How to Avoid Common PAN Card Mistakes & Correct PAN Card Online

You might be aware of the fact that the PAN Card can be obtained by filling the Form 49A or Form 49AA online.  There are times when people end up making a mistake in the form which often results in a mistake in PAN Card as well. The implication of this is that you would not be able to link for PAN card with the Aadhaar card and that means that your PAN Card would remain inactive.

Now, it is often said that precaution is better than cure so we would first like to discuss some of the key points that will help you in avoiding common PAN Card Mistakes.

Avoiding Common PAN Card Mistakes

=> The first and foremost thing is that you need to follow is that you need to use a Blank Ball Point Pen to fill in the form and fill in the details in capital letters.

=> Sign the form where ever it is required and you need to sign the across the photo as well. Ensure that both the signatures are matching and use Black Pen to sign the documents.

=> Do not use initials while filling in the forms. You need to enter the complete name while filling in the form.

=> Ensure that the spellings of the details entered in the PAN Card form are correct and also ensure that you verify the details after entering the details in the form. Only submit the form once you verify the form.

=> Verify the details entered by you and it should match your ID Proof, Address Proof and other documents that you are submitting along with the PAN Card. Remember that you will only be able to link the PAN Card to the Aadhaar Card if the details are matching on both of them.

These ways would help you in ensuring that the PAN Card is error free. There might still be a case when you have a discrepancy in PAN Card details but there is a way to correct that. Below are the details of correcting the PAN Card Online

Steps to Correct PAN Card Online

Here are the steps to correct the details on PAN Card

=> The PAN Card Online Application process is available via the TIN-NSDL The link to this portal is and you can visit the website to initialize the correction in PAN Card.

=> You need to click on Online Services and from the drop-down menu, you need to select PAN. This will take you to a new page and from this page, you will have to click on Apply Button under the correction tab.

=> You will be taken to a form where you will have to submit the details to get the Form 49A or Form 49AA. Basic details have to be submitted to get the form available for yourself.

=> Fill in all the details in the form and you will have to select the details that need to be corrected. Initialize the correction on the form and verify the details by sharing the details of Aadhaar Card. You will also have to enter the OTP here.

=> Upload the documents and also make the payment for the correction. After making the payment, the same will be submitted and you will get an acknowledgement letter. You can obtain a print of the acknowledgement letter and send it to the TIN-NSDL office in Pune. The address is mentioned on the acknowledgement slip.

=> Once the letter is posted, the PAN Card will be rectified and the new PAN Card will be made available to you. Also, a new PAN Card would not be posted if you are only updating the contact details on the PAN Card.

You can track the PAN Card status via link or you can also call on the number 020-27218080. The helpline can also address any query in regards to the PAN Card.