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What to do if you PAN Card is Returned Undelivered?

PAN cards have significantly gained hype all over India in the recent times. This is due to it being required in various cash transactions and official departments. The government has taken crucial actions regarding PAN cards over the past few years. Recently, the government announced that applying for a bank account must require submission of the individual’s PAN card. PAN card must also be displayed by anyone wishing to complete a transaction of over Rs. 50, 000 within the country.

The process of applying for PAN card is fairly easy and can be done online while sitting at home. However, sometimes certain glitches are involved in this process – one of which will be discussed down below with reasoning.

Why PAN Card gets returned Undelivered?

Although the PAN Card service providers deliver the PAN cards safely to its applicant, sometimes they are undelivered to the users because of simple reasons. Some of these reasons are:

  1. Applicant (or any provable family member) not available at home at the time of delivery.
  2. Applicant has moved houses.
  3. Wrong delivery address provided while filling the PAN application.

Either of these mistakes could lead to the PAN card being undelivered. However, these mistakes can always be reverted and the applicant must not worry if their PAN card is not delivered.

How to know if PAN Card is returned undelivered?

In normal circumstances, PAN cards are delivered safely within a month of applying. However, it could also take as long as a month and a half to get delivered. If the process does take longer than a month and a half, your PAN card has surely been returned undelivered and you must look for a workaround.

The first resort for everyone here would be to open their dedicated PAN card delivery tracker. This is to check for the current delivery status being displayed. The tracker will display package returned undelivered in the tracking area if it has been. This should confirm the status of the package


A message like this would be displayed in the tracking area if

The card has been returned undelivered.

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How to regain the PAN card in case of a failed delivery?

Organizations providing PAN card services use courier services of the highest quality to send PAN cards to the applicants. A failed delivery is therefore very rare in this case. However, If you do face a failed delivery problem, it can be fixed easily. Here is how you do it.

  • Step 1: Open the tracking link of the PAN card delivery provided to you.
  • Step 2: Check the current status of the delivery. If it does say “Package returned undelivered”, look for a “Contact us” hyperlink on the webpage.
  • Step 3: Contact the delivery provider from the contact information listed on the page.
  • Step 4: Follow the procedures advised by the helpline members.

Note: The delivery providers are fully responsible for successful delivery of your PAN card as long as the details provided by you are completely correct. You have all the rights to file a proper complaint here.

So, this is how one can regain their undelivered PAN cards from the delivery heads. This process might take another month at maximum as sometimes the whole PAN card process is restarted. However, if you do not receive the PAN card yet again, a complaint directly to the provider’s head or a change in PAN card Provider Company could be practiced.

Any further queries of the users can be discussed down below in the comment sections. We take full responsibility to help you further.

Updated: May 9, 2017 — 11:41 pm

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