How To Check PAN Card Application Status

PAN Card Application Status

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique alphanumeric identifier assigned to all entities engaged in financial activities within India. This unique code is crucial for both individuals and organisations as it facilitates the filing of Income Tax Returns and the execution of high-value transactions, typically those exceeding Rs. 50,000.

Remember that obtaining a PAN card involves a simple application process. Applicants can either apply for a new PAN card, request updates or corrections to an existing one, or seek a reprint if the original PAN card has been lost or misplaced.

Once the application for a new PAN card or any updates to an existing PAN card has been submitted, tracking its status becomes essential. Applicants can check the status of their PAN card through two primary online portals: the UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL) PAN Portal and the Tax Information Network of the National Securities Depository Limited (TIN-NSDL) PAN Portal.

In this post, we’ll discuss the various methods available to check the status of your PAN card application or update requests to ensure that you stay informed throughout the process.

How to check PAN application status?

If you want to know the application status of your PAN card, then you may consider the following options. 

  • Call

You can call the TIN call centre to inquire about your PAN application status. Make sure to have your 15-digit acknowledgement number handy when you call. The contact number is:

020-27218080 (Operational hours: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, weekly).

  • SMS

You can also check the status of your PAN card application via SMS. To do this, send an SMS with your 15-digit acknowledgement number to the number provided below:

Send an SMS to 57575. (Format: Type “NSDL PAN” followed by your acknowledgement number). 

Note: The status of your PAN card application will be sent to the mobile number you provided in your PAN application form. Ensure you don’t change your mobile number and keep it active till the process is completed.

How to check PAN card status on the NSDL & UTIITSL website?

There are two official ways to check the PAN Card status. Let’s first discuss it via the NSDL website.

  • In the first step, you will need to visit the official Protean eGov Technologies Ltd website. Then, a pop-up will appear. You will have to close it by clicking anywhere on the screen except on the pop-up.
  • In the next step, you will see a section on the left-hand side titled “Quick Links.” Under it, you will see “Online PAN Services.” When you click on it, you will need to find and click on the “Know status of PAN/TAN application.”
  • The moment you click on it, you will need to select the application type ‘PAN—New/Change Request’ from the drop-down menu, enter the acknowledgement number and captcha code, and click on ‘Submit’. After that, you can easily view the status of your PAN card.

Via UTIITSL Website:

After that, let’s examine another way to check PAN card status via the UTIITSL website.

  • Open your browser and go to the official UTIITSL website.
  • Then, you will need to scroll down a bit and then click on the ‘Track PAN Card’ tab under PAN Services.
  • Enter your Application/Coupon number and date of birth. Click on ‘Search’ to display the status of your PAN application on the screen.

Steps to Check the PAN Card Status by Aadhaar Number

If you are not satisfied with the PAN card status check via the above-mentioned steps, then you can consider the following steps.

  • Visit the Income Tax e-filing website and then on your left-hand side, you will see the “Quick Links” section. Find and click on “Instant E-PAN”
  • Under the Check Status/ Download PAN option, click on the “Continue” button
  • In the next step, you will need to enter your 12-digit Aadhaar Number and click on “Continue”. After that, you will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number. Then, ensure you click on the “Continue” button. Then, you can easily view the status of your PAN Card through your Aadhaar Number.

What are the Documents Required to Check my PAN Card Status?

To check the status of your PAN card, you will need the following documents based on where you submitted your PAN application:

Acknowledgement Number:

If you submitted your PAN application through the NSDL website, you will need the 15-digit acknowledgement number you received after submitting your application.

Application/Coupon Number:

If you submitted your PAN application through the UTIITSL website, you will need the application or coupon number you received after submitting your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are the frequently asked questions related to the PAN Card status check. 

Yes, you can open a bank account without a PAN by filling out Form 60.

It means your application has been received and is being processed.

If you apply online, it usually takes about 15 days. For offline applications, it can take up to 30 days.

You can check the status online 5 days after you get the acknowledgement number or UTI coupon.

This might mean the issuing authority did not receive your application. For assistance, contact Protean eGov Technologies Limited or UTIITSL.

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