Application of a PAN card can be done online as well as through offline methods. To apply for the card online, you can visit the official website of NSDL and fill in the required details. You can also visit the website of UTIIISL to do so.
For offline application, you will be required to download the application form and submit it to the agency of your choice.
Online Process to Apply For a PAN Card
Step-1: In order to apply for a PAN card online, you will have to visit the website of NSDL where you can fill in the information which needs to be submitted.
Step-2: Click on the option ‘Apply Online’ on the top left corner since you are a new applicant.
1. In the drop-down, you can select one from the three options which are:
2. New PAN – Indian Citizen
3. New PAN – Foreign Citizen
4. Changes or Correction on Existing PAN/Re-print of PAN card.
Step-3: Once done, you will need to select the ‘Category’. The category list includes options such as individual, company, an associate of individuals, Hindu Undivided Family, Trust, Limited Liability Partnership, local authority, etc.
Step-4: After choosing any one of the following options, you will need to fill in your details.
The information must be provided for these sections:
2. Last name
3. First name
4. Middle name
5. Date of Birth
6. Email ID
7. Phone number
Step-5: After providing the required information, you will have to re-type a captcha code and then click on ‘Submit’.
Step-6: After submitting, the website provides you with a 15-digit acknowledgement number and the page must be printed.
Offline Process to Apply For a PAN Card
Step-1: You will need to download the Form 49A from the official website of Income Tax Department of India.
Step-2: Fill up the form with all the sections.
Step-3: Once done, you will have to send a demand draft of Rs.107 including tax along with the application form.
1. If the PAN application needs to be sent outside India, an additional amount of Rs.887 must be paid.
Step-4: The form must be sent along with a copy of your ID proof and address proof to – INCOME TAX PAN SERVICES UNIT (Managed by NSDL e-Governance, Infrastructure Limited), 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411 016.