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| January 3, 2023

How to Check PAN Card Status by Mobile Number?

PAN, or permanent account number, is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric identity allotted to each taxpayer by the Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. The introduction of the PAN was a revolutionary system to bring together different taxable entities under one umbrella. The primary objective/importance of PAN is to use a uniform identification mechanism to track financial transactions that might have a taxable component to prevent tax evasion. NSDL and UTIITSL are the official platforms for PAN-related tasks. Through these, you can apply for a new or duplicate PAN card, link your Aadhaar to the PAN, check the PAN card status, and edit your PAN among other things. For filing for an e-PAN Card, the details of your Aadhar should be correct. An e-PAN links your Aadhar with your PAN.

How to Apply for a PAN Card?

There are two ways to apply for a PAN number. For the offline process, a physical PAN card application form has to be filled up. Apart from that, two photographs and other requisite PAN card documents have to be attached. All these documents have to be sent to Income Tax PAN Services Unit via post or courier. After verification, the PAN Card is sent to your address via registered post.

You can apply online for a PAN card via the NSDL and UTIITSL websites. Once the online application has been submitted, an acknowledgment number is generated. You then have to send all the photocopies of your PAN card-related documents by post or courier to NSDL/UTIITSL. Once your documents are verified, you will receive a physical copy of your PAN card. You can check your PAN card status by using your 15-digit acknowledgment number on the NSDL/UTIITSL website.

A non-resident Indian ('NRI') can apply for a PAN card by submitting Form No. 49A along with the requisite PAN card documents and prescribed fees at the PAN application center or online.

How to Check PAN Card Status by Mobile Number?

You can check your PAN card status both online and offline. For tracking your PAN card by mobile number, you need to ensure the following:

  • Your correct mobile number is mentioned on the PAN application form.

  • Your mobile number is active.

  • You have the 15-digit acknowledgment number.

Via a Phone Call:

  • You can track your PAN application status by calling the TIN call center at 020-27218080 and providing your 15-digit acknowledgement number for your PAN application.

  • You can get in touch with the NSDL or UTIITSL through the toll-free helpline numbers-1800 1020 990, 1800 224 430 and telephone number- (022) 2499 4200

Via SMS:

  • You can track the status of your PAN card application by sending an SMS in the format <NSDLPAN (your 15-digit acknowledgement number of PAN application)> to ‘57575’. You will receive an SMS with the current status after some time.

Suggested Read: How To Check Pan Card Application Status Online?


A PAN card is a mandatory document for any individual/non-individual (including foreign citizens/entities) earning taxable income in India. Applicants can now apply, re-issue, edit and check their PAN card status.

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