Applying for a PAN card online is an easy process that does not require the submission of documents via post or courier. If you have lost your PAN card or if you want to change the name on PAN card or update other details, then you can follow another simple process that is completely online. This process will allow you to apply for a reprint of your PAN card or to get any errors such as incorrect name, photo, date of birth, etc updated.
First, go to the NDSL website. Click on the drop-down menu under Application Type and select Changes or Correction in existing PAN Data / Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in existing PAN Data). Now fill in all the details, enter the captcha code, and then click Submit. In the next step, you can choose how you want to submit your PAN documents. This can be done via an e-KYC that needs an Aadhaar card, via submission of scanned images through e-Sign, or by physically sending documents. We chose e-KYC via Aadhaar so the steps will vary a little if you choose one of the other methods. Fill in all the fields marked with a red asterisk (star) and then click Next. Enter your personal details in the fields marked with a red asterisk and click Next. Make sure that all these details are exactly as mentioned on your Aadhaar card. If there is a mismatch, you will not be able to authenticate via Aadhaar until you fix it and you only find out if there is a mismatch after paying. In case there is a mismatch, you get a refund but to avoid this, double-check all details right now. Now select the document you want to submit along with your application. We clicked on eKYC, filled all the details, and then clicked Proceed. Now you will see the fee (excluding online payment charges). Revision of PAN card or reprint of PAN card costs around Rs. 120 (all-inclusive) for Indians and around Rs. 1,040 for those outside India. Click Pay Confirm. Enter your payment details and finish the payment process. Then you will see a page that tells you if the transaction was successful. If it was, you get a bank reference number and a transaction reference number. Save these two and then click Continue. Now you will have to authenticate via Aadhaar. Below your Aadhaar number, tick the box and then click Authenticate. If your personal details match with what’s mentioned on your Aadhaar card, click Continue with e-Sign / e-KYC. Tick the checkbox and then click Generate OTP. Enter the OTP and then click Submit. Now you will reach a page where you see your application form as it was submitted. Download this in PDF format and store it somewhere. You will also receive the acknowledgment via email.