0 hidden charges. 0 forex

How to Link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card: Offline and Offline

Reviewed by
Created on
February 2, 2023


What’s Inside

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date to link your PAN with your Aadhaar from 31 March 2023 to 30 June 2023. 

This blog covers how you can link your Aadhaar and PAN online and offline. 

How to Link Your PAN Card With Your Aadhaar card?

You can link your PAN card and Aadhaar in three different ways: 

  1. Income Tax E-filing Portal
  2. SMS
  3. Manually/Offline

Let's explore the steps for each of them in detail.

Option 1: Linking PAN with Aadhaar on the Income tax e-filing portal

To link your PAN card and Aadhaar online, follow these steps: 

Step 1: Visit the income tax e-filing portal at the following link: E-Filing

Step 2: Register on the portal if you have not already done this. Your user ID will be your 10-digit PAN number.

Step 3: Log into your account by entering your user ID, password and date of birth.

Step 4: Look for the pop-up window to appear and follow the provided link. If the window doesn't appear, access the 'Link Aadhaar' option under 'Profile Settings' in the menu bar. For a smoother experience, it's advisable to use a desktop instead of a mobile device.

Step 5: You will find that your details, like name, date of birth, gender etc., are already pre-filled based on the details in your PAN. If they are not filled in, you must manually enter these details.

Step 6: Then, check if your PAN details match the information on your Aadhaar before proceeding. In case of a mismatch, you must correct the details on the PAN or the Aadhaar to match the other document.

Step 7: After ensuring the details on your Aadhaar and PAN match, enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and click on the ‘Link Now’ prompt.

Step 8: Once your Aadhaar has successfully linked to your PAN, you will see a pop-up message to confirm it.

Option 2: Linking PAN with Aadhaar via SMS

If you want to get your Aadhaar-PAN linking done quickly, you can simply send an SMS in the specified format to either of the following two PAN service providers: 

  • UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL)
  • NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited

The SMS should be sent to 567678 or 56161 in the following format: 

UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar><10 digit PAN>

For example, if your Aadhaar is 111122223333 and your PAN is AAAPA1234Q, then you need to send the SMS that will look like: UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA1234Q

Option 3: Linking PAN and Aadhaar offline or manually 

You can also visit the service centre of any of the two PAN service providers, NSDL or UTIITSL, to complete the linking process. Once there, here is what you need to do: 

Step 1: Ask for the ‘Annexure-I’ form at the service centre. 

Step 2: Fill in the form completely. Make sure the details are correct.

Step 3: Submit the duly filled form along with the required supporting documents, such as a copy of your PAN card and your Aadhaar card.

Step 4: You then need to pay the prescribed fee at the service centre since offline linking of Aadhaar and PAN is not free. The fee is ₹110 if you need to correct any details in your PAN and ₹50 if you need to correct any details in your Aadhaar.

Step 5: Once you pay the fees, your service request will be processed and your PAN and Aadhaar will be linked.

To sum up

The last date to link your PAN with your Aadhaar is June 30th, 2023. You must do this on time, failing which your PAN will be marked as inoperative. The Finance Ministry has also announced in the Budget 2023 presentation that the PAN will be a standard identifier document.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What happens if Aadhaar and PAN are not linked?

The deadline for linking your Aadhaar and PAN is June 30, 2023. If you do not complete the linking process by this date, your PAN will become invalid or inoperative. A fee of ₹1000 will be levied before you submit a request for an Aadhaar-PAN linkage request on the e-filing portal. This fee must be paid via the e-Pay Tax feature provided on the e-filing Portal. 

2. Is PAN automatically linked to Aadhaar?

No, the PAN is not automatically linked to your Aadhaar. You need to follow the steps outlined above to link the two numbers. If you have not done this, complete the linking process by June 30, 2023, to avoid invalidating your PAN.


Fi Money is not a bank; it offers banking services through licensed partners and investment services through epiFi Wealth Pvt. Ltd. and its partners. This post is for information only and is not professional financial advice.
Share this article
Copied Link!
How to Link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card: Offline and Offline


View similar articles in
Get the Fi app