How to Check PAN Card Status by Name: The Complete Process

How to check PAN card status by name?

A PAN card is one of the most widely used formal documents. It is a 10-digit alphanumeric number and is issued to all the eligible citizens of the country. A PAN card should be mandatorily submitted to file an IT return, open a bank account, buy a new asset such as a car or a house, for accommodations, trade & purchases, or even for transactions that exceed a particular amount, among many other uses.

The government of India has made it easy for applicants to apply for a PAN card online through the official website of NSDL and UTIITSL. The process to apply for a PAN card through NSDL and UTIITSL is easy and requires one to follow a few easy steps. Other than applying for a PAN card, downloading it and checking its status can be done through the same official portals.

When an applicant applies for a PAN card or applies to get the PAN card updated or rectified, an acknowledgement number is sent to the applicant. This acknowledgement number can be used to track the PAN card status.

In this blog, we will understand the process to check PAN card status by name among various other ways like checking PAN card status by address, PAN number, etc.

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

Note:

In case of wrong PAN card details or incomplete information, the system will not recognize the details and mark it as an error.

Who can Apply for a PAN Card?

As per the Income Tax Act clauses, Indian residents under the following categories are eligible to apply and hold a PAN card-

  • Individuals who pay tax or are liable to pay tax
  • Self-employed professionals or businessmen with an annual turnover of Rs. 5 lakh or more
  • Registered organizations, associations, trusts
  • Individuals who are into import and export activities

Apart from Indian residents, NRIs (Non-Residents of India), PIOs (Person of Indian Origin), OCIs (Overseas Citizens of India), foreigners under the purview of the Income Tax Act of 1961 are also eligible to apply for a PAN card. Moreover, parents/guardians, on behalf of their minors, can also apply for a PAN card.

What are the Documents required to be submitted for a PAN card?

Listed below are the documents required for PAN card

  1. Documents to be submitted by Indian Nationals
Indian NationalsEligibility Criteria
IndividualIndian citizens should have-Identity Proof
Address Proof
Date of Birth Proof
Partnership FirmsA firm should have-Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by Registrar of Firms or Copy of Partnership Deed
Limited Liability PartnershipThe LLP should submit-Copy of Certificate of registration issued by the Registrar of LLPs
TrustsA trust is liable to provide-Trust Deed and Certificate of Registration number issued by Charity Commissioner
Local AuthoritiesLocal Authorities need to submit a Copy of the Agreement
Association of PersonsRegistered Associations are required to submit a Registration Certificate
Artificial Judicial PersonArtificial Judicial Person will be asked to submit Registration Certificate or Government Identity and Address Proof
Hindu Undivided FamiliesHUF’s Head can apply for a PAN card on behalf of the family members by submitting the following-Head’s Proof of Identity
Head’s Proof of Address
Date of Birth Proof
Head’s Fathers Name
Address of all the Coparceners
Affidavit with all the details has to be created and submitted by the Head of HUF
MinorsParents, on behalf of the minor, can also apply for a PAN card by submitting the following-Parents of a minor can sign Form 49A on the minor’s behalf
Parents ProofMinor’s Date of Birth ProofAADHAR card of the minor should be quoted in the Form 49A
Person with Intellectual DisabilityOn behalf of a person, his/her representative can apply for a PAN card
  1. Documents to be submitted by Companies

The term ‘company’ refers to the following-

  • Limited liability Partnership
  • Local authority
  • Association of Persons
  • Trust
  • Partnership Firm
  • Company
  • Artificial Juridical Person
  • Body of Individuals
Types of EntitiesDocuments required
Company Registered in IndiaCopy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies
Firm (including Limited Liability Partnership) registered or formed in IndiaCopy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Limited Liability Partnership/Firms

OR

A copy of the
Partnership deed
Association of Persons (Trusts) registered or formed in IndiaCopy of Trust Deed

