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How to Change Name in Pan Card?

How to Change Name in Pan Card?

The Indian Income Tax Department has issued PAN (Permanent Account Number) Cards to every Indian resident. The unique ten-digit alphanumeric character is an essential document for filing your income tax returns. The PAN Card acts as a proof of identity, proof of residence, and for tax administration. 

It is not uncommon for names to be spelt slightly differently on our documents. Furthermore, individuals sometimes might need to change name in PAN Card due to legal reasons. In this ever-changing world where the boundaries of technology are being pushed, the PAN Card holds the legal power to declare your identity. Therefore all the details on your PAN Card must be up to date. 

This blog is not a step-by-step guide. Rather, it is a culmination of various resources that the Government of India has put together to help you change name in PAN Card

Steps to Change Name in PAN Card Online using Aadhaar Number 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NSDL- online PAN application 

Step 2: Under the application type, select ‘ Changes or Correction in existing PAN/ Reprint PAN Card (No changes in existing PAN Card)

  Name change in pan card Online  

Step 3: Under the ‘Category’ tab, select the suitable category from the drop-down list.

  select the suitable category for your pan card    

Step 4: Enter full name, date of birth, email address, mobile number, and PAN number in the application information section. Additionally, mention whether you are a citizen of India or not.

  update pan card details  

Step 5: Confirm your consent by clicking on the check box and enter the captcha code.

Step 6: Review the details and click on ‘submit’ 

Step 7: An acknowledgement with the application token number will be displayed on the screen. Take note of the same for future reference. 

Step 8: Click on ‘Continue with PAN Application Form’

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Step 9: Your browser will redirect you to a new page. You can submit your documents in one of the following modes: electronically through e-KYC and e-Sign, scan and submit them electronically through e-Sign, or forward them physically.

Step 10: Choose between a physical copy of a PAN or an e-PAN Card. 

Step 11: Enter the last four digits of your Aadhaar Number and choose whether you want to get the same photograph printed on your PAN Card as your Aadhaar Card or not. 

Step 12: Enter your name as per your Aadhaar Card. 

Step 13: Fill in the applicable details, including your parent’s details, tap on the ‘Full Name of the Applicant’ checkbox and update the name that you would like printed on your PAN Card.

Step 14: Click on ‘Next’

Step 15: Under the ‘Address for Communication' tab, enter your complete residential/ office address.

Step 16: On the same page, enter your country code, area code, mobile number, and email address. Click on ‘Next’

Step 17: You will be redirected to the ‘Contact and Other Details’ tab, where you will be required to select the documents you will be submitting for proof of identity, proof of address, proof of date of birth, and proof of address. 

Step 18: Fill in the declaration form and upload your photograph, signature, and supporting documents.

Step 19: Click on ‘Submit’ to proceed.

Step 20:  On the next page, enter the first eight digits of your Aadhaar Card and review the whole application once.

Step 21: On completing the application, click on 'Proceed.'

Step 22: You will be directed to the payment page. Here, select the mode of payment.

Step 23: The fee amount and transaction ID will be displayed on the screen. Click on 'Pay Confirm.'

Step 24: You will be directed to a payment gateway. Select the preferred payment method and proceed with the transaction.

Step 25: Upon successful payment processing, an acknowledgement will appear on the screen. Click on 'Continue.'

Step 26: To authenticate your Aadhaar, accept the declaration and click the 'Authenticate' button.

Step 27: Click on 'OTP Authentication’ and enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number.

Step 28: Click on 'Continue.'

Step 29: Select "Continue with e-Sign," then enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number. The Aadhaar-linked mobile number will receive an OTP.

Step 30: Enter your OTP and submit the application to receive an Acknowledgment slip in PDF format using your date of birth as the password.

Note: You will receive your updated PAN card at your residential/ office address within 15 days.

Steps to Change Name in Pan Card Using Documents Other Than Aadhaar Card

Step 1: Visit the official website of NSDL- online PAN application 

Step 2: Under the application type, select ‘ Changes or Correction in existing PAN/ Reprint PAN Card (No changes in existing PAN Card)

Step 3: Under the ‘Category’ tab, select the suitable category from the drop-down list.

Step 4: Enter full name, date of birth, email address, mobile number, and PAN number in the application information section. Additionally, mention whether you are a citizen of India or not.

Step 5: Confirm your consent by clicking on the check box and enter the captcha code.

Step 6: Review the details and click on ‘submit’ 

Step 7: An acknowledgement with the application token number will be displayed on the screen. Take note of the same for future reference. 

