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Apply Lost PAN Card / Damaged PAN Card?


What should you NOT do when you have lost, damaged PAN card?

When you have lost PAN card or damaged your existing PAN card, you should not apply for a new PAN card. Out of ignorance people tend to apply for new PAN card instead of applying for duplicate PAN card. Obtaining or possessing more than one Permanent Account Number (PAN) is against the law. Hence when you have lost your PAN card, it is recommended to lodge a complaint with nearest police station to ensure that your PAN card should not get misused, and subsequently apply for a reprint of your lost PAN card with the below mentioned options.

Apply Duplicate PAN Card

Duplicate PAN card represents reprinting of damaged or lost PAN card. As the name implies while applying for a duplicate PAN card the existing Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the applicant and the associated details pertaining to the particular PAN number i.e applicant name, father name, date of birth etc remains unchanged both in ITD records and in the printed duplicate PAN card. It is highly recommended to furnish your PAN card photocopy while applying for duplicate PAN card.
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How to Apply Duplicate PAN Card
Documents required to apply Duplicate PAN Card

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Apply for Correction in PAN Card

Applying for change or correction in PAN card means reprint of your PAN card after making corrections to your existing PAN card details. When you have lost your PAN card and if you required reprint of PAN card after making any corrections or any changes to your existing PAN card details it is recommended to apply using the application form for change in PAN card. When you apply for change in PAN card the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the applicant remains unchanged, and only the associated details pertaining to the particular PAN number i.e applicant name, father name, date of birth, applicant address, applicant signature etc can be changed. The applicant has the option to make corrections or change to one or more of his/her details. While applying for change in PAN card the applicant should provide supporting documents supporting the changes.
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How to Apply Change in PAN Card
Documents required to apply for Correction in PAN Card

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