How to Change Your Name on PAN Card in India? – Answered

Legal information for getting your name changed on your PAN Card.

There are situations when you have to change your personal information in identification cards, IDs and records. This happens when an individual decides to acquire a new name or a woman gets married or divorced.

This is also applicable to a PAN card. A PAN card or a Permanent Account Number issued to taxpayers in India. It prevents tax evasion and is used for opening bank accounts, receiving salaries and professional payment and other transactions that include monetary issues.

If you need to change an information in your PAN card, here are some guidelines and pointers.

Note: I believe you have legally changed your name by making an affidavit, Newspaper Publication and Gazette Notification regarding the change of your name. While changing your name on Pan card, attach a copy of the Gazette Notification, so that the concerned authorizes take it as a proof and will issue a new PAN Card to you in your new name.


1. You have to apply for a change or correction in PAN data. You can apply via online and acquire a PAN Change Request Form.

2. Fill out the form and fill all mandatory and important fields. Also state or correct the data on the information fields that you want to be changed in your current PAN card.

3. Before you submit your application form make sure that you have the following documents with you:

a. A proof of identity or address – the documents recognized as proof of identity are (affidavit, Newspaper Publication and Gazette Notification regarding the change of your name), school diplomas or certificates, bank account statement, passport, voter identity card, driver’s license, credit card, marriage license or certificate, divorce papers (if divorced). Any of these documents can be submitted. In the case of a minor, the applicant can pass his/her parents’ documents or his/her Student Identity Card.

b. Present your current PAN card. If lost, submit an FIR stating the loss of your PAN card

c. Provide a recent and colored 3.5cm x 2.5 cm photograph.

4. Pay the application fees.

You must also remember these important details:

1. Always use the PAN Change Request form when applying for correction of information request in your PAN card.

2. Fill out all forms legibly and correctly.

3. Provide a Proof of Identity and Proof of Address. These are necessary documents that prove you are changing the data for legal reasons.

4. Make sure that the documents you provide complements the information in the application you submitted. The name, address and other important data should be the same, both in the documents and in the form.

25 Responses to How to Change Your Name on PAN Card in India? – Answered

  1. Rajan January 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    if the name in pan card is Ramesh PK
    and thename Passportis PK Ramesh
    if the bank account is on Ramesh PK

    and if the name in the pan card is changed toPK Ramesh
    what is to be done with the bank account in the name of Ramesh Pk

    • narendra January 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

      please send me what is changing rules for making pan card new or correction

  2. aasha June 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, really useful information. Now its very easy to change pan card correction online at eMudhra.

  3. Pravin September 9, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    Hi Rajan,

    simply inform the bank about both the names Ramesh P.K. and P.K. Ramesh being one and the same in writing and the bank will carry out transactions in any of the name formats out of the two. The Bank may not / may according to their rules and regulations demand some documents for proving the same, which you need to get it clarified with the bank.

    Pravin Yadur.

  4. Girish Shenai September 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    My name in PAN card is Girish Raghunath Shenai, where as in all other documents it is just Girish Shenai. I tried twice to change it on the PAN card by filling out the online correction form and sending the docs. But both times they were rejected saying the name on the docs dont match that on the PAN card. Can you please tell me what might have gone wrong

  5. Sajini September 24, 2013 at 5:13 pm #


    What if the name has not been changed anywhere till date after marriage?. In this case what are the doc to be submitted

  6. Rahul October 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm #


    On my PAN Card No is Rahul Kailaschand Agrawal,

    Passport is Rahul Kailash Agrawal,

    Driving Licence is Rahul Kailas Agrawal
    Now I want to change my PAN name to Rahul Kailashchand Agrawal.

    What should I Do???
    can any one suggest a way out?? can only changing name on PAN site will be feasible or do I need to make new PAN card also??

  7. Bino October 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    “wat s d diff b/w S.Bino and first name + last name i.e Bino Sundar.”

    Becos my bank acc name is S Bino
    Passport has Bino Sundar
    My company prefers oly Bino Sundar
    Now,which should i prefer in pan card name ??? S Bino or Bino Sundar??????

  8. S. RAMKISHAN RAO November 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Good Information

  9. shruthi November 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm #


    My name is C. Shruthi Bhat.
    As per all my educational certificates my name is the same as mentioned earlier.
    But my name in PAN Card is printed as Shruthi Bhat, because of this my name in my bank account, marriage certificate, Voter ID is printed as Shruthi Bhat.
    Where as my name in aadhar card is printed as C. Shruthi Bhat.
    Now, should I apply for name change in PAN Card??????

  10. TT.JOSEPH CHINNAP REDDY December 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm #


  11. Sanjay Jain December 10, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    I have applied for pan card online, form 49 A. Now I have to send it a hard copy of form 49 A to it department.But while sending filled 49 A I came to know that name to be printed on card is wrong spelled, I want to edit my filled form 49 A, but not getting any thing,

    All the link having content for edit pan card data if already pan number is allotted, but in my case pan number is not allotted and I only want to edit form 49 A before sending it IT department.

