Aadhaar-PAN name mismatch:
If you are unable to link your Aadhaar Card with the PAN Card, please check the details registered with PAN and Aadhaar cards. It would be best if you made sure that your demographic information like date of birth, name and gender should match in both the documents. UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) issues Aadhaar Card, which is a valid 12-digit identification number. It is issued free of cost. The Income Tax Department issues the Permanent Account Number (PAN) which is a ten-digit alphanumeric identifier. Do remember that each assessee individual, firm gets a unique PAN.
How to match the PAN name and Aadhaar Card name?
If your name is different in PAN and Aadhaar Card, you will have difficulty in linking your PAN and Aadhaar Card.
If there is a slight mismatch in the Aadhaar Card name with that of PAN, you will receive an Aadhaar One Time Password (OTP) on your mobile number. However, to get that OTP, PAN cardholders must make sure that details related to gender and date of birth in Aadhaar and PAN remain the same. The linking is not possible if names in the Aadhaar and PAN mismatch entirely then. In that case, the concerned individual needs to make the necessary changes in either the PAN database or Aadhaar.
How to change the name on Aadhaar Card?
♦ For updating your name in Aadhaar Card database, you will be able to do it online or at an enrolment centre.
♦ For changing your name on the Aadhaar Card, you have to visit SSVP Portal.
♦ Select the fields which you want to update or change.
♦ Then, you have to fill the data in the selected fields.
♦ After you submit the form, a Unique Request Number (URN) will be generated.
♦ Then you have to select the BPO for review of update. Later you have to attach the original scan of the supporting document.
♦ Lastly, you can check the Aadhaar update status by using the URN.
How to change the name on PAN Card?
♦ To update your name in PAN, please visit
♦ Then select the Application Type – Changes or Correction in existing PAN Data/Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in existing PAN Data).
♦ You have to fill in other application information such as Title, Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Email Id, PAN Number.
♦ Later confirm whether you are a citizen of India or not and submit captcha code.
♦ A Token Number will be generated, and you need to continue with the PAN Application Form. You can get the PAN correction form online