Step 8: Click on ‘Continue with PAN Application Form’

Step 9: Your browser will redirect you to a new page. You can submit your documents there in one of the following modes. To change PAN Card name using documents other than Aadhaar card, applicants must select either ‘scan and submit them electronically through e-Sign’ or ‘forward of application documents physically. 

Step 10: Choose between a physical copy of a PAN or an e-PAN Card.

Step 11: Fill in the applicable details, including your parent’s details, tap on the ‘Full Name of the Applicant’ checkbox and update the name that you would like printed on your PAN Card. (You can skip entering your Aadhaar details here)

 Step 12: Click on ‘Next’

Step 13: Under the ‘Address for Communication' tab, enter your complete residential/ office address.

Step 14: On the same page, enter your country code, area code, mobile number, and email address. Click on ‘Next’

Step 15: You will be redirected to the ‘Contact and Other Details’ tab, where you will be required to select the documents you will be submitting for proof of identity, proof of address, proof of date of birth, and proof of address. 

Step 16: Fill in the declaration form and click on ‘Submit’ to proceed.

Step 17: You will be directed to the payment page. Here, select the mode of payment.

Step 18: The fee amount and transaction ID will be displayed on the screen. Click on 'Pay Confirm.' 

Step 19: You will be directed to a payment gateway. Select the preferred payment method and proceed with the transaction.

Step 20: Upon successful payment processing, an acknowledgement will appear on the screen. 

Step 21: This acknowledgement slip should be printed out, accompanied by photographs, and signed at the bottom. Print and send the form and supporting documents to the NSDL e-Gov office.

How to Change Name in PAN Card After Marriage?

If you've recently married, you most likely got a new name, which will impact your day-to-day life. While you can easily change your name in your bank accounts, you need to change your name in many other places, for instance, on a PAN card. Here's how you can change your name on a PAN card after marriage.

You are required to follow the same steps mentioned above. Additionally, you will be required to submit your marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages while uploading the supporting documents.

How to Change Name in PAN Card After Divorce?

You might want to look at your post-divorce financial planning If you're getting divorced. If your name has changed, you are legally required to update your tax records and other financial documents, including your Income Tax Return.  

You are required to follow the same steps as mentioned above; additionally, you will be required to submit your divorce papers in case you are applying for a name change after your divorce.

How to Track PAN Card Name Change Application?

If you have applied for a change name in PAN card, you can track the application using the following steps:

Step 1:  Visit the official website of the Income Tax Department.

Step 2: Choose the application type from the drop-down list.

   

Step 3: Enter the acknowledgement number you received while filling out the form.

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Step 4: Enter the captcha code on the screen and click on ‘submit’

Step 5:Your application status will be displayed on the screen.

Documents Required To Change Your Name in Your PAN Card

During the process of changing the name on your PAN Card, you will be required to upload certain documents for verification. You must be aware of the documents you need to enlist to change your name on your PAN card.

For Individuals and Hindu Undivided Families

The table below pertains to the documents required for Individuals and Hindu Undivided Families (HUF)  

Criteria Documents
Proof of Identity 1. A copy of any of the following documents: 
  • Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI
  • Elector’s photo ID
  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Ration card along with photograph
  • Arms licence
  • Photo ID issued by the government
  • Pension card along with photograph
  • Health service scheme card issued by Central Government
2. Bank Certificate (original) on the letterhead from the branch, along with the name and stamp of the issuing officer. The document should contain a duly attested photograph and the bank account number of the applicant. 3. In the case of a minor pan, The documents mentioned above of the parent/ guardian shall be deemed as the proof of identity of the minor 4. In the case of a HUF, the following documents are to be submitted:
  • An affidavit of the Karta of the HUF stating the name, father’s name, and address of all the coparceners on the date of application.
  • Copy of any document applicable in the case of an individual specified above, in respect of Karta of the Hindu undivided family, as proof of identity, address and date of birth. 
Proof of Address 1. A copy of any of the following documents: 
  • Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI
  • Elector’s photo ID
  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Passport of the spouse
  • Post office passbook bearing the address of the applicant
  • Latest property tax assessment order
  • Domicile certificate issued by the Government
  • Allotment letter of accommodation issued by the Government (not more than three years old)
  • Property registration document
2. Copy of the following documents (not more than three months old):
  • Electricity bill
  • Landline bill
  • Broadband connection bill
  • Water bill
  • Consumer gas connection card
  • Piped gas bill
  • Bank account statement
  • Depository account statement
  • Credit card statement
3. A certificate of identity (original) signed by:
  • Member of Parliament
  • Member of Legislative Assembly
  • Municipal Officer
  • Gazetted Officer
4. Employer certificate in original 
Proof of Date of Birth 1. A copy of any of the following documents: 
  • Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI
  • Elector’s photo ID
  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Matriculation certificate 
  • Mark sheet of any recognised board
  • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority/ any office authorised to issue birth and death certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Deaths or the Indian Consulate
  • Photo ID issued by the Government
  • Domicile certificate issued by the Government
  • Health service scheme card issued by Central Government
  • Pension payment order
  • Marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages
  • Affidavit sworn in front of the Magistrate stating the date of birth
Proof of issuance of PAN Card 1. A copy of any of the following documents: 
  • PAN Card
  • PAN allotment letter
Note: No other document is acceptable as a proof of issuance of PAN card

