How to Link Aadhaar with PAN Card Online in 2024

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How to link PAN and Aadhaar

Introduction to PAN Aadhar Link

The deadline for linking your Aadhaar and PAN cards is fast approaching, with the latest CBDT guidelines setting June 30, 2023, as the last date. Failing to complete this important task before the deadline could render your PAN card inactive. If you are unsure of the process, don't worry - this article provides all the details you need to successfully link your Aadhaar and PAN cards. Keep reading to learn more.

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What is the deadline for linking Aadhar with PAN?

According to Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, every Indian resident has to link their Aadhaar card with their PAN card if the PAN card is made on or before July 1, 2017. The Aadhaar PAN linking due date or deadline is June 30, 2023 with the payment of the fees of ₹1,000. If anyone other than the exempted categories (an NRI, a non-Indian resident, a resident of more than 80 years of age, and a resident of Assam, Meghalaya, or Jammu and Kashmir) fails to do so, then the PAN card will become inoperative on April 1st, 2023.

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Services that will be affected if Aadhaar and PAN cards are not linked:

The PAN (Permanent Account Number) card is used as an individual's identity proof in all of India for most financial transactions and it is used by the IT department to track these transactions. The transactions where the PAN card is mandatory are tax payments and filings, TDS/TCS credits, return filings, banking transactions, etc. 

Aadhaar is the unique identity proof for every holder, including the biometric verification issued by UIDAI. The Aadhaar card can be used for both identity proof and address proof, thereby reducing the need to submit extra documents. 

More Read: Pan Card Fees & Charges

Here are the consequences if the Aadhaar-PAN linking is not completed by the deadline:

  • It will not be possible to open a bank account as these are the primary documents required for account opening.
  • Obtaining new credit or debit cards will not be possible.
  • Traveling outside the country will not be possible as a PAN card is mandatory for getting a passport.
  • Purchasing mutual fund units costing more than Rs. 50,000 will not be allowed.
  • Transactions involving an amount exceeding Rs. 50,000 will not be possible for buying or selling anything.
  • Depositing more than Rs. 50,000 at once or more than Rs. 250,000 in a single year with banks or NBFCs will not be allowed.
  • Pending returns will not be processed, and refunds will not be possible.
  • TCS/TDS will be applicable at a rate of 30% at times.

What is the easiest way to link Aadhaar and PAN?

  1. Write a message in the UIDPAN format, which is as follows: UIDPAN (space), 12-digit Aadhaar number (space), 10-digit PAN number.
  2. The SMS must only be sent to the numbers 567678 or 56161 from your registered phone number.
  3. You will receive a confirmation message after your PAN and Aadhaar cards are linked. 

How to make a prescribed fee payment for PAN-Aadhaar Linkage?

The fee payment for PAN-Aadhaar Linkage need to be made through e-Pay Tax functionality available on e-filing Portal. You can check for list of authorised banks by navigating to e-Pay Tax functionality. 

Here is the link to make the payment for Aadhaar-Pan linking: (

Other ways to link Aadhaar with PAN: A step-by-step guide

After the payment process is done either through the e-filing portal or through the Protean portal, you can choose to go with the next step of Aadhaar PAN linking online. If you have made the payment through the e-filing portal, you can complete the process immediately. If you have made the payment through the Protean portal, you can complete the process only after a maximum of 5 days.

Post-login method

  1. You can choose to do this after logging on to the website. You can log in using your user ID, which is your PAN card number, password, and DOB after completing the registration process.
  2. You have to go to your dashboard and click the “Link Aadhaar to PAN” option. 
  3. Check the already-filled details according to your PAN card, such as name, DOB, or gender.
  4. After that, enter your Aadhaar card number and click the “Link Now” option.
  5. You will get a pop-up message from the portal that your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN. 

Pre-login method

  1. If you don’t want to log in, you can go to this portal: 
  2. Enter your PAN and Aadhaar card number in the respective fields.
  3. Enter the details, such as name as per Aadhaar and mobile number. Submit the OTP and click validate.
  4. If you haven’t made the Aadhaar PAN linking fee payment, you will get the pop-up that says “Payment details not found.” You can go with the same step of payment as mentioned earlier.
  5. If your PAN card is already linked to your Aadhaar, check the details first and click validate.
  • If these sites don’t work, you can also go to the UTIITSL or Protean websites to link your Aadhaar with your PAN card.
  • You can link your Aadhaar with your PAN through SMS. All you have to do is type UIDPAN <space><12-digit Aadhaar number><space>< 10-digit PAN number>, and send this message to any of the numbers 567678 or 56161.
  • You can complete the process offline by visiting the PAN service centers and submitting the Annexure-I form along with a copy of your PAN card and Aadhaar card and the required payment. 

How to check the Aadhar-PAN linking status? 

If you want to check your Aadhaar-PAN linking status online, you can do it with or without logging in to the e-filing portal. You can check the status through the SMS service.

Post-login method

  1. After logging in on, go to the dashboard and click “Link Aadhaar Status.”
  2. If the Aadhaar PAN linking process is complete, the Aadhaar number will be shown; if not, the Link Aadhaar Status will not be shown.
  3. If the process fails, you have to follow the previous steps again, but you don’t need to make the payment again, and if it is with the UIDAI for verification, you can check the status later.

Pre-login method

  1. Go to the portal with this link 
  2. Enter your PAN and Aadhaar card number and click “View Link Aadhaar Status.”
  3. If the Aadhaar-PAN linking process is not completed and is still in progress, the dialog box will appear, which says that “Your Aadhaar-PAN linking request has been sent to UIDAI for validation. Please check the status later by clicking on Link Aadhaar Status on the home page.”
  4. If the Aadhaar PAN linking process is completed, the dialog box says that “Your PAN XXX is already linked to the given Aadhaar XXX.” 


You can also check the status via SMS by following these steps:

  1. Go to the text message app on your mobile phone.
  2. After that, type the message as UIDPAN <space><12-digit Aadhaar number><space>< 10-digit PAN number>.
  3. Send the message to either 567678 or 56161 from a mobile number that is linked to your Aadhaar card. 
  4. If the process is completed, you will get the automated message that “Aadhaar is already linked to your PAN card,” and if not, the message will say that “Aadhaar is not associated with your PAN number.”


Therefore, if you want your PAN card to work smoothly and all your work to go smoothly after the deadline, you should complete the Aadhaar-PAN linking process as soon as possible. You will surely benefit from this process when filing your ITR or filing for any refunds or cancellations, as there is no need for receipt submission or e-signature after the linking.

For in-depth FAQs with photos and a flowchart to the process

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