If you don't have a PAN card, you can apply for one online on the NSDL website or on the UTIITSL website. There are two ways to do this:
How to Apply for a PAN Card on the 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 Existing PAN/Reprint of PAN Card.
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.
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 fees charged for PAN application 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 PAN Card on the 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 https://www.pan.utiitsl.com/PAN/#one.
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 of Your PAN Card or Change Details on Your PAN Card
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.
How to Apply for a Reprint or Correction of PAN Details on UTIITSL Website
Step 1: Visit https://www.pan.utiitsl.com/PAN/#
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: https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html.
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.
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