How to Change the Name on the PAN Card?

byPriyanka JuyalLast Updated: August 17, 2022
How to change name on PAN card
How to change name on PAN card

A PAN is a 10-digit unique identification number that is assigned to all eligible candidates in the country. A PAN is required when filing IT returns, purchasing a car, jewellery, real estate, or other related assets.

An applicant can apply for a PAN card by visiting the NSDL, UTIITSL official website. These PAN websites make it simple to update a candidate’s information online as needed. An applicant can change their name, address, and reprint their PAN card using the official website.

In this blog, we’ll look at how to change the name on your PAN card online.

How to Change the Name on the PAN Card?

Following are the steps an applicant should follow to change the name on PAN card-

  • Visit the given link carefully to change the name on the PAN card-
  • Locate the application type and then select ‘changes or corrections in existing PAN Data/Reprint of PAN Card
  • Select the ‘Individual’ category and then carefully fill out the applicant information such as title, last name, first name, middle name, date of birth, email ID, and so on
  • Enter captcha code and submit the application
  • Following the submission of a PAN card application, the applicant will receive a message with a token number
  • Next, click on ‘Continue with PAN application form’
  • The applicant will be redirected to the online PAN application page to review all of the previously entered information
  • Follow the required steps to receive an acknowledgement slip


Acknowledgement slip helps in tracking the status of PAN card

How to Check PAN Card Status by Name?

Following are the steps to be performed to check PAN card status by name-

  • Visit the official website of Income Tax
  • Locate ‘Verify your PAN’
  • Enter PAN number, name, date of birth, mobile number
  • Click on ‘Continue’
  • Verify the details
  • Enter OTP within 15 minutes (OTP remains valid for 15 minutes)
  • Your PAN card status will appear on the next screen


In the event that the PAN card details are incorrect or incomplete, the system will not recognise the information and will flag it as an error.

Which form should be submitted by Indian nationals for a PAN card?
Form 49A is required to be submitted by Indian nationals for a PAN card.
How long does it take for PAN card dispatch?
It takes almost two weeks to process the PAN application & dispatch it.
How can an applicant track the PAN card status?
An applicant can track the PAN card status through a 15-digit acknowledgement number. Alternatively, the applicant can also track the PAN card status by calling TIN Call Centre on 020 -2721 8080.
What is form 49AA?
A Form 49AA is required to be filled by foreign nationals to apply for a PAN card.

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