It has now been made compulsory by the government that the Aadhaar card can be linked to the PAN card when filling the tax income returns. You can get more information on how to connect the Aadhaar with PAN on the Income Tax department here.

A lot of people are confronted with various problems when trying to link the two cards together. This article will provide solutions to the issues.

Why Aadhaar PAN linking Fail?

The three reasons stated below could be responsible for the failure to link Aadhaar card with the PAN card: –

  1. Name, gender or date of birth not matching on both cards
  2. Incorrect entering of your Aadhaar number
  3. Technical error from UIDAI

Therefore, the first thing that should be done is that you check if your Aadhaar number is entered correctly, after which you compare the details on both your Aadhaar card and PAN card if there is any error.


Using Aadhaar OTP

  1. It is common to have little difference in the name on the two cards
  2. If there is no significant difference in the name (gender and date of birth are the same) , you can continue with the name ( with the little difference on it) and authenticate it by using the Aadhaar OTP ( one time password) that will be sent to the mobile number or email you use to register.

And at times, where there is a vast difference in the name, date of birth and gender, you can still link the two cards; all you have to do is to change the details on one of the two cards to match the other card.



  1. Visit the official website of the Income Tax department

    aadhaar pan linking

  2. Click on “UPDATE PAN / Aadhaar Details” which is below Services on the left-hand side columnaadhaar pan linking
  3. Click on the link under “UPDATE PAN DETAIL on the next page
  4. The NSDL website will pop-up on the next page
  5. Under Application type select ” changes or correction in existing PAN Data.”
  6. You can click here to get more detailed instruction on how to make changes in PAN Data.

You should note the following when you are updating your PAN card details: –

  1. The processing fee for PAN application is Rs. 107
  2. If you make any changes to your name in PAN, you must submit new KYC documents to your bank, mutual funds, insurance company, and other related investments.
  3. Your PAN card can be updated offline
  4. For more information, you can contact NSDL

PAN Call Centre – 020 – 27218080

E-mail –

Address – INCOME TAX PAN SERVICES UNIT, 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune- 411 016.


UPDATING Aadhaar Card Details

Visit the official website of the Income Tax department.

  1. Click on “UPDATE PAN / Aadhaar Details” which is below Services on the left-hand side column
  2. Click on the link under “UPDATE Aadhaar DETAIL on the next page
  3. The “Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal” will pop-up on the next pageaadhaar pan linking
  4. Input your Aadhaar number
  5. At this stage, you will have to link your Aadhaar card to your mobile number, because an OTP will be sent to the mobile number.
  6. It is free to update your Aadhaar card details
  7. Your Aadhaar card details can also be updated offline. Download the form, fill it and post it.

Changing the name in Aadhaar using a scanned copy of PAN card:

  1. It is always that easy to make changes to details in PAN or Aadhaar data
  2. This made the IT department to provide a more accessible option to correct the mismatch in name while linking Aadhaar and PAN.
  3. You have to log in to Aadhaar website and request a change of name. You also have to upload a scanned copy of your PAN card.
  4. But this will only work for those whose number with UIDAI is functioning well.


So, with any of the methods mentioned above, you can link your Aadahaar card with your PAN card. If the two cards are not linked together, your PAN card will be blocked. This is done by the government to prevent people from having more than one PAN card to evade tax.


Share post with: