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How To Track Your PAN Card Application Status Online?

Updated on: 01 Sep, 2022 03:14 PM

Applied for a New or a Duplicate PAN Card? But, it has been a long time since you heard from the department about it? Worried? Relax, you can easily track your PAN Card application status online through various modes. In this post, Tax2win will make you learn the procedure to check the status of your PAN Card application.
But before learning about how to track the status of PAN Card, let’s have an overview of how to apply for it. So, lets begin.

Important: e-verify your income tax return within 30 days, else your return will be considered as not filed.

How to Apply For a New/Duplicate PAN Card?

Application for a new PAN Card or duplicate PAN Card can be submitted online as well as offline. In case of offline mode, you can submit the form physically at your nearby TIN-FC Center. While in online mode, you can apply through the various websites. This can be done from the comfort of your home and 24*7. Below is the procedure to apply for a new PAN Card online through NSDL website :

  • Open the link https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html
  • Click on the tab “Apply Online”. Here, you need to first select the application type and category. Then fill in the various fields of the initial registration form. As a result, a token number would be generated.
  • With the help of this token number, you can fill the full form afterward also or you can continue at that time only.
  • If you choose to fill the form afterward and open the link after some time then you can directly click on the tab – “ Registered User”. Here, you need to give your e-mail id, DOB along with the token number.
  • The full form appears on the screen. Now Fill your PAN Card application form online.
  • Attach the required documents and Click on Submit.
  • Verify your details once again in preview and click on Proceed to the Payment Button.
  • Now, lastly, download and print your pre-filled application form generated after the payment.

Why is it important to check your PAN Card Application Status?

Once applied for PAN, it usually takes 15-20 days to reach you. . In the meanwhile, you can check the status of your PAN application so that if any discrepancy is there, the same can be resolved timely. Therefore, it becomes important to keep a check on the PAN card status until you receive it.

What is the process to Track your PAN Card Application Status?

There are three modes through which you can easily track the status of your PAN Card application. The detailed description is under :

  • Though Call Service: You can track your PAN application status by making a call at TIN call center on the number – 020-27218080. You simply need to provide your 15 digit acknowledgment number of PAN application.
  • Through SMS Service: You can know the status of your PAN application by SMS also. Send your 15 digit acknowledgment number of PAN application to ‘57575’. You will receive back a status SMS.
  • Through Online Service Providers: The current status of your PAN application can be easily tracked online through the various service providers as below:
    1. A. By TIN NSDL
    2. B. By UTIITSL
    3. C. By E-Mudhra

Do remember to check the status only through the website of that service provider from which you have applied for PAN. Those who have applied physically at TIN – FC Center can check the status through the NSDL website.

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Now, let’s get a brief of the procedure to check the PAN status through the above-mentioned modes:

1. Check PAN Card Status by NSDL :

On the website of NSDL, you will find the option to check the PAN card status with the help of acknowledgment number. Let’s understand the process:

  • Visit the NSDL portal
  • Select the field ‘Application Type’ as ‘PAN – New / Change Request.’
  • Enter your ‘Acknowledgement Number’ in the box provided.
  • Enter the captcha code.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button and you are done with it.
Application status

2. Check PAN Card Status by UTIITSL:

For checking the PAN card status through UTIITSL, you are required to keep your application coupon number handy. The process for checking the status is as per the below steps :

  • Visit the UTIITSL portal.
  • You can enter your ‘Application Coupon Number’ or your ‘PAN Number’ (if you have applied for change/correction in PAN card).
  • Enter the Captcha Code
  • Click ‘Submit’ and the status will be shown.
Application Coupon Number status

3. Check PAN Card Status by e-Mudhra:

If you have applied for PAN card through the eMudhra portal then follow the below steps to check the status :

  • Visit the e-Mudra website.
  • Now you need to enter the ‘Application number’ (generated while applying for PAN) and your ‘Date of Birth’.
  • Enter the captcha code shown in the box.
  • Click ‘Submit’ and you are good to go !!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q- What is a PAN Card?

PAN stands for Permanent Account Number. It is a code that is issued by the department of income tax. It is a unique 10 digit alphanumeric allocated to every individual for performing various financial transactions. This card remains valid for the entire lifespan of the cardholder.

Q- What is the importance of PAN Card?

Permanent Account Number or commonly referred to as PAN is one of the most important documents for an Indian national. It is mandatory to quote PAN at various places like if you want to open a bank account, buy a property, sell assets above a specified limit, receive tax refunds or file income tax return etc. It can be easily concluded that PAN aims to monitor financial in order to curb black money and prevent tax evasion.

Q- What are the various advantages of PAN Card?

