Lost PAN Card - Reapply for a lost PAN card

PAN Card contains a ten digit alphanumeric number (Permanent Account Number) and is issued by the Income Tax Department of India to citizens of India. Apart from serving as a valid document of identity proof, PAN Card is imperative while making any monetary transactions, sale and purchase, applying for Visa, and many more. Thus, it would be an exasperating experience for one if they lose their PAN Card or if it gets stolen. In such cases, individual can apply for a duplicate PAN either online or offline.

If one wants to submit a request for a Duplicate PAN card, they can do so by keeping in mind the following steps.

Step 1. In case of loss or theft of one’s PAN card, they must immediately lodge a complaint to their nearest police station and avail an acknowledgement or complaint copy of the FIR. Lodging a complaint to the police and getting a copy of the same would ensure that the PAN Card should not be used fraudulently by anyone. It will also save you from being identified as the one responsible

Step 2. The individual would then have to visit the PAN or NSDL TIN Facilitation Centre nearest to their location and request the contact person for form 49A. The individual should carry a request letter addressed to the IT Department for a new PAN card, one passport size coloured photo, identity proof, address proof, and the copy of FIR to submit along with the form.

Step 3. After that, the applicant would be required to fill in the form very carefully since any mistake or wrong information will lead to the cancellation of the form. Then the individual has to paste the passport size photo of self in the top right-hand corner of the form and sign the photo.

Step 4. After filling the application, one has to attach a DD or Cheque for the payment along with afore-mentioned documents and submit it to the PAN/NSDL office. One must write ‘Application for PAN change request’ on top of the envelope. Alternatively, the applicant can also send it to the PAN head-office address (mentioned below) by post:

National Securities Depository Limited,

3rd Floor, Sapphire Chambers,

Near Baner Telephone Exchange, Baner,

Pune – 411045.

The duplicate PAN would reach the address provided by the applicant within two to three weeks.

Procedure for Lost Pan Card / Request for new PAN card for existing PAN

The Tax Information Network, a subsidiary of the Income Tax Department receives numerous cases of lost PANs on a regular basis, and it has revamped the entire process, facilitating online exchange of information to speed things up. Individuals who have lost their PAN or require a PAN card for their existing pan card number can log on to the official website of TIN-NSDL or UTITSL and navigate to the Lost PAN/request for new PAN section. They are then expected to fill up an lost pan card application form, providing information like their lost pan card number, name, and date of birth, father’s name, address, contact details and the necessary ID proofs.

The Income Tax department will scrutinize the lost pan card application form and issue a duplicate PAN card if all the information is accurate and factual. Both Indian Residents and foreigners can use this service to apply for a duplicate PAN card in case they lose their original one.

Individuals who wish to apply manually can do so by downloading the lost pan card application form from the official website, filling it and submitting it to the TIN Facilitation cum PAN centres closest to them. These centres are present across the country, in almost all towns and cities.

How to apply for lost Pan Card Online

There are adequate provisions in place to cover loss of PAN card, with an option to reprint a card provided by the government. So if you have lost your PAN card and aren’t sure as to what needs to be done next, here are a few simple steps which you need to follow to get a reprinted card.

  • Log onto the official website of TIN-NSDL and navigate to the section on online application for PAN.
  • Once here, choose the option “Reprint of PAN card.” This option can be chosen if your PAN Card was stolen, lost or misplaced.
  • On clicking the aforementioned link, you will be directed to a different page, where you need to click on the “Online Application for changes/correction in PAN data” link.
  • Clicking the aforementioned link will take you to a page which highlights the guidelines as to what needs to be done next. Post reading these guidelines one can choose the type of PAN they lost (individual, company, firm, HUF, etc.).
  • They will now be required to fill up a lost pan card application form, providing details like their lost pan number, name, communication address, telephone number, email id, etc. Documents like photographs and ID proof need to be submitted along with the lost pan card application form, with an applicant expected to sign it before submission.
  • The lost pan card application form can be submitted either online or posted to NSDL, along with necessary documents.
  • Payment of Rs 107 (if the communication address is within the country) or Rs 989 (if the communication address is outside India) should be made, either though credit / debit card, net banking or demand draft.
  • On successful payment an acknowledgment number will be generated which can be used for further correspondence.
  • A duplicate PAN with the same pan card number will be delivered to the address in about two weeks.

I Lost My Pan Card, How Can I Get New One ?

A PAN card is used as an ID proof by many establishments in the country, thereby increasing its importance in our daily life. Losing it can lead to problems and confusions, especially if we do not remember our Permanent Account Number. Individuals who do lose their PAN need not fret, for they can apply for a duplicate one online, ensuring that they can get back to their normal usage of the card without extended formalities or time delays.

