Documents Required for PAN Card : 6 Last Updated : 24 Sep 2021

Documents to Apply Pan Card

Like all other government issued proofs, PAN too requires applicants to submit a certain set of documents for identification purposes. Application for PAN can be made either online or offline. There are two kinds of application forms available for the same. One is form 49A and the other, for foreigners isform 49AA. Also, applications can be made both for new PAN as well as correction or reprint of an existing PAN card.

Documents required for each type of PAN application are different and can be segregated based on the entities that are applying for it. Let us look into the different sets of documents required by various entities in order to obtain PAN.

1. Documents Required To Apply For a PAN Card Application Online

For Individuals who are Citizens of India

Identity Proof Address Proof Date of Birth Proof or Proof of Age
Voter ID card Voter ID card with photograph Birth certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or any office authorized Registrar
Aadhaar Card Aadhar card Pension payment order
Ration card with the applicant's photograph Electricity bill - latest Marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages
Passport
  • Passport - self
  • Passport - spouse
Passport
Driving licence Driving licence Driving licence
Arm's license Landline telephone bill - latest Matriculation certificate
Photo identity card issued by central government or state government or any other public sector undertaking Broadband connection bill - latest Domicile certificate issued by the central or state government
Central government health scheme card Post office passbook featuring address of the applicant Affidavit signed before a magistrate stating the date of birth
Bank certificate containing an attested photograph of the applicant along with bank account number of the applicant Bank account statement Note: Proof of age is also required to be submitted by the PAN applicant. Any document that specifies the date of birth of the applicant serves the purpose. This document has to be a copy of any one of these listed above.
Pensioner card having photograph of the applicant Credit card statement  
Certificate of identity in original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor Domicile certificate issued by government  
Note: Any of the above documents can be submitted as identity proof. Allotment letter  
Note: In case of PAN card application for minors, any of the above documents either for parents or the minor can be submitted as proof of identity Latest order for property tax assessment  
  Note: If submitting copy of one of the first five documents, the documents should not be more than three months old.  

2. Documents Required for PAN Application by a Foreigner

Given below is the list of documents a member of HUF will have to submit when applying for PAN:

Identity Proof Address Proof Date of Birth Proof
Passport Passport Passport
Aadhaar Card Aadhaar Card Aadhaar Card
Voter ID Card Voter ID Card Voter ID Card
Driving Licence Driving Licence Driving Licence
Ration Card Post office passbook Matriculation certificate
Pensioner Card Post office passbook Photo identity card issued by Central or State Government of India
Photo identity card issued by Central or State Government of India Post office passbook clearly mentioning the applicant’s address Birth certificate
  Certificate of domicile Certificate of domicile

Documents Required for PAN by NRIs

Given below is the list of documents a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) will have to submit when applying for PAN in India:

  • Copy of their Passport
  • Overseas proof of address
  • A copy of overseas bank statement
  • Two passport size photographs of the applicant

4. Documents Required for PAN Application by Companies

  • Copy of Registration Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies
For Company Registered outside India
  • Copy of certificate of registration issued by the Registrar of Firms or copy of Partnership Deed
  • Copy of Registration Certificate issued in India or copy of approval granted to set up company in India by Indian authorities

5. Documents Required to apply for PAN Card by a Firm (Includes Limited Liability Partnership) Registered or Formed in India

A Limited Liability Partnership is where all partners have limited liabilities and no one partner is responsible for misconduct or negligence of the other partner/partners. Following are the two documents required by LLPs for PAN application in India. Copy of either of these documents can be submitted.

  • Registration Certificate issued by the Registrar of Limited Liability Partnerships or;
  • Partnership Deed
Firm Registered outside India
  • Copy of certificate of registration issued by the Registrar of Firms or copy of Partnership Deed
  • Copy of Registration Certificate issued in India or copy of approval granted to set up the firm in India by Indian authorities

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6. Required Documents for PAN Card Application by Trusts Registered or Formed in India

An Association of Persons (Trust) is a unit that is formed by a group of individuals and is allowed to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary or beneficiaries. Trusts can be formed in several different ways based on the aim of the unit.

Copies of the following documents are required by a trust to apply for PAN.

