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How to Link Your Aadhaar Card with Your Pan Card?

It is easy to file income tax returns, open a bank account, buy/sell financial assets, register a stock trading account, and do other tasks when your Aadhar and PAN are linked. You can link the two documents online, via SMS or offline, depending on your accessibility so keep on reading to know how.

Binita Kumari
It is easy to file income tax returns, open a bank account, buy/sell financial assets, register a stock trading account, and do other tasks when your Aadhar and PAN are linked
It is easy to file income tax returns, open a bank account, buy/sell financial assets, register a stock trading account, and do other tasks when your Aadhar and PAN are linked

The two most crucial documents for your financial transactions and identity proof are your Aadhaar card and PAN card. These two records help the Income Tax Department maintain track of your financial transactions. As a result, it's critical for everyone to link their PAN card and Aadhaar card.

By connecting these two documents, you provide the government access to your financial activity and protect your PAN card from deactivation.

The Government of India has made it necessary for all citizens to link their Aadhaar and PAN cards in accordance with the new regulations. It was possible to do this until March 31, 2020. The cutoff date for merging your PAN card with your Aadhaar, however, has lately been extended till March 31, 2023.

It is easy to file income tax returns, open a bank account, buy/sell financial assets, register a stock trading account, and do other tasks when your Aadhar and PAN are linked.

How to Link Aadhaar Card with a Pan Card?

There are several ways to link your Aadhaar card to your PAN card. Here are the three methods:

Via Online Mode

The steps for online Aadhaar-PAN card linking are listed below:

  • Visit the official income tax e-filing website.

  • On the homepage, click the "Quick Links" icon. Select the "Link Aadhaar" sub-option by clicking the same link.

  • A pop-up notification confirming the validity of your payment information will then appear. Choose "Continue" from the menu to move on.

  • You must enter your PAN and Aadhaar number on the following page after the redirect. Selecting "Validate" will bring this process to a close.

  • Then, beneath it, there are two boxes with questions. If all your Aadhaar number provides is your birthdate, the other will ask for your consent before validating your Aadhaar. If the first choice is right, select it; if not, select the second choice.

  • Enter the OTP that you will get on your mobile phone on the following screen.

  • Select the "Validate" option to continue.

  • A confirmation notification will be sent to you once the linking process is complete.

Via SMS

The SMS approach can also be used to link your Aadhar and PAN cards. However, in order to do so, you must use the NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) website to make the necessary payments. You must then carry out the steps stated below after making the payment:

With the subject UIDPAN 12-digit Aadhaar> 10-digit PAN>, send an SMS.

Using the registered mobile number on your phone, send the SMS to 567678 or 56161.
Via Offline Mode

Via Offline Mode

Visit the NSDL website.

Ask the officials for the appropriate application form.

While submitting it, fill out the required information and attach any supporting documents.

After the verification, your Aadhaar and PAN cards will be linked.

More on this:
  • What should I do if I am unable to link my Aadhaar card to my PAN Card?

    The data on both documents is probably wrong if you are unable to link your PAN card to your Aadhaar card. If so, you must correct the information and make sure that it is the same on both papers.

  • Which documents are required to link my Aadhaar and PAN card?

    To link your PAN card and Aadhaar card, you only need the two identification cards. However, you must first make sure that the information in each of these documents is accurate and similar before you start this process.

  • What will happen if I don’t link my Aadhaar card with my PAN card?

    If you don't link your Aadhaar card to your PAN card, your PAN card will expire and you won't be able to use it for any more financial transactions.

  • Can PAN card and Aadhaar card be unlinked?

    No. Once your PAN card and Aadhaar card have been linked, you cannot unlink them.

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