How to link Aadhaar Card with PAN Card

People can get their PAN and Aadhar linked online by following the steps mentioned below:

Visit the Income Tax e-Filing website to link your PAN and Aadhaar

  • Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number in the form
  • Enter your name as mentioned in your Aadhaar card
  • In case only your birth year is mentioned on your Aadhaar card, you must tick the square
  • Now enter the captcha code mentioned in the image for verification

Click on the “Link Aadhaar” button

A pop-up message will appear that your Aadhaar will be successfully linked with your PAN

How to Link Aadhaar with PAN by Sending an SMS

Type a message in the format : UIDPAN<12 Digit Aadhaar> <10 Digit PAN>

Send the message to either 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number

If your Aadhaar number is 987654321012 and your PAN is ABCDE1234F, you must type UIDPAN 987654321012 ABCDE1234F and send the message to either 567678 or 56161

Correction Facility for Linking your PAN with Aadhar Card

PAN and Aadhar card linking is successful only when all your details in both the documents match. In case you find any errors such as spelling mistakes in your name, your PAN will not be linked with Aadhaar. 

You can make required changes by visiting a nearby Aadhaar Enrollment Centre or through the portal of NSDL PAN. In case there are errors, you can get it corrected by following these steps:

  • The user can make correction in his PAN details using the NSDL website
  • The NSDL link redirects to the page where you can apply for the correction of your name
  • Submit signed digital documents to get your PAN details updated
  • Once your details are corrected in your PAN and confirmed by NSDL over a mail, you can link your PAN with Aadhaar.
  • Visit the UIDAI webpage by clicking and enter your Aadhaar and security code
  • An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number
  • In case you are required to change the spelling of your name, only OTP is required
  • In case you are required to modify other details such as gender and date of birth, you need to send the supporting documents for updating the details
  • Once approved, you can link your PAN card with Aadhaar

Unable to Link PAN with Aadhaar? Here’s What to Do

PAN cards must be mandatorily linked with Aadhaar otherwise they will be deactivated by the Income Tax Department. The name of the applicant should be the same in both PAN and Aadhaar Card. In case there is any spelling mismatch, then you cannot link PAN and Aadhaar Card. You will have to get your name corrected and after correction, you can easily link your PAN with Aadhaar.

Process to correct the name in the PAN Card

Visit the e-filing website of NSDL at

Select the ‘Changes or Correction in existing PAN data/Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in Existing PAN Data)’ option from the drop-down menu.

Select the individual category and enter your details

Make payment and submit your form online after Aadhaar e-KYC

Your updated PAN will be sent to your address

Once you receive your PAN card, you can link your PAN with Aadhaar

Process to correct a wrong name in Aadhaar Card

  • Go to an Aadhaar Enrollment Centre along with carrying a self-attested copy of identity proof.
  • Fill the Aadhaar Enrollment Form and submit with the required documents.
  • You will get an acknowledgement slip that contains the update request number
  • This URN can be used to check the status of your update request
  • Once your update request is processed and the name is corrected, you can link your PAN with Aadhaar

Importance of Linking PAN Card with Aadhar Card

  • Linking PAN with Aadhaar will help in solving the problem of keeping multiple PAN cards of the same name
  • Your income tax return form would not be processed if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar
  • The user will get a summarized detail of taxes levied on him for future reference