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Here’s what you have to do if you lost your PAN Card

Your permanent account number is a crucial document which you will panic about, if lost. Income tax Department of India issues this card and just like Aadhar, this also has a unique identification number (ten digits). When you lose this card, know that it can be used to make financial transactions on your behalf, so lodge a complaint immediately. Next, you should visit the nearest centre that offers PAN facilities.

You will be offered for 49A. Fill it with your details, get your supporting documents – ID proof, address proof, a copy of FIR along, as well as passport sized photographs. You also require to attach a Demand Draft or cheque in favour of NDSL, Mumbai. Don’t forget to put a title on the envelope you enclose these papers in while sending this through a registered mail at

National Securities Depository Limited,

3rd Floor, Sapphire Chambers, 

Near Baner Telephone Exchange, Baner, Pune – 411045.

If you wish to do this online, you can log into the official website and register for a PAN there. The steps include:

Steps to get a duplicate PAN Card

  1. Click on the reprint of PAN card.
  2. Choose online application for PAN card or corrections in PAN data.
  3. You will need to mention which type of PAN it was.
  4. Fill up the form for lost PAN card.
  5. Upload the supporting documents.
  6. Pay the fee online and submit the form.
  7. The reference number generated should be kept safe.
  8. You will receive duplicate PAN card delivered to your address.
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