Nri Having Aadhaar and Pan Must Be Linked by 31-Mar-2020

The Government of India has made it compulsory for all Indian residents to link their Aadhaar Card with PAN. The new extended deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN is just a few weeks away, March 31. According to income tax laws, if PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by this date, then your PAN will become inoperative.

While it is true that a non-resident Indian (NRI) is not required to have an Aadhaar or a PAN (Permanent Account Number), it’s a must to have the cards linked by Tuesday if one has them.

A governmental public notice was issued last week calling for linking an Indian resident’s PAN with his/her Aadhaar card before 2019 ends. An NRI with financial dealings back home is advised to have both an Aadhaar and a PAN card, which means the Indian expat will need to link them too.

The deadline was revised to March 31 from an initial deadline of December 31. The linking was first proposed to be enforced in 2017 but the deadline has been extended several times since then.

Procedure to Link Aadhaar with PAN

Step 1 :

Click on the link below to visit the income tax website

panaadhaar linking site

Step 2 :

Enter your PAN Number, Aadhaar No., and enter your name exactly as given in Aadhaar card (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit.


Once submitted successfully, a message will be displayed on your screen showing that your PAN is successfully linked to Aadhaar.

In case of any minor mismatch in the Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP will be required. Please ensure that the date of birth and gender of PAN and Aadhaar are exactly the same.

In a rare case where Aadhaar’s name is completely different from the name in PAN, then the linking will fail and users will be prompted to change the name to either Aadhaar or in the PAN database.


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