After application, it normally takes around 15 working days for an individual to receive PAN card. The government has made it easy for the applicants to track the status of their PAN card application by providing a 15 digit acknowledgement number which can be used online/ offline for this purpose. It needs to be noted that tracking can be done after 3 days of application since the initial processing may not be done online and hence it becomes difficult to track the application. There are following three ways of tracking the PAN card application:
The online tracking mode is the fastest and popular most mode of tracking the PAN card application. One needs to wait at least for 24 hours to track a PAN card application after submitting it online. The following steps can be used for tracking purposes:
Applicants applying for PAN card have an option to pay online via credit card/ debit card/ net banking or offline via demand draft. Now the transaction status is concerned only with online mode of payment. For this the applicants need to log on to official website of NSDL and navigate to "transaction status" page. Then, by entering the transaction number which is generated after payment along with name and date of birth, applicants can know the status of their transaction.
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