The Income Tax Department issues a Permanent Account Number (PAN) to all taxpayers. It is a unique identification number that helps simplify the taxation system in the country by providing adequate transparency and information in all financial transactions.
You may apply for a PAN card either with the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) or UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited (UTIITSL). Both these bodies process your PAN application within the same time.
How to Track PAN Card Application? – Overview
It generally takes about 15 days to process your PAN card application. This period may increase if any rectifications due to discrepancies are required. According to the Tax Information Network (TIN), the processing time may increase to up to 25 days if your application needs any corrections.
When you submit your PAN card application, you will receive a 15-digit acknowledgement number. Using this, you may track the PAN card application status three days after submitting your request. Moreover, you can find out information about the dispatch date and expected delivery date with the acknowledgement number.
Track your PAN card status by Aadhaar number
If your mobile number is registered with your Aadhaar card, you may follow these steps to track your PAN card application.
- Visit the Income Tax Department’s official e-filing website
- Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and the captcha code
- Click the ‘Submit’ button
- You will be able to view the PAN card status on the screen
You must complete the PAN card linking with the Aadhaar card procedure as soon as you get your PAN details.
Steps to check the PAN card status by using the acknowledgement number
As discussed above, when you apply for a PAN card, you receive a 15-digit acknowledgement number, which can be used to track your application status.
It is also useful for downloading the ePAN card within a month of issuing a new or updated PAN card from the NSDL or UTIITSL websites. Here are the steps to check the PAN card status.
- Log in to the government’s official website
- Choose application type as ‘PAN – New/Change Request’ from the dropdown menu
- Input the 15-digit acknowledgement number and the captcha
- Click on the ‘Submit’ button
Track your PAN card application status by Speed Post
You may also track the PAN card status using the airway bill number i.e., the consignment number by following the below-mentioned steps:
- Visit the official website of NSDL - www.tin-nsdl.com/index.html
- Select ‘PAN’ from the ‘Services’ tab
- Click on the ‘Know Status of Your Application’ tab
- Select ‘Application Type’ and enter the acknowledgement number
- If your PAN card is already dispatched, you will get the acknowledgement number, applicant name, dispatch date, category, and expected delivery date
Track PAN card status by your name and date of birth
You may check the PAN card status by name and date of birth via these steps:
- Visit the official website of NSDL - https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pantan/StatusTrack.html_bkp24052013
- Select application type
- Enter your name and date of birth and click the ‘Submit’ tab to view the PAN card status
How to check PAN application status by using mobile?
The PAN card status check using your mobile phone can be done either by making a call or sending a short message service (SMS).
Check PAN card status through phone call
You may call the TIN call centre to check the status of your application request. Contact 020-27218080 from your phone and follow the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) instructions. You will need the 15-digit acknowledgement number to track the PAN card application.
Check PAN card status through SMS
Message your 15-digit acknowledgement number to 57575 to track the application status. Type NSDLPAN followed by the acknowledgement number to receive an SMS showing the status of your PAN card application.
Track PAN status online through the UTI website
To check the UTI PAN card status, follow these steps:
- Visit the UTIITSL PAN online portal and select the ‘Track your PAN Card’ tab
- Enter the application coupon number and the captcha
- Click on the ‘Submit’ button to see the details
How to check the PAN application status through NSDL?
You can also track the NSDL PAN card status on the official website by following the below-mentioned steps:
- Visit the official website of NSDL
- Click on ‘Track your PAN/TAN Application Status’ from the PAN drop-down menu
- Enter the acknowledgement number or the name and date of birth
- Click on the ‘Submit’ button to view the details
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many days does it take to receive a new PAN Card?
Generally, it takes approximately 15 days for the authorities to verify your application and dispatch the PAN card to your stated communication address.
Can you modify the communication address after applying for the PAN card?
Yes, you can modify the communication address after your PAN card application by visiting the official NSDL website and clicking on the ‘Apply for correction/change in PAN’ tab.
How can you check the PAN card status after applying for any modifications?
You may check the PAN status if you have applied for any modifications to the existing information. Visit the official NSDL website and click on the ‘Apply for correction/change in PAN’ tab to check the application status using the acknowledgement number.
How can you check the application status via the SMS facility?
To check the application status via SMS, send the message ‘NSDLPAN’ followed by the 15-digit acknowledgement number to 57575.
How can you check the application status by calling the TIN call centre?
To check your PAN application status, call the TIN helpline number on 020-27218080. You will have to provide the 15-digit acknowledgement number to the executive to know your application status.
How can you check the PAN card application status on UTIITSL?
Visit the official UTIITSL website and enter the coupon number, date of birth, and captcha code to track your application status.
After how many days can you track your PAN card application status?
Generally, you can check the application status after seven to 15 days from the date of applying.
How can you find the status of your PAN card application if you see ‘record not found’?
If the application status shows a ‘record not found’ message, it implies that the Income Tax Department has not processed your application and recorded it in their database. You may contact the TIN centre or the PAN card office to check the status.
Whom should you contact for any inquiries regarding your PAN card application?
You may contact the All India Customer Care Centre on 033-40802999 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on all days. Alternatively, you may send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Where should you submit your PAN card application?
You can apply for a PAN card either with NSDL or UTIITSL.
The communication address for application at NSDL is as follows:
Income Tax PAN Services Unit,
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
The communication address for application at UTIITSL is as follows:
PAN PDC Incharge – New Delhi region
UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited
1/28 Sunlight Building, Asaf Ali Road, NEW DELHI -110002
What should you do if the status shows the application being withheld due to incomplete details or documentary proof?
If the status shows ‘My application is being withheld from processing due to incomplete details/documentary proof’, it means your details do not match the application form or you have not submitted the necessary documents.
To proceed, you will have to rectify the discrepancies and/or submit the required documents to the Income Tax Department.
The status shows application received and under verification, what does it mean?
This means that your application has been received and the information and documents are under verification. Your application is processed once the verification procedure is completed.
What should you do if you do not receive the PAN card to your communication address after its dispatch?
You should wait for at least 15 days to receive your PAN card. During this time, you may track the status of your application via the NSDL website using the 15-digit acknowledgement number.
If there is any further delay, you can contact the relevant authorities or the NSDL customer care executive on the toll-free number 1800 222 990.
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