Benefits of having a PAN card :

  • File income tax return and thereby claiming the tax refund.
  • Opening a bank account without PAN is mission which is impossible impossible
  • Buy or sell, movable and immovable assets, it is mandatory to have a PAN.
  • Trade in securities other than shares, bonds, debentures and other marketable securities it is mandatory to have a PAN Card.
  • For making a cash deposit, cheque, bank draft and pay order exceeding Rs. 50,000, PAN Card is mandatory.
  • Buy foreign currency exceeding 50,000, PAN Card is mandatory.

Q- What documents do I need to check my PAN Card status?

The documents required to check PAN card status will depend upon the portal using which you’ve applied for one through:

  • NSDL: Acknowledgement number is required.
  • UTITSL: Application Coupon number is required.
  • e-Mudra Portal: Application number is required.

Q- After how many days I can track my PAN card status?

Normally, PAN application status is updated by the authority after 5 days of application submission. However the number of days may vary as well.

Q- Is it possible to check PAN Card status without an acknowledgement number?

If you’ve misplaced the acknowledgement number then you can check PAN status using Name and Date of Birth through NSDL website.

Q- Is it possible to open a savings bank account using PAN status printout?

Yes, banks accept the printout of PAN status and acknowledgement slip to open the savings account in their brand.

Q- Is it possible to track the postal status of PAN Card?

Use the tracking number provided to track the postal status. The tracking number can be found on the same screen as of checking PAN Card status.

Q- Is it possible to check PAN card application status via telephone?

Yes, it is possible to check PAN card application status via telephone. All you need to do is simply call on 020-27218080 and key-in your 15 digit acknowledgment number.

Q- What’s the meaning of Pan Card status ‘Application is inward’?

It means that your application for PAN has been received and it is currently under process.

Q- Your application is under process at the Income Tax Department, what does this message mean?

While checking the PAN Card status, if this message is visible on your screen then it is not necessary that your application has been rejected. Due to a large number of applicants, the officials need time to scrutinize each and every application, which takes time. Sometimes due to heavy website traffic the status update may take more time to complete.

Q- PAN Card status shows ‘No matching record found’. What does it mean?

This message means there are high chances that the PAN issuing authority has not received your application. In such a case, you should immediately call or send an email to the respective authority.

Q- PAN Card status shows that ‘application is being withheld from processing due to incomplete details/ documentary proof’. What is it’s meaning and what are the steps should be taken?

The above situation arises when the issuing authority either feels submitted information is incomplete or more information is needed. It is highly recommended for you to get in touch with the authority as soon as possible. Failure to take action will mandate you to make a fresh application again.

Q- PAN status shows ‘pan card is under printing’. In how many days I’ll get my card?

In common practice, a person receives his/her PAN Card within 21 days of applying. But there are chances that the number of days may vary.

Q- Why is the government invalidating more than one PAN card per user? And how to check the status?

The reason is very simple, having more than one PAN Card per individual is illegal. If you want to check status, visit the Income Tax eFiling portal and select option ‘Verify Your PAN’.

Q- How to check UTI PAN application status?

It is very easy to check UTI PAN status. Simply visit the UTI PAN card page and enter your application coupon number along with the Captcha code. After this click on the ‘Submit’ button and your status will be shown.

Q- How to track Pan Card Application Status through acknowledgment number / Application Number?

PAN Card status can be tracked using the acknowledgment / application number with any of the options explained above. By Call, SMS, TIN NSDL, EMudhra or UTI.

Q- How to check PAN Card Application status using Name and Date of Birth?

The PAN Card application status can be checked through the TIN NSDL website using the Name and Date of Birth of the applicant. Here’s how you check –
  • Go to the link
  • Under Application, Type select the option “PAN-New/Change Request” from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the Name Option & enter the name details. For the Applicants other than ‘Individuals’ like Partnership Firm, AOP, BOI, Trust, write their name in the field for Last Name/Surname only
  • Enter the Date of Birth of the applicant as filled in the application form at the time of PAN Card Application. For the Applicants other than ‘Individuals’ like Partnership Firm, AOP, BOI, Trust, write their Date of Formation / Agreement / Incorporation as applicable.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.

For more details, read our guide on PAN.

CA Abhishek Soni
CA Abhishek Soni

Abhishek Soni is a Chartered Accountant by profession & entrepreneur by passion. He is the co-founder & CEO of Tax2Win.in. Tax2win is amongst the top 25 emerging startups of Asia and authorized ERI by the Income Tax Department. In the past, he worked in EY and comes with wide industry experience from telecom, retail to manufacturing to entertainment where he has handled various national and international assignments.



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