Steps to Acquire Duplicate PAN Card if Your PAN Card is Lost/Damaged

Permanent Account Number or PAN is an alphanumeric code of ten digits which is given to Indian citizens from the Income Tax Department of India. This document is a very important Identity proof. If someone damages or loses his/her PAN card, then he needs to follow the given steps for issuing the duplicate PAN card.

  • For this the applicants need to visit the official website of NSDL and apply for the form “PAN Change Request” and enter all the relevant details.
  • If applicants want to acquired a new card without changing any information or the PAN number, if they damaged or lost the original card, then after entering all the information, they must not choose any box on the left margin. If there are no changes required in the PAN card, then their address will be updated in the ITD database on the basis of the address given in the form.
  • After that, they have to submit a proof of identity like Aadhar number, or passport, an address proof document like utility bills or voter’s ID, along with proof of issuing the PAN number like a photocopy of the lost/damaged PAN card and needs to submit this form.
  • The applicants need to pay a nominal fee online either via net banking or credit/debit card. After that they get an acknowledgement number via which they can track their application status.