PAN Card Correction

Your Permanent Account Number (PAN) is an extremely important document. You require this number not just to file your taxes and be able to remit large sums of money, but it also serves as identity proof. So, it goes without saying that incorrect information on your PAN card could lead to problems in the future. In order to avoid these problems, your best course of action would be to make the necessary changes to your PAN card.Making changes to your PAN card is extremely simple and can be done both online and offline.

PAN Card Correction form Download Online

Note: Individuals should remember to fill all the columns in the form, but should refrain from ticking any box on the left margin of the form.

How to Apply for PAN Card Correction Online

Here are the steps to follow to make changes to your PAN card:

  1. Visit NSDL or the UTIITSL portal
  2. Fill in the PAN Change Request Form online.
  3. Mention your PAN number correctly since an incorrect number will delay your change request.
  4. Make sure you select the checkbox next to the parameters that you wish to change.
  5. For example, if you are changing how your name is spelt, enter the correct spelling, and select the checkbox on the left margin.
  6. Note: If you do not select the checkbox, the change will not be made.
  7. Check all your details and submit the form.
  8. Once your changes have been confirmed, a 15-digit acknowledgement number will be displayed. Keep this number in handy since you will require it for further communication or to track your application status.
  9. Make the payment, take a print out of the acknowledgement, attach the required documents, and send it to:
  10. Income Tax PAN Services Unit (Managed by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited)

5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341

Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony

Near Deep Bungalow Chowk

Pune 411 016

If you are submitting the document on the UTIITSL website, you will have to send the required documents to any one of the UTIITSL offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, or Chennai.

Note: This last step is not required if you have digitally signed and uploaded documents.

Keep in Mind

While submitting the form for any corrections to be made on your PAN card, do note the following:

Individuals should not use abbreviations in their first and last names.

Non-individuals (companies and partnerships), should write their full name as it is.

For example, if your company’s name is ‘XYZ Computer Corporation Private Limited’, in the space that says last name/surname, you will fill ‘XYZ Computer Corporation Private Limited’.

If there is no place in the first row, you can continue the name of the corporation in the second row.

Ensure that there are no abbreviations in the company’s name.

For individuals, if your PAN card has an incorrect or unclear photograph or signature, you will also have to submit your original PAN card when you submit the acknowledgement.

PAN Card Correction Step 1

How to Apply for A PAN Card Name Change

  • Visit the official UTI website.
  • On the left hand side of the screen, click on ‘For change / correction in PAN card click here‘.
  • Now, click on ‘Apply for Change/Correction in PAN Card details (CSF)
  • This will take you to a page wherein you will be allowed to enter details you would like to change.
  • Upload the documents as requested in the form and click on ‘Submit‘.
  • Your changes will then be reflected in a few days.
PAN Card Name Change

How to Apply for PAN Card Correction Offline

You can also get details on your PAN card changed offline. All you have to do is download and print the PAN correction form.

Fill it and submit it to your nearest NSDL or UTIITSL centre. Also, send along the required documents.

While filling in the details, remember to tick the box on the left margin for details that you would like changed on your PAN card.

Documents Required for PAN Card Correction

Here is a list of documents that individuals and companies need to submit if they wish to make changes or correct details on their PAN card:

Indian Citizens and Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

Identity Proof Address Proof Date of Birth Proof
Copy of
Aadhaar card Aadhaar card Aadhaar card
Voter ID Voter ID Voter ID
Driving license Driving license Driving license
Passport Passport or spouse’s passport Passport
Ration card with the applicant’s photo Post office passbook with the applicant’s address Mark sheet or m articulation certificate from a recognised board
Arm’s license Latest property tax assessment order Birth certificate
Any photo identity card issued by the central government, state government, or a public sector undertaking Allotment letter of accommodation not more than three years old (issued by the state or central government) Any photo identity card issued by the central government, state government, or a public sector undertaking
Pensioner’s card which has a photo of the applicant Central government issued domicile certificate Central government issued domicile certificate
Central government health service scheme card/ex-servicemen contributory health scheme card (with photo) Property registration document Central government health service scheme card/ex-servicemen contributory health scheme card (with photo)
Electricity bill, landline bill, broadband connection, water bill, piped gas bill (not more than 3 months old) Pension payment order
Bank account statement, credit card statement (not more than 3 months old) Affidavit sworn before a magistrate
Gas connection card (not more than 3 months old) Marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages
Original of
Certificate of identity signed by an MP, MLA, MLC, or a gazetted officer Certificates of address signed by an MP, MLA, MLC, or a gazetted officer
Bank certificate on the bank’s official letterhead with the name and stamp of the issuing officer (must also contain an attested photograph and bank account details) Employer certificate
For HUF
An affidavit made by the Karta stating name, father’s name, and address of all members on the date of application

