One should not be confused by the meaning of Pan Card Status or Pan Status and ‘Know your PAN CARD STATUS’ and ‘Pan Verification’. Pan Card Status or Pan Status is always tracked to know the status of pan card application for new pan card, pan card correction and reprint pan card which is always made my pan applicant himself only. Whereas process of ‘Know your PAN’ , pan card verification and ‘Pan Verification’ can be done any person but only after allotment of Permanent Account Number / PAN No. However, in case of new applicant of pan card, pan number can be verified by Pan Status Process also.
Who Should / Can Verify Pan Card Status : Every applicant for New Pan card or Correction / Reprint / Reissue of pancard is issued a 15 (Fifteen) digit numbered acknowledgement / Receipt. Number so allotted is known as ‘Acknowledgement No.’ in case of NSDL and ‘Coupon No.’ in case of UTI. Such each applicant can / should online Verify Pan Card Status of his/her application. This updating of Pan Card status facility is made available by NSDL and UTI. There is no role of TIN-FCs and private service providers.
When Should Verify PAN Card Status : Generally, applicant should verify status of his PAN application only after 5 days from the date of 15 (Fifteen) digit numbered acknowledgement / Receipt / Coupon.