How to Change Name in PAN Card 2022: Online and Offline Process, Fees, Required Documents

You can change the name on PAN Card online as well as offline.

PAN (Permanent Account Number) Card is one of the most important government provided identification cards for Indian citizens. The card not only comes in handy for Income tax purposes, but is also a proof of identity. Since it holds a very high value in India, the PAN Card is also used as one of the top proofs for opening an online account related to the bank and it also serves as a KYC document. The unique 10-digit alphanumeric number is provided by the Income Tax Department of India.

As the PAN Card is very important, it is extremely important to keep the document up to date and error-free, since incorrect information name on the document might get you in trouble. The name on the PAN Card is something that’s very important. .

In case your name on the PAN Card needs to be changed for any reason, in this guide we will help you do so. We will take a look at how we can change or update the name in PAN cards online as well as offline. Also, we will take a look at the fees and charges taken to update the name in PAN Card. We have also listed out the documents required for updating PAN Card and finally, we will have a look at when should one change the name on the PAN Card?

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How to Change Name in PAN Card Online?

Method 1

  1. Open your browser and visit the NSDL Online service website
  2. Under the “Apply Online” section, select “Changes or Correction in existing PAN Data / Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in existing PAN Data)”
  3. Select the “INDIVIDUAL” category
  4. Fill in the personal details like Title, Last Name/Surname, First Name, Middle Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, Mobile Number, and whether you are a citizen of India
  5. Enter your PAN NumberHow to Change Name in PAN Card Online
  6. Tick the box which says “By submitting data to us and/or using our NSDL e-Gov TIN website…”
  7. Enter Captcha code and select “Submit”
  8. You will get an SMS to your registered mobile number saying the request has been successful and you will also get a token number. The same will also be sent to your registered email ID as well. 
  9. The message also comes with a link to fill the  remaining PAN application form
  10. Click on Continue with PAN Application Form and you will be redirected to the online PAN application page. 

Here on this screen, you can follow the on-screen instructions and update the details you want to update/change such as photo, signature, by clicking on “Photo Mismatch” and “Signature mismatch”’ on the page.

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Once these details are filled in and payment is done, you will receive an acknowledgement slip. You need to take a print of it and send it to the NSDL e-gov office along with the physical proof of documents. Additionally, you also need to send a photograph in the printout and sign across it. Write ‘Application for PAN Change’ on top of the envelope along with the acknowledgement number and send it to the following address.

INCOME TAX PAN SERVICES UNIT

(Managed by 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

Method 2

  1. Visit UTIITSL Website How to Change Name in PAN Card Online
  2. Click on Apply for change/ correction in PAN card details
  3. You will be redirected to Application for Change/ Correction in PAN Data screen
  4. Choose Digital (Paperless) for complete online processHow to Change Name in PAN Card Online
  5. select “Aadhaar based e-KYC option (Details of the resident are fetched based on Aadhaar Number from the UIDAI Server)”, which will also select the sub-option, ” Sign Using Aadhaar based eSign (Signing of the Application is done using Aadhaar based eSign )”
  6. Enter PAN Number
  7. Under “PAN CARD Mode” select “Both physical PAN Card and e-PAN” to get both physical with updated details and e-PAN for easy online access
  8. Click on “Submit”How to Change Name in PAN Card Online
  9. In the next screen, fill up personal details like name, parent details, DoB, gender, state, Aadhaar name, and name as per Aadhar (A reference number will also show up in this screen)
  10. Click on “Next Step”How to Change Name in PAN Card Online
  11. On this page, you will have to provide address details, but since we are using the e-Aadhaar method, the address will be fetched from the Aadhaar and you won’t be able to enter any input here.
  12. Select country and add the phone number and mail ID
  13. Click on “Next step”
  14. In this screen, under “Verification” click on the boxes to fill out your name and others, as shown in the image above and click on “Next step”
  15. Select documents you are submitting for Identify proof, address proof, Date of Birth, and lastly, select documents are you submitting as a PAN Proof
  16. Click on the “Choose File” button, pick the file and click on “submit”
  17. The next page will bring the details like the application number along with the “make payment” button, click on it and make the payment (~ Rs 110 will be charged)
  18. Once payment is done, stay on the same page as you will get an OTP on the Aadhaar registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and click on “Submit”
  19. Once you are back to the previous details page, you will have to enter AO details
  20. Click in Get AO Details and click on “ok”
  21. Click on “Update”
  22. Enter your Aadhaar number and enter the OTP you get on your registered phone number, click on “Submit”
  23. You can download signed PAN for or print it for future reference

