Lost or Damaged PAN Card – What to do?

Many a times, a person gets into a tough situation when a PAN Card is lost. The loss of PAN Card can be due to negligence of a person or due to some unavoidable factors such as theft. Under such circumstance, the first requirement is file an FIR at the nearest Police Station and obtain a receipt of the same. Next, the person is required to reapply for his lost PAN card.

There is no requirement to lodge FIR if you just lost PAN card. It is require in the case of theft.

PAN Card is made up of a thick fiber material, but the same doesn’t makes unbreakable. There may be instances where your PAN card gets destroyed with fire or breaks due to pressure. Under such circumstances, you are required to request the Income Tax Department to issue you with a fresh PAN Card.

There may be two cases: Lost your PAN card or Damage your PAN Card. In both cases follow the following steps to reprint or reissue of your PAN Card.

Please note you should not apply new PAN card in any case. As per income tax act one should have only one PAN. So you should only reprint PAN card. 

First Step: You should request for Reprint of PAN Card or/ and Changes or Correction in PAN Data. There are two ways to reprint PAN card online and offline.

If you forget your PAN Number, you can check your PAN Number here.

Important Note:

W.e.f. 1-7-2017, a person desiring to obtain PAN shall be required to possess and quote his Aadhaar Number. Where the applicant has applied for Aadhaar No. but the same has not been allotted, he may quote the Enrollment ID of Aadhaar application form issued to him.

Besides, all person who have been alloted PAN as on 1-7-2017, shall also be required to furnish their Aadhaar Number in the prescribed form and within the specified time. Oterwise the PAN allotted shall be deemed to be invalid.

Offline Method to Reprint Lost or Damaged PAN Card

Step 1 – Download Request for New PAN Card or / And Changes or Correction in PAN Data Form. Click here to Download

Step 2 – Now, if you have lost or damaged your PAN card then fill all the columns and don’t tick on any changes column.

Step 3 – Signature on it and paste your recent photographs.

Step 4 – Submit it to nearest “TIN Facilitation Centre’. Find PAN Card Centre here.

Thats it! You will receive your new reprinted PAN Card with in 15 days.

Online Method to Reprint Lost or Damaged PAN Card

The process of re-application of PAN Card has been kept very simple, so that people need not face harassment. Mentioned below is a step-by-step to reapply for a PAN Card

Step 1- Visit the website

The first thing that a person needs to do is visit the official website of NDSL. The same can be done by visiting: https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/.

Step 2- Choose ‘Reprint of PAN Card’

On visiting the website, you will be required to select the option which says ‘Reprint of PAN Card’. This facility allows a person to avail a fresh PAN Card, incase the earlier one has been lost or damaged.

Step 3- Follow the given direction

The remaining process is all about following the guidelines as given by the department. Within a matter of minutes you will be able to point out your requirement. However, the most important requirement is to check ‘Item no. 7’ at the time of making an application.

Step 4- make Payment

Once all the detail has been entered, it is time to make the payment. You will be required to pay INR 103 through online means (by using Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit card, etc.). After the payment has been confirmed, the mentioned address will be used by the department to get in touch with you for the newly issued PAN Card.

Points to note:

At the time of reapplication, a person must remember the following:

  • The mentioned information should not be changed. It is a common problem with people to get confused while mentioning their name. For example, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Yadav, may also write his name as Mr. Rajesk Kr. Yadav. Under such context, PAN card reissue may get hampered.
  • Wait till the payment has been confirmed by the department. Making an early exit can land you up in problems.

Update: Now, you don’t need to send documents to NSDL office. After implementing Aadhar card it is very easy to e-sign the documents. So, you just need to provide Aadhar number it will send OTP on your Aadhar verified mobile number. That’s it!



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8 thoughts on “Lost or Damaged PAN Card – What to do?”

  1. Dear sir,
    I have lost my pan card. My name is Rajat Agrawal, d.o.b. Is 17/05/1993.
    Plz sir send me new pan card..

    Yours faithfully
    Rajat Agrawal

  2. i have lost my pan card,i don’t know my pan number please help me search my pan number by name and dob

  3. A friendly information about taxation can retrieve the information when/what ever required. I hope it is advised to provide information state wise concerned state government taxation along with central taxation rules along with all related formats. Hope you may provide like a online STORE CUM LIBRARY.


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