Are you searching for ways to verify PAN card details? You will get a lot of information about how pan cards are verified by external agencies which are approved by the Government. But the procedure, cost and documents are totally different from what you as an individual will need to verify your pan details online or pan verification online. The purposes of  both ,an individual and  External agency are different  This blog will help in finding out what is the correct procedure to verify pan card by yourself.

If you are curious to re-check and verify your PAN card details, you can easily check it online at the NSDL website. All the information related to online PAN card verification is given in this blog. Read on and find out the correct procedure of online pan card verification via NSDL website, the documents required and some frequently asked questions.

also read

Pan card correction

What to do if Pan card lost

Pan card details by name and DOB

Pan Card Verification

PAN is the short form for Permanent Account Number. It is a small blue-coloured card that contains your name, DOB and a ten-digit alphanumeric PAN Card number. It is an authentic Government ID proof. The card was introduced by the Government of India to minimize tax evasion as it holds all records of your financial transactions. You can easily verify pan card details online. 

The Income Tax Department of India has authorized NSDL e-governance Infrastructure Limited ( and UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIISL) to verify pan card details for various entities approved by the Government of India. Protean eGov Technologies Limited was formerly called National Securities Depository Limited-NSDL. NSDL was established in 1996. On behalf of the Income Tax Department, the Tax Information Network (TIN) was established as a repository of nationwide Tax related information. 

PAN card verification facility is not available on paper, so it is mandatory to register online.  PAN Card verification can also be done online by a common man provided that he/she has all the required necessary documents. Protean eGov Technologies Limited e-Governance Infrastructure Limited is also authorized by the Income Tax Department for online verification of PAN cards.

“Verify Your PAN” is a pre-login service on the e-Filing portal of the Income tax Department of India for all users other than External Agencies. You don’t need to login into the site like any external agency. Only External Agencies can access this service after logging in with a USER ID and password. With this pan verification online service or pan card details checking, you can:

  • Check if the details of the PAN card, such as Name on the PAN card, Date of Birth etc. are correct or not
  • Verify if your PAN is active or not 

Documents required for pan card verification

The only document you need to verify your pan card details are:
               1. Valid PAN card

  1. Valid mobile number 

Who can do pan card verification?

You can verify your PAN card details online. Besides you, the PAN card verification facility is offered to the institutions mentioned below:

  1. RBI-approved payment banks
  2. Central Vigilance Commission
  3. Stamp and Registration Department
  4. Reserve Bank of India
  5. Income Tax Projects
  6. Central and State Government Agencies
  7. Depositories
  8. Goods and Service Tax Network
  9. Clearing Corporations/Commodity Exchanges/Stock Exchanges
  10. Entities who are required to produce Statement of Financial Transaction/Annual Information Return
  11. Companies that are required to produce Statements of Financial Transaction/Annual Information Return
  12. Educational Institutions that have been established by Regulatory Bodies
  13. Central KYC Registry
  14. RBI approved credit information agencies
  15. Depository Participants
  16. Authorities who issue the DSC
  17. National Pension System’s Central Recordkeeping Agency
  18. Credit card institutions
  19. Mutual Funds
  20. Insurance Repository
  21. Insurance Company
  22. Housing Finance Companies
  23. RBI-approved Prepaid Payment Instrument Issuers
  24. RBI-approved NBFCs
  25. SEBI-approved Investment Advisor

Procedure for Pan card Verification 

You can only avail pan card verification facility at the Income Tax Department website. Other websites like e-Protean and UTIISIL can only be used to verify pan details by external agencies with login ID and password. 

You can directly go to the e-Filing portal or check your pan card details with your Aadhar number:-

  1. Visit website
  2. Click on ‘Verify Your PAN details‘ under the ‘Quick Links‘ Section.
  3. Enter your PAN card number, Full Name (As written on your PAN card), Date of Birth and Choose the ‘Status‘ as applicable.
  4. On the Verification page, enter the 6-digit OTP received on your phone number and click  “Validate”.
  5. Enter the image that is “Captcha” and click on the ‘Submit‘ button to verify your PAN details.
  6. After successful verification, your PAN card status will appear on the screen. 
  7. You can also validate your PAN card by just entering your name and DOB, which are used as credentials to access your card’s contents.

The following steps are for PAN Card Verification with an Aadhaar number:

  1. Visit the site 
  2. Click on “Link Aadhaar” under the “Quick Links” section. You will then be redirected to a page for online PAN Verification.
  3. Select “Click here” to view the status of your Aadhaar-PAN link. Thereafter, you will be redirected to a new page for PAN number verification. 
  4. Enter your PAN Card Number and Aadhaar Card Number.
  5. Click on the “View Link Aadhaar Status” link.
  6. Your online PAN verification with your Aadhaar Number will be displayed.


Q1. How much does online pan card verification cost?

An applicant does can verify his pan card details online free of cost. Only government-authorized external agencies have to pay fees for online pan card verification. 

Q2. Will I need to enter my full name for online PAN card verification?

Yes, you will need to enter your first name, middle name, and last name for the online PAN verification process.