A permanent account number (PAN) is the most significant card for all taxpayers in India. All taxpayers require a PAN card to file taxes, and the card is legal identity proof. It becomes essential that you provide correct information to avoid any issues in the future. If you notice some essential PAN card detail that mismatches factual records, you have to correct it.

The Government of India announced mandatory identity links with the PAN card, like the Aadhaar Card under KYC requirements. It was obligatory to take this step to track and hack the false identities and keep a check on tax evasion. 

What Is PAN card 

The income tax department provides a permanent account number with an alphanumeric 10-digit serial number to each taxpayer in the country. It elevates all the relevant financial transactions and uses this card to evaluate a company or individual liabilities to prevent fraud and pending taxes. 

For this reason, all personal details provided for a PAN card must be authentic and genuine. If you notice some misrepresented information on the card, follow the guidelines below to correct the information. There are two routes, online and via post. 

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PAN card correction – online steps

Follow the steps in chronological order to make the required PAN card corrections:

Step 1: Open the official website of NSDL e-Governance on your browser. 

Step 2: Once the site is open, click on the ‘Services’ tab. It will open a list, select ‘PAN’. 

Step 3: Select the `Change/Correction in PAN Data’ tab and click ‘Apply.’ 

Step 4: Go to the ‘Application type’ option to open a drop-down list where you have to click on the ‘Correction in existing PAN Data’ option. 

Step 5: Click on the ‘category’ to select ‘assesses” from the drop-down options. 

Step 6: You have to enter all the mandatory details like date of birth, name, email address, registered contact number, etc.

Step 7: You will see a captcha window, where you have to select the suitable options for the question asked and then submit. 

Step 8: Following the submission, you will receive a token number on your registered email.

Step 9: Open the website again to fill in the application form and add correct information in every option.

Step 10: You will see three options in which you have to select ‘Submit scanned images through e-sign on NSDL e-gov.’

Step 11: After adding the complete information correctly, click on ‘submit.’

Step 12: Again, a link will open where you have to fill in details of the permanent address.

Step 13: Sign the displayed form as required and click the ‘submit’ option. 

Step 14: For payment to correct information on the PAN card, you will see a redirected link page to pay through demand draft, credit/debit card, and net banking. Select your option and proceed to pay.

Step 15: You will receive an acknowledgement page for print. Please print and submit it to the NSDL E-Gov office address with the required physical copy of documents and passport size photos signed by you.

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PAN Card correction – offline steps

If you cannot make any changes using the online method, you can use the offline mode for PAN card correction.

Following are the steps:

Step 1: Browse the official website to download the PAN correction form. Print the form and fill in the details AND attach the necessary documents.  

Step 2: The next step is to file a PAN correction letter under the jurisdiction of the Assessing Officer. 

Step 3: Post your correction form and documents to the NSDL E-gov office with your attached self-attested passport size photo.

Step 4: Upon the submission, you will get an acknowledgement slip. You must send this slip to the NSDL office in 15 days from filling the request. 

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Mandatory documents required for PAN card correction:

  1.  Identity-Proof
    1. Voter’s ID card.
    2. Aadhaar card.
    3. Driver’s license.
    4. Firearms license.
    5. Passport.
    6. Ration card.
    7. Central Government Health Service Scheme card and Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme card (with photo).
    8.  Pension card (with picture).
  2. Address Proof
    1. Voter’s ID card.
    2.  Aadhaar card.
    3. Driver’s license.
    4. Passport (applicant or spouse).
    5. Post office passbook with complete address of the applicant.
    6. Latest property tax assessment order.
    7. Property Registration Document.
    8. Domicile certificate.
  3. Proof of Age
    1. Elector’s photo identity card.
    2. Aadhaar card.
    3. Driver’s license.
    4. Matriculation certificate of the recognized board.
    5. Passport.
    6. Birth certificate.
    7. Centralized Photo identity card, state government, or central public sector undertaking or state public sector undertaking.
    8. Government-issued domicile certificate.
    9. Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card or Central Government Health Service Scheme photo card.
    10. Pension payment order.
    11. Marriage certificate.
    12. Affidavit through a magistrate, stating the date of birth.

Also Read: How To Check Your CIBIL Score Using Your Pan Card

PAN card correction fees

If you have corrections or need to update any information concerning the PAN card, the charges are the same as for a new PAN card. There are different delivery charges for communication, addresses in and out of India. An applicant will have to pay Rs.110 for delivery within India and Rs.1020 outside India. 

A PAN card does not mention a person’s address. Provide complete, accurate address details for the corrected PAN card to be delivered to your place. Ensure you provide your full address for active communication as it helps the PAN-card holder receive it in time. 

Also Read: Process For Online Registration For GST


Read all the above steps carefully to have your PAN card corrections implemented. After you get your card, you must keep it safe as this card is compulsory legal identity proof of a taxpayer in India. If you are earning a taxable income, then you must have a PAN card. 

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