Lost PAN Card

The PAN card is a vital proof of identity. Losing one’s PAN card can be stressful. In such instances, the government has established seamless procedures to obtain a duplicate PAN card or apply for a replacement without unnecessary inconvenience or hassle.

What to do in case  of Lost PAN Card?

  • Making use of other alternatives: PAN card is not only considered as a vital tax element but also a critical identity proof especially at the time of booking tickets and traveling through airlines and railways. In such a situation,  the PAN Cardholder makes use of any other identity proofs.
  • Make use of the online medium to report about PAN Card lost:  The Government has made available adequate options to report about.
  • Online application for Lost PAN Card: There is an option of online application for reporting about Lost PAN Card or re-apply for lost PAN Card,  an applicant needs to make sure that the information provided is error-free and accurate. If any wrong or incorrect information was given by applicant, it would cause a delay in PAN number issuance.
  • Clean and correct submission of form:  The applicant should avoid making any spelling errors and overlaps while filling the PAN details.
  • The option of downloading Lost PAN Form is also available with an applicant in situation of a lost PAN card.

How to apply for lost PAN Card online?

  • Step 1: Log in to the website of TIN/NSDL
  • Step 2: Select the tab, menu of “Online application for PAN”.
  • Step 3: After  the selection of the above tab,  the applicant needs to make selection of preferences “Reprint PAN Card”. This option is meant for lost, misplaced or stolen PAN Card.
  • Step 4: After selecting the above-mentioned link,  the page would be redirected to a different navigation pane where  the applicant needs to click the option “Online application for changes and correction in PAN Data” link.
  • Step 5: After clicking the link,  a new page with guidelines and instructions appear. After an applicant go through with the guidelines, applicant can make a selection of the type of PAN they need to apply i.e. individual/company/HUF/firm, etc.)
  • Step 6: After making  the selection of the type of  a PAN Card, the applicant needs to fill up the Online PAN application form where details such as existing Permanent Account Number, applicant’s name, communication address, contact number, email id, etc. needs to be filled.
  • Step 7: Post filling of the details, required documents such as identity proof, photographs to be attached along with the PAN form. Documents should be self-attested before submitting them.
  • STEP 8: The lost PAN application form can be submitted either online or by posting to NSDL along with the required documents.
  • STEP 9: Application fee charged Rs 107 for resident individual and Rs 989 for non-resident individual (Communication address outside India).
  • Step 10: Application fee can be paid using various modes such as Debit card, credit card, demand draft or net banking.
  • Step 11: After making a successful payment of application fee, an acknowledgment number is being generated for making future references.
  • Step 12: Duplicate PAN Card bearing the same PAN number is sent by post at the correspondence address mentioned in PAN form within two weeks from the date of application.


Another mode to apply for lost PAN Card is offline mode. Steps to follow to apply for Lost PAN card via offline mode are as follows:

Step 1: One can get an application form for ‘The request for New PAN Changes or correction in PAN Data form that is duly available at any TIN- Facilitation Centers, or in any Income Tax PAN Service Centers or PAN Centers.

Step 2: PAN form can be downloaded from the Income Tax Department website: https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/ // UTIITSL website: www.utiitsl.com // NSDL website: www.protean-tinpan.com.

Step 3: PAN application form needs to be filled in BLOCK LETTERS and that only with Black Ink.

Step 4: Applicant must fill all the necessary details in English only.

Step 5:  The applicant must mention the existing 10-digit PAN Number in the lost PAN Card form.

Step 6: Applicant carefully fill one character in one box and leave a box blank after each word.

Step 7: Two recent passport photographs are required in the case of an individual applicant. Photographs should be affixed on the top of the form.

Step 8: Left-hand thumb impression and signature of the applicant is also required across the photograph placed. It is on the right side of the Lost PAN application form.

Step 9: The thumb impression of the applicant should be duly attested by the magistrate or a public notary or any Gazetted Government officer under official stamp and seal.

Step 10: In case,  the PAN applicant wants to update one or more alternative addresses apart from  the communication address, there is a checkbox on the left-hand margin that needs to be ticked. Such details are part of an additional page.

Step 11: The processing fee for PAN application with the correspondence address within India is Rs 105 and where the correspondence address is outside India is Rs 866. Fee can be given either by cash, cheque or demand draft.

For non-individual applicants

  • Proof of identity with the date of incorporation or information.
  • Proof of correspondence address is mandatory.
  • Name of office and complete office address is mandatory for Limited companies, firms, LLPs, Societies, Trusts and Associations.

Documents required to apply for lost PAN Card

Identity Proof: Valid identity proof is an essential mandate for PAN Card application. The identity proof should contain following details such as photograph, date of birth, signature and name of father’s applicant. He or she may submit one or the combination of relevant documents. List is mentioned below:

  • Photocopy of the Aadhar Card
  • Photocopy of Voter Id
  • Photocopy of driving License
  • Photocopy of Passport
  • Photocopy of arm’s license
  • Photocopy of any other valid identity card issued by State Government or Central Government
  • Photocopy of pensioner card bearing the photograph of the applicant.
  • Photocopy of domicile certificate
  • Affidavit vetted before the magistrate for the proof of date of birth

Documents required as an address proof:

  • Photocopy of Aadhar Card
  • Photocopy of Voter id
  • Photocopy of Driving License
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Photocopy of arm’s license
  • Photocopy of pensioner card bearing the photograph of the applicant.
  • Photocopy of health service scheme card issued by either the Central or State Government

Documents required: Foreign Nationals / person of Indian origin/ overseas citizen of India (OCI)

  • Photocopy of the Passport
  • Photocopy of PIO card
  • Photocopy of the OCI card
  • For Foreign Nationals, photocopy of Nationality certificate or citizenship identification should be attested by ‘Apostille’.

Document required for Non-individual entities

Documents which include date of incorporation and formation of non-individual entities or HUF are:

  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Trust deed with the date of creation
  • Partnership deed for partnership firms
  • LLP agreement
  • HUFs letter signed by coparceners of HUF

Documents required as an identity proof by non-individual entities

  • Copy of certificate of incorporation issued by Registrar of Companies
  • Partnership deed issued by registrar of firms or a notarized copy of partnership deed.
  • Certificate of registration issued by registrar in case of limited liability partnerships.
  • Copy of trust deed / trust registration certificate.
  • Copy of registration certificate or associations or certificate of societies issued by registrar of cooperative society or by any other authorized government authority.