Updated on: May 2nd, 2023
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Permanent Account Number or PAN Card is a nationalized identity card. Without a PAN, you will not be able to carry out any financial transaction. It is the Indian Income Tax Department that allocates this 10-digit alphanumeric and unique account number to a tax-paying person, company or HUF. It has lifetime validity.
PAN card application can be applied online or offline. Further, requests for changes or correction in PAN data may also be made online. The online process is the most hassle-free way of obtaining PAN. The applicant is only required 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.
Online PAN card application 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.
Step 1: Select the PAN card application - 'New PAN Indian Citizen (Form 49A)' available on the NSDL website.
Step 2: Fill in all the details in the form. Read the detailed instructions before filling the details on the PAN card application form. Click here to view the PAN card application instructions.
Step 3: Pay the required fees. The PAN card application fees varies on the option you choose for dispatch of your PAN card. Payment can be made through credit/debit card, demand draft or net-banking. Upon successful payment, acknowledgment will be displayed through which you can check your application status. It will also be sent to your email ID.
Step 4: Send the required documents through courier/post to the NSDL office, Pune. Only after the receipt of the documents, PAN application would be processed by NSDL. Once the NSDL verifies the application and documents, it will issue the PAN card in 15 days.
Step 1: Fill the PAN card application available on the UTIITSL website.
Step 2: Pay the application fee. On successful payment, acknowledgment will be displayed. It will also be sent to your email ID.
Step 3: Send the documents to the UTIITSL office by courier within 15 days of online submission of Form 49A.
The UTIITSL will process the application and documents and issue the PAN card within 15 days.
Step 1: Download the ‘Form 49A’ from the NSDL e-Gov website.
Step 2: Fill in the details in the application.
Step 3: Attach your signature and photograph to the application.
Step 4: Submit the form and the required documents to the nearest PAN centre.
Step 5: Pay the fees for PAN card application.
Step 6: You will get the acknowledgement number from which you can track the status of your PAN card application status.
Once the documents are verified, a PAN card will be issued within 15 days.
Below are the documents required to be submitted along with the PAN card application:
Click here for the entire list of documents.
The fee for PAN card application when submitted offline is Rs.110. If the PAN card is to be dispatched outside India, the applicant should pay an additional dispatch fee of Rs.910.
The PAN card application fees when submitted online are as follows:
|Mode of submission of PAN application documents||Particulars||Fees (inclusive of applicable taxes)|
|PAN application submitted using physical mode for physical dispatch of PAN card||Dispatch of physical PAN card in India||107|
|Dispatch of physical PAN card outside India||1,017|
|PAN application submitted through paperless modes for physical dispatch of PAN card||Dispatch of physical PAN card in India||101|
|Dispatch of physical PAN card outside India||1,011|
|PAN application submitted using physical mode for e-PAN card||e-PAN card dispatched at the email ID of the applicant||72|
|PAN application submitted through paperless modes for e-PAN card||e-PAN card dispatched at the email ID of the applicant||66|
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.
Step 2: Pay the application fees. The 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: 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 sent should support the changes applied for in PAN. Example, request for the change in applicant’s or father’s name will have to be supported with a document that will contain proof of change of name from old to new. The documents that shall be accepted as proof in this case are: