How to Apply PAN Card in Online and Offline, PAN Card Application Details. Updated on 08 Aug 2020

Updated: Aug 22,2018 09:50 IST

Vikram Sharma

PAN Card Apply is mandatory to file income tax returns every year and one can perform PAN Card Application process either through online or offline method. Check this article for detailed information on PAN Card application and benefits of PAN Card Apply. Get to know the cost of PAN Card Apply, information on new PAN Card Application, corrections in PAN details, PAN for NRI and foreigners.

PAN Card Apply Steps in a Glance

Get to know various sources through which you can apply for a new PAN Card easily. PAN Card Applying process is very simple and it can be applied online as well as offline. Income Tax department has provided two portals namely UTI and NSDL for the PAN related process. Check the list of methods for applying for PAN Card.
1. PAN Card Apply Online through UTIITSL website.
2. PAN Card Apply Online through NSDL website.
3. PAN Card Apply Offline by visiting the UTI Centres.
4. PAN Card Apply Offline by visiting NSDL Centres.

PAN Card Application

PAN Card Application can be obtained either through online and offline mode. PAN Card is applied by majority of the people irrespective of their income. This is due to the various benefits of PAN Card and its usage. One can easily obtain a new PAN and it attracts a minimum charge for processing PAN. The processing time taken by the Income Tax department to issue the PAN Card is around 20 working days from the date of submission of the form. PAN Card Application must be duly filled in and submitted in the assigned UTI or NSDL centre. PAN Card is a very important identity proof to file the income tax returns. The 10-digit PAN number is assigned to every taxpayer and with this PAN number the government easily identifies the taxpayer. PAN Card application can be submitted both online or offline. PAN Card Application can be submitted through modes listed below.

  • PAN Card Application Online Mode
    • Through UTIITSL website
    • Through NSDL website
  • PAN Card Application Offline Mode

How to Apply for PAN Card Online through UTIITSL Website?

PAN Card application can be easily submitted online. UTIITSL website provides the applicants to apply for a new PAN online. Alternatively the PAN Card application form can also be downloaded from the UTI website. PAN Card application forms when downloaded, it is saved in PDF format. It can be printed, duly filled in and submitted with the income tax department. Follow the below steps to submit the  PAN Card application online through UTIITSL.

  • Visit the UTI website
  • Choose Services from menu.
  • In the drop down menu, choose PAN Card. 
  • Select “Apply for PAN Card”.
  • A new page is opened. Choose the option “Apply as an Indian/NRI”. 
  • Form 49A is opened.
  • Fill in the required details and choose “Submit”.
  • Once submitted, an acknowledgement number is provided. Keep the acknowledgement number safe for further use like checking the PAN Card Status.
  • Also download the acknowledgement receipt and submit it at the UTI Centres along with the necessary document copies.

How to Submit PAN Card Application Online through NSDL Website?

Applicants can submit the PAN Card application online through NSDL website. The submission of PAN Card application online is very simple. Alternatively the PAN Card Application forms can also be downloaded from the NSDL website. Follow the steps to submit PAN Card application through NSDL website.

  • Visit the NSDL website.
  • PAN Card Application page is displayed.
  • Applicants should fill the online PAN Card Application with accurate details. 
  • Choose “Submit”.
  • On submission, acknowledgement receipt is provided. It should be printed out and submitted at the NSDL branches along with necessary copies of proof documents.

How to Apply for PAN Card through Offline Mode?

One can also obtain the PAN Card Application offline from the UTI or NSDL centres. Applicants can fill in the PAN card application form and submit it at the same centres. The UTI and NSDL has set up various centres at many locations all over the country to assist the people in applying for the new PAN Card. 

  • Follow the below steps to locate the UTI centres.
  • Visit the UTI website
  • Choose “Contact Us”.
  • Select the city to view all the UTI Centres in the particular city.
  • Alternatively one can search for the NSDL branches through the NSDL website. Follow the below steps to locate the NSDL branch.
  • Visit the NSDL website
  • In the search box, choose the state.
  • Choose the location.
  • The centre address, contact number and the email address are provided and can be referred to easily.

How to Submit PAN Card Application for Requesting Changes in PAN Details?

Existing PAN Cardholders can make any changes in the PAN Card Details if there is any mismatch with the real details. Also when there is any update of any information in the PAN Card details, it can also be done at any time. One can request for making any changes either by submitting PAN Card Application online or by filling and submitting the application form at the UTI or NSDL centres. Follow the below steps to make changes in the UTI portal.
  • Visit the UTI website.
  • Choose “services”.
  • Choose PAN Card in the drop down box.
  • Select “Apply for PAN Card”.
  • Select “For change / correction in PAN Card”.
  • Select the CSF form.
  • Fill in the form with accurate details and submit.
  • Also submit the necessary supporting document copies.
  • On successful verification, the details are modified or updated in the central database.

Alternatively one can apply for PAN details changes through the NSDL website by following the below steps.

  • Visit the NSDL portal.
  • Choose Application type as “Changes or Correction in existing PAN Data”.
  • Fill in the mandatory details and submit.
  • Also mention the necessary changes to be done.
  • Alternatively one can download the CSF form from the UTI or NSDL website and duly fill in the details and submit it at the respective centres.

What are Corrections that can be Done using CSF PAN Card Application?

PAN Card process is handled by many at different stages. So there are chances for the errors to occur. When the physical PAN Card is received, one need not panic seeing the errors in the PAN. PAN Card details may have errors when it reaches the applicant and this can be rectified by applying for change of details. This is done in the same procedure of application of PAN card. PAN number must also be mentioned in the application form and necessary supporting documents are to be submitted.CSF PAN Card Application is submitted for making changes or updating any information in the PAN details. The following are some of the corrections to be made in the PAN when there is any mismatch of information.

1.Name Correction

There are chances for any spelling errors when the printed PAN Card is received. One may modify the errors by sending the PAN application again by filling in the correct spelling. The applicant must also submit the copy of the correct document supporting the name correction. The new PAN is obtained after all the verification is done.

2.Address Correction

One can also apply for the change in the address if there are any mistakes in the address or when the existing cardholder shifts to the new place. During shifting to a new place, one must update the current details by submitting the CSF PAN Card Application. Proper supporting document copy must be submitted along with the application form.

3.Date of Birth Correction

There are chances for mistakes in the PAN details because the issue of PAN Card involves many stages of processing. So if there are any mistake in the date of birth, one can apply for the change using the CSF form. Any document supporting the date of birth of the applicant must also be submitted.

Apart from the above corrections, various other changes can be updated. They are listed below.

  • Signature mismatch
  • Photo mismatch
  • Updating Aadhar Card
  • Telephone number

How to Apply for Duplicate PAN?

When the cardholder loses or misplaces the PAN Card, he/she can re-apply and obtain a duplicate card. The applicant must fill the existing PAN number in PAN Card Application and obtain a duplicate PAN card with the same PAN number. Follow the below steps to apply for a duplicate PAN Card through NSDL portal.

  • Visit the NSDL portal.
  • Choose application type as “Reprint of PAN Card”.
  • Fill in the accurate details.
  • Mention the existing PAN number.
  • Click “Submit”.

Who can apply for a PAN Card?

Any person who is involved in any economic or financial transactions and where the PAN Card is made mandatory, then that person should apply for a PAN Card. One can apply for a PAN Card even when they have not started earning. All salaried people, business people, even NRI can apply for the PAN Card. Also foreign citizens who transact any business transactions in India can also apply for a PAN. Apart from the individuals, the entities are also required to apply for PAN Card. Companies, Trust, HUF, Association of persons, Partnership firms, etc. should apply for a new PAN Card. Individuals should provide details of their date of birth during PAN Card application process. Whereas, any entity other than individuals must furnish their date of incorporation at the time of applying for a new PAN Card.


What are the Information to be Furnished in PAN Card Application for an Indian Citizen when Applying for a New PAN?

Form 49A is the PAN Card application to apply new PAN card for Indian Citizens and NRI. But if NRI has changed their citizenship to any other country, then he/she should apply as a foreigner using the Form 49AA. PAN Card Application can be either be submitted at the UTI centres or can be submitted online in the UTI website. Alternatively one can submit PAN Card application in the NSDL website or submit it in the NSDL centres. Individuals, HUFs, firms or companies can use PAN Card application form to apply for new PAN Card. Details which are to be filled in the form 49A are as follows.

  • Surname,middle name,last name
  • Name on card
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Title
  • Mobile number
  • Email
  • Residential Address
  • Office Address
  • Application type
  • Source of income
  • Aadhar Card
  • Representative Details in case of NRI
  • List of documents submitted

One must have the documents and the copies of the following document copies must be submitted at the time of applying for a new PAN Card. The details provided in the document must be uptodate. Recent passport size photographs of the applicant must be submitted along with the application form.

  • Identity proof
  • Address proof
  • Proof of age

What are the Details to be Filled in PAN Card Application for Foreigners?

