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How to Resolve Aadhaar PAN Name Mismatch Issue through Aadhaar OTP?

Jagrity Sharma Jagrity Sharma 20 June 2019

Here’s a quick read on how to rectify the mismatch between PAN and Name in the Aadhaar card, simply with an OTP!

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Aadhaar Card issued by Government of India is considered as one of the most vital identity proofs for every Indian Citizen. It is mandatory for every Indian Citizen to avail Aadhar Card to receive the benefits of government services. Recently, the government of India has made it mandatory to link the PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department with Aadhaar Card. Being a mandatory procedure, many Citizens initiated the linking of PAN CARD with Aadhaar Card, only to find Name Mismatch between Aadhaar Card and PAN CARD. This made it impossible for citizens to link both the cards. If you are facing a similar issue, here is a complete guide that will help you resolve this mismatch issue.

  • Visit the online portal of Income Tax Department by clicking on the given link
  • In the right hand corner, under the “How to?” section, click on the “Update PAN/ Aadhar Details” to start the name updating process
  • The website will offer two ways for updating your names / details
    • Update the PAN CARD Details
    • Update Aadhar Card Details
  • For correcting the Aadhaar-PAN name mismatch issue, click on the link under the ‘Update Aadhaar Details’. This will offer access to updating ONLY the address via online mode. So if you want to update your name on Aadhaar Card, it is mandatory to visit the nearest Permanent Enrolment Center
  • Alternatively, you can change your name on PAN CARD as per Aadhaar Card and resolve the Aadhar Card – PAN Card name mismatch issue

Thus, in order to resolve the name mismatch issue, you can act in either of the following ways:

  • Change the name on PAN CARD as per your Aadhaar Card by updating the PAN CARD details
  • Change the name on Aadhaar Card by visiting the nearest Permanent Enrollment Center

In order to change the name on Aadhaar Card you can do it in the following manner:

  • Visit the nearest permanent enrolment center
  • Fill in the relevant form
  • Attach necessary document
  • Submit and get your name updated


  • Download the name change / update form available on the UIDAI website
  • Fill all the required details
  • Attach necessary valid documents and proofs
  • Submit it to the nearest ‘permanent enrolment center’

In this manner, you can update or change or correct your partial name or complete name. Once the ‘permanent enrolment center’ processes your request, you shall receive your updated Aadhaar Card. You can also request for an updated PAN CARD and clear the name mismatch issue. Once the name mismatch issue is resolved, you can easily link your Aadhaar Card and PAN Card. Linking Aadhaar Card and PAN Card is very easy and can be done by following the below given steps.

  • Visit the Income Tax Department website on
  • Click on the ‘Link Aadhar’ option visible on the left panel of the screen
  • Enter all the necessary details
  • Request for Aadhaar OTP or enter the given captcha
  • Click on ‘Link Aadhar’ button

In this manner, you can easily link your Aadhaar Card to your Pan Card using the Aadhaar OTP facility. Kindly note following are certain important points that you must keep in mind while linking your Aadhaar Card with Pan Card:

  • The demographic details of your PAN card shall be cross-checked and verified with your Aadhaar Card details before successful linkage of both the cards
  • Please ensure that the details like Name, Address, Aadhaar Card Number etc. are filled exactly as printed on your Aadhaar Card
  • For linking Aadhaar – Pan using Aadhaar OTP, ensure that your mobile number is registered with the Unique Identification Authority of India. In case your mobile number is not registered, then you can visit your nearest ‘Permanent Enrolment Center’ and get your mobile number registered
  • Registering of your mobile number with UIDAI is mandatory as a One-Time password (Aadhar OTP) shall be sent to the mobile number registered with the UIDAI
  • While linking Aadhaar Card with PAN card, ensure that you enter exact demographic details like Date of Birth, Gender and Name
  • Avoid spelling mistakes while entering demographic details like Name and Address

Thus, above are few important and key pointers that you should follow while linking Aadhaar Card and Pan Card. If there is a name mismatch between Aadhaar card and Pan Card, you are first required to rectify and update your name on Aadhar Card by visiting the nearest ‘Permanent Enrolment Center’ of UIDAI or PAN Card by applying at NSDL website.

Let us have a look at the list of documents required for rectifying name mismatch issue.

  • Passport of the individual
  • The Bank Statement or Bank Passbook
  • Passbook or Account Statement issued by Post Office
  • Ration Card of the individual
  • Voter’s Identity Card
  • Valid Driving License of India
  • Any Photo Identity Card issued by the Government or by any Public Sector Unit
  • A copy of the Electricity Bill which is not more than 3 months old
  • Water Bill
  • A receipt of payment of Property Tax
  • Telephone / post-paid mobile bill
  • Credit card statement
  • Insurance policy
  • Marriage certificate

Thus, above are few of the most frequently opted government authorized documents that are considered valid by the UIDAI authority as a supporting document for validating name rectification on Aadhar Card. By using Aadhar OTP and other services offered by UIDAI, you can resolve the Aadhar-PAN name mismatch issue easily.

Jagrity Sharma
Written by Jagrity Sharma
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