Points to Remember After Your Pan Card Lost

Losing something which is important can lead to tense situations, but losing a PAN shouldn’t be a hassle, provided you remember the following points.

  • Stay calm – The most important thing to do after losing a card is to stay calm and composed.
  • Use the facilities – One should remember that there are adequate measures in place to handle such situations.
  • Correct information – The information provided while filling the form should be error free, as any errors can reflect in the new card. The lost pan card number should be correct in order to process the information.
  • Keep it clean – Ensure that the lost pan card application form doesn’t have any overlaps, with it being legible and clear to understand.

FAQs On Lost PAN Card

  1. I have lost my PAN card. Can I get a new one?
  2. Yes, you can. However, it is better to get a reprint of the PAN card that you have lost.

  3. Can I get a soft copy of the lost PAN card?
  4. No, you can’t get a soft copy of the lost PAN card.

  5. How do I know if my PAN card is from NSDL or UTIITSL?
  6. The PAN card issued by NSDL will have the printed date written on the front side while that is not the case when it comes to PAN card issued by UTIITSL.

  7. I have lost my PAN card and I also forgot my PAN number. What is the procedure to reissue a PAN card?
  8. To reissue a PAN card, the procedure involved is as follows:

    • Visit www.tin-nsdl.com/index.html
    • Select ‘PAN’ from under the ‘Services’ tab
    • Click on ‘Apply’ under ‘Reprint of PAN Card’
    • Fill in the details and click on ‘Submit’
    • Next, follow the instructions in the corresponding screens
    • On successful submission of the application, an acknowledgement number would be provided through which the application can be tracked
  9. I lost my PAN card and I want a new one with the old PAN number. How should I proceed?
  10. You can follow these steps and get a new PAN card with the old PAN card.

    • Visit www.tin-nsdl.com/index.html
    • Select ‘PAN’ from under the ‘Services’ tab
    • Click on ‘Apply’ under ‘Reprint of PAN Card’
    • Fill in the details and click on ‘Submit’
    • Next, follow the instructions in the corresponding screens
    • On successful submission of the application, an acknowledgement number would be provided through which the application can be tracked
  11. I have lost my PAN card and I also forgot my PAN number. The PAN number is of a HUF. I do not have its date of incorporation. How do I get a duplicate PAN card?
  12. It would be better if you get in touch with the NSDL officials as they may be better suited to help you regarding the matter. You can call them on 020 – 27218080 on all days between 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    1. How do find the owner of a lost PAN card?
    2. The best thing to do if you find a lost PAN card is to hand it over to the police or at the nearest TIN facilitation centre. Submitting it at the TIN facilitation centre will most probably lead to it being returned to the owner as the officials can check the database and find the address of the person to which the PAN card belongs.

    3. How do I know my PAN card number though my PAN card is lost?
    4. If you want to know your Permanent Account Number (PAN) after the card is lost, the best thing to do is to:

      • Visit www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home
      • Click on ‘Know Your PAN’
      • Fill in the details asked for
      • Click on ‘Submit’
      • Enter the OTP sent on the mobile number
      • Click on ‘Validate’
      • In the corresponding screen, the PAN, name, jurisdiction etc are displayed
    5. Can someone use my lost PAN card?
    6. No. However, it is better to file a complaint with the police if the card is lost. This comes in handy in case some unforeseen situations arise in the future.

    7. What should I do if I have more than one PAN?
    8. You should surrender the additional PANs that you possess.

    9. How can I surrender the additional PAN cards?
    10. To surrender the additional PAN cards, you need to fill and submit the Change/Correction in PAN Data form. On successful submission, all additional PAN apart from the currently used one needs to be submitted to the IT officials for cancellation.

    11. Do I need to pay if I request a reprint of my lost PAN card?
    12. Yes, you need to pay for requesting a reprint of your lost PAN card.

    13. How much do I need to pay for the reprint of PAN card?
    14. The amount needed to be paid for reprint and dispatch of PAN card within the country is Rs.110 including GST, while for reprint and dispatch of PAN card outside the country the fee payable is Rs.1,020.

    15. Are there any other additional charges that I need to incur?
    16. No, there are no additional costs that you need to incur.

    17. What are payment modes available for making the payment of the processing fees?
    18. The payment of the processing fee for the reprint of the PAN card can be made through the following modes:

      • Demand Draft
      • Credit/Debit card
      • Internet banking

    While making the payment through demand draft, the draft should be drawn in favour of ‘NSDL-PAN’ which is payable at Mumbai.

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