How to Change Name In PAN Card

There may be situations where you do not have correct name in PAN card. There are cases where people do not know how to change name in PAN card after marriage. In such situations, you can update name in PAN card online as well as offline. The online procedure is quite simple and can be performed in minutes. Here’s how to change name in PAN card:

  • For online applications, the request can be placed through TIN-NSDL or UTIITSL.
  • In case of offline applications, PAN card form download link is provided here.
  • The PAN card Form has to be duly filled keeping in mind to provide all details correctly
  • The photograph has to be affixed and the form has to be signed before submitting
  • In case of offline application, a demand draft in the name of NSDL has to be sent along with the application form to the registered address of NSDL
  • In case of online application, the payment has to be made online using debit/credit card or net banking.
  • A 15-digit acknowledgement number is generated which can be used to check PAN card status.
  • Once submitted successfully, the updated PAN card is delivered to the applicant within 45 days of application.

Reasons for PAN Card Name Correction

There are a number of reasons why people change their names in PAN cards. Some of the reasons are as follows:

  • Wrongly spelt name in PAN card
  • PAN card surname change after marriage
  • Name changed legally

Documents Required for Name Change in PAN Card

Following documents are primarily required for PAN card name correction:

  • Aadhaar card
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID
  • Newspaper advertisement containing the updated name
  • Passport
  • Husband’s passport in case of PAN card surname change after marriage

PAN card does not contain the address of the card holder. The address is mentioned in the form to send the PAN card hard copy by post. You can get the address updated by filling the application form 49A offline.

For forms filled online and authenticated using Aadhaar OTP, the address cannot be changed. The address mentioned in Aadhaar database is taken as your address by default. In case you want to change this address, you will have to first get the address updated in your Aadhaar card and then fill PAN Card Form 49A again.Documents Required for Change in PAN Card Details

There is a host of documents required to update existing PAN details which should be submitted to NSDL along with the application form. The form and the documents are then submitted to the nearest PAN Card centres that are present across India.Let us take a look at the documents that can act as proof of identity, address, date of birth and existing PAN –

A. For individuals and HUF:

Proof of IdentityProof of AddressProof of Date of BirthProof of PAN
1- Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI2- Elector’s photo identity card3- Driving License4- Passport5- Ration card having photograph of the applicant6- Arm’s license7- Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking8- Pensioner card having photograph of the applicant9- Central Government Health Service Scheme Card or Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card1- Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI2- Elector’s photo identity card3- Driving License4-Passport5- Passport of the spouse6- Post office passbook having address of the applicant7- Latest property tax assessment order8- Domicile certificate issued by the Government9- Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central or State Government of not more than three years old10- Property Registration Document1- Aadhaar card issued by the UIDAI2- Elector’s photo identity card3- Driving license4- Passport5- Matriculation certificate or Mark sheet of recognised board6- Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any office authorised to issue birth and death certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Deaths or the Indian Consulate as defined in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955)7- Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Central Public Sector Undertaking or State Public Sector Undertaking8- Domicile certificate issued by the Government9- Central Government Health Service Scheme photo card or Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card; or
Pension payment order10- Marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages11- Affidavit sworn before a magistrate stating the date of birth
1- PAN Card2- PAN Allotment LetterNote: No other document is acceptable as proof of issuance of PAN. If proof is not provided then application shall be accepted on a ‘good effort basis’.

Copy of any of these documents should be submitted along with the PAN correction form. In case none of these is available, these can also work –

  • A certificate in original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councillor or a Gazetted officer, as the case may be (in prescribed format) will also work as identity or address proof.
  • Bank certificate in Original on letter head from the branch (along with name and stamp of the issuing officer) containing duly attested photograph and bank account number of the applicant (in prescribed format).
  • Employer certificate in original (in prescribed format).

B. For Indian companies/Entities incorporated in India/Unincorporated entities formed in India –

CompanyCertificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies.
Partnership FirmCertificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Firms or Copy of partnership deed.
Limited Liability PartnershipCertificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of LLPs
TrustTrust deed or copy of certificate of registration number issued by Charity Commissioner.
Association of Person, Body of Individuals,
Local Authority, or Artificial Juridical Person
Agreement or certificate of registration number issued by charity commissioner or registrar of cooperative society or any other competent authority or any other document originating from any Central or State Government Department establishing identity and address of such person.

C. For Individuals and HUFs (Not a citizen of India) –Proof of Identity:

  • Passport
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card issued by Government of India
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India
  • Other national or citizenship Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number duly attested by ‘Apostille’ (in respect of countries which are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located or authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India (in prescribed format)

Proof of Address:

  • Passport
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card issued by Government of India
  • Bank account statement in the country of residence
  • Non-resident External(NRE) bank account statement in India
  • Certificate of Residence in India or Residential permit issued by the State Police Authorities
  • Registration certificate issued by the Foreigner’s Registration Office showing Indian address
  • Visa granted & Copy of appointment letter or contract from Indian Company & Certificate (in original) of Indian address issued by the employer
  • Other national or citizenship Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number duly attested by ‘Apostille’ (in respect of the countries which are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located or authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India (in prescribed format)

D. For Corporate Entities having no office of their own in India –Proof of Identity and Address:

  • Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by ‘Apostille’ (in respect of the countries which are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located or authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India (in prescribed format)
  • Registration certificate issued in India or of approval granted to set up office in India by Indian Authorities