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1. General scheme of Instant PAN allotment

Free allotment of Instant PAN Through Aadhaar Based e-KYC

This facility is for allotment of Instant PAN (on near-real time basis) for those applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar number. PAN is issued in PDF format to applicants, which is free of cost.

The applicant is required to type in her/his valid Aadhaar number and submit the OTP generated on the registered mobile number. Once the process is complete, a 15-digit acknowledgment number is generated. Once request is submitted, the applicant can check the status of the request at any time by providing her/his valid Aadhaar number and on successful allotment can download the PAN. The applicant will also receive a copy of the PAN in the e-mail id registered with the Aadhaar database.

2. The salient points of this facility are:

  1. The applicant should have a valid Aadhaar which is not linked to any other PAN.
  2. This facility is not for making changes in existing pan card.
  3. The applicant should have his mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
  4. This is a paper-less process and applicants are not required to submit or upload any documents.
  5. The applicant should not have another PAN. Possession of more than one PAN will result in penalty under section 272B(1) of Income-tax Act.

3. How to apply for instant PAN?


  1. To apply for PAN, please visit the e-Filing website of Income-tax department. (Url: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  2. Click the link- 'Instant PAN through Aadhaar'.
  3. Click the link- 'Get New PAN'.
  4. Fill in your Aadhaar in the space provided, enter captcha and confirm.
  5. The applicant will receive an OTP on the registered Aadhaar mobile number; submit this OTP in the text box on the webpage.
  6. After submission, an acknowledgement number will be generated. Please keep this acknowledgment number for future reference.
  7. On successful completion, a message will be sent to the applicant's registered mobile number and e-mail id (if registered in UIDAI & authenticated by OTP). This message specifies the acknowledgement number.

4. How to download PAN

  1. To download PAN, please go to the e-Filing website of Income-tax department. (Url: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  2. Click the link- 'Instant PAN through Aadhaar'.
  3. Click the link- 'Check Status of PAN'.
  4. Submit the Aadhaar number in the space provided, then submit the OTP sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile number.
  5. Check the status of application- whether PAN is allotted or not.
  6. If PAN is allotted, click on the download link to get a copy of the e-PAN pdf.

5. How do I get a physical PAN card?

6.  Can we give an address different from the address on the Aadhaar card?

  • No. Address as available with UIDAI in Aadhaar database will be saved in PAN database

7.. Can I make any changes in my existing PAN through this facility?

  • No. Please use the Change Request Facility provided on the links below-

8. Is e-pan card valid?

Yes. please check at 


Source: https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home


Published by

CA Mayur Todmal
(Practicing CA)
Category Income Tax   Report

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