For Foreign Citizens

Identity Proof Address Proof
Copy of
Passport Passport
Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card
Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card
Citizenship identification number of the applicant (if they are a citizen of another country) Citizenship identification number of the applicant (if they are a citizen of another country)
Tax payer identification number attested by Apostille, the Indian Embassy, the Indian High Commission, the Indian Consulate, or authorised officials of scheduled banks registered in India which have branches overseas Tax payer identification number attested by Apostille, the Indian Embassy, the Indian High Commission, the Indian Consulate, or authorised officials of scheduled banks registered in India which have branches overseas
Bank account statement (in the country of residence)
NRE bank account statement in India
Certificate of Residence in India
Registration certificate issued by the Foreigner’s Registration Office (must show an Indian address)
Visa, appointment letter from an Indian company, and original certificate of Indian address issued by the employer

Indian Companies

Indian companies require:

Type of Company Documents (Copy of)
Company Certificate of registration
Partnership Certificate of registration or partnership deed
Limited Liability Partnership Certificate of registration issued by the Registrar of LLPs
Association of Persons (Trust) Trust deed, certificate of registration number issued by Charity Commissioner
Artificial Juridical Person, Body of Individuals, Local Authority, or Association of Persons Agreement copy, certificate of registration number issued by Charity Commissioner registration of cooperative society, or any other document provided by a central or state government department

Companies with a Registered Office Outside India

Identity Proof Address Proof
Tax payer identification number attested by Apostille, the Indian Embassy, the Indian High Commission, the Indian Consulate, or authorised officials of scheduled banks registered in India which have branches overseas Tax payer identification number attested by Apostille, the Indian Embassy, the Indian High Commission, the Indian Consulate, or authorised officials of scheduled banks registered in India which have branches overseas
Registration certificate issued in India or approval granted by Indian authorities to set up an office in India Registration certificate issued in India or approval granted by Indian authorities to set up an office in India

Supporting Documents for Changes in PAN

Applicant Type Document Applicable for Change in Name
Married ladies (change name on account of marriage) Marriage certificate
Marriage invitation
Passport showing husband’s name
Publication of changed name in an official gazette
Certificate issued by a gazetted officer
Applicants other than married ladies Publication of name in an official gazette
Certificate issued by a gazetted officer
Companies ROC’s certificate for name change
Firms, Limited Liability Partnerships Revised partnership deed
Registrar of frim or LLP’s certificate for name change
AOP/Trust/BOI/Local authority/AJP Revised deed or agreement
Revised registration certificate

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Processing Fees and Charges For Pan Card Correction

The fee to make corrections in your PAN data is:

  • Rs.96 (Rs.85 + taxes)

This fee can be paid by demand draft, cheque, or by using your credit card or master card.

If you plan on making the payment via demand draft, it should be made payable at Mumbai and should have your name and acknowledgement number on the reverse.

How to Check PAN Card Correction Status

You can check the post the correction being submitted with the acknowledgement number. This number is received post successful submission of the form.

All you have to do is navigate to the website and select ‘Track PAN Card‘. Once the window opens, enter the tracking number (acknowledgement number in case of NSDL and application coupon number in case of UTIITSL), your PAN number (if required), and other details. Hit ‘Submit’ and track the status of the change.

Reasons to correct your name in the PAN card

The following are some of the valid reasons for a correction in your name in the PAN card:

  • If you have changed your name legally
  • If your name has been spelt wrong in the PAN card
  • Change in surname after marriage

Documents Required to Change Your Name in PAN card

The following are the documents required to change your name in the PAN card:

  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving license
  • Newspaper advertisement with changed name
  • Passport
  • In case of surname change after marriage, husband’s passport

How to Make an Address Change in PAN Card Application Form

Although your address will not be listed on your PAN card, it will be needed to send the hard copy of your PAN card to your postal address. The address will have to be mentioned in the PAN card application form for this purpose. This address can be updated, if required, by filling the 49A application form offline.

However, for application forms that were filled offline and which were authenticated using the Aadhaar OTP, the address cannot be changed again. This is because the address that is listed in the Aadhaar database is taken as the default address.

To change the address even if you have submitted the application form online, you will have to:

  • Update the new address on your Aadhaar card
  • Fill up the PAN card application form 49A once again and submit it again

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FAQs on PAN Card Correction

    1. Do I have to submit proof of PAN along with other documents?

Yes, you will have to submit proof of PAN along with other documents. This could either be your PAN card or a copy of the PAL allotment letter.

    1. How can I find my PAN application status via SMS?

If you have applied for a correction of PAN details on the NSDL portal, send NSDLPAN <space> acknowledgement number and send it to 57575.

    1. How do I contact the UTIITSL office?

You can call UTIITSL on 033 40802999.

    1. What is the CSF form?

The CSF form is the form you need to fill and submit if you want any change made to your PAN details.

    1. I don’t know the date of creation of HUF. What date do I enter?

In cases where you are unaware of the date of creation or there is no information available regarding the date of creation of the HUF, enter the following date: 01-01-0001

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