PAN Card is quite an important document today. Even though it doesn’t work as an address proof, you still need to have your PAN Card to file income tax and make purchases which exceed a certain amount. Apart from this, it is also very important to have the PAN Card Linked to Aadhaar Card. In absence of the link, the PAN Card will be deactivated automatically.
Now, to link the PAN Card and Aadhaar Card, one important condition that you need to fulfil is that your PAN Card should be linked to the Aadhaar Card. If these two are not linked then you will run into a problem as you will not be able to link the two. Now, what is the solution if there is a mismatch in the details on the two? Well, you can request the data on PAN Card to be corrected and in this article, we have listed the process to fill Online Correction Form for PAN Card.
Before we get down to the process of correcting the details on PAN Card, we will answer some of the frequently asked questions and this will help you in understanding the need for correcting the address. This will also help you in understanding the mode of application that you would like to go ahead with.
What is the Need of Correcting the Details on PAN Card?
Now honestly, a lot of people have this question and they really are not aware of the reason why they should be correcting the details on their PAN Card. We will give you a short and crisp answer for this and well, the reason why you need to correct the details on your PAN Card is that you will not be able to link to Aadhaar card without correcting the details. Let us get into some more details for this.
So, as you know, it is mandatory for you to link the Aadhaar card with the PAN Card. When you link the two, the PAN Card will only be linked to the Aadhaar card if the details on Aadhaar Card matches with the details on the PAN Card. If there is a spelling mistake on your PAN Card or if there is a wrong date of birth on your PAN Card then you must note that you will not be able to link the two. Without linking the Aadhaar card with the PAN Card, your PAN Card will be deactivated and you will not be able to file the income tax.
Hence, it is important to correct the details on the PAN Card as,without this, you will end up in some sort of trouble. The sooner you do it, the better it would be.
What Are the Documents Required to be submitted for Correction of Details?
A lot of people also avoid correcting the PAN Card because of the fear of the fact that there would be a lot of documentation required. Well, that is not true and you just need to submit the essential documents to correct the details. So, before moving to the list of documents, let us understand the types of correction that you can request on your PAN Card. These corrections can be
- Correction in Name
- Correction in Date of Birth
- Correction of Signature or Photo
- Correction of Parents Name
- Correction of Address
Now, since you know the type of correction you can request, you will surely be able to understand the documents that you would be required for the type of correction. Let us go through the list mentioned below to understand the type of documents required.
- For the change of name, Date of Birth, Parents Name or Photo, you just need to have an identity proof with you which will help the department in understanding an verifying the correct details. Ideally, you can use the Aadhaar card for verification of the details but for the date of birth, you might need another document like a passport or driving license.
- The address is not visible on the PAN Card but there are contact details associated with the PAN Card. For this, you need to share an Address proof with the department and moreover, you will not have to get the PAN reissued in such a case.
This was all about the documentation required by you for the correction of details in PAN Card and for any other information, you can get in touch with the department via website or phone.
What are the Different ways of application?
There are four different ways that you can follow to apply for correction in PAN Card. Here are the details of those four different ways.
- Online KYC – You can follow this process if your mobile number is linked to Aadhaar card as the verification is done via OTP. This is a quick and easy process to follow.
- Online Documents Submission – If your mobile number is not linked to the Aadhaar card then you can follow this process. Here, you will have to share the copy of Aadhaar card along with the acknowledgement form with the department.
- Offline Submission of Documents – In this process, you need to submit all the documents offline and there is no need to upload any document on the web.
- Offline Process – This is a complete offline method and here, you can obtain the correction form from the department or you can print a form and apply for correction via the offline
We would recommend you to follow the first way if your mobile number is linked to the Aadhaar card as it is a paperless way to follow.
Since you have a basic idea about the PAN Card Correction, we will now proceed with the online application procedure for PAN Card Correction. Below are the steps to get the details in PAN Card Correction and for any other information, you can reach out to Department.
Online Method for Submitting PAN Card Details Correction Form
NSDL Website –To begin the process, you would need to visit the NSDL website. The link to the website is https://www.tin-nsdl.com/. On this website, you will now have to click on Services from the Top Menu and then select PAN from the drop-down list. If you are not able to find the link then you can navigate to https://www.tin-nsdl.com/services/pan/pan-index.html
PAN Correction form – Scroll down on the page and you will notice a section for Change/Correction in PAN Data. In this section, there would be a link for Apply Button. You can click on Apply to start requesting the changes to PAN Card. the direct link for the page is https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html
Now, you will be taken to a page where you will be able to submit the form. Start filling in all the details and click on submit button after entering all the details on the page.
Entering Basic Details – A token number will now be generated for you and you will have to keep this token number safe with you. You might need it while tracking the application. On this page, select Submit Scanned Images trough E-Sign and proceed to the next page by entering your PAN Number once again.
Requesting Correction – You will now be on a page where you can correct the details. You can select the details that you want to correct this might include the following things
- Name Mismatch
- Date of Birth Mismatch
- Photo Mismatch
- Signature Mismatch
- Details of Parents Mismatch
Contact Details – After making the correct entry, proceed to the next page and you will be taken to the next page where you can verify your contact details. From this section, you can even update your address of that is required. Once that is done, you will be asked to acknowledge the fact that you have a single PAN Card. If not, you will be asked to declare other PAN Cards as well.
Uploading Documents – On the next page, you will have to upload the proof which is relevant to the changes. You can upload the proof of identity, proof of address, proof of date of birth and proof of PAN Card on this page. Apart from this, you might have to upload the signature and signatures on this page.
Review and Payment – After uploading the documents, you can submit the form and you will now get a chance to review the form. Verify that the details are correct and then proceed to the next section where you will be able to make the payment. The fee for the change is Rs 110 but there is a possibility that the fee might have changed so we request you to verify the same from NSDL Website. We will suggest you to make the online payment however, you can also send a demand draft to the address.
Printing Acknowledgement – After making the payment, you will get an acknowledgement form. This should be printed and send to NSDL Address. The address would be mentioned on the acknowledgement form and you would need to attach the proof documents along with photos on this acknowledgement form.
Receiving the PAN Card – Once the form is received, the details will be corrected and a new PAN Card with the same PAN Number will be issued to you and it will be sent to you on your residential address. In case, you updated your address, the new address will be used to send the PAN Card
It should be noted that the application should reach the given address within 15 days from the form submission. Apart from this, once the application is received, you will receive your PAN Card in 2 to 3 weeks of time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get a New PAN Number after I Request Correction in PAN Card?
You will get a new PAN Card after the details are corrected but you will not get a New PAN Number. The PAN Number will remain the same for you and hence you do not have to worry about updating the PAN Number at various places.
What is the Website for NSDL?
The link for the website of NSDL is mentioned above as well. For your reference, the link to the website is https://www.tin-nsdl.com/. You can obtain all the different services related to PAN Card with help of this NSDL website.
Will I be able to Link Pan Card to Aadhaar Card after I make the corrections?
After the correction, if the details on your PAN Card matches with the Aadhaar Card, you will be able to link the two. The key point here is that the details on your PAN should match with the details on your Aadhaar card.
Do I have to pay the fee for address change as well?
No, you do not have to pay a fee for updating your address on the PAN. This is because the PAN Card doesn’t have the address details and the address is updated only on the database.
What if My Application is rejected?
The first thing that you need to check after the application is rejected is that why is your application rejected. If you are not sure about the reason, then you may get in touch with NSDL for your query. Usually, the reason will be mentioned on the web page and if the additional documents are required, you will be asked to review the application and submit additional documents.