OR

A copy of the Certificate of Registration Number issued by Charity Commissioner
Company registered outside IndiaRegistration Certificate in India or of approval granted to set up the office in India by the Indian Authorities

OR

Copy of Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by ‘Apostille’ or by Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is residing or by Authorized Officials of the overseas branch of Scheduled Banks registered in India
Firm registered or formed outside IndiaCopy of Registration Certificate issued by India or of approval given by Indian Authority to set up an office in India

OR

Copy of Certificate of Registration issued in the country where an applicant is residing. It should be duly attested by ‘Apostille’ or by Indian embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the applicant’s located country or authorized officials of overseas branches of Indian registered Scheduled Banks
Association of Persons (Trusts) formed outside IndiaCopy of Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by ‘Apostille’ or by Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is residing or by Authorized Officials of the overseas branch of Scheduled Banks registered in India

OR

Copy of Registration Certificate issued by India or of approval given by Indian Authority to set up an office in India
Association of persons (other than Trusts) or local authority or person formed or body of individuals or any other entity registered outside IndiaCopy of Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by ‘Apostille’ or by Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is residing or by Authorized Officials of the overseas branch of Scheduled Banks registered in India

OR

Copy of Registration Certificate issued by India or of approval given by Indian Authority to set up an office in India
  1. Documents required to be submitted by Students
StudentsDocuments Required
Address ProofCopy of AADHAR card
Copy of Passport
Copy of Driving License
Bank account statement (latest, not older than 3 months)
Copy of Voter ID card
Electricity Bill
Gas connection/Telephone bill
Copy of Government issued Domicile Certificate
Credit Card statement
Original Certificate of Address attested by Gazetted officer or MLA
State/Central Government issued letter of Accommodation Allotment (latest, not older than 3 months)
Identity ProofCopy of AADHAR card
Copy of Passport
Copy of Voter ID card
Copy of Driving License
Copy of Ration Card (with the photograph)
Original identity Certificate attested by Gazetted officer or MLA
Bank Certificate signed by Branch Manager
  1. Documents to be submitted by Foreign Nationals
Foreign CitizensList of Documents
Proof of IdentityTaxpayer Identification NumberCitizenship Identification Number attested by the Ministry of External Affairs or High Commission or Indian EmbassyPassport/OCI card/PIO card
*Applicant can get the TIN and CIN documents attested from the Country’s Consulate where he/she is residing or from the overseas Authorized Official of Indian Scheduled Bank Branch
Proof of AddressTaxpayer Identification Number
Citizenship Identification Number attested by the Ministry of External Affairs or High Commission or Indian Embassy
Passport/OCI card/PIO card
Bank statement (from the Country where he/she resides)
Bank statement from the NRE (Non- Resident External)
Account opened in India
Certificate of Residence Address in India or Residence Permit issued by Police Authorities
Certificate of Registration having an Indian Residential Address- issued by Foreigner’s Registration Office
Contract/Letter/Visa granted by the Indian company
Address Proof issued by the Indian employer
*Applicant can get the TIN and CIN documents attested from the Country’s Consulate where he/she is residing or from the overseas Authorized Official of Indian Scheduled Bank Branch
  1. Documents to be submitted by Foreign Entities
  • Copy of Registration Certificate provided by India or an approval copy obtained from Indian Authorities to set up an office in India
  • Photocopy of Registration Certificate issued by the country where the entity is situated. The certificate should be duly attested by the Ministry of External Affairs or High Commission or the Indian Embassy. An applicant can get the document attested from the Country’s Consulate where he/she is residing or from the overseas Authorized Official of Indian Scheduled Bank Branch
FAQs
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 to check my online PAN details online?
An applicant can check PAN card details online by logging into the official e-filing website of the Income Tax Department.
If a trust can also apply for a PAN card?
Yes, a trust can apply for a PAN card by submitting the necessary documents along with the PAN card application form.
What is the PAN card application fee?
The PAN card application fee for an Indian communication address is Rs. 93, whereas Rs. 864 is a foreign communication fee.
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