Instant PAN using Aadhaar

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Recently, the Finance Ministry of India through the Income Tax department has launched a new facility which provides instant PAN (on near real-time basis) allotment based on the Aadhaar number. Remarkably, the entire process is totally paperless and free of cost. The applicant is not even required to upload any types of documents. The present article provides the briefing of the person who is eligible to avail the facility; process to be followed to avail the facility and process to be followed to check the status or download the PAN.


Every individual having valid Aadhaar Number can avail the facility. In order to avail the facility, it is important that the mobile number of the applicant is registered with the database of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). However, it should be noted that the minors cannot avail the facility.

In simple terms, the facility can be availed only if the applicant satisfies the following conditions:

  1. The applicant should have a valid Aadhaar Number.
  2. The Aadhaar Number of the applicant should not be linked to any other PAN.
  3. The applicant should have a mobile number registered with the Aadhaar.


The applicant needs to follow the below steps in order to avail the ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’ facility:

Step 1: Visit site

Step 2: Click on ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’ icon provided on the left-hand side under Quick Links.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Get New PAN’ icon.

Step 4: Enter the Aadhaar number.

Step 5: Enter the Captcha.

Step 6: Click on ‘I Confirm that’ (please note by clicking the same you confirm the points mention therein).

Step 7: Click on ‘Generate Aadhaar OTP’. By clicking ‘Generate Aadhaar OTP’, a One Time Password would be sent to the registered mobile number.

Step 8: Enter the OTP received.

Step 9: Validate the Aadhaar details.

On successful submission of all the details, an acknowledgement number will be generated and sent to the registered mobile number and e-mail ID.

Download PAN Card

The applicant needs to follow the below steps in order to check the status or download the allotted PAN:

Step 1: Visit site

Step 2: Click on ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’ icon provided on the left-hand side under Quick Links.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Check Status / Download PAN’ icon.

Step 4: Enter Aadhaar number.

Step 5: Enter Captcha and click submit.

If the PAN is allotted, the same can be downloaded by following the above steps. The applicant would also receive the PAN in PDF format through e-mail ID (if registered with UIDAI). It should importantly be noted here that the e-PAN so received would contain a QR code having demographic details of the applicant like Name of the applicant; Date of Birth of the applicant and Photograph of the applicant. Such details are accessible through a QR code reader. Noticeably, such e-PAN is a valid proof of PAN. It is similar to PAN issued by the Income Tax department through other modes.

For details on linking PAN and Aadhaar Card, please click here.

Instant PAN using aadhar FAQs

General scheme of Instant PAN allotment
For people who have a valid Aadhaar number, this option allows them to get an Instant PAN (in near-real time). Applicants receive their PAN in PDF format, which is free of charge.
The applicant must enter her or his valid Aadhaar number and submit the OTP sent to her or his registered mobile number. A 15-digit acknowledgment number is generated once the operation is completed. After submitting a request, the applicant can check the progress of the request at any time by entering a valid Aadhaar number, and after successful allotment, the applicant can download the PAN. A copy of the PAN will also be sent to the applicant’s registered e-mail address in the Aadhaar database.
The following are the key features of this facility:
How do I get an instant PAN?
How to download PAN?
PAN and validity of PAN

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