Lost PAN Card – How to Apply for Lost PAN Card Online 2019

Last Updated at: Feb 08, 2021
Lost PAN card - How to apply for Lost PAN card online 2019
The government extends the PAN Aadhaar linking date by March 31st, 2021.

Don’t worry if you have lost your PAN. It’s simple and easy to apply for your lost PAN card and you can do it online also.

PAN Card is a ten-digit alphanumeric number (Permanent Account Number). The Income Tax Department of India issues PAN to its citizens. It serves as an identity proof and is imperative while making any monetary transactions, applying for visa, sale and purchase etc. Thus, it is difficult if anyone loses their PAN card. So, in this article, we will be discussing how to apply for a PAN card online as well as offline if it is lost.

Online procedure to apply for lost PAN card

    1. Log in to the website of NSDL/TIN
    2. Select the tab menu of the online application for PAN.
    3. Once the above tab is selected, applicants can choose the preference of “Reprint PAN card.” This option is generally meant for lost, stolen or misplaced PAN card.
    4. After clicking on the link, the page will redirect to a different navigation pane where the applicant should click on the option “Online application for changes or correction in PAN data” link.
    5. Click on that link. You will get a new page with guidelines and instructions. After reading the guidelines, the applicant can select the type of PAN they should apply, i.e. individual or company or HUF or firm etc.
    6. After selecting the PAN card type, the applicant should fill up the online application form where the details such as existing Permanent Account Number, name of the applicant, communication address, contact number, email ID etc. should be filled.
    7. After filling the details, documents such as ID proof and photographs should be attached along with the form. The documents have to be self-attested by the applicant before the submission.
    8. You can submit the application form through online or by post to NSDL, along with the required documents.
    9. You can pay the application form through a debit card or credit card, demand draft or net banking.
    10. After the submission of the application fee, an acknowledgement number will be generated. And it is necessary for all the future correspondences.
    11. A duplicate PAN card with the same PAN number will be sent via post. It will be sent to the correspondent address mentioned in the form within two weeks.
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When you have an e-Aadhaar card, it will be much better for you to access the documents required part. And also, if you have linked your Aadhaar card with your PAN card, then you just need to type your Aadhaar number so that you can verify your PAN details online. Also, you can apply for a duplicate PAN card by just Aadhaar details. An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number. There you go – apply online in the easiest way by just linking your Aadhaar and PAN.

Check out this blog: How to download E-Aadhaar card online from UIDAI.

Offline procedure to apply for the lost PAN card

  1. One can get the application form for “Request for new PAN changes or correction in PAN data” from any TIN-facilitation centres or any IT PAN Service centres or PAN centres etc.
  2. The form can also be downloaded from the Income Tax Department website, UTIITSL website, NSDL website.
  3. The PAN application form should be filled in block letters and with black ink.
  4. Fill the required details in English language only.
  5. Above all, the applicant should mention their existing ten-digit PAN number.
  6. Please make sure to fill only one character in each box provided. And should leave a box blank after every word.
  7. In the case of an individual applicant, two recent photographs are required. It should be affixed in the space available on the top of the form.
  8. The applicant signature or left-hand thumb impression is necessary across the photo which is on the left-hand side of the form.
  9. Put a signature or keep the left-hand thumb impression in the box. The box will be provided on the right side of the application form.
  10. The thumb impression should be duly attested by any magistrate or any gazetted government officer under his/her official seal and stamp.
  11. The payment should be paid as cash or cheque or DD at the counter during the submission of the application form.

Required documents for lost PAN Card

 Identity proof – A valid photo identity proof is compulsory for a PAN card application. The ID proof should consist the name of the applicant, DOB, photo, signature and the applicant’s father name. Further, the applicant should submit a photocopy of the Aadhaar card, Voter ID card etc. as identity proof.
Age Proof – A valid date of birth proof should be provided along with the PAN card application. Driving license, Aadhaar card, etc. is submitted as valid documents like age proof.
Address proof – Any one of the documents such as Aadhar card, voter ID can be submitted as address proof.

Hence, these are the online and offline procedures which need to be followed if your PAN card is lost. Hope it was useful!


A lawyer with 14 years' experience, Vikram has worked with several well-known corporate law firms before joining Vakilsearch.