Today I’m going to show you PAN card correction online process. By following the instructions give in this post, one will be able to change address, name and update email ID in PAN card.
Everyday Income Tax Department of India deals with thousands of applications pertaining to PAN card correction. It’s a very difficult task to deal with offline applications; therefore, concerned authority has introduced online facility for all PAN card holders.
By using PAN card correction online facility, anyone can apply for new PAN card and edit existing PAN details. This facility is indeed helpful for all PAN card holders.
Now you can apply for PAN card correction online and it will significantly reduce process time. You can still apply for offline PAN correction but I recommend you use Income Tax Department’s online edit PAN details facility for quick results.
In this tutorial, I’m going to take you through a step-by-step procedure to change name in PAN card as per Aadhaar and update email ID. Also, by following the same steps, you can change address in PAN card; but you will need to provide a valid proof for example you can change your name as per your Aadhaar card only.
We’re going to fill PAN card correction form online to make changes in our PAN data. So let’s get started. Read on to know how to update PAN card details online.
Note: This tutorial is going to be long so be patient and follow the given instructions carefully.
Documents required for PAN card correction online including name, change address in PAN card:
Make sure you have following things handy while filling up PAN card correction online form:
- Scanned copy of your passport size photo in JPEG format
- Scanned copy of your signature in JPEG format
- Copy of your PAN card in PDF format
- Copy of your Aadhaar Card in PDF format (Make sure your address and name are correct in Aadhaar card too)
- Copy of other documents that you’re going to upload as your address proof in PDF format. Note: For PAN card address change and name change, Aadhaar card is sufficient, just make sure your Aadhaar card data is correct.
- A debit card or ATM card to pay PAN correction fee online or internet banking details.
What details can we update in PAN card by reading this post?
One can follow the given PAN correction online instructions to change/update following details:
- Update email ID in PAN card – No proof required.
- Change name in PAN card as per Aadhaar – For that purpose, your name in Aadhaar card should match with the name you want to change.
- Update address – If address in your Aadhaar card is updated then you can upload your Aadhaar card as a proof.
- And the like.
Important points to keep in mind while filling up the form:
- You will need to enter all the mandatory data say name, address, and the like whether you want update that data or not.
- Very Important– While filling up the form, you will see tick box front of every field or section. You only need to tick a box whose data you want to change for example say you want to change name in PAN card as per Aadhaar then you will tick that box. If you don’t want to change your name or it’s already correct then don’t tick that box. In the same way, if you want to update address then tick box, otherwise don’t tick. I think you got it. Again, simple rule don’t confuse, only tick a box if you want to change details pertaining to that box.
- Active email ID and mobile number is required.
- Make sure your mobile number is linked to your Aadhaar card because in the end we will need to complete e-verfication.
Step-by-step PAN card correction online process
Note: You can follow the same steps to change name in PAN card. To update your name too, just check box next to your name and make sure you’ve a valid proof.
For PAN card correction online watch above video or if you prefer reading then read on to know the process.
I’ve divided this whole process in 7 steps and I further devided these steps into 3 main parts so you can easily fill out PAN card correction form. The main parts are:
- Register on yourself on NSDL website
- Note down token number for future use
- Fill out NSDL PAN correction form
Step 1: Register on PAN website
Open website of Income Tax Department to change your PAN data.
For that purpose you can search on Google using following keywords ‘PAN card correction online’ and then open official website of PAN card or click on this link https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html (please verify this link, we don’t hold any responsibility if PAN card authority changes its website URL) to land to PAN website.
Once you open the website, a form will appear on your computer screen. You will need to fill up shown PAN card update form. Let me help you to do that.
First of all, set application type as “Changes or correction in existing PAN Data/…” then select a suitable category for example if you’re applying for your PAN correction then select category as “Individual”.
Select a suitable title like Shri, Smt. etc and then enter your last name in the last name field. Similarly, enter your first name in first name field (see screenshot above). Enter your middle name; if any, otherwise let it blank.
Enter your date of birth.
In the email field enter a valid email address. You can enter your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or other email account. For online application, email is mandatory. Enter an email ID that you want to link to your PAN card.