    Please assist.

  12. Vaquas December 16, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    My mom has a pan card and the problem is that her dob is 11 th Oct but it’s wrongly printed as 10 th Nov (date became month and month date) can this be changed? She only has bank account passbook. Is this enough for the change as this was used to apply for pan itself. Please help!

  13. shail anand December 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    My name has wrongly been written as SHAILA on the pan card instead of SHAIL. Now, pls suggest how to get it corrected.

  14. L JYOTHI December 21, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    My name is LABALA JYOTHI in all documents n certificates but in my PAN card my name is SAHUKARU JYOTHI my husband name is SAHUKARU ANAND any problem is there?

  15. Rubi December 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    My name is Shruti.
    My husband’s name is Vikas Kumar
    I have not added my Sir name in any document all my educational certificates, PAN Card, marriage certificate, Voter ID.
    So May I change my name on my PAN Card as Shruti Kumar.
    If it may be, please tell me what is needed document for it.

    Please reply


  16. shreyesh December 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    on my birth certificate my surname is MALGAONKER and on driver license and adhar card it is MALGAONKAR also on my collage and school results its MALGAONKER. So what should i do change my name on birth certificate or on my other 2 documents. Plz reply.

  17. Dolly January 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    In all my educational Certificates the name is Dolly Verma. But in voting ID, Adhaar Card, Pan Card its only Dolly. My bank Account is opened in the name of Dolly Verma.
    I want to add my surname to all my id’s like voting id, PAN Card & Adhar Card.

    Please suggest what should I do.??

  18. VENKATRAMAN R. S. February 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    I want correction in my name in the Pan card. Can you please send the facilitation centres address in Chennai so that I will directly go and show the documents and make correction in my PAN Card. My name in all the documents show as R.S. VenkatRaman. But in the Pan card it states my father’s name also as VENKATRAMAN MANI. But I want the name in pan card to appear as R. S. VenkatRaman only. Even in my aadhaar card also I have my name as R.S. VenkatRaman. By using the aadhaar card, can I change my name as R.S. VenkatRaman in the pan card?

  19. rishi February 12, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    After applying for name change does the PAN number change too? or it remains as old one?

  20. Narmada February 15, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    My name is Narmada .
    My husband`s name is Digambar Raut.
    I have PAN card with name of before marrige Narmada Kisanrao Shinde.
    I have got marrige cartificate from Grampanchayat at my Villege.
    Now i want PAN card with after marrige name Narmada Digambar Raut .
    If it may be,possible. Please reply how get me new PAN card
    Please reply

  21. vijayasimha March 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    I got the application to correct my name in pancard tobe sent.
    How to pay the fee how much to pay to send the aplicatin

  22. A Pal May 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    Sir/ Madam,

    I have changed my name following all formalities (an affidavit, Newspaper Publication and Gazette Notification regarding the change of your name). After that i have applied for change the name in the PAN card (Change Request form) and i send self-signed supporting documents – Voter card copy ( in the old name) as address proof, copy of affidavit, copy of the news paper publication, copy of of the Gazette notification. But even after 6 months, name has not been changed. On booking complain i received the following reply:

    “We would like to inform that you had made online application while processing the application, certain discrepancies have been observed.

    Proof of Address – Elector’s photo identity card – Name in application form does not match with the name in proof,

    Proof of Address – Certificate of address in original signed by a Gazetted Officer – Proof not valid.

    You are requested to resend requisite documents as per the above discrepancy to NSDL to enable further processing of the application.

    As per procedure prescribed by Income Tax Department document should exact match with whatever data entered in the form.

    You may check the link and for list of documents accepted as Proof of Identity, Address and Date of Birth.

    If you do not have the proof listed in that list then, you may submit original Certificate of Identity and Address signed by Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or Gazetted Officer with first/middle/last name in expanded format not in initial format as Proof of Identity and Address.

    Please find Format of Gazette certificate is attached above for your reference.

    For further information Visit our website

    Alternatively, you may call our TIN Call Center on 020-2721 8080 for any further assistance/clarification.”

    Kindly guide me what to do now.

    Thanking you.

  23. Vishwanathan S May 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm #


    My name in PAN is ‘VISHWANATHAN. S’

    I now want to change it for ‘VISHWANATHAN. S. IYER’

    What are the things i need to do for the above change of my name legally.

    Things like Gazzette Application Public Notice etc., are to be done. How to go about it.??

    please guide me how to go about it.??

  24. poonam samir verma May 18, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    my name is poonam samir verma married to samir verma but i want to change my name to poonam k lall before marriage in pan card as all my document are in poonam k lall name so is it possible and if yes plz do guide me for the procedure so as to make my thinks much more easier.plz revert as soon as possible.

    Thanks alot

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