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  • What to do when PAN card is lost?

    Are you facing a problem about loss of PAN card? Want to know how to issue a duplicate one? check out this page for understanding the detailed procedure for issue.

    One of my friends has lost his PAN card. He remembers his PAN card number. He even has a xerox copy of his PAN card. For some of his Id proofs, he is submitting xerox copy of the xeroxed PAN card.
    Will he need to apply for a duplicate PAN card or can he manage with the xerox copy? Can he apply for the duplicate PAN card online? Will the duplicate PAN card have "Duplicate" written on it or will it be same as the original one? What to do when pan card is lost?
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  • If your friend has lost his PAN card there is no need to worry. He can download it again. It cost only Rs. 8.26. To download the PAN card, please following the below steps:
    1. Go to
    2. Fill the form which needs your PAN card number, Adhaar number, Date of Birth,
    3. Select any email or mobile number for one time password
    4. Enter one-time password
    5. Pay fees for downloading the PAN card.
    6. After paying fees, you would be able to download your PAN Card.

    Hope this information helps you to download your PAN card.

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  • # Xerox copy of PAN card may not be useful everywhere and every time, so it is better to apply for a duplicate PAN card.

    # Yes, we can apply for a duplicate PAN card online.

    # The duplicate PAN card won't mention that it is a duplicate card. It will be the same as the original one. But the concerned bank will record that a duplicate PAN card has been issued to you.

    One does not need to panic if he has lost his PAN card. The government provides an option to reprint a card in case it is lost. To get a reprinted PAN card, with the same PAN number, please follow the following steps-

    1. First of all, log into the official website of TIN-NSDL and go to the section of online application for PAN.

    2. After that choose the option "Reprint of PAN card." You can choose this option if your card was lost, stolen or misplaced.

    3. After you click on the link mentioned above, you will be redirected to a different page where you need to click on the link, "Online Application for changes or correction in PAN data."

    4. On clicking the link mentioned above, you will be redirected to a page which highlights the guidelines as to what needs to be done next. After reading these guidelines, you need to choose the PAN that you have lost (individual, company, firm, HUF, etc)

    5. Now you need to fill up an application form for the lost PAN card. You need to provide details like the lost PAN number, name, communication address, email id, verified phone number, etc. Other documents like photographs and Identity proof need to be submitted along with the lost PAN card application form. The applicant is expected to sign the form before submission. If he has chosen Aadhar based eKYC option, then there is no need for any physical document.

    6. The applicant can submit the lost PAN card application form either online or post to NSDL along with the necessary documents.

    7. Approximately, Rs 110 needs to be paid (if the communication address is within the country) or Rs 989 (if communication address is outside India) either through debit/credit card, demand draft or net banking.

    8. An acknowledgement number will be generated after successful payment which can be used for further correspondence.

    9. In about two weeks, a duplicate PAN with the same PAN card number will be delivered to the given address.

    Hope it helps.

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  • Procedure for downloading e PAN card or issueing duplicate PAN card is very easy.
    Your friend can download ePAN Card from the website.
    ePAN Card can be downloaded either using acknowledgement number or PAN number and date of birth. To download ePAN card :
    Visit NSDL portal
    Through acknowledgement number
    1. If you have acknowledgement no. then fill acknowledgement number and click on 'Generate OTP'
    2. Then an OTP will be received on registered mobile phone.
    3. Enter the OTP and click on the 'Validate' option
    4. Download ePAN by clicking on 'Download PDF'

    Through PAN Number and date of birth
    1. Fill PAN number and Date of Birth
    2. Mention the security code.
    3. Click on 'Submit' button
    4. Download ePAN by clicking on 'Download PDF'

    In case of lost card you will have to get a duplicate PAN Card: For a duplicate PAN card you will have to follow these steps:

    1. Login to the official website of TIN-NSDL at
    2. Click on the option of 'Reprint of PAN card'
    3. After clicking on the option 'Online PAN application' window will open.
    4. Now select Application Type from drop down menu. You have to select Changes or correction in existing PAN Data/ Reprint of PAN card (No changes in existing PAN Data).
    Select Category - Individual, Company, Trust, Partnership firm, etc)
    5. Fill applicant information like Name, Date of Birth, email ID, mobile number, citizen, PAN number.
    6. Fill captcha code and click on submit
    7. Now you will receive a token number. Now you have to complete full PAN application form.
    8. Now you will have to enter personal details, contact details like address and mobile numbers.
    9. Photograph is to be uploaded.
    10. Necessary documents to be uploaded are aadhar card. ID proof may be Voter ID, Drivng license, Passport or any other Govt. ID.
    11. Aadhar card should be kept handy as it is mandatory for eKYC and full name of applicant should be matched with name in aadhar card.
    12. After authentication of details of aadhar card, an OTP will be sent on registered mobile number and email ID to generate aadhar based eSign.
    13. A fee of Rs.101 has to be paid for issuance of duplicate PAN card.
    14. Required fee payment can be done through net banking, debit/credit card or through demand draft.
    15. After the successful payment and submission of all required documents, a unique 15 digit acknowledgment number will be assigned. And sent on registered email ID. This will be used for future correspondence with authorities.
    16. In case of eKYC, you need not to send hard copy of application to NSDL.
    17. After the verification of all documents, the PAN card will be dispatched and you may receive it in about 15 days.
    Sometimes, in case of document mismatch, your application may be on hold. Then you can communicate with NSDL via email or phone. After submission of required document application will be preceded and your PAN card will be issued.

