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H1 - Lost PAN Card? Apply For A Reprint Of Your PAN Card

There may arise an occasion where you lose your PAN card or it is damaged. In such cases, you can apply to get a reprint of your PAN card. The NSDL e-Gov portal allows PAN card users to reapply for a lost or damaged PAN card. Here is a step by step guide on how to apply for a duplicate PAN card? Keep reading!

How To Apply For A Duplicate PAN Card Online?

The NSDL e-Gov portal makes it simple to apply for a duplicate PAN card in a few easy steps.

1. Go to TIN-NSDL and choose "Changes or corrections in existing PAN data/ Reprint of PAN card (No changes in existing PAN data)" as the application type. (If your PAN card has been lost, misplaced, or stolen, you should reprint it without changing any of the information.)

2. Complete the mandatory information and submit the form.

3. A token number will be generated and emailed to the email address that you provided on the previous page. Continue with the application filing after noting the token number for future reference.

4. Fill in the required information on the "Personal Details" page, as well as the mode of submission for your PAN application form.

5. There are three modes to choose from:

- Physically send application documents: The acknowledgement form generated after payment must be printed, along with copies of all required documents, and mailed to NSDL's PAN services unit via registered mail.

- Submit electronically via e-KYC and e-sign (paperless): Aadhaar is required to use this option, and all of the information contained in your Aadhaar should be used exclusively in the duplicate PAN card application. For authentication of the details provided, an OTP will be sent to the Aadhaar registered number. Uploading a photo, signature, or any other documents is not required. When using this option to submit the final form, a digital signature (DSC) will be required to e-sign the document.

- Use e-sign to submit scanned images: Aadhaar is required for this option, but you will need to upload scan images of your photograph, signature, and other documents. The application form will only be authenticated with an OTP.

6. After you've completed the steps above, you'll need to decide whether you need a physical PAN card or an e-PAN card. If you choose an e-PAN card, you must provide a valid email address. The digitally signed e-PAN card will be sent to the email address provided.

7. The next step is to complete the "Contact & other details" page as well as the "document details" page, and then submit the application.

8. You will now be directed to the payment page, and an acknowledgement will be generated once the payment has been made.

9. The 15-digit acknowledgement number generated can be used to check the status of your duplicate PAN card.

10. Upon successful submission of the application, the duplicate PAN card will be sent out within two weeks.

How To Apply For A Duplicate PAN Card Offline?

One can apply for a reprint of their PAN card through offline mode too. Here are the steps to do that -

1. Print the "Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN Data" form.

2. Fill out the application with BLOCK letters and Blank Ink.

3. For reference, mention your 10-digit PAN.

4. If you are an individual applicant, two passport-sized photographs must be attached and carefully cross-signed. While signing, the face should not be covered.

5. Then, fill out the form with all of the required information and sign the appropriate boxes.

6. The application must be submitted to the NSDL facilitation center along with payment, proof of identity, proof of address, and proof of PAN.

7. Following payment, a printed acknowledgement form with a 15-digit number is generated.

8. The facilitation center will then forward your application to the Income-tax PAN services unit for review.

9. Using the 15-digit acknowledgement number generated, you can check the status of your duplicate PAN card.

10. After the department receives the application, the duplicate PAN card will be sent out within two weeks.

What Are The Instances Where One Can Apply For A Duplicate PAN Card?

The most common reason to request for a reprint or duplicate PAN card is -

  • Loss/theft: Because people frequently carry their PAN cards in their wallets or pockets, they may lose them if their wallet or purse is stolen. Multiple applications to the department are quite common in India.
  • Misplaced: There are numerous instances where people leave the card somewhere and then forget where they put it.
  • Damaged: The only way to repair any damage to an existing PAN card is to reprint it.
  • Information change: It is possible that the information and signature entered when applying for a PAN will change over time. In this case, we have only one option: change it and reprint the card with the new information.


1. Who can apply for a duplicate PAN card?

Individual PAN card holders can apply on their own. HUFs and other entities can apply through their authorized signatory.

2. Can I have more than one PAN number?

No, an individual can have only one PAN number. A person who has more than one PAN is subject to a Rs. 10,000 penalty under Section 272B(1) of the Income Tax Act.

3. What reasons are accepted to apply for a duplicate PAN?

Loss or theft, change of profile information and damaged PAN card are the most common reasons for applying for a duplicate PAN.

4. Are there any charges to apply for a duplicate PAN?

Yes, a charge of Rs.107, for communication addresses within India, and Rs.989 for communication addresses outside India is applied.

5. When I reapply for a PAN card, will I get a new PAN number too?

No, you will just get a duplicate PAN card with the same PAN number.

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