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How to: Apply for a PAN Card

(We are starting “How To” series to help young investors start investing and also aiming for better & higher financial inclusion in India)

PAN Card is issued by the Income Tax Department of India and PAN Card number is a 10 digit alphanumeric code/number.

It is one of the most important document in any financial transaction. Well it’s not only important for Financial Transaction but also serves as a photo identity proof which may be required when you buy a new sim card as well.

Details on a PAN Card:

  • You full name
  • Your fathers name
  • Your birth date
  • PAN Number
  • Your photograph
  • Your signaturePAN Card

Where will you need a PAN Card?

  • File Income Tax returns
  • Opening a depository account
  • Buying and selling of tangible assets
  • Large cash transactions (above 50K)
  • Buying Gold of more than 5 lakh
  • Applying for an IPO
  • Etc.

How can you apply?

Offline Application:

Take print out of the forms from any of these websites:

  • http://law.incometaxindia.gov.in/DITTaxmann/IncomeTaxRules/pdf/Form49aE.PDF
  • http://www.utiisl.co.in/form49a.htm

(Take care to use the exact type of paper the Income Tax Department specifies – A4-size 70 gsm paper only to avoid rejection.)

Basic details are required in these forms and it’s quite simple to fill the form.

Online Application:

One can also apply online from any of these websites:

  • https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/
  • https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/index.html/

In online application you will have to print the acknowledgement received, sign and affix the photograph and collate and submit documents.

You will be able to locate online a nearest center where you will have to physically submit these documents.

Documents required:

To apply for PAN card you will have to submit 2 documents one as a proof of identity and one as a proof of address.

A list of few of the documents which would work-

Proof of identity-

  • School leaving certificate
  • Bank Account Statement / Passbook
  • Ration Card
  • Voter Identity Card
  • Driving License
  • etc.

Proof of address-

  • Electricity Bill
  • Telephone Bill
  • Bank Account Statement / Passbook
  • Passport
  • Voter Identity Card
  • Driving License
  • etc.

Fees involved:

Indian residents (individuals or any other mode opted for) – Rs 94/-

Non Resident Indians – Rs 744/-

The process is quite simple, there are also few agents who can help you in getting a PAN card for a premium of Rs 100/- in India. If you need any help comment below and we will help you out.

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  • Sonam July 5, 2013, 4:31 am

    Very Good information. Apart from the above, just like to add that Online applications cost upto 96/- for Individuals. There are few more Items that are accepted as POA and POI which could be seen here.As mentioned above there are also private players like http://www.thepancard.com where you can apply online and get good customer support.

  • James Carett Basaiawmoit April 5, 2014, 5:04 pm

    How much it will charge to apply a PAN card?

  • Anjali September 2, 2014, 6:43 am

    I need to know that if we fill offline for a pan card from where can we post and where do we have to post and send the same.

    • hetali November 2, 2015, 5:20 am

      i need to know that if we fill offline for a pan card from where can we post and where do we have post and send the same

  • kandavel January 9, 2015, 10:12 am

    Need to apply for pan card

  • Shubham Sharma July 3, 2015, 5:24 am

    Dear Sir,
    I wanna apply for a PAN card offline…after filling the form 49 A(Print out drom IT website) where should i submit it…is there any regional offices located in some part of city(DELHI)….

  • John September 23, 2015, 7:12 am

    If I choose offline option, the do I have to visit ITO, Delhi or any other office of PAN center??

  • pushpendra November 6, 2015, 12:37 pm

    I have applied for pan card by 1st nov.
    So plz tell me that how many days it will take to be made.
    And i have acknowledge no. so can i get pan no. through some site by entering acknowledgement no.

  • Kevin Odyuo July 1, 2016, 2:08 pm

    I am from northeast of India that is from Dimapur, Nagaland.many people in our colony want to apply for PAN card, but how do I give payment and to whom and how much we have to pay and lastly how many days it may take till I get my new PAN Card. Please reply I want to apply for many peoples, so as Agent I want to work.

  • kumar October 25, 2016, 9:57 pm

    Hi Kevin,

    You can apply through below mentioned website and pay through online payment gateway. Even i have applied and received the duplicate pan card with in 14days.

  • kumar October 25, 2016, 9:57 pm

    Hi Kevin,

    You can apply through below mentioned website and pay through online payment gateway. Even i have applied and received the duplicate pan card with in 14days.

    onlinepancard.in

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