The slightest change in details can create an impact that you cannot foresee. For example, a slight mismatch in the percentage of your college marks from 75% to 57% can impact your ranking and your future career. Additionally, a missing zero or an addition of a zero in a cheque can impact the amount in your bank account. Similarly, any mistakes in PAN card, which now has to be mandatorily linked with Aadhaar, can have ramifications that you cannot possibly expect. It is always recommended to fix these errors as soon as they come to your attention. Let’s see how to make corrections/update the details in your PAN card.
The procedure for correct any incorrect details in your PAN is simple and can be done online in four easy steps:
Fill out the PAN correction form and submit it to your local NSDL collection center.
For filling out the PAN correction form online, there are two methods you can choose.
Step 1: Visit the NSDL website
Step 2: From the drop down menu select “Changes or Correction to PAN” option in “Application Type”.
Step 3: Fill in your personal details and select “Submit” after entering CAPTCHA.
Step 4: In the next step, select which mode of verification for ID and address proof:
NOTE: Foreigners and foreign entities cannot opt for online verification method and paper method must be used.
Step 5: Enter all the requested details on the next following screens.
Step 6: Next, ensure all the details displayed are accurate and then proceed to make payment.
Step 7: Once payment is made, an acknowledgement number will be displayed. If it is not an individual application, for example HUF or company, then the authorized signatory must sign the form. If it is to be mailed then ensure to mention on the envelop, “Application for PAN change request” and post it to:
NSDL e-Gov at ‘Income Tax PAN Services Unit, 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’.
Step 1: Visit the NSDL website and select “Online application for changes or correction to PAN data”
Step 2: At the bottom of the screen, select the category of applicant, whether individual or HUF for example.
Step 3: Fill in all the required details, marked with “ * “. Check the box which requires the new change of information.
Step 4: Upload your photo and documents and click on “Submit”
Step 5: Make your payment from the options listed, such as Credit Card, Debit Card or Demand Draft.
Step 6: Note down the acknowledgment number to track the status of your application.
Step 7: Print the completed application form and post it to the above-mentioned address with your photo affixed and required documents.
The documents required to change/modify existing details for the different types of applicants are as follows:
Indian individuals and HUF – Some valid ID/Address/Date of Birth proofs are:
|ID Proof||Proof of Address||Date of Birth Proof|
|Aadhaar Card||Aadhaar Card||Aadhaar Card|
|Driving License||Driving License||Birth Certificate|
|Pensioner Card||Electricity Bill|
|Ration Card||Consumer Gas Connection|
|Post Office Passbook|
|Credit Card Statement|
Companies/firms in India – Registration certificate issued by valid authority for ID and address proof.
Companies/firms outside India – Registration certificate from the country located in, duly attested by Indian High Commission or Embassy. Also, a copy of the registration certificate from a valid authority in India.
Foreign Citizens – Whether living abroad or in India, they will need to submit their passport, OCI/PIO certificates for ID and address proofs.
Foreign entities (not individuals) – Registration certificate issued in the country of the applicant or issued by the Indian High Commission or Embassy. Also, a copy of the registration certificate from a local Indian authority must also be attached.
If the applicant is a resident of India, then the application fee is Rs 110. For applicants located outside India, the processioning fee is Rs. 1020. If payment is being made by Demand Draft, the name of the applicant along with acknowledgement should be clearly mentioned on the back side and it should be made in favor to “NSDL – PAN payable at Mumbai”.
To check the status of your application:
1. Visit the NSDL website
2. Select application type
3. Enter acknowledgement number given at time of application submission
4. Enter CAPTCHA code and select “Submit”
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