How to Apply for PAN Card Online - PAN Application Last Updated : 24 Sep 2021

Apply for PAN Card Online

PAN or Permanent Account Number is an important document which is required to carry out certain tasks. Given this, it is necessary to have the card which contains a unique 10-digit alphanumeric code which is issued by the Income Tax Department.

You can apply for the PAN card either online or offline. Here, we take a look at how you can avail the card using online mode via the NSDL and UTIITSL website.

Procedure for Existing Customers to Apply for an e-PAN

The procedure for existing customers to apply for an e-PAN is mentioned below:

  • Visit
  • Enter details such as the Permanent Account Number (PAN), Aadhaar number (in the case of individuals), date of birth, GSTN (optional), and captcha.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.
  • An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.
  • Enter the OTP to download the e-PAN.

In case you have not updated the email ID and mobile, you must complete that process first.

How to Apply for a PAN Card Online on NSDL Website

If you are applying for a new PAN card, you will have to fill in Form 49A or 49AA depending on whether you are an Indian citizen or a foreign citizen. Keep in mind that this is primarily for applicants who don't currently have a PAN card and have never applied for one. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1:Visit the NSDL website's Online PAN Application section

Step 2: Select your application type: Form 49A (Indian Citizens) or 49AA (Foreign Citizens) or Changes or Correction in PAN/Reprint of PAN Card.

Apply for PAN card online step 1

Step 3: Select your Category. The options are: Individual, Association of Persons, Body of Individuals, Trust, Limited Liability Partnerships, Firm, Government, Hindu Undivided Family, Artificial Judicial Person, and Local Authority.

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Step 4:Fill in the Title, Last name/surname, First name, Middle Name, Date of Birth/Incorporation/Formation in DD/MM/YYYY format, email ID, mobile number, and Captcha code. Submit the form.

Step 5:On the next page you will receive an acknowledgement with a token number. Click on 'Continue with PAN Application Form' on this page.

Step 6: You will be directed to fill in more personal details similar to Form 49A or Form 49AA. Input all the necessary information.

Step 7: Choose how you want to submit the documents. You can: a) Forward application documents physically; b) Submit digitally through digital signature; c) Submit digitally through e-sign.

Step 8: On the same page, indicate what documents you are submitting as proofs for identity, address, and date of birth. Confirm the declaration, place and date of application. Review and submit the form. Make sure you make no mistakes.

Step 9: Click on 'Proceed' and you will be taken to the payment options. Choose between Demand Draft and Online Payment through Bill Desk.

Step 10: If you choose Demand Draft, you will have had to make a DD before you begin the application process as you have to provide the DD number, date of issue, amount, and the name of the bank from where DD is generated on the portal.

Step 11: If you choose Bill Desk, you can pay through Net Banking, and Debit or Credit Cards.

Step 12: Click on 'I agree to terms of service' and proceed to pay. The PAN application fees will vary based on whether you are sending documents separately to NSDL or uploading online.

Step 13:If you pay by using your credit card or debit card or via net banking, you will receive an acknowledgement receipt and payment receipt. Print the acknowledgement receipt.

Step 14:Attach two recent photographs along with the acknowledgement receipt.

Note: Do not staple or clip the photos. Ensure that you sign across the photo that you attach on the left side of the receipt. Do not sign the photo on the right. Ensure that your signature is within the box provided. If you use your left thumb impression, ensure that it is attested by a gazetted officer or a notary.

Step 15:After payment is confirmed, send the supporting documents via post or courier to NSDL.

Once your documents are received, NSDL will process your application. If you have provided your office address as your preferred address for communication, you will also need to submit proof of office address along with your residential address proof.

How to Apply for a PAN Card Online on UTIITSL Website

The procedure to apply for your PAN card on the UTIITSL website is similar to the one above. The only difference is that you have to first visit

Once you fill in the details and get the acknowledgement receipt you will need to take a print out of the same and mail it to your nearest UTIITSL office along with copies of the required documents.

How to Apply for a Reprint or Change Details on your PAN Card Online

You can apply for a reprint of your PAN card on both the NSDL and the UTIITSL websites. The two situations wherein you can apply for a reprint of your PAN card are:

  • You already have a PAN number but the PAN Card is damaged.
  • You have lost your PAN Card.
  • You wish to make a few corrections or changes to the details on your existing PAN Card.

To apply for a reprint of your PAN, you will have to fill the CSF form.

