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PAN Card Correction/Update Online: Change Name, Address, DOB and Mobile Number in PAN card

How to Correct and Update PAN Card Details Online

In today's digital age, a PAN card (Permanent Account Number) is an essential document for individuals in India. It serves as a crucial identity proof for various financial transactions, including income tax filings. However, there may be instances where the details on your PAN card, such as your name, address, date of birth, or mobile number, need to be corrected or updated. In this article, we will guide you through the process of correcting and updating your PAN card details online.

Why Correct and Update PAN Card Details?

It is important to ensure that your PAN card details are accurate and up to date. Any discrepancies or outdated information can lead to complications while filing income tax returns or conducting financial transactions. Here are a few reasons why you might need to correct or update your PAN card details:

  • Mistakes in Personal Information: There may be errors in your name, date of birth, or other personal details printed on your PAN card.
  • Changes in Contact Information: If your address or mobile number has changed since the issuance of your PAN card, it is crucial to update the details to ensure seamless communication.
  • Name Change: In case of a legal name change due to marriage, divorce, or any other reason, updating your PAN card is necessary.
  • Change in Photo or Signature: If your photo or signature on the PAN card is outdated or no longer resembles your current appearance, it is advisable to correct and update them.

How to Correct and Update PAN Card Details Online

Updating your PAN card details online is a convenient and time-saving process. The two authorized portals for making PAN card corrections and updates are the NSDL e-Gov website and the UTIITSL website. Let's delve into the step-by-step procedure for each portal.

Updating PAN Card Details on NSDL e-Gov Portal

The NSDL e-Gov portal provides a user-friendly interface for correcting and updating PAN card details. Follow these steps to make the necessary changes:

  1. Visit the NSDL e-Gov portal.
  2. Click on the ‘Services’ tab and select ‘PAN’ from the dropdown menu.
  3. Find the heading “Change/Correction in PAN Data” by scrolling down. From the provided list of options, select “Apply.”
  4. You will now have to fill up this Online PAN Application. Let us see how to fill all the particulars.
  • Application type: Changes or Correction in existing PAN Data / Reprint of PAN Card
  • Category: Select the relevant category from the drop-down menu. If you do not have a business and are filing your income tax return.
  • Other details: Fill in other personal details like:
  • Title
  • Last Name /Surname
  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Date of Birth / Incorporation / Formation
  • Email ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Citizenship (Indian or not)
  • PAN number
  • Type in ‘Captcha Code’ and tap on ‘Submit’.
  1. Once the request is registered, you will receive a Token Number on the Email ID provided here. This token number can be used to access the draft version of the form in case of session timeout.
  2. On this screen, you will see three options.
  • Submit digitally through e-KYC & e-Sign (Paperless)
  • Submit scanned images through e-Sign
  • Forward application documents physically

To complete the entire process online through Aadhaar OTP, select the first option ‘Submit digitally through e-KYC & e-Sign (Paperless)’ for updating your PAN.

  1. If you need a new physical copy of the updated PAN card, select yes. Nominal charges will be applicable.
  2. Scroll down and enter the last four digits of your Aadhaar number.
  3. Scroll down and update the required details. Remember to tick the relevant box for which correction or update is required. After filling up, click on ‘Next’ to proceed to the page ‘Contact and other details’
  4. Here, enter the new address which is to be updated and proceed to the next page.
  5. Based on the particular you have updated, attach the proof document along with a copy of PAN.
  6. In the declaration section,
  • Mention your name,
  • Declare that you are submitting the form in your own capacity, i.e. select ‘Himself/herself’,
  • Enter your place of residence.
  1. Scroll down and attach a copy of your ‘photograph’ and ‘signature’. Ensure the files are as per the specifications and sizes mentioned. Once done, click ‘Submit’.
  2. You will now see a preview of the form. Enter the first eight digits of your Aadhaar Number and ensure all other details filled in by you are correct.
  3. After submitting the PAN card correction form, the payment page will appear. Payment can be done through various payment gateways. After successful payment, you will receive a payment receipt.
  4. To complete the PAN card update/correction process, click ‘continue’. You will now have to complete the KYC process. Select the check box to accept the terms and conditions and click on ‘Authenticate’.
  5. An OTP will be generated and sent to your Aadhaar Registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and submit the online PAN application form.
  6. On the next screen, click on continue with eSign.
  7. Here, accept the terms and conditions by ticking the box. Enter your Aadhaar number and click on ‘Send OTP’
  8. Enter the OTP sent to your Aadhaar Registered mobile number and verify. You can now download the acknowledgement form. The password to open this file is your date of birth in the format DD/MM/YYYY.

Updating PAN Card Details on UTIITSL Portal

The UTIITSL portal also provides a seamless experience for correcting and updating PAN card details. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Visit the UTIITSL website
  2. Click the ‘Click to Apply’ under the ‘Change/Correction in PAN Card’ tab.
  3. Click the ‘Apply for Change/Correction in PAN card details’ tab.
  4. Select the mode of submission of documents, enter your PAN number, select the PAN card mode and click the ‘Submit’ button.
  5. Once the request is registered, you will receive a reference number. Click on ‘OK’.
  6. Enter the name and address and click the ‘Next Step’ button.
  7. Enter the PAN number and verification and click the ‘Next Step’ button.
  8. Upload the documents and click the ‘Submit’ button.

It generally takes around 3-10 days for PAN correction. You will receive a text message on your registered mobile number when your PAN card is dispatched via post.

Updating PAN Card Details Offline

If you prefer to update your PAN card details offline, you can follow this step-by-step guide:

  1. Download the PAN card correction form from the official website.
  2. Fill out the form with the correct details and attach the necessary documents.
  3. Submit the form and documents at the nearest PAN center.
  4. After submission and payment, you will receive an acknowledgement slip.
  5. Send the slip to the Income Tax PAN Service Unit of the NSDL within 15 days.

Documents Required for PAN Card Update or Correction

When updating or correcting your PAN card details, you will need to provide certain documents as proof. Here is a list of documents generally required:

  • Copy of PAN card
  • Identity proof
  • Address proof
  • Proof of date of birth

Fees for PAN Card Update or Correction

The fee for updating or correcting PAN card details is Rs.110 when submitted offline. If the PAN card needs to be dispatched outside India, an additional dispatch fee of Rs.910 is applicable.

It is crucial to ensure that your PAN card details are accurate and up to date. By following the steps provided in this article, you can easily correct and update your PAN card details online, saving time and effort. Keep in mind the necessary documents and fees required for the process.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The process for correcting or updating information on a PAN card online involves visiting the official website of the Income Tax Department of India and following the instructions for PAN card correction/update.

Online PAN card correction/update allows individuals to change their name, address, date of birth (DOB), and mobile number associated with their PAN card.

The documents required for PAN card correction/update online may include proof of identity, proof of address, proof of date of birth (if updating DOB), and any other supporting documents as per the requirements of the Income Tax Department.

Yes, individuals can change their name on a PAN card online by providing valid proof of the updated name, such as a marriage certificate, gazette notification, or court order.

Yes, individuals can update the address on a PAN card online by providing valid proof of the updated address, such as a utility bill, Aadhaar card, passport, or voter ID card.

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