I recently got my wallet stolen that contained all my cards including the PAN card. It is a fairly easy process to get a duplicate PAN card, provided you know your PAN card number.
However, if you're not aware of your number, it may get a bit complicated. Follow the steps below to find your PAN card number and get a duplicate one issued:
How to check your PAN card number:
1. Head onto this website: https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/KnowYourPanLink.html
2. Fill up your personal details to get your PAN card number. Save it somewhere.
How to apply for a duplicate PAN card:
1. Head onto this website: https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/
2. Select the option "Reprint of PAN card.
3. Select the option "
Online Application for Changes Or Correction in PAN Data (PAN Change Request Form)" and follow the instructions that follow.
Please note, that you will need to pay a processing fee of Rs. 107.00 ( 93.00 + 14.50% service tax) if you live in India, else Rs. 989.00[ (Application fee 93.00 + Dispatch Charges 771.00) + 14.50% service tax] if you live outside of India. This can be done online as well as through a demand draft.
After filling all the details, and submitting the processing fee, take a print out of the acknowledgement form and send it across through a courier to the Income Tax department at the address mentioned on the form.
Expect the duplicate PAN card to reach you in about 30 days provided all details you filled are okay. You can also check the status of your application from the same link I mentioned above.