Next, enter a valid mobile number. Then under ‘Whether citizen of India’ field select radio button next to ‘Yes’.
Enter your PAN card number in PAN card field.
Now, enter captcha text shown in the image in the given field.
Subsequently, click on Submit.
Now you’ve successfully registered on NSDL website. Proceed to next part for address, email or PAN card name change,
Step 2: Note down token number
On the next page, you’ll need to click on “Continue with PAN Application Form”. But before that jot down you token number for future references.
Step 3: Fill PAN correction form
Important: Only tick fields in which you want make corrections. Don’t tick all the fields unless you really need to modify them.
Upon clicking on the button a new form will appear on your computer screen. Simply fill out the necessary information. You can see screenshot above for help. Again let me help you to fill out PAN card correction form.
Now scroll down and tick box next to Aadhaar Number (only for individuals) then enter your Aadhaar card number in the given field.
Now enter your name as on Aadhaar card in “Name as per Aadhaar” field.
Next under “Full name of the applicant” enter all the details. Tick box (only for PAN card name change, otherwise enter name without ticking the box) next to the ‘Full name of the applicant’.
Select radio button next to Father’s Name and then enter your father’s last and first name in the respective fields. Note: Mother name is optional field. You can fill it if you want your mother’s name on your PAN card.
After entering all the details, hit Next button.
On the next page, you’ll be asked to enter your communication address details. First select appropriate option Residence or Office. Then for PAN card address change, simply tick box (don’t tick if you don’t want to change address) next to the “Address for communication” field and then enter your new address details.
In the Email ID section, you can see your registered email address. If you would like to change your email ID in PAN card then enter a new one in email field. Important: If you want to update email ID in PAN card then tick box next to ‘Telephone Number & Email ID details’ and enter your new email ID that you want to link to your Permanent Account Number.
After entering the your new address, click on Next button to proceed.
First click on Save Draft to save your PAN card correction online form then select documents that you want to submit for example for PAN card address change, identity, and date of birth, I’ve selected Aadhaar card and in the fourth option I’ve selected copy of PAN card.
Under declaration enter your name. Then enter number of documents that you’re going to upload. In my case, I’m going to upload two documents therefore I’ve entered 2 in the given field.
Enter place (city name) from where you’re filling out the form.
Now click on upload button front of the photo and upload your passport size photo. Similarly, upload your sign image.
Next click on “Add document” to add more fields to upload documents for example I’ve clicked once on the button to add one more field because I’m going to upload two documents therefore I need two document fields.
After adding the fields, click on upload buttons front of the documents fields to upload your documents.
Once you upload all the documents, click on PAN card correction online form Submit button.
Click on Proceed to jump to next step.
Now select radio button next to Online payment through Bill Desk and scroll down and agree with the terms. Thereafter, click on Proceed to Payment.
On the next page, click on Pay Confirm button.
Now select a PAN correction fee payment method. I’m going to pay using my debit-cum-ATM card. I’ve clicked on Debit Card; from the sidebar. Then I’ve entered my ATM card details. After entering the details, hit ‘Make Payment’ button.
After clicking on the button, you’ll receive a one time password on your mobile number that you will need to enter in the given field.
In the next step, scroll down and click on continue.
Now again scroll down and tick box next to the declaration and then hit Authenticate button.
Click on Continue with e-Sign/e-KYC.
You’ll receive an OTP on your registered mobile number (number that is linked with your Aadhaar card) to complete online e-KYC process. Simply add one time password and then press Submit button.
Note: You can click on Regenerate OTP if you’ve not received OTP.
That’s it. You’ve successfully applied for PAN card correction online. Next you can download your application form by clicking the download icon.
To log out from your account, move your mouse cursor on the top right corner where your token number is appearing and then opt log out.
Your PAN card will be delivered to address mentioned in the PAN form within 1-2 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I correct my PAN card online?
You can change your PAN card details online by visiting NSDL official website. Follow the above instructions, to update your details such as name, address, email ID etc.
What is the charge for correction in PAN card?
I paid ₹115.90 for correction. These charges are subject to change but you can assume these would be between ₹100-₹150.
How many days will it take for PAN card correction?
Once you successfully apply for correction, authority takes 7-15 days to update your details.