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 freequent questions.
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.
The procedure for new e-PAN allotment is as follows
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.
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
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
: 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)
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.
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.
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
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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