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Track PAN Card Application Status

Last Update Date : May 03, 2019
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Process to Track PAN card status

Tracking your PAN card status is a simple process which allows you to check the progress of your PAN card application.

In this guide by H&R Block, you will learn how to check PAN status through online and offline modes, and what each type of status means.

Methods to Check PAN Application Status

The Income Tax Department has appointed two agencies, namely UTIITSL and NSDL to issue PAN cards on behalf of it. You may have to wait for a few days to track the status of your application after it is submitted.

You can track your application through the following methods:

Track your PAN Card Status using UTI Portal

To check the application status on the UTIITSL website, you will require either the Application Coupon number or PAN number, along with the date of birth.

  • Step 1: Visit the “Track your PAN Application” page on UTI portal (1)
  • Step 2: Enter your ‘Application Coupon Number’ or your ‘PAN Number’ (if you have applied for change/correction in PAN card)
  • Step 3: Enter your Date of Birth as submitted in the application form
  • Step 4: Enter the Captcha Code
  • Step 5: Click ‘Submit’
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Track your PAN card status using NSDL

You can check the status of your PAN card on the official website of NSDL after three days from the date of application.

It can be done using the following details:

Procedure to Check your PAN status with transaction number

In case you made an online application with credit card/debit card/net banking transaction, you will require the transaction number, along with your name and date of birth.

  • Step 1: Visit the “Transaction status” page on the NSDL portal (2)
  • Step 2: Select either ‘Acknowledgement Number’ or ‘Transaction Number’
  • Step 3: Enter the number in the text box
  • Step 4: Enter your name and date of birth as submitted in the application form
  • Step 5: Click ‘Show Status’
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SIDE NOTE: You get a transaction number on your screen post payment, while applying for a PAN card online.

Process to track PAN card by acknowledgement number

In case you made an application through offline payment (demand draft), you will require the 15-digit acknowledgement number.

  • Step 1: Visit the “Transaction status” page on the NSDL portal (3)
  • Step 2: Select your ‘Application Type’ as ‘PAN – New / Change Request’
  • Step 3: Enter your ‘Acknowledgement number’
  • Step 4: Enter the code shown
  • Step 5: Click ‘Submit’
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SIDE NOTE: You get an acknowledgement number after successful submission of PAN application.

Procedure to check your PAN application status with Name and Date of Birth

In case you have misplaced your acknowledgement/transaction number, you can still check your PAN card application status with your name and date of birth.

  • Step 1: Visit the “Track your PAN/TAN Application Status” page on the NSDL portal (4)
  • Step 2: Select your ‘Application Type’ as ‘PAN – New / Change Request’
  • Step 3: Select ‘Name’ from the two options
  • Step 4: Enter your name and DOB as submitted in the application
  • Step 5: Click ‘Submit’
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Procedure to check PAN card status using e-Mudhra

To check the application status online on the e-Mudhra portal, you will require the application number and your date of birth.

  • Step 1: Visit the Application status page on the e-Mudra portal (5)
  • Step 2: Enter the ‘Application number’ you received after applying for the card
  • Step 3: Enter your date of birth as submitted in the application form
  • Step 4: Enter the Captcha code as shown
  • Step 5: Click ‘Validate’
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Procedure to check PAN status using Call

PAN card application status can be tracked by calling the TIN-NSDL call centre on

020-27218080. You will require the 15 digit acknowledgement number to proceed.

Procedure to check PAN card application status using SMS

A specialised SMS service is established to track the PAN application status. All you must do is type “NSDLPAN” along with the 15-digit acknowledgement number and send it to 57575.

For example- NSDLPAN <012345678901234>

You will receive an SMS containing information about the status of your application.

Decoding PAN card application status messages

  • If the status says – ‘Application is Inwarded’
    It means that the I-T department has received your application.
  • If the status says – ‘Your application is under process at the IT department’
    It means that your application is received and is being processed.
  • If the status says – ‘PAN card is under printing’
    It means that your PAN card is being printing, to be dispatched.
  • If the status says – ‘Application is being withheld due to incomplete details/documentary proof’
    It means that your application has been put on hold due to an underlying issue. Contact NSDL on 020-27218080 (7am- 11pm on all days) to resolve the issue, or it will reject your application.
  • If the status says – ‘No matching record is found’
    It means that the I-T Department has not received your application.
  • If the status says – ‘Deleted’
    It means that the I-T Department has deactivated your PAN card. You must contact NSDL on 020-27218080 (7am- 11pm on all days) to resolve the issue.

How to track PAN Card delivery status?

If you applied for a physical PAN card, it would be sent to the address mentioned in the application form through Speed Post. It takes 15 to 21 days usually to receive your PAN card, assuming there are no corrections/discrepancies.

To know the delivery date, follow the given steps:

  • Step 1: Check the application status on the NSDL portal
  • Step 2: If your PAN card is already dispatched, you will see the consignment number on the screen. Note down this number.
  • Step 3: Visit the official website of India Post (5)
  • Step 4: Enter the consignment number you obtained in Step 2.
  • Step 5: Enter the code shown
  • Step 6: Click ‘Track Now’
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People Also Ask

Q. I have lost my acknowledgement number. How can I track my application?

A.  In case you have misplaced or lost your 15-digit acknowledgement number, you can check your application status on the NSDL portal using your name and date of birth.

Q. When can I check the status of my application?

A.  It usually takes three days for you to be able to check the status of your application. However, it may vary slightly.

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Madhuri is a tax expert at H&R Block (India) with over a decade of professional experience. Having co-authored a book on economics for the ICAI exam, she now enjoys writing about tax-related topics in a simple and easy manner. Outside of work, Madhuri is passionate about teaching students who are appearing for professional exams.

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