A PAN card once issued, remains valid throughout the lifetime of the person to whom it belongs. However, there are occasions when due to some reasons, a person needs to surrender his PAN card. The process for surrendering PAN depends on the reason for which the PAN card is being surrendered.
It is possible that you might be in the possession of duplicate PAN card. It might have reached you because you applied for it multiple times or due to error from government’s end. Whatever be the reason, you must surrender any additional PAN you own because it is illegal to own more than one PAN.
Online Process to Surrender Duplicate PAN card:
Offline Process to Surrender Duplicate PAN card:
After the demise of a person, his family members can get his PAN cancelled to avoid any possible misuse.
Note: This process can be used in case of NRIS & foreign nationals too.
Firm/partnership/company needs to surrender its PAN if the company is being dissolved or closed. It can surrender its PAN either online or offline.
Online Process to Surrender Firm/Partnership/Company PAN Card
Offline Process to Surrender Firm/Partnership/Company PAN Card
Generally, it is not recommended to surrender PAN except in cases discussed below: