Online application procedure for PAN

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Permanent Account Number (PAN) application is can be done manually filling form and submit to the registered PAN acceptance centers or Tin-fc centers. Any person can even apply for pan at UTI Centers.  But now a day any person can apply for PAN online, it’s an easy process.

There are mainly three types of applications
      1.       For obtaining PAN (i.e. PAN is not allotted)
      2.       Reprint of the PAN card
      3.       For Change / Correction in PAN Data

All of the above three types of applications further categorized in to Citizenship of the applicant i.e. Indian or Foreign. Based on that respective application forms are also different which are as given below

Sr. No.
Types of Application
Applicable Form
For obtaining PAN (i.e. PAN is not allotted)
Reprint of the PAN card
For Change / Correction in PAN Data

Guidelines for PAN Application by Non-Resident Indians

The application Fees will be as under

For dispatch of PAN card within India ------ Rs. 96 (Including Service Tax)
For dispatch of PAN card outside India -----Rs. 962 (Including Service Tax)


Payment for online application fees can be done through online, using Credit / Debit card and Net-banking facility.

Another applicable/valid mode of payment is that applicant can send Cheque or Demand Draft in favour of ‘NSDL-PAN’ payable at Mumbai.

But in case of Foreign applicant or the address of dispatch of PAN is outside India, the applicant should have to made payment by way of Demand Draft only.

What are the Usage of PAN


For online application the documents required are Proof of Identity (POI) and Proof of Address (POA) according to the Rule 114(4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962

The copy of AADHAAR Card is required if the AADHAAR is mentioned.

There is lots of confusion regarding documents required for change request application. Following documents are required for Change Request Application

Proof of PAN – Copy of PAN card/allotment letter - To know your PAN Name in Income Tax Database Click here

Proof of Change Requested – Documents indicating the change of name or Date of Birth or Address from old name or date of birth or address to new name or Date of Birth or Address

How to file PAN application Form

     1.       Your name, father’s name and surname should be the same as specified in the Proof. (The spelling of the above should be match with proof.
     2.       Do not use initials/abbreviations to be used in name/father’s name (except for Middle name)
     3.       Do not use any prefixes like CA, Dr., Col, Major etc. should be mentioned in ‘Name’, father’s name and ‘Name to be printed on card’ fields.
     4.       Representative Assessee (RA) details mandatory for minor/lunatic/idiot/deceased cases.
     5.       POI/POA should indicate exactly the same name as mentioned in the application.

How to apply for PAN?

After properly submission of online application and payment of fees for online mode of payment, an acknowledgement receipt is generated. Such receipt should be saved and take a print out of the acknowledgement receipt.

An acknowledgement copy of the receipt with duly signed and affixed photos, alongwith prescribed supporting documents (i.e. for Cheque/DD mode of Payment) should be sent to NSDL from given below address

at 5th Floor Mantri Sterling,
Plot No. 341,
Survey No. 997/8,
Model Colony,
Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,
Pune-411 016.

The 15 digit acknowledgement no. appearing on the acknowledgement receipt can be used for tracking status of application.

Track Status of PAN Application

Use 15-digit acknowledgement number for tracking the status of application, as under:

SMS ‘NSDLPAN15 digit ack. no.’ to 57575.

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Contact our Call Centre at (020) - 2721-8080

Fax us your queries at (020) - 2721-8081

Write to us at following address:

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


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