How to Link Aadhaar and PAN Card and Check Status

You should link your AADHAAR card with your PAN card one day or the other. The government may impose a penalty also if not done. Let us know the linking procedure step by step.

Note: AADHAAR is a 12 digit number and PAN is a 10 digit number.

1. Link AADHAAR Card and PAN Card using SMS

 You should an SMS to either 567678 or 56161 numbers in the below mentioned format mentioning both the AADHAAR and PAN numbers.


You will get an acknowledgement shortly. It looks like below.

Reply 1: Dear Applicant, your request is not in the proper format. Please retry using the specified format only. We thank you for using our services. Regards, UTIITSL.

Reply 2: Dear Applicant, your request for linking your Aadhaar with PAN is received. We will get back to you shortly after verification. Regards, UTIITSL.

You will get another message or SMS with a confirmation about successful linking.

2. Link AADHAAR Card and PAN Card Online

You can link your PAN card and AADHAAR card online using the official IncomeTax website. You should provide your PAN, AADHAAR and Name as per AADHAAR. You will get an OTP to your registered AADHAAR-linked mobile number.

Click the Link AADHAAR button to link these successfully.

Linking AADHAAR PAN Online on incometaxindiaefiling site
incometaxindiaefiling site accepting AADHAAR and PAN for linking online

3. Check the Status of Linked AADHAAR Card and PAN Card Online

You can check the status of your previously linked AADHAAR and PAN cards online using the same IncomeTaxIndiaeFiling site. This method does not ask for OTP SMS. So, anyone can check anyone’s linked status if you know both the PAN and AADHAAR numbers of your friend.

Checking the status of AADHAAR and PAN Online on incometaxindiaefiling site
Checking the linked status of AADHAAR and PAN online

This is how you should link an AADHAAR card and PAN Card using SMS and Online methods.

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