Rename PAN card to maiden name
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I am an NRI(Indian citizen residing in USA).I am married but have decided to retain my maiden name in every document including Indian passport(everywhere in USA as well). However years before, my family applied for my PAN card which states my marriage name, by showing my marriage certificate, though I have never officially changed my maiden name anywhere. This is creating a lot of issues for me everywhere in India. I want to change my PAN card to my maiden name. I am told that if I apply for a brand new card then it will check my fathers name and date of birth and hence will find that there is another card with a different surname already in the system, so it will reject my application.
If I apply for a change/correction than they will ask proof of my marriage name and I have no document with my marriage name except my marriage certificate.
What am I suppose to do in this case'?
P.S. maiden name means surname before marriage