# 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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