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13 Jul 2018

#FinancialBytes: Here's how you can fix errors in PAN card

How to make corrections in your PAN Card?

Factual errors in your PAN or a discrepancy between your PAN and Aadhaar details can, obviously, lead to a number of troubles in future.

Hence, it is important to get these mistakes corrected as soon as possible.

Thankfully, this can be done offline as well as online, as per a person's convenience.

Want to know the procedure? Here, we elaborate.

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How to make corrections in your PAN Card?
Here's how you can correct your PAN details online

Online Application (1)

Here's how you can correct your PAN details online

To correct your details online, go to the NSDL online PAN application portal by clicking here: https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html

Now, under the "Application Type" drop-down menu, choose "Changes or correction in existing PAN data". You'll be redirected to a new page after filling in details.

A token number for your correction application request will be issued, displayed to you, and also e-mailed to you.

Online Application (2)

What are the next steps?

Check the 'Submit scanned images through e-Sign' option on the top of the page, and mention the PAN you want to get corrected, under that.

Now fill out all the required details in the form carefully.

After filling all your details, click on 'next', and in the section to open, you'll have to upload your proof of age, residence and identity.

Lastly, preview.

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Make payment for your application

Payment

Make payment for your application

Finally, proceed to payment.

For applicants whose communication address lies within India, the application fee is Rs. 110, and for outside-India applications, it is Rs. 1,020.

The payment can be made in a number of ways- debit/credit cards, net banking, and demand drafts.

In case of a DD, it must be signed in the name of 'NSDL-PAN', and should be payable at Mumbai.

Offline application

How to apply for correction of PAN offline

For an offline application seeking correction of PAN details, download the application form online, and fill out all the required details.

This will have to be submitted at the nearest NSDL collection center, which you'll have to locate.

Along with this, you'll also have to file a letter with Jurisdiction Assessing Officer.

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Should it have the same details as mentioned Aadhar card?

Asked on 15-07-2018 by Ramiah Jeyadev

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For every document that is required as Identity proof, the information filled must be the same. The details in Aadhar should match the details of PAN card, Voter ID card, and driving license. The same mobile number should be provided everywhere.

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My name in PAN card is incorrect. The first name is interchanged with the last name. What should I do?

Asked on 15-07-2018 by Meenakshi Iyer

Answered by NewsBytes

To correct your details online, go to the NSDL website. Under the "Application Type" menu, choose "Changes or correction in existing PAN data". Fill the necessary details and provide the photocopy of your identity proof. After filling all details, click for preview and then proceed to payment.

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