PAN Card Application
PAN Card Application can be made either online at the NSDL website or by applying at any of the district level PAN agencies. Applications for new PAN allotment as well as those for correction or change of information can all be made by customers. Form 49A is the form that needs to be filled and submitted for application of new PAN.
Additionally, there are ways to obtain duplicate PAN card in situations where an entity loses or misplaces the PAN card. Indians, foreigners and NRIs all can obtain PAN, although the forms and procedure may vary for each of these entities.
Application forms for new PAN and reprint of PAN are different. Once, a user makes any of the above applications with regards to PAN, he/she can track the status of PAN application via the acknowledgement number furnished by NSDL.
A PAN card can be applied for through the NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) as well as through the UTIISL (UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited). Applicants can submit their PAN card applications either offline or online.
Online PAN Card Application Process
The online application process for a PAN card is mentioned below:
Visit the TIN NSDL or UTIISL websites and select the ‘New PAN’ option
Select Form 49A for Indian citizens (including NRE/NRI/OCI individuals)
Fill in the details in the online form, mentioning details such as your full name, address, date of birth, gender, telephone number, income details etc.
On filling the form, submit it and pay the processing fee
Print the page with the 15 digit acknowledgement and sign in the space provided.
Affix passport sized photographs on the acknowledgement, proof of identity and proof of address documents and
Demand Draft (if you are paying through DD).
The above are to be sent to the NSDL office by post within 15 days of submitting the online application.
The PAN will then be sent to the address within 15 working days.
Offline PAN Card Application Process
Download the PAN card application form from the NSDL or UTIISL websites or collect a copy from UTIISL agents.
Fill in the form and attach supporting documents (proof of identity, address and photographs)
Submit the form and documents to the NSDL office along with the processing fee.
The PAN card will be sent to the address mentioned in the form within 15 working days.
Steps to Procure Duplicate PAN Card if you have Lost Your PAN Card
PAN or Permanent Account Number is an alphanumeric code consisting of ten digits that is provided to citizens by the Income Tax Department of India. This document is an extremely important proof of identity. However, in case someone loses or damages their PAN card, the steps below should be followed in order to procure a duplicate PAN card.
Applicants must visit the official web portal of NSDL and apply for a ‘PAN Change Request’ form and fill in all the details.
If applicants wish to procure a new card without changing any details or the PAN number in case they have lost or damaged their original card then after filling all details, they should not select any box on the left of the margin.
As long as there are no changes to be made in the PAN card, their address will be updated in the database of ITD based on the address provided in the form.
Once this is done, they will have to submit a document of identity proof such as passport or Aadhar number, a document for address proof such as Voter’s ID or utility bills, along with proof of issuance of PAN number such as a photocopy of the damaged/lost PAN card and submit the form. A nominal fee will have to be paid online either through credit card/debit card or net banking after which they will receive an acknowledgement through which they can track the status of their application.
PAN Card Application Do’s and Don’ts
Remember to fill in all the details as per the identity and address proof documents you are submitting.
Do get thumb impression attested by a Magistrate/Notary before submitting the form to avoid disqualification.
Write the complete address and provide accurate contact details in the form.
Do fill in the application form in capital letters.
Don’t make corrections or over write anywhere on the form.
Do not use initials in the first name or last name columns.
Do not apply for a new PAN card if your old PAN card is lost/stolen/defaced.
Documents required for PAN
Certain basic documents for proof of address and identity proof are required to be furnished by the PAN applicant. NSDL verifies this information with their central database and rejection of PAN applications is not an uncommon thing when information furnished is incorrect or incomplete.
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