PAN Card Status

Check and Know your PAN Card Status using PAN Number or Name and Date of Birth of Applicant. NSDL PAN Applicant can check this NSDL PAN application status using 15 digit acknowledgment number given to applicant at the time submission of PAN application.    The PAN card number is basically a number allotted to individuals in order to keep track of all financial transactions. When the PAN number is disclosed in all monetary dealings, the Income Tax department can keep an active vigil and control over a person’s undisclosed or unregulated transactions. This prevents a person from evading taxes too.

The PAN card is mandatory for non resident Indians and overseas Indian passport holders in order to carry out any financial transaction within the country. This laminated card also serves as photo identity and address proof.

The PAN card can be obtained by applying online on the Income Tax website. After verification, a specific number is allotted to the applicant and this is send to his address within a fortnight. In case of non receipt of PAN card within the stipulated time, the applicant can check the status in varied ways. He can contact the Income Tax department of his city via the acknowledgement number which is allotted to him within three days of submitting the signed PAN form. The applicant can also visit the UTITSL website of the Government of India’s Income Tax department. He can also e mail them at

In earlier days, tracing status of PAN card was difficult but with the convenience of online search, it is no more a hassle. All you need to check out the PAN Card status online is to have the fifteen digit acknowledgement number allotted to you. Also, you need to be aware of the application type, name and surname along with the date of birth filled in the form. If you had applied for the PAN card online, then you should be ready with the twelve digit transaction number allotted to you at the time of submission.

On entering these details, the page containing the present PAN card will be displayed and it informs whether your application has been accepted, rejected or dispatched. If it had been dispatched, note down the consignment number and enquire at the concerned courier service.