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Apply for Pan Card Correction Online

There could be several reasons why PAN card correction may be required, for instance, spelling error, or change in name or contact address, etc. One can apply for PAN correction either offline that requires visit to any PAN centre or through an easy online mode. Alankit Limited, a noteworthy e-Governance service provider offers offline assistance for new PAN card application as well as changes in existing PAN details through over 5,500 nationwide TIN Facilitation Centers/PAN Centers. The company also has a user-friendly website for quick online support. The online method is extremely simple and all it requires is the submission of a duly-filled application form.

When to apply for PAN card correction

It is crucial to make corrections in the PAN details if the need arises, since PAN card is an important document that serves as an identity proof for all taxpaying individuals or entities. It is mandatory to quote the Permanent Account Number (PAN) when making any financial transaction in India, whether it is a resident Indian or an NRI. Hence, individuals or entities planning to make financial deals should ensure their PAN card is updated. If not, then they must apply for corrections immediately.
Also, in the following cases, Pan Card Correction is necessary:

  • Spelling errors: In case of spelling errors in the PAN card details. For instance, PAN holder’s name, father’s name, date of birth details, etc.
  • Change in name: If the applicant wishes change his or her name due to marriage, divorce, etc.
  • Updating contact address: If communication address specified by the PAN card holder is required to be changed.
  • Mismatch of signature: In case there is a discrepancy in the signature of the PAN holder.
  • Poor photo clarity: If the photo of the PAN holder is blurred or unclear.
  • Error in printing: If the PAN number is misprinted due any error in printing.

How to Apply for PAN Card Correction/update Online

The procedure to make corrections in the PAN Card is quite simple and easy to follow. The applicants are required to visit the official website of Alankit and access the application form. The further steps are explained in detail below:

Fill the form:The application form for PAN correction is known as ‘Request for New PAN Card or/ And Changes or Correction in PAN Data’. The applicant should provide the relevant & updated details wherever required.

Submit documents:Along with their passport-sized photograph, the applicants should also provide relevant documents such as valid proof of identity (POI) and valid proof of address (POA) for verification, depending on their residential status and whether they are individual or entity.

Submit documents:Along with their passport-sized photograph, the applicants should also provide relevant documents such as valid proof of identity (POI) and valid proof of address (POA) for verification, depending on their residential status and whether they are individual or entity.

Payment of processing fee:In addition, the applicants are also required to make payment of processing fee which is charged by the service provider. These charges are usually applicable for any kind of revision, change in PAN card or reprint of PAN card.

Once the application form is duly filled and submitted, the applicants shall receive an acknowledgment slip from Alankit. They will be provided with a unique, 15-digit Acknowledgment Number, after 3 or 4 days of application, using which they can track the status of their PAN card application. Alankit accepts the PAN applications on behalf of the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and ensures regular follow-ups with the PAN department. After successful processing of PAN card, the applicants will receive their e-PAN card within 10 days and the physical PAN card within 15 to 20 business days.

Documents Required for Change in PAN Card Details

There are three types of documents required for making PAN application viz. Proof of Identity (POI), Proof of Address (POA) and Proof of Date of Birth (PODOB). Documents can further be classified depending on whether the applicant is an individual or entity, a resident Indian or NRI.

I.For Individual Indian Citizen or a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)


  • POI:Aadhaar card, Voter’s ID Card, Passport, Driving License, Photo ID issued by government or any PSU, duly-attested Certificate by bank, arm’s license, Central Government Health Scheme Card or Pensioner card.
  • POA:Aadhaar card, Passport, Driving License, latest utility bills, bills of broadband/landline connection, latest bank account statement, latest credit card statement, property registration documents, latest property tax
  • PODOB:Birth certificate, Aadhaar card, Passport, Driving License, Marriage Certificate, government-issued Domicile certificate, etc.

II.For non-resident Indian individuals


  • POI:Passport, OCI card/PIO card allotted by the Indian Government, Other Citizenship ID Number, National ID Number or Taxpayer ID Number, duly-attested by the ‘Apostille’ or by any Indian Embassy/ High Commission/ Consulate operating in applicant’s home country.
  • POA:Non-resident external bank account statements in India, bank account statements from the country where they currently reside, registration certificate by Office of Foreigner’s Registration showing Indian address, visa granted by any foreign country and copy of Appointment letter by the Indian company or Employer-issued original certificate of Address in India.

NRIs are not required to show their proof of DOB.
III.For entities
Companies incorporated in India should submit documents depending on their entity type.

Company/Partnership Firm/Trust

  • Company: A copy of Registration Certificate that is issued by Registrar of Companies
  • Partnership Firm:A copy of partnership deed; Registration Certificate issued by Registrar of Firms
  • Trust:A copy of trust deed; copy of certificate of registration number issued by Charity Commissioner

The following documents must be submitted by Association of Person, Body of Individuals, Local Authority, or Artificial Juridical Person

  • Copy of Agreement or copy of certificate of registration number issued by charity commissioner or registrar of cooperative society or any other competent authority
  • Any document originating from any Central or State Government Department confirming identity and address.

Why Alankit

Alankit Limited brings over two decades of extensive industry experience and has remained an undisputed leader by delivering speedy PAN card related services. The company has extensive market knowledge and ensures seamless procedures for the convenience of the customers. It has presence in over 673 cities and 6120 business locations and serves 21 million customers along with 3300 corporate clients. There are dedicated professionals who guide applicants from the application stage till the final receipt of the PAN card.

Alankit has a user-friendly website from where applicants can guide the PAN application form and connect with Alankit Team. There are over 5,500 nationwide TIN Facilitation Centers spanning across cities for offline support. Alankit endeavours to offer affordable PAN card services at nominal charges, not only for resident Indians but also non-resident Indians (NRIs). The company undertakes regular follow ups and ensures the PAN card is delivered at the applicant’s doorstep.

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