Earlier IT Department provided online and SMS based option to link Aadhaar with PAN Card. However, many individuals facing issues while linking. Hence, now IT Dept started an option link Aadhaar with PAN Card OFFLINE. Let us see the feature and how one can link offline.
Note:-As expected, the deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN extended to 31st March 2018.
In my earlier post, I explained you in detail about how to link Aadhaar with PAN card using Online and SMS method (Ref:-Unable to link Aadhaar with PAN – What are the alternatives?). In this post, I will try to explain you the facility of how to link Aadhaar with PAN Card OFFLINE.
How to link Aadhaar with PAN Card OFFLINE?
You noticed from my earlier post of linking Aadhaar with PAN card online, there are many individuals who are still unable to link Aadhaar with PAN card.
You may be one among many where your name, gender, and date of birth are exactly matching in both Aadhaar and PAN card. However, you are still not able to link it.
There may be many issues to it. For few who updated the details in Aadhaar recently, are unable to link. The reason is, IT Dept fetching UDAI data with a certain frequency (which we don’t know). Hence, whoever updated Aadhaar recently are still unable to link.
The second issue, which I noticed from my blog readers comments and response is that of the browser. If you change your browser or clear cache, then few were able to link immediately.
These two may be glitches. However, considering all these mass complaints seriously, IT Dept now started an option to link Aadhaar with PAN Card OFFLINE.
Let us see the procedure of the same. Below is an image of the form, which you have to use to fill the details while link Aadhaar with PAN Card OFFLINE.
Procedure of link Aadhaar with PAN Card OFFLINE
# You have to submit eh filled form to the designated PAN Service Centers.
# You have to fill the above-shared form and you must personally visit for link Aadhaar with PAN Card OFFLINE.
# Visit with ORIGINAL PAN Card and Aadhaar Card.
# It is not FREE service. Such designated PAN Service Centers will charge you some nominal charges. However, this charge is not prescribed by IT Dept.
# However, these designated PAN Service Centers will not charge you any fee if you are linking Aadhaar with PAN Card while applying for new PAN card.
# You have to do Biometric authentication while link Aadhaar with PAN Card OFFLINE.
# However, such Biometric authentication is COMPULSORY if there are sufficient mismatches.