Check PAN Card Status

Last Updated at: Jan 06, 2021
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The IT Department has said that your PAN will become inoperative, if not linked to Aadhaar before 31st March 2020.

Check PAN Card Status
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The Finance Ministry in a notification dated December 30, 2019, has said that the PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline has been extended to March 31, 2020. This is an extension by further 3 months from the earlier deadline of December 31, 2019.


The PAN card is one of the mandatory documents in India. It is required for conducting almost all financial transactions in the country. This blog explains how an individual can check the status of their new PAN card or duplicate using three portals – UTI, e-mudra, and NSDL. Further, get to know how to check your PAN card status. With PAN card, you can get more benefits. Get to know the uses of owning a PAN card.

The PAN card, a mandatory document, is required for performing all financial transactions in India, as well as for successful applications for other documents (such as a passport). If you have applied for a new PAN card or a duplicate PAN card, all you need is to get a new one and fill in the necessary forms and apply. Form 49 A can be found on three authorized websites: NSDL, e-Mudra, and UTI. Find your PAN application status online on NSDL portal or UTI portal.

Know more on how to link Aadhaar card with your PAN card online here.

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After applying for PAN, you will receive an acknowledgment (if you apply through NSDL) or a coupon number (through UTI) or a reference number (through e-Mudra).

To know more about how to apply for a PAN card, click here.

Once you provide your 15-digit number, you can check the status of your application. The PAN card usually takes around 21 working days to arrive.
There is an e-PAN card, which is available only for individuals and not for companies. However, one can download the e-PAN card online and can use it as a valid proof everywhere.

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Application Status on UTI

The status of your PAN card online application can be known 5 to 7 days after one has submitted their application online. You need to ensure that you have the 15-digit coupon number with you (provided at the time of filling your request) before checking the status.


1. Visit the UTI website
2. Enter your 15-digit Application Coupon Number in the box provided.
3. Click on the ‘Submit’ button and view your current PAN card status.

Check PAN Card Status on NSDL

NSDL allows you to track the PAN card status using your name and date of birth, 24 hours after the application is submitted. However, what you require is the 15-digit acknowledgment number to check the status of PAN Card


1. Visit the NSDL portal
2. Enter your 15-digit acknowledgment number
3. Enter your Name and Date of Birth details, in the prescribed format
4. Click on ‘Submit” and check your PAN Card Status

Check Status for PAN Card on e-Mudra

If you have applied for PAN CARD on the e-Mudra portal, then you will require the reference number for checking your status.


1. Visit the e-Mudra portal
2. Enter your reference number, date of birth and verify it through the automated system request.
3. Click ‘Submit’ to check the status of your application.

By any instance, have you lost your PAN card? Then get to know more about how to apply for your lost PAN card online.
You can also get to know how to duplicate your PAN card.

Why is a PAN Card Necessary?

A PAN card is an essential document for all Indian citizens. However, the government has made it necessary for all financial transactions to be traced to a PAN Card. Therefore, if you want to open a bank account, file your taxes, buy property, rent a home — all of these require a PAPN card. It is even important when applying for other documents, such as a passport.

And with the Government keeping a closer watch on black money and insisting on banks fulfilling KYC norms, the importance of the PAN card will only rise.

One can, today, apply for a PAN card quickly through various websites. So you can apply for a new or duplicate PAN card out of the comfort of your home. Once done, you can even track the status of your application through the fields above or via one of the three methods discussed above.

Get to know how to verify your PAN card online here.

TIN (Tax Information system) in India is used to process various forms related to PAN and other applications relating to TDS, etc. It is available in NSDL. Moreover, TIN is an initiative by the Income Tax Department of India (ITD) to bring in a new way in the current system. You can track your PAN card online using the NSDL or UPI portal. You can track the PAN card status using the acknowledge number. The acknowledge number is provided to you when you apply for a PAN card or update or change any corrections in the existing PAN card.
If you apply for your PAN card through UTI, then you will receive a 10-digit coupon code. You can use this 10-digit coupon code to track the status of your PAN. Moreover, remember that you can track your PAN status only after 7 days of filing in the UTI portal.

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Alternatives to a PAN Card

There are certain transactions, where the requirement of filling the PAN card number can be done away with, provided Form 60 is filled.

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can fill Form 60 instead of PAN, as it is not mandatory for them to have PAN cards. However, it is definitely useful to have a PAN Card. This is particularly true now that it is required even for regular financial transactions, including paying a restaurant bill of over Rs. 25,000.

Do you find any incorrect particulars on your PAN card? Know how to make it right.

After filling the Form 49 A on any one of these authorized websites: NSDL, e-Mudra, and UTI, you get a 15-digit number. To know the status of your PAN card, fill in the 15-digit number, as explained in the article. Remember to wait 5 to 7 days after submitting your form.
Digital Seva Connect is a secure authentication system for connecting the users to services available on the Digital Seva portal. Enter your username and password on the CSC UTI login page. Thus, you will get access to the Digital Seva portal.

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