  • 1. You should get your pan card again. They will issue the original again.
    2. They will not mention on the card that it is a duplicate.
    3. You can apply online.
    4. The xerox copy you are having can be used for all your requirements till you get the duplicate pan card.

    The procedure is described here for your understanding.

    A. Open the official website of TIN-NSDL -

    B. Open 'Reprint of PAN card'

    C. Select 'apply' option

    D. Fill up the prescribed form

    E. Mention necessary information like Permanent Account Number, name, address, email id, phone number etc.

    F. Please follow the guidelines given online without failing.

    G. Once the filling is completed, you have to upload the documents asked for. You have to upload ID proof, date of birth and photographs

    H. The required payment is to be made. This can be made through net banking, debit/credit card or demand draft.

    I. You will be given a Unique reference number once all your documents are verified and an acknowledgement will be given. This can be used for all necessary issues till you receive the card. You have to refer this number for all your correspondence till you obtain your card.

    J. The PAN card will be despatched to you within 2 to 3 weeks of your submission.

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  • If your PAN card lost and if you know the details of the card, then submit for duplicate PAN card by submitting the Form for "Request for New PAN Card Or/ and Changes or Correction in PAN Data". A copy of the First Information Report may be submitted along with the form.

    If the PAN Card lost and you don't know the details and if you don't have a copy of the PAN Card, still you can know your existing PAN by using the facility of "Know Your PAN" provided by the Income Tax Department. This facility can be availed of from the website of Income Tax Department - You can know your PAN online by providing the core details like Name, Father's Name and Date of Birth.
    After knowing the PAN you can apply for duplicate PAN card by submitting the "Request For New PAN Card Or/ And Changes Or Correction in PAN Data".

    The applicant is required to fill all the columns in the form but should not tick any of the boxes on the left margin.


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  • In case the PAN card is lost then one can get a new card through the streamlined online procedure on payment of a fee which is around Rs 100 only. To initiate the process of applying for a duplicate PAN card one has to visit the Govt site and then fill the form which is meant for corrections but same can be used for duplicate card also. Fill or tick as the case may be the complete form and then submit it along the other documents like Aadhar card etc and pay the fee online. Once this part is done you will get an acknowledgement number which you can note down for future reference. Now you will receive the duplicate PAN card within 10-15 days. If you do not get it then you can again go to the same site and can track the card whereabouts by etering the acknowledgement number there. You can also print a copy of the acknowledgement slip.

    Alternatively, if you are not able to pay the fee online then you can send the fee by demand draft along with a printed copy of acknowledgement slip to the NSDL office at Pune and they will send you the duplicate card. Please affix a photograph on the acknowledgement slip and sign it also. The address of NSDL office is -

    NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited
    5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341
    Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony
    Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411016

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  • It is so simple. First of all write a letter to the department about the loss of your card. Then approach the service provider of your city for getting another card.For this one 'Integrated enterprises private limited',a service provider who have branches in all cities and town. They will guide you properly for getting a pan card.

  • is the website through which you can locate their office in your or near your area and contact in person for solving your issue easily.

  • He can use the xerox copy at the moment till he get the re-print of the same PAN card from the concern organization. Most probably it won't have mentioned as 'duplicate' as concern shown by the author.

    You can visit the NSDL website or its article at for applying for a Reprint of PAN Card.

    Since he has a xerox copy of it, he can very well remember / see the PAN number while applying it. So, it will be an easy process to do so through online source.

  • No need to worry. Once a Pan card generated, the soft copy is sent to the recipient email address and that is the exact replica what the person going to get an as hard copy by the registered post. And the soft copy which is always there in the email can be taken out and got printed again. And correspondingly the department can be approached for the duplicate issue of the PAN card. But what I feel that as long as the number of the Pan card is in the possession and having the xerox copy of the same, that will suffice the future needs and still if someone wants the duplicate they can apply for the same.

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