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How get a New e-PAN number in 10 minutes ?

Instant PAN (e-PAN) allotment is now easier, faster, better and is available at a free of cost. Individuals (other than minors) with a valid Aadhaar number (with updated Mobile number) can avail the new e-PAN, instant PAN allotment facility from income tax department directly rather going through NSDL and other entities. Know more through frequent questions.

If you are looking for Linking your PAN card with the Aadhaar card, refer How to link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card?

1.What are the features of New e-PAN allotment procedure ?
  1. It's Easy, Paperless
  2. It's fast as you get the PAN in 10 minutes.
  3. Per new law, booth Physical PAN, e-PAN (instant PAN) are having same value as it is valid and legal.
  4. Best part is the information required to request a new e-PAN is just the Aadhaar number and your Mobile number.
  5. As it is Online, you can request anytime 24/7, 365 days a year.
  6. Forgot your PAN number or lost it ? No problem, just get it using your Aadhaar and Mobile.
2.What would be the outcome from new instant PAN allotment procedure ?

A Digitally signed PDF with the PAN card information will be given instantly unless a PAN was already issued in the past on the given Aadhaar number.

3.What is the new procedure to get a new PAN number ?

The procedure for new e-PAN allotment is as follows

  1. Visit ITD site for e-PAN
  2. Click on "Get New PAN" button
  3. Enter your Aadhaar Number
  4. Enter Captcha
  5. Click 'I confirm' check box
  6. Validate the OTP using OTP received on your mobile.
  7. Validate Aadhaar Details.
  8. Validate your eMail ID
  9.  Get the PAN number allotted

PAN allotment is based on your Aadhaar number. PAN pdf will be generated at the end of the process and can be downloaded as well as receive an eMail for your records.

4.How to get the status of a new PAN request ?

As the new e-PAN (instant PAN is directly linked to your Aadhaar Number, you can check the status such at any time.

Procedure the check the status of a new PAN request is as follow

  1. Visit ITD site for e-PAN Request Status
  2. Enter your Aadhaar Number
  3. Enter Captcha
  4. Validate the OTP using OTP received on your mobile.
  5. View the Status of your PAN request
5.How to download the e-PAN (instant PAN) ?

As the new e-PAN (instant PAN is directly linked to your Aadhaar Number, you can download such at any time.

Procedure to download the e-PAN is as follow

  1. Visit ITD site for e-PAN Request Status
  2. Enter your Aadhaar Number
  3. Enter Captcha
  4. Validate the OTP using OTP received on your mobile.
  5. Download digitally signed PAN PDF for IT Filing and or other financial activity where required.

Note: Downloading e-PAN is valid only for those who used the new e-PAN process to get a new PAN number (Originally released by the Govt of India on 14th Feb 2020)

6.Is it valid / legal to use ePAN (or aka instant PAN) ?

Per Income Tax Department, "Electronically issued and Digitally signed ePAN (aka instant PAN) is now a valid mode of issue of Permanent Account Number (PAN) post amendments in clause (c) in the Explanation occurring after sub- section (8) of Section 139A of Income Tax Act, 1961 and sub-rule (6) of Rule 114 of the Income Tax Rules, 1962"

Both Physical Copy (Old or New) and the e-PAN carry the same Value. Check below question on additional features / benefits of new e-PAN.

7.What is special about new ePAN (aka instant PAN) ?

Per Income Tax Department, Along with visible information about the PAN number, Name, e-PAN also contains enhanced QR code having demographic (such as Name, DOB, Father's Name) as well as biometric (such as scanned photo & signature) information of the PAN holders which can be accessed and used for PAN verification purposes in off-line mode. Information of enhanced QR code is accessible to user agencies through freely available Android version of "PAN QR Code Reader" on Google's "Play Store" which can be downloaded in any mobile phone running on Android OS.

8.How to re-print my old PAN (not a e-PAN or instant PAN) card ?

While newly allotted e-PAN cards have loaded features, for those who are having old PAN Card (Physical Copy) it depends on when it was requested. You can re-print your old PAN card using following procedure by visiting

  1. PAN requested in last 30 days
  2. PAN requested older than 30 days
  3. PAN Card Re-print can be requested (Physical Copy) by visiting PAN re-print request and get a Physical PAN Copy through Courier at Rs. 50 with in India, Rs. 959 for outside of India.
9.How to update my address on my PAN Card ?

You may visit PAN Address Update and follow instructions to get your address updated.

You need PAN, Aadhaar, eMail-ID, and your Mobile number linked with Aadhaar.

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