Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card is an ID card issued to the Indian citizens by the Indian Income Tax Department. This PAN Card has got a significant importance as it is a vital factor for any kind of financial transaction. In the recent times, it has become essential part of our life and hence care needs to be taken regarding the accuracy of the information it flashes.
At times, it is required to change the name or make any other kind of correction in the existing PAN Card. This can be done by filling up an application form for any change or correction in PAN Card. In case of loss of Pan Card, you can acquire a duplicate Pan Card by filling an application form worth INR 96 only.
Essential steps to follow for the lost PAN Card
If you lost your PAN Card, then first you should file an FIR at the police station in the vicinity and get a copy of the police report to submit it with the reissue PAN Card application to UTI PAN Card Centers or NSDL. In case, you happen to find anybody’s lost PAN Card, you should send it to Income Tax PAN Card Service Unit.
List of valid identity proofs necessary for PAN issue.
Various changes and corresponding documents are essential for the concerned changes in PAN Card. Most of the times, the Identity proof for PAN issue or reissue comprises matriculation or school leaving certificate, degree from a recognized educational institution, depository account or bank account statement, passport, ration card, water bill, driving license, voter’s Id card, property assessment tax, credit card or certificate issued by a gazette officer like MLA, MP or Municipal Councilor.
Requirements for minor and major changes in PAN Card
The requirements of concerned documents are different for minor and major name change. Minor change in name or Father’s name requires one of the identity proof among the list mentioned above. However, major changes in name or Father’s name needs certificate issued by a gazette officer or publication of name in the official gazette.
Usually a name change in PAN Card is commonly required for ladies after their marriage. This kind of name change need a copy of marriage certificate or marriage invitation card or passport with husband’s name or a certificate from a gazette officer.
Documents required for change in PAN Card
The correction in date of birth in PAN Card requires requires relevant identity proof. Apart from all this, for correction or change in PAN Card you need to be ready with the existing PAN Card number, PAN Card Allotment letter or photocopy of PAN Card and two photographs of the concerned person. Provision of online application for correction or change as well as the duplicate PAN Card issue is made available to Indian citizens, in the recent times.