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Know Your PAN Status Online

Last Update Date : January 15, 2019

Tracking your PAN card status is now possible wherein you can know the application status of your card. In this article by H&R Block, you will find out about the different modes of tracking your PAN Card as well as understand the meaning of possible statuses that you may receive.

How to Check PAN Card Status Online?

Online mode of tracking the PAN card application status is one of the fastest and most popular ways of tracking. Just by following a few simple steps, you can stay up-to-date with the changes in the status of your application. You can check your PAN application status on the UTITSL or NSDL website. If you have applied for PAN card on the e-Mudra portal, you can check the status on its website.

PAN Card Application Status Check

Procedure to Check PAN Card Status – UTI

You are required to keep your application number handy if you want to check your application status on UTITSL website. To know the status of the application, you should follow the steps given below:

  1. Visit the official PAN Card page on UTITSL portal (1)
  2. Enter your ‘Application Coupon Number’ or your ‘PAN Number’ (if you have applied for change/correction in PAN card)
  3. Enter the Captcha Code and then click ‘Submit.’

UTI PAN Application status check online

After you submit the information, your application status will be displayed on the screen.

Procedure for PAN Card Status Check by NSDL

You can check both your application status as well as your payment status for PAN card on the NSDL portal. Follow the steps given below to complete the process:

  1. Visit the official PAN Card page on the NSDL portal (2)
  2. Select your ‘Application Type’ as ‘PAN – New / Change Request.’
  3. Enter your ‘Acknowledgement Number’ in the text box
  4. Enter the code shown on the screen
  5. Click on the ‘Submit’ button

NSDL PAN Online Status CheckYour PAN card application status will be displayed on the screen.

Procedure for checking PAN card status by Name and Date of Birth

In case you don’t remember your acknowledgement number or have misplaced the receipt, you can still check your pancard status. To check the application status, follow the steps given below:

  1. Visit the official PAN card page on NSDL website (3)
  2. Select your ‘Application Type’ as ‘PAN – New / Change Request’
  3. Select the option of entering your ‘Name’ and ‘Date of Birth’ instead of ‘Acknowledgement number’ and enter the name (last name, first name and middle name) and date of birth that you had mentioned on the application form
  4. Click the ‘Submit button’

track PAN Card Status by Name and Date of Birth

The application status of your PAN card will be shown on the screen.

Procedure to check PAN Card Status on e-Mudhra

In case you have applied for your PAN card on the e-Mudhra portal, you will have to follow the steps given below to check your application status.

  1. Visit the e-Mudra website (4)
  2. Enter the ‘Reference number’ you received after applying for the card
  3. Enter the ‘Date of Birth’ that you had used while applying for the PAN card
  4. Enter the verification code shown in the box below the ‘Verify’ field
  5. Click on the ‘Submit’ button


PAN Card Status check using e-mudhra websiteThe application status of the PAN card will be displayed on your screen.

Other Methods of Tracking PAN Status

After you apply for a PAN card, it takes around 15 to 20 working days for you to receive the card. To make it easier for the taxpayers to track the status of their card and to keep them updated on what is happening, the government provides them with a 15-digit acknowledgement number after receiving their application. Apart from the online modes of tracking mentioned above, you can also use any one of the two other modes, as discussed below, to track your PAN status.

How to check application status using Telephone Call facility?

You can make a call to the TIN call centre to get an update on the current status of your PAN application. You can reach out to them on 020-27218080 and provide them with your application acknowledgement number.

How to check application status using SMS Facility?

You can track your application status through a specialised SMS service. All you have to do is type ‘NSDLPAN’, space and the 15-digit acknowledgement number and send it to 57575.

For example, “NSDLPAN 012345678900000” and send it to 57575

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

Documents Required for Checking PAN Card Status

To check the PAN card application status, you are required to have the following documents with you.

  1. Acknowledgement number if you have applied for PAN card through NSDL
  2. Coupon number if you have applied for the card through UTITSL
  3. Reference number if you have applied through e-Mudra portal

PAN Card Validity

A PAN card is valid for your entire lifetime. The validity will not be affected by the change in your residence, change in your assessing officer, etc. However, you will have to notify the Income Tax Department about the changes in the details that you had provided while applying for the PAN card. You can opt for the option of ‘Request for a new PAN Card Or/And Changes or Correction in PAN Data” to furnish all the relevant changes. You can even change the photograph on your card.

PAN Card Transaction Status

People who have applied for PAN card and have made the payment through credit card or debit card or internet banking can check their transaction status online. To check your transaction status, you will have to log on to the official TIN NSDL portal and then go to the ‘Transaction Page’ where you will receive the recent update about your PAN application. You will have to enter the transaction number which you have received after making the payment along with your name and your date of birth to check the status of your application.

People Also Ask

Q. Why is PAN Card important?

A. PAN card has simplified the taxation system for the government as well as taxpayers who don’t have to carry different documents for different purposes by providing sufficient information about a person. PAN card is used for a lot of financial transactions made over a fixed amount thereby bringing transparency.

[ Read: How to Apply for PAN Card ]

Q. How to check status without an acknowledgement number?

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

Q. What does the status ‘Your application is under process at IT department’ mean?

A. This message is hard to decipher as it cannot be said if the application will be accepted or rejected by the Income Tax Department. If you see this message for a considerable amount of time, it doesn’t mean that your application will stand to be rejected. It may so happen that the officials may take additional time to scrutinise every application or there may be a delay in updating the application status.

Q. What does the message ‘Application is Inwarded’ mean?

A. This status means that your application has been received and the process has begun.

Q. My status shows ‘PAN card is under printing’. When will I receive the card?

A. It usually takes up to 15 to 21 days for your card to arrive at your address. However, the number of days may differ.

Q. What to do if my status says, ‘Application is being withheld due to incomplete details/documentary proof’?

A. If this status comes up, the best solution is to get in touch with the authority and clear your doubts. If the authority asks you to sort things in a given time-frame your application may get accepted else you will have to apply for the PAN card again.

Q. What to do if the message ‘no matching record is found’ is displayed while checking the status?

A. If you receive this message, there is a high possibility that the authority did not receive the application that you have submitted due to some reason.

Q. What to do if PAN Card status says ‘deleted’?

A. You should immediately get in touch with the officials at the department.

Q. Why is the government deactivating PAN cards?

A. A lot of people get duplicate PAN cards for the sole purpose of evading taxes. To curb this problem, the government has made it illegal for one person to possess two or more PAN cards.

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