Lost Your PAN? Here’s How You Can Apply For A Duplicate PAN Card!

Learn how to apply for a duplicate PAN card online and get your PAN card reprinted.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Pan Card Example. (Source: BloombergQuint)</p></div>
Pan Card Example. (Source: BloombergQuint)

With so many crucial documents to hold on to, what if you lose something important? What if you misplaced your PAN card or somebody stole it from you? Do not fret, as the government of India now allows you to get a duplicate PAN card in place of the old one. Read on to know how you can get your precious card back.

What To Do Before You Apply For Duplicate PAN Card?

The most important thing to do in such a situation is to stay calm. It’s very natural for one to panic when you lose such an important document, but stressing about it isn’t going to help you. Stay calm, and try to find it. If you’re sure you’ve lost it, immediately go to the nearest police station and file an FIR regarding your missing/stolen PAN card.

This is an extremely important step to avoid your PAN card being misused for fraud. This FIR will save you from falling into any trouble, in case your PAN is used by some fraudsters. Now move on to get your duplicate PAN card issued.

Steps To Apply For Duplicate PAN Card Offline

If your PAN card was lost or stolen you can now reapply for a PAN card offline by going to one of the offline centres near you. Just follow these simple steps to get your duplicate PAN card:

  • Visit your nearest PAN or NSDL-TIN Facilitation Centres.

  • Inform there that your PAN card has been stolen/misplaced and ask for the application form to request a duplicate PAN card.

  • Fill in your details, and attach all the necessary documents including a copy of the FIR and passport-size photos.

  • You will require to pay a certain amount for your duplicate PAN card depending on your shipping address, whether it’s in India or some foreign country.

  • Submit the form along with a Demand Draft sealed in an envelope at any PAN or NSDL-TIN Facilitation Centres. You can also send it via mail to the head office.

Your duplicate PAN card will be delivered within two-three weeks to your permanent address.

Steps To Apply For Duplicate PAN Card Online

You can also apply for a duplicate PAN card online via the official website. All you need to do is put in a request for a PAN card reprint by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Click here and go to the TIN-NSDL website now known as “protean”.

  • Click on “Services” and then on “PAN”.

  • Scroll down to the section named “Reprint of PAN Card”.

  • Read all the guidelines and instructions carefully, check out the list of documents to be submitted, and go through the do’s and don’ts while applying for your duplicate PAN card.

  • Now, you’ll see that the word “here” has been hyperlinked with the following link: Click on that.

  • Read the instructions carefully and fill in your details such as PAN, Aadhaar number (Only for individuals), month and year of Birth, and GSTN (Optional).

  • Click on “Submit”.

  • A token number will be provided to you. Keep this safely noted for future reference.

  • Now click on “Continue with PAN Application Form” and you will be taken to another screen.

  • You will be taken to the “Personal Details” section.

Personal Details Section

This will have three options for modes of submitting your PAN application documents.

  1. Submit digitally with e-sign and e-KYC.

  2. Submit scanned images through e-Sign.

  3. Forward documents physically.

  • Now choose your preferred mode of submission and proceed. However, do not forget to check the box to inform whether you require a physical PAN card or not.

  • Now fill in the required details as displayed on the screen and click on “Next”.

  • Now you’ll be taken to the “Contact and Other Details” section.

Contact and Other Details

  • Enter your details such as your address, contact number and e-mail id.

  • Cross-check everything and click on “Submit”.

  • Now you’ll be taken to the “Document Details” section.

Document Details

  • Here, you will be required to upload a soft copy of your Aadhaar card as a document for the proof of address, date of birth and Identity.

  • Now add the declaration by entering your name, place and date.

  • Check everything and click on “Submit”.


  • Now you’ll be taken to the payment page. Pay the specified amount via any online payment mode.

  • Once that’s done you’ll receive a 15-digit acknowledgement number. You can now use this to track your PAN card application.

Typically you’ll receive your duplicate PAN card reprinted within two-three weeks.