How can I change my PAN card name online?
PAN stands for Permanent Account Number. It is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department of India to any person who is an Indian citizen and also a tax resident. If you’re an NRI (non-resident Indian) or an OCI (overseas citizen of India), you can also apply for a PAN card. The PAN card is mandatory for filing income tax returns, opening bank accounts, and other financial transactions that involve revenue collection. In addition, the PAN number has been made compulsory for all transactions involving money being transferred from one entity to another, such as the sale/purchase of goods or services, monetary gifts received in inheritance or otherwise, etc.
Register on NSDL or UTIITSL website
- Register on NSDL or UTIITSL website
- Follow the instructions provided by them to create an account and log in using your PAN card number, date of birth, and mobile number
- Enter your name exactly as it appears on your PAN card (space between first and last names is not mandatory)
- Please enter your address exactly as it appears on your PAN card (space between first and last names is not compulsory)
Fill out the application form.
Step 1: Fill out the application form.
To begin, you must fill out the PAN card change of name form. This can only be done online, and no hard copies will be accepted during this process. Once you have accessed the correct page on the Income Tax Department website, you can complete all required fields by typing in your details and submitting them. You must also provide your PAN card details and those of your new name and address so that officials can verify that these details match up with those found in their system, preventing fraudsters from tampering with records or creating fake accounts under false identities.
Submit the documents.
Once you have successfully applied for a new PAN, you will receive an acknowledgment from the NSDL or UTIITSL. This will include a letter with your unique PAN card number and an OTP that must be shared on the website for verification. You will also receive an SMS with these details.
After submitting the documents and receiving your new PAN card number in this way, you can wait for some time before requesting to change your name on it.
Pay for the PAN card application.
- There is a fee to pay for changing your name on your PAN card.
- You do not need to pay the fee if you change your name from your father’s to your name. In this case, fill out the form and submit it at the nearest RBI branch.
- If you are changing your name from your husband’s name to yours, again, there is no fee associated with this process as it is deemed as a correction rather than an update of information on the card.
Download the form, print it, sign and send it to NSDL.
Once you have all the documents ready, visit the NSDL website to download the form. You will then need to fill out this form and sign it with a valid signature. Once you have done that, send it along with all your supporting documents to:
- NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL)
National Securities Depository Ltd.,
Gokulpeth, Nagpur – 440 001, Maharashtra
You will need to pay a fee of Rs 50 for changing your name on your PAN card through this method. You should also ensure that all information in your application is accurate, as changing names on PAN cards can be complicated for various reasons (e.g., if someone else has already registered their name). For example, suppose you already own two cars but want another one registered under your name but forget about it during the registration process. In that case, there are chances of rejection/deletion of both car registrations by authorities due to missing details in an application form which may lead to cancellation/expiry of vehicle license plates when asked during the renewal process, or the original owner might contact police against fraudster who used his identity without permission which may lead arrest warrant issued against fraudster’s name.
Track your application.
- Track your application.
- To track your application status online, use the email address you provided when you registered for the PAN card and the PAN card application number you received when you registered for the PAN card. The system will inform you about:
- The processing status of your request
- Whether an acknowledgment has been sent to your email address or not
- Any other details such as acknowledgment number, date and time at which acknowledgment was sent, etc., if any.
- You can also call the NSDL contact center on these numbers: +91 11 2656 3333 (from India) or +353 11 2656 3333 (if calling from outside India).
You can change your name on a PAN card by following the correct procedure at the right time.
You can change your name on a PAN card by following the correct procedure at the right time. This means you cannot do it at any time you please. For example, if your name has been changed recently after marriage and you want to change your name on the PAN card too, then there is no need for any paperwork as long as you have not been issued a new PAN card lately. However, if this has already happened and your unique PAN number is linked with your bank account or credit cards, then changing your name will be slightly more complicated than just filling out an application form or visiting an online e-filing portal.
You will change your name on your PAN card by following the proper procedure at the right time. The process is simple and easy to understand so that you can do it yourself without hassle.