PAN CARD: How to Change Name in PAN CARD after Marriage?

PAN Card Name Change After Marriage: If you are wondering how to change your name in your PAN Card after marriage, do not fret. WE've got you covered with all the details regarding the whole procedure that will help you change the name in your PAN card. This article provides you the details of the documents required for PAN Card name change after marriage, Online step-by-step procedure, the offline process of changing your name in PAN card after marriage, etc. Read on!

by Monika

Updated: May 22, 2020 16:24 IST

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What is a PAN Card?

PAN card expanded as Permanent Account Number is issued by the Income Tax Department to all individuals earning an income in India. A PAN card is a must for depositing cash over Rs. 50,000 and for filing income tax returns. PAN can be provided as an identity proof for obtaining a LAN line (telephone) at your home or opening a bank account. After marriage, most of the ladies in India, take the husband's name as their last name. As a result, they will have to apply for a name change in all their legal documents such as Aadhaar Card, PAN card, passport, etc. Any entity/individual conducting business (or employment) or any financial transactions are mandated to hold a PAN Card in India. 

What is the Procedure for PAN Card Name Change after Marriage?

Women who wish to change their names in the PAN Card after marriage can do it through online and offline mode. Women can visit the NSDL or UTIITSL portal to do the same. Below mentioned are the step by step tutorials for both online and offline processes.

Pan Card Change in Name After Marriage Via TIN NSDL Portal

  • First, visit the TIN NSDL website

  • In the homepage, click on "PAN" under the drop-down menu of "Services"

  • Now, scroll through the page and under the "Change/Correction in PAN Data section", click on "Apply"

  • Fill in the form with all the prompted details

  • You must mention PAN in the form and choose only the cell which is in front of your name

  • After entering all the details click on "Validate" to check any errors

  • Now, click on "Submit" and make your payment complete

  • You can complete the payment process through net banking, debit/credit card, cash card, etc

  • Once you are done with the payment, take a print out of the PAN Application Form Affix two recent passport size color photographs on the form and put a signature on the required space

  • Attach all the required documents with the form

  • Affix the form and the payment slip in an envelope and send it to the nearest NSDL office

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What are the Documents Required to Change the Name in PAN after Marriage?

For any change in any legal document, you will have to submit a few documental proofs. Similarly, for a name change in PAN card after marriage, a woman has to furnish any one of the following as a document proof for changing the name in the PAN card on the account of marriage only:

  • Marriage certificate, marriage invitation card or any proof of marriage

  • Publication of name change in the official gazette

  • Copy of passport showing husband’s name

  • Certificate issued by a Gazetted officer (only for the change in the applicant’s name)

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What is the e-KYC Method for PAN Name Change After Marriage?

If an applicant chooses the option of paperless e-KYC at the time of PAN Card form filling. Then in that case, the applicant does not have to submit additional documents and not need to send the PAN application form to NSDL or UTTIITSL via post. Below are the methods to go paperless in order to change the title after marriage.

  • Aadhaar based e-KYC with e-Sign

  • By using scanned documents/DigiLocker docs with e-Sign

  • By using scanned/DigiLocker docs with Digital Signature Certificate

What is the Offline Process for PAN Card Change Name After Marriage?

Online procedure is not the only way to change the name in PAN card. For people who are not comfortable in the online procedure, they do have an offline process for PAN Card name change. Go through the below procedure to know about the offline process:

  • For making the correction or changes in the existing PAN Card, applicants have to download the CSF PAN Form from the UTI center.

  • Fill in the form with your personal details that are relevant to your documents.

  • Submit the form along with the documents and photographs at the nearest UTIITSL or NSDL office.

  • Make the payment of Rs 110 (In India) and the new PAN Card will be sent to your given resident address within 15 working days.

  • Rs of 1020 is required for women residing outside India.

What are the Points to Keep in Mind while Filling the Form for Changes in PAN Card?

  1. For correction in PAN database or request for reissue of PAN Card, the applicant is mandated to apply in "Request for new PAN card Or/And changes in PAN" data form which is different from the Form 49A and Form 49AA.

  2. Fill-out all the details in the mandatory fields of the form for the changes or correction of PAN data and select the corresponding box on the left margin where corrections are needed if necessary.

  3. In order to Change or Correction of PAN data or reissue of new PAN card, the address for communication will be updated in the ITD (Income Tax Department) database by using the address given by the applicant in the application form.

  4. In order to change or correct the mistake of your PAN details, the original PAN will remain the same and you will be issued a new PAN card with the correct database.

What are the Things that Should be Avoided While Filling the Form for Change the Name in PAN Card?

Changes in legal documents like PAN card, Aadhaar card, Passport, etc will not be done by humans, most of the time. All the changes will be done by machines and as we all know, the command for the machine should be clear enough for it to understand. So the forms you fill-up will be evaluated by automated machines. It is very important to fill in the forms neatly and clearly, so that there won't be any confusion. Please avoid the following things while filling up the form:

  • Do not overwrite or make corrections in the Form.

  • Do not sign outside the box.

  • Avoid applying for a new PAN if you already have one.

  • Do not ratify in the first name and last name field.

  • Do not give any additional details other than the prompted ones

  • Do not give POI, POA, and PODB which are not in the name of the applicant.

PAN Card Name Change After Marriage - FAQs

1. Is it mandatory for me to change my name in PAN card after marriage?

Yes, if you have added your husband's name as your surname officially after marriage, then it is compulsory to change your name in your PAN card as well. However, it is not mandatory these days for women to add their husband's name as a surname after marriage.

2. I have filled the PAN name change form through the NSDL portal. Where should I send the documents?

As stated earlier, you can fill up the forms in the NSDL portal as well as the UTIITSL portal. But if you have filled the form in the NSDL portal, you will have to send it to the NSDL office only. If you have filled the form in the UTIITSL portal, then send your documents to the UTIITSL office.

3. Is it compulsory to own a PAN card?

Yes, if you are an individual who has a bank account, who is employed, or earning through business, it is mandatory to have a PAN card. You can apply for a PAN card as soon as you complete 18 years of age.

4. What is the purpose of a PAN card?

A PAN card is used for depositing cash over Rs. 50,000 and also for filing income tax returns. PAN can be provided as an identity proof for obtaining a LAN line (telephone) at your home or opening a bank account.

5. What are the charges for PAN card and e-PAN?

For address within India

  • PAN + e-PAN (offline application/documentation) - Rs. 107/-
  • PAN + e-PAN (Paperless/Aadhaar e-KYC) - Rs. 101/-
  • Only e-PAN (offline application/documentation) - Rs. 72/-
  • Only e-PAN (Paperless/Aadhaar e-KYC) - Rs. 66

For address outside India

  • PAN +e-PAN (offline application/documentation) - Rs. 1017/-
  • PAN + e-PAN (Paperless/Aadhaar e-KYC) - Rs. 1011/- Protection Status