  • Deed of Trust
  • Certificate of Registration Number issued by Charity Commissioner
For Trusts Registered outside India
  • Certificate of registration issued by the Registrar of Firms or copy of Partnership Deed
  • Registration Certificate issued in India or copy of approval granted to set up the trust in India by Indian authorities

Documents Required for PAN Application by an Association of Persons (other than Trusts) Registered in India

Copies of the following documents are required by the above listed entities for the purpose of PAN application by an Association of Persons (other than Trusts) or body of individuals or local authority or artificial juridical person registered or formed in India

  • Agreement
  • Certificate of Registration Number issued by Charity Commissioner or Registrar of Co-operative Society or any other Competent Authority; or
  • Any other document originating from any Central Government or State Government Department establishing Identity and address of such person.

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Documents Required for PAN Application by an Association of Persons (other than Trusts) Registered Outside India

Copies of the following Documents are Required for PAN application by an Association of persons (except trusts) or body of individuals or local authority or any other entity registered outside India

  • Copy of certificate of registration issued by the Registrar of Firms or copy of Partnership Deed
  • Copy of Registration Certificate issued in India or copy of approval granted to set up the entity in India by Indian authorities

The above listed information on documents required is based on the entity that is applying for PAN and based also on whether that entity is located in India or outside. Different documents are required in case the entity is not located in India. This is because standard proof documents are neither available nor relevant in such cases.

Please note that this article is meant for informational purposes only. Please contact the Income Tax Department on their toll-free number: 1800-180-1961 or the customer helpline of NSDL e-gov: 020-27218080. Alternately you can send an email to tininfo@nsdl.co.in for your PAN card related queries.

Documents required for PAN Card Application by Individuals and HUFs who are not citizens of India

Individuals and Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) who are a not citizens of India will have to produce documents slightly different from the one a normal citizen of India has to produce. We will have a look at the list of documents that is acceptable if produced by an individual who is not a citizen of India.

Identity Proof Address Proof
Passport Passport
PIO card allocated by the Government of India PIO card allocated by the Government of India
OCI Card allocated by the Government of India OCI Card allocated by the Government of India
National ID Number, Taxpayer ID Number, or Other Citizen ID Number National ID Number, Taxpayer ID Number, or Other Citizen ID Number
Note: Make sure that the document is attested by the ‘Apostille’ or by any of the Indian Embassy/ High Commission/ Consulate functioning in the home country of the applicant. Non-residential bank account statements in India
  Registration Certificate which is issued by Office of Foreigner’s Registration. The document must clearly mention the Indian address
  Appointment letter issued by an Indian Company or the original Employer-issued certificate of Address in India

Documents Required for PAN Card Application by Companies Incorporated in India

By the term ‘Companies’ it is meant:

  • Company
  • Partnership Firm
  • Trust
  • Association of Persons
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Artificial Juridical Person
  • Body of Individuals
  • Local Authority

In the table given below is the documents you will have to submit based on the type of company or entity

Type of entity Documents to be submitted
Company Copy of Registration Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies.
Limited Liability Partnership Copy of Registration Certificate issued by the Registrar of LLCs.
Association of Person, Body of Individuals, Local Authority, or Artificial Juridical Person
  • Copy of Registration Number Certificate or the Agreement Copy issued by registrar of cooperative society, charity commissioner, or any other legitimate authority.
  • Documents which is originating from any State or Central Government department and clearly mentions the identity and address of the individual.
Partnership Firm Copy of Registration Certificate issued by the Registrar of Firms or copy of partnership deed.
Trust Copy of Registration Number Certificate or copy of trust deed issued by Charity Commissioner.

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FAQs - Documents Required for PAN Card

  1. What documents are required if a foreigner is applying for a PAN card?
  2. A foreign national will have to submit the Citizenship Identification Number and Taxpayer Identification Number. These documents will have to be attested by the High Commission or Indian Embassy.

  3. Can a company apply for a PAN card?
  4. Yes, a company can apply for a PAN card and the document required is Copy of Registration Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies.

  5. Will I have to submit my original documents?
  6. No, you will not have to submit your original documents. However, if you are applying for a PAN card offline, you will have to carry your original documents as they may be verified and compared to the copies.

  7. Is there any email I can write to about issues regarding my PAN card?
  8. Yes, you can send a mail to tininfo@nsdl.co.in.

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