How to Apply for PAN Card ?

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1. How to Apply for PAN Card?

PAN stands for Permanent account number and is 10 digit alphanumeric number which is allotted by the Income Tax department to the person who applies for the same. PAN can be applied online. Further, requests for changes or correction in PAN data may also be made online.

Online application of PAN can be made on the

NSDL website  OR

UTIITSL website.

Both have been authorized by the government of India to issue the PAN or to make changes/corrections in the PAN on behalf of the Income Tax Department. The online process is the most hassle-free way of obtaining PAN. The PAN applicant is required only to fill and submit the online application form along with online payment of the respective processing fee. Copies of required documents can then be sent by post to either NSDL or UTIITSL, for verification purposes.

Here are the steps to apply PAN online

Step 1: Submit the PAN card application Form 49A available on the NSDL Website https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html

Step 2: Fill all the details in the form. Read the detailed instructions before furnishing the details in the form. https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/Instructions49A.html#instruct_form49A

Step 3:  Mode of Payment: 

The charges for applying for PAN is Rs. 107 (including service tax) for Indian communication address and Rs. 994 (including service tax) for foreign communication address. Payment of application fee can be made through credit/debit card, demand draft or net-banking. On successful payment, acknowledgement will be displayed. Save this acknowledgement number.

Step 4: Documents to be sent to NSDL

Once the application and payment are accepted, the applicant is required to send the supporting documents through courier/post to NSDL. Only after the receipt of the documents, PAN application would be processed by NSDL. Documents include one proof of identity, one proof of address and one proof of date of birth. To know the complete list of documents, click  COMPLETE LIST OF DOCUMENTS.

2. How to make Changes/corrections in PAN

If you want to make changes in the existing PAN such as change in name, date of birth etc, you can apply for it online. The procedure is almost the same as you apply for new PAN except in case of corrections in PAN,you also need to submit the documents to support the change required in PAN.

Here are the steps :

Step 1:  Fill the online application form for making changes/corrections in PAN on the NSDL website.

https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html

Read instructions carefully filling the form. https://www.tin-nsdl.com/services/pan/instructions-change.html

Step 2: The charges for making changes in PAN is also Rs. 107 (including service tax) for Indian communication address and Rs. 994 (including service tax) for foreign communication address. Payment of application fee can be made through credit/debit card, demand draft or net-banking. On successful payment, acknowledgement will be displayed. Save and print this acknowledgement number.

Step 3: Documents to be sent to NSDL

Once the application and payment is accepted, the applicant is required to send the supporting documents through courier/post to NSDL. Only after the receipt of the documents, PAN application would be processed by NSDL. Documents sent should support the changes applied for in PAN for e.g. Request for change in applicant’s or father’s name will have to be supported with such proof that will contain proof of change of name from the old to the new in addition to the proof of identity. The documents that shall be accepted as proof in this case are:

  • For married ladies – change of name on account of marriage – marriage certificate, marriage invitation card, publication of ‘name-change’ in gazette, a certificate from a gazetted officer stating name change, copy of passport showing husband’s name.
  • For individual applicants other than married ladies – publication of    ‘name-change’ in gazette, a certificate from a gazetted officer stating name change.
  • For companies – ROC’s certificate for name change.
  • For partnership firms – revised Partnership Deed
  • For other categories which are registered organisations (AOP/Trust/BOI/AJP, etc.) – the revised registration/deed/agreement.

For more details, Refer Instructions for Change in PAN

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