To track your PAN, you can visit this website and enter application details, PAN, and DoB to get the current PAN card status.

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How to Change Name in PAN Card Offline?

In case you can’t change the Name in Pan via the online method, you can do the same via the offline mode, in a few simple steps. 

  1. Open Browser
  2. Request for New PAN Form
  3. Download the form
  4. Fill in all the details that are mandatoryHow to Change Name in PAN Card Offline
  5. Attach the supporting documents such as the proof of identity, proof of address, passport size photographs, etc.
  6. Submit the form at the nearest NSDL collection centre

You can find the nearest NSDL collection centre by visiting this website

You will have to pay the charges for the new PAN Card here. Once the payment is done and you’ve submitted the form along with the documents, you will get a 15-digit acknowledgement number to track the status of the PAN Card application. The letter should reach the office within 15 days of filing the request. 

The above-mentioned form is used for making changes in your existing PAN, to re-issue PAN, and also for the purpose of surrendering the extra PAN Card. So, before filling out the form, tick on the boxes carefully.

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Fees and Charges to Change Name in PAN Card

For changes in the PAN Card, you need to pay a fee, which can be done via multiple modes like Demand Draft, Credit Card / Debit Card, and Net Banking. In the case of DD, the Demand draft shall be in favour of ‘NSDL – PAN’. Demand draft should be payable at Mumbai.

  • If the communication address is within India, the processing fee for the application is Rs 110 (Rs 93 + 18% GST). 
  • If the communication address is outside India, the processing fee for the application is Rs 1,020 (Rs 93 + Dispatch Charges Rs 771 + 18% GST). 

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Documents Required for Updating PAN Card

You can use a bunch of government-provided ID cards as proof in the case of changing PAN Card details. Here is the list of documents you can use for ID proof, address proof, and date of birth proof. 

Documents accepted for ID proof

  • Aadhaar Card 
  • Voter ID card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  •  Ration card with a photograph of the applicant
  • Arm’s license
  • Photo identity card issued by the Central/State Government or Public Sector Undertaking
  • Pensioner card

Documents accepted as Proof of Address

  • Aadhaar Card 
  • Voter ID card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Passport of the spouse
  •  Post office passbook having the address of the applicant
  •  Latest property tax assessment order
  • Domicile certificate issued by the Government
  • Allotment letter of accommodation issued by the Central Government or State Government of not more than three years old
  • Property Registration Document
  • A copy Electricity Bill or Landline Telephone or Broadband connection bill or  Water Bill or Consumer gas connection card or the book or piped gas bill or Bank account statement or Depository account statement or Credit card statement

Documents accepted as Proof of date of birth

  •  Aadhaar card
  • Voter ID card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Matriculation certificate or Mark sheet of recognized board
  • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any office authorized to issue birth and death certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Deaths or the Indian Consulate
  • Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Central Public Sector Undertaking or State Public Sector Undertaking
  • Domicile certificate issued by the Government
  • Central Government Health Service Scheme photo card or Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card
  • Pension payment order
  • Marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages
  • Affidavit sworn before a magistrate stating the date of birth

Why Do You Need to Change Your Name on a PAN Card? 

There are multiple reasons why a person needs to change the name on PAN Card, some of the reasons include the following:

  • Spelling mistake on the existing PAN Card
  • Name changed legally
  • Change of Name after marriage
  • Changing the name on PAN Card to match with Aadhar card
  • Change of name on Pan after divorce

These were two methods to change the name on a PAN Card. We hope by following this guide, you will be able to make name corrections easily.

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