For Indian companies/Entities incorporated in India/Unincorporated entities formed in India

Criteria Documents
Company Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies
Partnership Firm
  • Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Firms 
  • Copy of partnership deed
Limited Liability Partnership Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of LLPs
Trust Copy of trust deed or copy of certificate of registration number issued by Charity Commissioner
Association of Person, Body of Individuals, Local Authority, or Artificial Juridical Person
  • Copy of Agreement 
  • copy of certificate of registration number issued by charity commissioner/ Registrar of cooperative society/ any other competent authority 
  • any other document originating from any Central or State Government Department establishing identity and address of such person.

For Individuals and Hindu Undivided Families (Not a Citizen of India) 

Criteria Documents
Proof of Identity Copy of the following documents:
  • Passport
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card issued by Government of India
  • Other national/ citizenship Identification Number
  • Taxpayer Identification Number duly attested by 'Apostille'/ by the Indian Embassy/ byHigh Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located/ authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India
Proof of Address Copy of the following documents:
  • Passport
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card issued by Government of India
  • Other national/ citizenship Identification Number
  • Taxpayer Identification Number duly attested by 'Apostille'/ by the Indian Embassy/ byHigh Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located/ authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India
  • Bank account statement in the country of residence
  • Non-resident External (NRE) bank account statement in India
  • Certificate of Residence in India or Residential permit issued by the State Police Authorities
  • Registration certificate issued by the Foreigner's Registration Office showing Indian address
  • Visa granted & Copy of appointment letter or contract from Indian Company & Certificate (in original) of Indian address issued by the employer.

Note: - In case 'Office Address (of India)' is mentioned in an application made by foreign citizens, then it is mandatory to provide following documents as proof for office address in addition to any of the above residence proof: 

  •  Copy of appointment letter/contract from Indian Company and
  • Certificate (in original) of address in India of applicant issued by authorised signatory of employer on employer's letterhead mentioning the PAN of the employer and
  • Copy of PAN card for the PAN mentioned in the employer's certificate

Other than Individuals (Including those having no office of their own in India)

Criteria Documents
Proof of Identity Copy of the following documents:
  • Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by 'Apostille'/ by the Indian Embassy/ byHigh Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located/ authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India 
  • Registration certificate issued in India or of approval granted to set up office in India by Indian Authorities.
Proof of Address Copy of the following documents:
  • Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by 'Apostille'/ by the Indian Embassy/ by the High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located/ authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India
  • Registration certificate issued in India or of approval granted to set up an office in India by Indian Authorities. 

Are Fees and Charges Applicable for PAN Card Name Change?

The Income Tax Department charges a certain fee for modifying the name on the PAN Card. The fees and charges are tabulated below:

If The Communication Address is in India

Mode of Application Physical PAN Card e-PAN Card
Physical Mode INR 107 INR 72
Digital Mode INR 101 INR 66

If The Communication Address is in A Foreign Country 

Mode of Application Physical PAN Card e-PAN Card
Physical Mode INR 1,017 INR 72
Digital Mode INR 1,011 INR 66
Other PAN Resources
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Duplicate PAN Card Overview: Who Can Apply?
Guide to Check UTIITSL PAN Card Status Online?
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I change my name on my PAN card by myself?

You can update your name on your PAN Card by filling in the application form on the official website of NSDL.

Can the date of birth be changed on a PAN card?

Yes, you can change your date of birth on your PAN card.

How many days will it take for PAN card name correction?

It usually takes 15-20 days to receive an updated version of your PAN card.

What is the discrepancy in PAN cards?

There is a discrepancy in PAN cards when the PAN number does not match the name or photograph on the card. Additionally, discrepancies may occur if the details filled in the application form are not correct or if the supporting documents are not scanned properly

When will I receive my PAN Card after requesting a change of surname?

It usually takes 15-20 days to receive an updated version of your PAN card.

How to change my surname on my PAN card after Marriage?

You can change your surname on PAN after marriage by filling in an application form. You must submit your marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages while uploading the supporting documents.