I had a PAN before becoming an NRI. I have no income in India and so I don’t file my tax return in India. I do not hold a Adhaar card.
How can I update my PAN so that income tax understand that the PAN is linked to an NRI and hence it will not be required to link it with Adhaar.
There is no process to change your residential status in PAN Card. It is just an individual’s identification number. As of now, they have not specified any process all in this regard that how you can inform them that your are an NRI (not filing IT Return) and hence exempt from submitting Aadhaar. But instead of waiting for their process announcement, as per me, I suggest you to write an email to your AO by providing valid proofs that currently you are an NRI and hence exempt from linking Aadhaar to PAN.