform you about the documents that they would need to give you the duplicate PAN card.
  5. Now once you get the forms it is important that you fill the details correctly as they had appeared in the first application. There should not be any mistake in this part or else the application may be cancelled.
  6. Next thing would be a bit tricky for you. In order to apply for the duplicate PAN you would require the PAN card number. Now that you have lost it would be really difficult to get hold of it. However you can check the covering letter that came with the PAN card. If you don’t have that letter handy then you can also check your various income tax return statement or in your demat account. But there are bad times when you don’t get any information when most required. In such cases you can obtain it from this website. You will have to enter some of your details to such as your name, date of birth and address and you will be able to retrieve the PAN number from there.
  7. Once you are done with all this and you have given all the required information you will have to submit all the documents that was asked for such as identity proof, address proof, etc.. Apart from this you will also have to pay the processing fee for this.
  8. When you have paid the fees and submitted all the documents it is a matter of fifteen days before you get a duplicate PAN card.

This is by far the easiest and most used process of getting a duplicate PAN card.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Will Happen If You Damage Or Lose Your PAN Card?
There is a process to re-apply for your PAN card only in cases of damage or misplacement of your PAN card. Only citizens of India can ask for re-application and re-issue of PAN cards

What Do You Need?

For the application for PAN card re-issue, you will need the following things-

  • Internet connection
  • 2 stamp sized photographs
  • Address proof
  • Identity proof

For your duplicate PAN card, you don’t have to submit the damaged PAN card and filing an FIOR is also not a mandatory job. So if you have lost or damaged your PAN card in some manner, apply again online for a new one.

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