Know your PAN Card…

pan card indiaThe PAN Number is a 10 Alphanumeric number for uniquely identifier of Indian income tax payers, issued to all juristic entities identifiable under the Indian Income Tax Act 1961.

Fundamental of PAN Number

  • IT PAN card is issued under Section 139A of the Income Tax Act.
  • The PAN structure is as follows: AAAPL1234C: First five characters are letters, next four numerals, last character letter.
  • The first three letters are sequence of alphabets from AAA to ZZZ
  • The fourth character informs about the type of holder of the card. Each holder is uniquely defined as below:
A — Association of Persons (AOP)
B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
C — Company
F — Firm
G — Government
H — HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)
L — Local Authority
J — Artificial Judicial Person
P — Individual
T — AOP (Trust)
  • The fifth character of the PAN is the first character
    • (a) of the surname or last name of the person, in the case of a “Personal” PAN card, where the fourth character is “P” or
    • (b) of the name of the Entity, Trust, society, or organisation in the case of Company/ HUF/ Firm/ AOP/ BOI/ Local Authority/ Artificial Jurdical Person/ Govt, where the fourth character is “C”,”H”,”F”,”A”,”T”,”B”,”L”,”J”,”G”.
  • The last character is an alphabetic check digit.

Nowadays, the DOI (date of issue) of the PAN card is mentioned at the right (vertical) hand side of the photo on the PAN card.

The central government has introduced a new online service called “Know Your PAN” to verify or validate new and existing PAN numbers

Know your PAN Card Status

PAN Card Verification by PAN Number

PAN Card Verification by PAN NAME

View Income Tax Refund Status

59 comments on “Know your PAN Card…

    1. You should apply duplicate/reprint pan card application, you will get Duplicate/Reprint pan card with same pan number. You can apply online through NSDL or UTI website in just Rs. 105.

  1. My client has received his HUF PAN card without date of incorporation on it. Please tell me what should be done.
    Thank you.

  2. I have apply for name change before 2 months but steel i didnt received any massage its steel showing under process my acnowledge no is 013359701443605 please suggest what to do

  3. Plz tell me how many days it will take for issue the PAN card for this Acknowledgement no-011139700071496, its very urgent.

  4. sir, i have verified my pan details, somehow i couldn’t receive my pan card at the given address. please tell me how can i collect my pan card?
    thank you.

  5. My birthdate is incorrect in my pancard, i need to fill the 49A form and where should i submit it? I stay in pune and don’t have much information about it.

  6. Sir
    I have apply pan card ..and acknowledgement no 080309700111616 so please details when display pan card status or pan card no.?

  7. Dear sir/madam,

    I am writing this email concerned that a PAN that has been issued has been lost in the mail.
    I applied for my PAN through AXIS bank at Candolim branch back in December of last year. I have sent numerous emails following up on the whereabouts of my PAN without success.
    I live in Australia and am concerned this has been lost in transit.
    Can someone please be kind enough to assist.
    I have included an email that was sent to me from AXIS bank stating tracking number of post.

    Dear Madam,
    The pan card office informed that the pan card was dispatched to ypur mailing address on 10/05/2015 via tracking no. 537334062IN. You can also call them on 0832-6519467
    With regards to the phone updation, kindly mail me the country code and the area code.
    If you need any more clarification do feel free to mail back.
    Melinda Lobo
    Axis Bank
    Candolim Branch,Goa
    0832-2489042/ 54/ 69.

  8. Dear Sir
    I have a PAN Card at present this card Photo is not visible properly and also address changed from original to Present living Hyderabad so pleas eguide us how to change my address in online and same time how to get PAN card in place of old one (Photo not visible properly)

    1. Dear kameswara,

      You should apply a correction / changes pan application from NSDL / UTI. And replace your current PAN photo with new one. With PAN correction / changes application you can change any pan information in your pan card.

  9. Dear Sir/Madam.
    I applied PAN card on 07.06.2015, My ACK No is 062809700063272, still i have not received the original PAN. But FFCL status on “12-Jun-2015″ is ” Consignment Delivered to – sign”.I asked to FFCL courier but i can’t get proper information. PLS help us.

  10. hello sir, my name is sheetal will apply for pan card on 5th June i want that asps because i m selected in one company and they want pan card number for farther so what you think with in how many date they issue my pan card number.

    1. Generally income tax department issue the pan number within 10 days. You can check your pan status using acknowledgment number to make sure that pan number issue or not.

      Thank you for comment 🙂

  11. I had applied for a pan card on utitsl. But I got a letter from utitsl that Pan
    Card Application is incompleted for not providing some documents and I
    will have to resubmit it. Now I want to know that do I have to send
    the required documents by Post or by email for the same application to
    process further ? Or do I have to reapply again ?


    1. You need to Apply for Reprint for your pan card with same pan number. you can apply for Reprint through NSDL, ETDSDSC, emudhra etc online websites.

  13. Dear PAN Office Team,
    I am interested for the franchisee of PAN OFFICE in my area. So in this regard Plz contact me on 7079807447
    Thanks n regards.
    s satyam

  14. I have applied for PAN Card and the same is dispatched with REGISTERED POST, with Pan card no;-DVZPK7569H, dated 27-03-2015 and the same is returned back undelivered. Kindly re-send the same by way of Postal Department and do needful. Thanking you,


  15. Hi

    When I applied for the PAN card, the status was shown as “the card dispatched” and I could get to see the number online. But I have not received the physical copy of the PAN card. Please let me know how can I reapply for this card, as I have already filed my IT returns on this number, It is crucial for me to get this card now. Also please be notified I do not possess the same ID proof I submitted that time and let me know if there is any possibility that I can get the card with a different ID proof. please advice.

    1. Dear Lavanya,
      if you not received your pan card physical copy after 20-30 days of pan application date, then please contact your near tin-fc or you can contact the tin-fc on contact no: 020 2721 8080 or email your application ID/acknowledgment no to

      if you not getting response which you expected from TIN-FC then you should apply for PAN Reprint application.

  16. Dear PAN Office Team,
    I am interested for the franchisee of PAN OFFICE in my area. So in this regard Plz contact me on 9058008737,
    Thanks n regards.

    1. Dear shish k. singh,

      there is no such thing as pan card franchise.
      You can act as a mediator like broker.
      Spread yourself and collect applications from people and apply them for pan card charging little bit of commission doing all paperwork and travel needed.

      you can get a pan card franchise from UTI ITSl or NSDL where u can become an authorized agent for govt company.

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