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How to Apply for a Reprint or Correction of PAN Details on UTIITSL Website

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Select if you want both a physical copy of your PAN and an e-PAN or the e-PAN only.

Step 3: Enter your PAN number.

Step 4: Fill in the required details.

Step 5: Enter the captcha and submit the form.

Step 6: Pay the fee.

Step 7: Print the acknowledgement receipt and mail it to your nearest UTIITSL centre. Do remember to also include copies of the necessary documents (identity-proof, address-proof, and proof of date of birth documents). You must also enclose a copy of your Aadhaar card.

Step 8: You will also have to submit proof of an existing PAN card.

How to Apply for a Reprint or Correction of PAN Details on NSDL Website

Step 1: Visit the NSDL website:

Step 2: Select the relevant of the 4 options available while requesting for PAN change.

Step 3: Fill in the required details.

Step 4: Pay the required amount.

Step 5: Print out the acknowledgement and send it to the NSDL office by post. Ensure that you also mail the required documents (identity proof, address proof, and proof of date of birth).

Step 6: You may also be required to provide proof of an existing PAN card.

Note: It is against the law for any individual to own two PAN numbers. Fill and submit form 49A only if you are applying for a PAN card for the first time.

If you have any questions regarding how to fill any of these forms, refer to the guidelines available on both of these websites. You can also refer to the information provided on the Income Tax Department's website.

Charges Levied to Apply for a PAN Card Online

Apart from applying for a PAN Card, you can also make corrections, changes, or request for a PAN Card reprint online. You can apply for a PAN Card on the official website of UTITSL or NSDL.

In case the communication address is in India, the charges levied for applying for a PAN Card is Rs.93 (exclusive of GST). In the case of a foreign communication address, the charges levied for applying for a PAN Card is Rs.864 (exclusive of GST). Once the payment has been made, you must submit the relevant documents. The PAN application will be processed only if the relevant documents have been processed.

Date of Birth Proof for Applying for a PAN Card Online

One of the below-mentioned documents may be submitted as proof of date of birth:

  • An affidavit sworn before a magistrate stating the date of birth.
  • The marriage certificate that has been issued by a Registrar of Marriages.
  • Pension payment order.
  • Health Service Scheme photo card provided by the Central Government.
  • Ex-servicemen can provide the Contributory Health Scheme photo card.
  • Domicile certificate that has been issued by the Government.
  • Any photo identity card that has been issued by the State Government or Central Government.
  • Any photo identity card that has been issued by a State Public Sector Undertaking or Central Public Sector Undertaking.
  • Birth certificate that has been issued by a municipal authority.
  • Mark sheet or Matriculation certificate that has been provided by a recognised board.
  • Passport.
  • Driving License.
  • Elector’s photo identity card.
  • The Aadhaar Card that has been issued by the UIDAI.

Proof of Address Required to Apply for PAN Card

Photo copy of any one of these documents
  • Elector’s photo identity card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Property tax assessment order
  • Post office passbook
  • Letter of allotment issued by the State Government or Central Government
  • Domicile certificate
Photo copy of these documents (not over three months)
  • Landline bill
  • Electricity bill
  • Gas connection card
  • Water bill
  • Depository account statement
  • Bank account statement
  • Credit card statement
Original documents
  • Certificate of address. This has to be signed by a Member of Legislative Assembly or Member of Parliament or Municipal Councilor or a Gazette officer
  • Employer certificate

Proof of Identity Required to Apply for PAN Card

Photo copy of any one document
  • Aadhaar card Passport
  • Voter Id
  • Arm’s licence
  • Driving licence
  • Ration card
  • Pensioner card
  • Photo identity card
  • Central Government Health Scheme Card
  • Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Card
  • Certificate of identity (signed by a Member of Legislative Assembly or Member of Parliament or Municipal Councilor)
  • Bank certificate

Applying for a PAN Card Offline

Step 1: Go to the official NSDL website -

Step 2: Select 'Application Type' and click on ‘Form 49A’if you are a resident. If you are a non-resident individual (NRI) or a foreign national, click on ‘Form 49AA’.

Step 3: Download this form.

Step 4: Fill in the application form.

Step 5: Upload photo copies of all supporting documents (elaborated in the section below) along with a passport size photograph.

Step 6: You should pay a fee of Rs.110 which can be paid via cash or demand draft.