Foreigners should apply for PAN if they are doing any business in India. NRI who has secured the citizenship of any other country should also apply using PAN Card Application Form 49AA. To apply for the new PAN or for making any changes in the PAN details, foreign citizens can use this PAN Card Application. One can submit PAN Card Application form 49AA through online mode or can submit it in the respective UTI or NSDL centres. The information which are to be furnished is same as the details pertaining to Indian Citizens except few extra details. Details which are to be furnished by the foreigners are listed below.

  • Surname,middle name,last name

  • Name on card

  • Father’s name

  • Mother’s name

  • Date of birth

  • Gender

  • Title

  • Mobile number

  • Email

  • Residential Address

  • Office Address

  • Source of income

  • Taxpayer identification number in their country

  • KYC Details of the foreigner that includes the below

    • Marital status

    • Citizenship status

    • Occupational details

    • Gross annual income

    • Incase of public company, details of securities whether they are listed

  • Country of citizenship

  • ISD code of the country

  • Representative or agent who is introducing them

  • Passport number and their details.



 

What is the Cost for Applying PAN Card and the Benefits of Applying PAN ?

One has to pay Rs.110 for applying for a new PAN Card as the processing Charge to the UTI. In case of NRI, where the foreign address is provided as the address of communication, then the applicant must pay Rs.1017 to the UTI for the processing of the PAN Card. Along with the cost, the applicants will be charged a percentage of GST nowadays.

There are many benefits in applying the PAN Card. Some of the benefits are as follows.

  • PAN Card serves as the proof of Identity of the people and can be used in many places to avail many services like bank account opening, purchasing a mobile sim card, purchasing any item which exceeds specified limits, etc.

  • PAN Card is used for filing income tax returns.

  • For performing banking transactions exceeding Rs.50000, PAN Card is required.

  • One can purchase land, flats, new car or items which exceed specified limits, only with furnishing the PAN Card number.

  • Any individual who join for a salaried job must have a PAN Card.

How to Apply New PAN Card for NRI ?

The NRI can apply for the PAN Card easily. It can be done either online or offline method. The NRI must fill the form 49A in order to apply for the new PAN. NRI applicants can fill the application form in the UTI or NSDL official portals. It is similar to the application form of the Indian PAN card application. Additional information are to be provided for the NRI applicants like the address in the foreign country, passport number,etc. The cost for applying PAN Card for the NRI is expensive when compared to the Indian Citizen. Follow the below steps to apply in the NSDL official portal.

  • Visit the NSDL portal.

  • Choose the application type as for NRI choose as “New PAN - Foreign Citizen Form 49A”.

  • Choose  category to mention whether the new PAN is for individual, company, trust or HUF.

  • Choose the title and enter the surname, middle name and last name.

  • Enter date of birth, email id and mobile number.

  • Also provide details of the passport.

  • Enter the security code and click “Submit”.

  • Payment page is opened. Payment must be made either through net banking, credit or debit card.

  • On successful payment, the acknowledgement receipt is displayed.

  • It must be printed and submitted at the NSDL centre along with the necessary document copies.

How to Apply PAN Card for a Foreign Citizen through Online Mode ?

Foreign Citizens who involves in any business in India, then he/she is required to apply for a PAN Card. As they involve in many business transactions which exceeds Rs.50000, PAN Card becomes mandatory. Applying PAN Card is easy through online mode.

Follow the below instructions for applying PAN for a foreign citizen through NSDL website.

  • Visit the NSDL portal.

  • Choose the application type as for NRI choose as “New PAN - Foreign Citizen Form 49AA”.

  • Choose  category to mention whether the new PAN is for individual, company, trust or HUF.

  • Choose the title and enter the surname, middle name and last name.

  • Enter date of birth, email id, passport number, address, mobile number and all other mandatory information.

  • Also provide details of the passport.

  • Enter the security code and click “Submit”.

  • Payment page is opened. Payment must be made either through net banking, credit or debit card.

  • On successful payment, the acknowledgement receipt is displayed.

  • It must be printed and submitted at the NSDL centre along with the necessary document copies.

    To apply PAN for foreign citizens through UTI website, follow the below steps.

  • Open the UTIITSL official website.

  • Under the “Services” menu, choose “PAN”.

  • Choose “Apply as a foreign citizen”.

  • Select  “Application for new PAN card”.

  • Online application page is opened in which one has enter the required details for applying.

  • Click “Submit” and it is diverted to the payment page.

  • On successful payment, the acknowledgement receipt is displayed.

  • It must be printed and submitted at the UTI centre along with the necessary document copies.


 

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