PAN card is considered to be one of the most important documents in the country. Its application not only cover financial transactions between different parties, but it also acts as a valid identity proof and helps the Government to prevent tax evasion.
The procedure of applying for PAN is quite simple and it requires you to acquire the PAN application form and submit it to the authorities concerned. The Indian citizens are required to fill up Form 49A and foreign citizens can apply for PAN by filling up Form 49AA.
Generally, it takes around two weeks for an individual to acquire his/her PAN card. To make it convenient for the applicant, they are given a fifteen digit acknowledgment number so that they can track their PAN application status. By making use of the acknowledgment number, the applicants can check the status of their PAN application through the following methods:
If you've applied for a PAN card, then you can track your application status through SMS. You need to send the SMS 'NSDL-PAN' followed by the 15-digit acknowledgment number to 57575. The applicant will receive an SMS with the details of their application status.
You can call the TIN call center to know the status of your PAN application. You can call on the toll-free number 020-27218080 and provide your acknowledgment number when prompted.
An applicant may visit the TIN-NSDL official website and log in to their profile to track the status of their application online.
It is a common knowledge that PAN card is valid for an entire lifetime. Even if the PAN cardholder changes their address, the PAN is not necessarily required to be replaced. However, if someone wishes to make a change in the address on their PAN card, they can do so by applying for change/modifications in PAN card.
Tracking the PAN card online instead of using the SMS service or phone call to track your PAN card is the most convenient way. Here are a few steps that you need to follow to monitor your PAN card application status online:
The applicant will be required to provide their name, date of birth and the application type along with the 15-digit acknowledgment number to track their PAN application status.
It is essential to note that an applicant can track their application status only after 24 hours of applying.
You can track your UTI-PAN application status by visiting the UTIITSL online portal. To monitor your PAN status, you need to have your PAN application number. Follow these steps to track your application status through UTIITSL official website.
You can follow these steps to track your PAN status on the NSDL website:
You can also check the status of your payment through the NSDL website by entering either your transaction number or acknowledgment number.
It is necessary to note that this facility is only provided to applicants who have paid using their credit/debit cards. Applicants who have made the payment through Demand Draft, Cheque or net banking cannot use the NSDL web portal to check their payment status.