Step 7: On your envelope, you should write 'APPLICATION FOR PAN -N-15 DIGIT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NUMBER'. Example, 'APPLICATION FOR PAN -- N-881010200000063').

Step 8: Send the envelope to this address:

Income Tax PAN Services Unit, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411016

FAQ's on How to Apply for PAN Card Online

  1. How will the PAN card be delivered to me?
  2. The PAN Card will be delivered by post to the communication address provided by you during the application process.

  3. Can a minor apply for a PAN Card?
  4. Yes, a minor can apply for a PAN Card under Section 160 of IT Act, 1961. A person who is non-resident, lunatic, or court of ward can also apply for a PAN Card. However, in this case they will have to represented through a Representative Assessee who will apply for a PAN Card on the behalf of the applicant.

  5. Can I have more than one PAN Card?
  6. You cannot have more than one PAN Card as it is against the law. In case you have more than one PAN Card, you will have to get in touch with the concerned authorities and get any one of the accounts closed.

  7. Are there any charges I will be required to pay while applying for a PAN Card?
  8. Yes, you will have to make a payment of Rs.93+ GST while applying for a PAN Card if you are a resident of India. If your PAN Card is to be dispatched outside India then you will have to make a payment of Rs.864 (Rs.93 + Rs.771 as dispatch fees).

  9. What is the validity of my PAN Card?
  10. Your PAN Card will be valid for life and you will not be required to renew your PAN Card. However, in case of any change in information, you will have to go through the process of changing the information on your PAN Card by filling the form for ‘Request for New PAN Card Or/ And Changes or Correction in PAN Data’.

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News About Online Application of PAN

  • RBI to implement a cheque truncation system across the country by September

    Reserve Bank of India, the country’s apex bank has decided to implement a cheque truncation system (CTS) across the country by September this year. The move is aimed at accelerating the clearance of cheques. It must be noted here that as of now the system which was introduced in 2010 is prevalent in some major cities. As per the bank, the system has stabilised well in the cities and has made large efficiency gains.

    With digital payments growing rapidly in the country, RBI shall construct and periodically publish a composite digital payment index (DPI) in a bid to capture the extent of digitisation of payments effectively. It shall be based on multiple parameters and will be available from July 2020 onwards.

    The bank is also working on establishing a self-regulatory organisation (SRO) for orderly operations of the entities in the payment system. The framework for establishing an SRO will be put in place by April 2020, the bank informed. The SRO will act as a two-way communication channel between the players and the regulator.

    6 February 2020

  • Only two institutions can process your PAN application

    All PAN card applications can be processed by only two institutions says the Income Tax Department (ITD). The two institutions are NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e- Gov) and UTI Infrastructure Technologies Services Limited. The Income Tax Department (ITD) announced the appointment of these two institutions for the same. The ITD further announced that another entity has been authorised to undertake this activity on behalf of the ITD.

    17 June 2019

  • Things that you need to know while applying for PAN

    The PAN Card is crucial for filing the Income Tax Returns (ITR) of individuals. While applying for their PAN, individuals have to write the name of their father in the application form. However, for those individuals having single mother as parent, the Income Tax department allows them to mention only their mother's name.

    But these individuals must tick the relevant box while filling in their application form.?For applicants who have their father as a parent, the Tax Information Network (TIN) portal says that individual applicants including females should write only their father’s name in their application form.

    If an applicant has only mother as the single parent and they wish to apply for PAN card by furnishing their mother’s name only, they have to tick the relevant box placed in the PAN application form and then mention only their mother’s name in the ‘Mother’s Name’ field.

    20 May 2019

  • Tightened Foreign Travel Norms To Check Unaccounted Cash Worry Travellers

    Amendments in the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) has made individuals worried as using the undeclared income for foreign travel would invite the wrath of the Income Tax department. The move is aimed at curbing unaccounted cash used in travelling to foreign countries. As per a director of a tour company, the introduction of additional documentation for Indians travelling abroad, people will no longer be able to use cash to pay for a part of their holiday expenses. Apart from this, such travellers will also have to provide a copy of their PAN and fill an LRS form for every transaction that is carried out. As per sources, the development may result in a drop of 10-20% in travel during the upcoming Diwali and Christmas vacation. A travel firm owner has stated that the impact of the development is already being felt as clients are backing away from travelling abroad given that with the help of the PAN card copy, the entire income tax history of the traveller can be tracked.

