How to find PAN delivery status online?
The PAN card is a laminated photo identity card
issued by the department of income tax, Government
of India. It includes a PAN number. This is a ten
digit alphanumeric number issued by the income tax
department which is unique for every PAN card
holder. This number is used by the IT department
to track all the financial transactions of a
particular person or family. This is necessary in
order to calculate the rate of tax to be imposed.
The use of PAN number is mandatory for any
financial transactions like buying an automobile,
buying and selling immovable property, depositing
money above Rs. 50000.00 at the bank or post
office or obtaining a landline or cellular phone
connection. You may be NRI or a foreign person or
company, but if you have financial dealings in
India, you should have a PAN.
Checking the status is now super easy but you can
only do it once you are done with the submission
of your forms to either UTITSL or TINNSDL.
Copy these links in your browser and proceed to
find information on your case:
A. For applicants who submitted at NSDL:
B. For applicants that submitted at UTI:
Since 2003, the process of applying for PAN card,
obtaining it and checking its status in between
has been simplified to a great degree. If you need
to know the status of your PAN card, you can do so
online in a very easy process.
You will need to fill up form 49A and submit it at
any of the PAN facilitation centers located all
across the country along with supporting documents
like photograph, proof of identity, proof of
address and Rs. 94 plus tax as processing charges
and Rs.984 for a NRI.
Once you submit, you will get the laminated PAN
card by post within fifteen days. If any error is
detected, it will be corrected within eight days.
However, if there is a question of change of name
and address, it can take up to a maximum of thirty
working days to be processed.
Once you submit, you do not have anything to do.
But what if you want to know the status of your
The procedure to find whereabouts of your PAN
status is as follows:
1. First, you need to open the website of the IT
department, Government of India or that of UTIISL
or NSDL. You will find an option for status track.
2. Choose the appropriate option, like new
application or name change etc.
3. Next, the site will ask for your acknowledgment
number. If you have submitted your application
online, you will have a twelve digit submission
number which was allotted to you at the time of
submission. If you submitted the hard copy, you
would have been be given a fifteen digit number
within three days of submission.
4. If you have misplaced this number, you will
need to supply other details for accurate
tracking. These include your name exactly as it
appears on the application, date of birth and the
type of application. All of these should tally
with the details that you provided in your
5. You can then submit the request for
information. It will be displayed to you and you
will know whether your application has been
accepted, rejected or pending.
6. You will also get the information when it was
posted and the consignment number if it has been
dispatched. Generally, the First Flight courier
service is used. So, you can then check with your
local courier office.
A final word about your PAN number status
It has become very easy and convenient to
check the status of your PAN. It can now be done
with a few clicks of the mouse. However, it still
takes a minimum of twenty four hours before your
query is answered. So, you will not be able to
check sooner than that.