The PAN card which is issued to minor does not have his photo or signature hence when the minor turns 18, his PAN card needs to be updated so that a new card can be issued with the signature and photo of the card holder. There are several things which you need to do for updating a PAN card. We will describe the full details here.
How to Upgrade minor PAN card?
Application: The person who is applying needs to fill a form, “Request for new PAN card and/or changes or correction in PAN data”. You can get the form on the Tax Information Network website of NSDL. There you need to click on the PAN application tab.
Information: The candidate needs to write correctly his existing PAN number in the form. Then he must check the ‘signature mismatch’ and the ‘photo mismatch’ box before submitting the form online. The applicant must take a print out of it, sign it, and submit it along with two photographs.
Documents: Several documents are needed like Aadhaar card, voter ID, passport, or statement of bank account to be attached with the form.
Fee: The fees for the full process is Rs 107 which can be paid through net banking, debit or credit card or a demand draft which must be drawn in the favor of NSDL-PAN. The demand draft can be attached with the form.
Process: After the online submission of the form, the candidate will get an acknowledgment number. After that, he needs to send the completed application to the UTISL or NSDL approved centre.
- The status of the application can be checked by using the acknowledgment number.
- The PAN data can be changed any time but the applicant has to give relevant document as proof.
- The proof of identity and the proof of address must be enclosed with the application or it will become invalid.