    5 September 2018

  • Are e-PANs Being Issued Now?

    No, the service of issuing e-PAN have been stopped by the IT department as of now. The service was introduced on a first-come-first-serve basis. As per the department, the full scale production version would be launched at a later date.

    27 August 2018

  • How to apply for a PAN card via the UMANG app?

    The app named UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2017. The app allows citizens to access services of various government organizations in the states and at the centre as well as make utility payments. Individuals can access EPFO services, apply for a PAN etc with the help of the app that is available on Android, iOS, and Windows phones. Here, we look at how an applicant can go about applying for a PAN card using the app. The application can be made both online or offline. To apply online, the applicant can follow the steps mentioned below:

    • First, the applicant needs to download the app and launch it.

    • Next, the applicant is required to go to ‘All Services’ and select ‘My PAN’.

    • Following that, the applicant is required to click on ‘New PAN card’.

    • Next, select e-KYC

    • Read the guidelines and select ‘Proceed’.

    • Next, the applicant is required to enter the personal details asked for as per Aadhaar document.

    • On successfully completing the e-KYC and e-sign, the payment of the fees can be made online to complete the application.

    To carry out the application offline, applicants need to first download the 49A form using the PAN Query option. Following that, fill up the form and submit it to the nearest UTIITSL office.

    8 August 2018

  • Transgender And Social Activists Feel Inclusion Of Transgenders In Pan Cards Is More For Vote Bank Politics

    Even though the Government had recently amended the income tax rules to include transgender as a separate category, social and transgender activists believe that it is aimed at vote bank politics. The activists feel that if the government is concerned for the welfare of the community, they would create jobs and ensure that transgenders are treated equally just like normal people. Devi Rani Kinnar, the president of Samaj Kalyan Samiti questioned as to why the government doesn’t enforce the rule of having separate queue for transgenders in hospitals and railway stations, provide election tickets to them for contesting elections etc if the welfare of the community was their motive. She added that by providing the option of transgender in the PAN application form, the government was merely making fun of them. The counsellor and secretary of Mitra Shringar stated that the move was merely a preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections that is scheduled to be held in 2019.

    18 April 2018

  • Now, apply, rectify PAN online

    Applicants can now apply for PAN cards and rectify errors on their cards online through the official PAN website.

    An application for a PAN card can be filed online for Rs 107 for an Indian address and Rs 994 for a foreign address. Payment can be made through credit card, debit card, DD or net banking. Relevant supporting documents needs to be sent by post or courier and once the documents are verified, the application will be processed.

    Proof of address needs to be submitted in case of an official address. New PAN cards will be allotted through Form 49AA.

    16 May 2017

  • Use Aadhaar based eSign and eKYC to apply for PAN card online

    It has become very easy to avail a Permanent Account Number card or PAN card now. The Government of India has started a process by which an individual can apply for the PAN card online using the Aadhaar based eSign and eKYC. An applicant who holds a valid Aadhaar card and registered email id or mobile phone number can avail this particular service.

    The applicant of this service can choose one of the following options when applying for PAN:

    • Submit digitally via eSign and eKYC (paperless) – There is no requirement of uploading photo or signing the scanned images. The photo that has been used in the Aadhaar card of the individual will also be used for the PAN card.
    • Submit the scanned images via eSign – Scanned images must be uploaded by the applicant.
    • Forwarding the documents for application physically – Following the old process of sending all the documents needed physically.

    25 April 2017

  • PAN card to be given instantly

    In a bid to back Prime Minister Narendra Modi's endeavor to promote digitization in India, the Central Board of Direct Taxes is making efforts to issue the Permanent Account Number (PAN) quicker with the help of Aadhaar's e-KYC facility. This facility helps the user to authenticate details using the biometric identification option.

    A report quoting an authority from the PAN department has announced that this step will minimize the number of steps included in the process of getting a PAN card. It will also reduce the time taken from three weeks to a few minutes. However, though the applicant will receive the PAN number instantly, the office will deliver the card after a while.

    After this, the Income Tax Department is contemplating the alternative of creating a smartphone app that will help taxpayers to pay their taxes with ease. This app will not only help them keep a track of their investments and returns but will also help them in applying for a PAN card online.

    Recently, the government announced that it will issue PAN cards that have been newly designed. These cards will feature added security that will turn them tamper-proof. The content of these cards will be available in English and Hindi.

    21 February 2017

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