Losing one’s records is a common occurrence among the many that occur regularly. Every earning citizen of India must have a PAN card to pay taxes and to hold it as proof of identity (POI).
Since the PAN card is valid for life, you will be assigned the same PAN number if you apply for a duplicate card. If you lose your PAN card by mistake or it is stolen, you can apply for a new card that is a replica of your original. These cards are issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
A duplicate pan card is a duplicate of the member’s original pan card. The duplicate card’s number is the same as the original because it’s a record with lifetime validity. In the event of theft, loss, or harm to the card, the applicant must apply for a duplicate card from the IRS. The IT department has streamlined the procedure for requesting a duplicate passport.
The procedure for requesting a duplicate pan card is straightforward. Both online and offline applications are available. Applying online is much easier and less expensive.
Step 1: Go to the TIN-NSDL official website.
Step 2: Go to the ‘Application Form’ drop-down menu under the ‘Apply Online’ tab and pick the third option ‘, Changes or Corrections in Existing PAN Data/ Reprint of PAN Card (No Changes in Existing PAN Data)’. If your PAN is stolen, lost, or damaged, you can use this alternative.
Step 3: Fill in the necessary fields marked with an asterisk, such as your name, surname, date of birth, email address, and phone number.
Step 4: Once you’ve submitted all of the required details, you’ll receive an email with a token number.
Step 5: Save the token number for future use and begin filling out the application form.
Step 6: Fill in your personal information and choose one of the three submission choices. i.e.
- Submit the application documents in person
- Choose the paperless alternative and apply electronically (using e-KYC and e-Sign)
- Sign electronically and upload scanned copies
Physically sending the application, along with all necessary documents and the acknowledgement form produced after payment, to the NSDL’s PAN services unit through registered mail.
Using the paperless alternative to submit
An Aadhar card is required for this choice. This choice is connected to your Aadhar account, and your duplicate PAN card will contain all of the information from your Aadhar account. An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile phone, requesting authentication of the given information. Complete the request by digitally signing the application form once the information has been verified.
Using electronic signatures and sending scanned copies
The Aadhar card is required for this choice as well, but a collection of scanned documents and images is also required. You’ll also have to e-sign the application form here. Authenticate your information using the one-time password (OTP) sent to your registered mobile phone.
Step 7: Choose if you require a physical copy of your PAN card or an e-PAN card. To receive an e-PAN card, you must have an active email address to which the e-PAN card will be sent. The address entered in the ‘Personal Information’ segment will be used for the physical PAN card.
Step 8: Under the tabs “Contact & Other Details” and “Document Details,” fill in the remaining needed information.
Step 9: After filling out the necessary details, click Submit after reviewing the declaration form and verifying the accuracy of the data.
Step 10: Upon successful submission, you will be guided to the payment tab, where you will be given an acknowledgement amount.
Keep the acknowledgement number handy to check the status of your Pan card. The card is normally sent out within two weeks of obtaining the application.
In the event of theft, failure, card injury, displacement, or a change of details, you can need a duplicate card. Changes in details may be attributed to marital status or a change in sign, among other things, while all other choices are involuntary.