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Pan Card Acknowledgement Number

The Pan Card Acknowledgement Number is a 15-digit number which a person receives after applying for Pan Card either via NSDL or UTIITSL.

When Pan application is submitted through NSDL a 15 digit acknowledgement number is generated. Whereas 9-digit application coupon number is generated by UTIITSL while applying for Pan Card.

The acknowledgement number is used to track the status of Pan Card. Through NSDL and UTIITSL portal applicants are enabled to track their Pan application status through the provided acknowledgement number.

Where to Get Pan Card Acknowledgement Number?

  • If you apply for a new Pan Card or apply to change any data in the existing Pan Database, the acknowledgement number can be found in Pan Acknowledgement sheet or on the Pan Acknowledgement form that has been provided to you.
  • If you applied online for PAN, the acknowledgement number will be delivered to your given Email Id. If one applies offline for PAN, the agent submitting the form must give the applicant acknowledgement number for the Pan Card upon receipt of the application.

Pan Card Acknowledgement Receipt Download

Once the person submits the Pan application form, the Pan acknowledgement number is delivered to the provided Email Id by the applicant. Once the acknowledgement number is delivered to the email id, the applicant can download it and take in use the 15-digit acknowledgement number for tracking Pan Card status.

Track PAN Card Status by Acknowledgement Number

Tracking PAN Card status is quite easy nowadays. Applicants can track the status of their Pan Card through NSDL and UTIITSL portal. Below are the step by step guide to track your Pan Card status.

Track Pan Card status through UTIITSL

  • Go to the official UTIITSL Pan Card Status Tracking Portal.
  • Now enter your 10-digit Acknowledgement Number
  • Enter the security code and click on Submit
  • On the next page, the status of the of your Pan Card is displayed on the screen.

Track Pan Card status through NSDL

  • Go to the TIN-NSDL Pan Card Tracking Portal.
  • In the ‘Application Type’ option, select ‘PAN-New/Change Request’ from the drop-down list
  • Now enter the “Acknowledgement Number” followed by the security code
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button to check the status of your PAN card application.

Track PAN Card Status without Acknowledgement Number

Apart from above procedures applicants can also check the status for their PAN Card without PAN Acknowledgement Number. Pan Cardholders can go through the below-given methods for the same.

  • Track your PAN Card status with name and date of birth on TIN NSDL portal
  • Track your PAN Card status by Coupon Number
  • Track your PAN Card status by PAN Number through UTI Portal

How to Track PAN Card Status without Acknowledgement Number?

  • Go to the TIN NSDL portal
  • Under the drop-down box of services click on PAN
  • Click on Know Status of Your Application, which is located on the left bar of the page
  • Under the drop-down box of Application Type, select PAN-New / Change Request
  • To track the PAN Status without an Acknowledgement Number, select Name option
  • Enter your First Name, Middle Name, Surname as per your Aadhar Card
  • Enter the Captcha Code on the required space and click on Submit

Track PAN Card Status by Coupon Number

  • Go to the UTIITSL portal
  • Under the drop-down section of PAN Card Services, click on Track Your PAN Card
  • Enter your Application Coupon Number or 10 digit PAN Number
  • Enter your date of birth as per your aadhar card
  • Enter the Captcha Code on the required space and click on Submit

SMS Service to track PAN Application Status

National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) manages PAN and TAN applications on account of the Income Tax Department. In addition, to maintain the user up-to-date on the status of the application, NSDL has introduced a Short Message Service (SMS) facility. The user can file an SMS to 3030 with a text incorporating the word PAN followed by a space and a 15-digit acknowledgment number issued at the time of delivery of the application, i.e. PAN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NUMBER (e.g. PAN 233325125542885 is an illustrative acknowledgment number. The actual acknowledgment number should be provided in the SMS). Additionally, in order to be notified of the status of a TAN application, applicants can send an SMS to 3030 with a text containing the term TAN followed by a space and a 14-digit acknowledgment number received at the date of submission, i.e. TAN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NUMBER (e.g. TAN 875495544121200 is an illustrative acknowledgment number. Additional charges will apply to these SMS. Such charges may differ as per your network provider. The status of PAN / TAN applications will remain to be accessible NSDL Call Centre at 022-24994650 or Aykar Sampark Kendra at 0124-2438000 from the NSDL-TIN web portal. 

How to Generate PAN Card Acknowledgement Number?

  • While applying for PAN Card via Online or Offline process, you will get 15-digit acknowledgment number either via email (if applied via online process) or as a hard copy (if applied via offline process)
  • PAN Card Acknowledgement Number is only generated if the applicant has applied for PAN Correctly.
  • If there is any error or mistake has done while applying for PAN, then the acknowledgement number will not be generated and the applicant has to apply for PAN again.


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