How To Download Pan Card On Your Smartphone


When you lose the real copy at home, having a PDF of your PAN Card on your phone can come in handy.Here’s how to use your smartphone or other device to download a PDF of your PAN Card from the government website.

Every Indian citizen who is older than 18 years old has a PAN Card and a physical duplicate of it.However, it can happen that you leave your Pan Card at home and suddenly realise that you need it for work.In these circumstances, you must carry a PDF or soft copy of your Pan Card with you because it is portable and will always be on your phone.

This article will demonstrate how to download your PAN card from the official government website to your phone or other device.

It’s important to know that either NSDL or UTIITSL produces your PAN card (Both come under the Income Tax department of India).The department that created your PAN card can be found on the back; depending on that information, you can proceed with the instructions below.

How to download PAN Card (NSDL)

Step 1: Open the official government website for Pan Card by clicking here.

Step 2: Now, you will see two options — Acknowledgement Number and PAN. Tap on PAN.

Step 3: Enter your 10-digit PAN number, followed by your 12-digit Aadhar numbeR.

Step 4: Next you need to add the month and year of your birth, and then fill in the Captcha.

Step 5: Once you fill in all the details, tap on submit.

Step 6: You will now have to generate the OTP. You can select where you want the OTP i.e. on Email or Mobile and hit on Generate OTP.

Step 7: Enter the OTP and click on Validate.

Step 8: You should now see your e-PAN car in PDF or XML formats on the screen.

Step 9: Click on any of the formats and it will be downloaded and on your phone.

If your PAN Card is old, you may have to pay Rs. 8.26 to download it.

How to download PAN Card (UTIITSL)

Step 1: Open the official government website for Pan Card by clicking here.

Step 2: Enter a 10-digit PAN number, followed by the Month and Year of birth in MM/YYYY format.

Step 3: Enter Captcha and submit.

Step 4: Select the mode of OTP that you will receive to continue – Email or Mobile.

Step 5: Tap on getting OTP.

Step 6: Enter OTP and tap on Submit.

Now your PAN card will be automatically downloaded. Do note that if your PAN Card is old, you will have to pay Rs. 8.26 to download it.

What is my e-PAN Card password?

To open the e-PAN Card (PDF), you may need to enter a password. The password is your date of birth in DDMMYYYY format, for example, 17/01/1989.

Important Points to be Remember

Do note that if anything isn’t been updated on your PAN Card for a long time, you won’t be able to download a PDF copy. To download it, you first have to update your latest information such as signature or photo, and then try downloading the PDF copy again.

Your Aaadhar card must be linked with your PAN Card to download the PDF copy.

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