A lot of us think that applying for a permanent account number (PAN) is a long-drawn-out process. And when it comes to reapplying for a PAN card, it takes even longer. But in reality, it is a simple and short process.
How to reapply?
First, you need to fill in a change request or correction form. You can either download a correction form from the websites of UTI Technology Services Ltd (UTITSL), National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL), or the I-T department—‘www.utitsl.co.in’, ‘www.tin-nsdl.com’ or ‘www.incometaxindia.gov.in’—or you can get a hard copy from any of the branches of UTITSL and NSDL. You can easily locate your nearest centre from the websites of UTITSL, NSDL or the I-T department.
In the second step, you need to fill out the lost PAN card information on the form. In case you don’t have the number, you can retrieve the number of the lost card from ‘www.incometaxindia.gov.in’. You only need to fill your name, date of birth and your father’s name to get your lost card number.
Third, you need to have two stamp-sized photographs along with cash or a cheque of Rs67. Submit your form at PAN application centres of UTITSL and NSDL, the addresses of which are available at the I-T department website, and you will get a new card in 15 working days.