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How to link PAN with Aadhaar?

According to a press release from the Ministry of Finance (WEB), failure to link PAN with Aadhaar will result in the complete suspension of trading and investing from July 1st. Even if Aadhaar is successfully linked with PAN, it must still be updated in the IT records, which can take up to 30 working days from the completion of the linking process.

To link PAN with Aadhaar visit and follow the on-screen instructions.

As per this press release (WEB) from the Ministry of Finance, taxpayers who have not linked their PAN with Aadhaar have to pay a fee of ₹1000 to Income Tax Department (ITD) before submitting the PAN-AADHAAR linkage request.

To learn how to pay the fee, visit If payment is made on the Protean (NSDL) portal, please try linking after 4-5 working days from the payment date.

To link PAN with Aadhaar, follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter PAN and Aadhaar and click on Validate.
  3. Click on Continue, enter the name as per Aadhaar and the Aadhaar linked mobile number.
  4. Click on I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card if only the year of birth is present on Aadhaar, and then on I agree to validate my Aadhaar details and click on Link Aadhaar.
  5. Enter the OTP and click on Validate.

To check PAN Aadhaar linking status, visit Enter the PAN and Aadhaar and click on View Link Aadhaar Status.

The following categories of clients are exempted from Aadhaar PAN linking:
  • NRIs
  • Not a citizen of India.
  • Age > 80 years as on date.
  • State of residence is Assam, Meghalaya or Jammu & Kashmir.
NRI clients whose trading account has been suspended for PAN and Aadhaar linking must update their residential status with the Income Tax Department (ITD). To learn how, see How to update the resident status of PAN for an NRI & PIO account? If clients who belong to the other exempted categories face trading restrictions, update the details on ITD by logging into For further assistance, contact ITD.

Did you know?

  • While linking, ensure that the name and Date of Birth (DOB) on the Aadhaar match with the PAN. If there is a mismatch, update the name or DOB on Aadhaar. To learn how to update Aadhaar, visit
  • Mutual fund purchases and redemption orders may also be rejected by the Asset Management Company (AMC).
  • Joint account holders must ensure that the PAN and Aadhaar are linked for all the account holders.