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| January 4, 2023

How to Download e-PAN Card Online - a Step-by-Step Guide?

Aadhar Card and PAN card are two of the most important documents for Indian citizens. 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. It is a mandatory document for any individual/non-individual (including foreign citizens/entities) earning taxable income in India The primary objective 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, check your status, download e-pan card, and edit your PAN card. You can also link your Aadhar to the PAN. For filing for an e-PAN Card download, the details of your Aadhar should be correct. An e-PAN links your Aadhar with your PAN.

What is an e-PAN?

An e-PAN is a digitally signed PAN card issued in electronic or digital format by the Income-tax department. You can apply for both a physical PAN card as well as an e-PAN card. However, the unique 10-digit alphanumeric identification code allotted to you remains the same.

How to Download e-PAN Online Using NSDL Website?

For downloading your PAN card through NSDL, you can visit the official NSDL E-PAN card download website https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/requestAndDownloadEPAN.html

Here, you will get two options to download e-PAN. One is using the Acknowledgement Number and the other is using a PAN card.

Download e-PAN Using PAN card

Under the NSDL portal, the download e-PAN card facility is categorized in two ways, i.e. PAN allotted in the last 30 days, and PAN allotted older or more than 30 days. The steps to download the e-PAN card online in both ways is being summarized here under–

For PAN cards issued in the last 30 days

  • Step 1: Visit the site https://www.tin-nsdl.com

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  • Step 2: Click on ‘Download e-PAN card (For PAN allotted in the last 30 days).

  • Step 3: Enter the Acknowledgment Number and Captcha Code.

  • Step 4: Click ‘Submit’.

  • Step 5: Following three options are available to receive OTP–

    • E-mail ID
    • Mobile Number
    • Both the Above


  • Step 6: Select any one of the options to receive OTP and click on ‘Generate OTP’.

  • Step 7: OTP would be received as per the option selected.

  • Step 8: Enter OTP and click ‘Validate’.

  • Step 9: After successful validation, click on ‘Download PDF’.

The PDF file so downloaded of the e-PAN card would be password protected, and the password of the same would be Date of Birth / Date of Incorporation / Date of Formation in DDMMYYYY format.

For PAN cards older than 30 days

  • Step 1: Visit the site https://www.tin-nsdl.com.

  • Step 2: Click on ‘Download e-PAN card (For PAN allotted older or more than in last 30 days).

  • Step 3: Following details are required to be provided–

    • PAN; Aadhar Number (only for individuals)
    • The month of Birth and Year of Birth
    • GSTN (optional)
  • Step 4: After providing the above details, click ‘Submit’.

  • Step 5: On clicking ‘Submit’ an e-PAN card can be downloaded.

Download e-PAN Using Acknowledgement Number

Your ePAN card will be available for download.

Things to Know Before Downloading e-PAN card Online

  • e-PAN can be acquired free of cost for a limited period.

  • e-PAN cards are issued to individuals only and not to HUFs, trusts, organizations, businesses.

  • The applicant’s Aadhaar card details are used to generate the electronic PAN Card.


The facility to download your PAN card in a PDF format and store it digitally on your device saves you from carrying it physically. It also prevents misplacing your physical PAN card. An e-PAN is valid for all financial transactions and domains where a PAN is required.

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