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How to Reapply in Case of Lost PAN Card

The PAN card is an essential document of proof while making any monetary transactions, sales and purchases, applying for a Visa, and many other things. Thus, it can be a troublesome experience if your PAN Card is lost or if it gets stolen. In such cases, you can apply for a duplicate PAN Card through the various online or offline methods. 

1. Online method

  • Log onto the official website of TIN-Protean eGov Technologies Limited and navigate to the section on online application for PAN. The website is https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html

  • Once here, choose the option ‘Reprint of PAN card’. This option can be chosen if your PAN Card was stolen, lost, or misplaced.

  • On clicking the link mentioned above, you will be directed to a different page, where you need to click on the ‘Online Application for changes/correction in PAN data’ link.

  • Here one can go through the guidelines mentioned on the page and choose the type of PAN they lost - individual, company, firm, HUF, etc.

  • At this stage, the individual can fill up the lost PAN card application form

  • Here one needs to fill in their personal details like their lost pan card number, name, communication address, telephone number, email id, etc.

  • Also, documents like photographs and ID proof need to be submitted along with the lost pan card application form, with an applicant expected to sign it before submission.

  • Also, attach the FIR with the documents if it is a case of theft.

  • A one-time payment of ₹107 is required to be paid if you are a resident of India or ₹989 if you are living outside India can be paid either through a credit card, debit card, net banking, or demand draft.

  • A confirmation number will be generated upon successful payment, which can be used for any subsequent correspondence.

  • Once all the information and documents are received and verified, a duplicate PAN with the same pan number will be delivered to the address in about two weeks.

2. Offline method 

  • If your PAN Card is lost or stolen, the first step is to immediately file a complaint at the nearest police station. Do remember to take a copy of the complaint or the FIR.

  • The individual needs to then head to the nearest PAN or NSDL TIN Facilitation Centre and request a form 49A

  • The applicant must then fill out the form carefully to avoid any errors, put a passport-sized picture on the right-hand side corner and sign the form.

  • To submit the form, the applicant must provide a request form addressed to the IT department, one passport-size photo, an identification and address proof document along with a copy of the FIR 

  • The lost pan card application form needs to be posted to NSDL, along with the necessary documents and a demand draft or cheque for the payment

  • Send all the above-mentioned documents to the following address:


National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL),

3rd Floor, Sapphire Chambers,

Near Baner Telephone Exchange, Baner,

Pune 411045.

  • Once all the information and documents are received and verified, a duplicate PAN with the same pan number will be delivered to the address provided in about two to three weeks.

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Actions to Take if You Notice That Your PAN Card is Lost or Misplaced

Many establishments in the country require a PAN Card as proof of identity, which makes it important to you on a daily basis. A lost PAN card can lead to problems and confusion, especially if you do not remember our Permanent Account Number. If you have lost a PAN card, you do not need to fret as you can apply for a duplicate copy through online or offline methods, as elaborated above.

So here are the points to remember if your PAN Card is lost or misplaced?


  • Stay calm – The most important thing to do after losing the PAN card is to stay calm and composed.

  • Use the facilities - One should remember that there are adequate measures in place to handle such situations. You can reapply for a lost PAN card either online or offline

  • Error-free information – Filling out the form should be error-free as any errors could be reflected on the new card. Remember that the lost PAN Card number should be correct in order to process the information appropriately.

  • Readable and Clear - Ensure that the lost PAN card application form doesn't have any overlaps, making it readable and clear to understand by the concerned authorities

FAQs about Reapplying for Lost PAN Card

What should I do if I lose my PAN card?

If you have lost your PAN Card, you need not to worry. You can easily apply for a lost PAN card either online on the official website or offline on National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL),

Can I apply for a lost PAN card online?

Yes, you can easily apply for a lost PAN card online by following a few simple steps. Just head to the official website https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html, fill up the lost PAN card application form, submit the required documents, and pay the fees.

How can I get my lost PAN card without a number?

It is possible to get the lost PAN card without knowing the number by following these steps:

  • Head to www.tin-nsdl.com/index.html
  • Under the ‘services’ tab, choose the option ‘PAN’
  • Under the ‘reprint of PAN card’ option, click on ‘apply’
  • Next, fill in the details and click on 'Submit'
  • After this, the applicant needs to follow the instructions in the following screens
  • The successful submission of the application would yield an acknowledgment number that would enable the applicant to track the application's progress
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