Permanent Account Number (PAN) has to be quoted in income tax returns & for various financial transactions. Application form the The Applicants have to fill the online ‘Request for new PAN card or changes or correction in PAN data form’ on the NSDL website. The holder must check the box on the left where the change/correction is required.

An acknowledgment screen will be displayed on submission, which the applicant must save, print & sign. The applicant must affix two colors photographs on this.

It is mandatory to provide identity and address proofs with the change request. Any changes or corrections in the card details should be supported by relevant documents, as required by the income tax rules.

The fee for processing the change request is charged by NSDL is Rs 85, and additional service tax. It can be paid through demand draft, cheque, credit/debit card or via Net Banking.

If one loses PAN card and is applying for a new one, all the columns in the application form must be filed without ticking any box in the left margin. A copy of FIR must also be submitted along with the form.

The acknowledgment, payment & documents should reach NSDL within 15days of filing the online application.