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Apply for PAN Card Online.

In India, a permanent account number or PAN card is an important document. You will need Pan Card to file income tax returns to pay above Rs. 50,000, and even for opening a bank account. PAN card is a valid proof of identity in India and it can be issued to citizens of India (including minors), NRIs (NRIs) and even foreign nationals.

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Documents required to apply for a PAN card online
Indian citizens need three types of documents to apply for a PAN card. These are identity proof, an age proof, and proof of date of birth.

Identity proof documents (one of):

  • Elector's photo identity card
  • Ration card having a photograph of the applicant
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Arm's license
  • Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India
  • Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or a Public Sector Undertaking
  • Pensioner Card having a photograph of the applicant
  • Central Government Health Scheme Card or Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card
  • Certificate of identity in original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councillor or a Gazetted Officer, as the case may be
  • Bank certificate in original on letterhead from the branch (along with name and stamp of the issuing officer) containing a duly attested photograph and bank account number of the applicant

Address proof document (one of)

  • copy of the following documents of not more than three months old
  • electricity bill
  • landline telephone or broadband connection bill
  • water bill
  • consumer gas connection card or the book or piped gas bill
  • bank account statement
  • depository account statement
  • credit card statement
  • copy of post office passbook having the address of the applicant
  • passport
  • passport of the spouse
  • voter ID card
  • latest property tax assessment order
  • driving license
  • domicile certificate issued by the Government
  • Aadhaar card issued by the UIDAI
  • allotment letter of accommodation issued by the Central Government or State Government of not more than three years old
  • property registration document
  • certificate of address signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councillor or a Gazetted Officer
  • employer’s certificate in original

Proof of date of birth (one of):

  • Birth certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth and Death Certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Deaths or the Indian Consulate as defined in clause (d) of subsection (1) of section 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955)
  • pension payment order
  • marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages
  • matriculation certificate
  • passport
  • driving license
  • domicile certificate issued by the Government
  • the affidavit was sworn before a magistrate stating the date of birth

How much does it cost to apply online for a PAN card?

For Indian citizens, for applying for a new PAN card, Rs. 116 (Online payment fees or around Rs 5) Fee Rs. 1,020 for foreign nationals (about 5 rupees as online payment fee).

How to apply for PAN Card online?

You can apply for an online PAN card either through NSDL or UTITSL websites. Both have been authorized to issue PAN card in India. In this tutorial, we will show you how to apply for PAN card through NSDL website.

On the page linked in the previous step, you will see a form titled Online PAN application. Under Application, Type select New PAN - Indian Citizen (Form 49A). If you’re a foreign national, select New PAN - Foreign Citizen (Form 49AA).

Select the category of PAN card you need. For most people, this will be Individual.

Now fill in your personal details such as name, date of birth, mobile number, etc., enter the captcha code and click Submit.

Now you have three choices — authenticate via Aadhaar to avoid sending any documents, scan documents and upload them via e-sign, or to physically submit documents.

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We chose to authenticate via Aadhaar as all it needs is an OTP and payment. If you don’t want that option, the steps for the other two are similar except the part where you have to send documents.

Enter all details such as Aadhaar number (optional) as requested on screen, and click Next.

This step requires you to fill in your name, date of birth, address, etc. Do that, and click Next.

Now you will hit the banana skin that’s the AO code (Assessing Officer code). This looks complicated but is actually quite simple. Just select one of the four choices at the top — Indian Citizens, NRI and Foreign Citizens, Defence Employees, or Government Category.

Then under Choose AO Code, select your state and area of residence. Wait and you will see a full list of AO codes in the box below. Carefully scroll and look for the category that applies best to you. There are different categories for companies, non-salaried people, government servants, private sector employees, etc. If you don’t know which category you fall under, contact a chartered accountant to find out. Click on the correct AO code and it’ll be auto-filled in the form above. Click Next.

Select the documents you have submitted as proof of age and residence from the drop-down menu, fill in required details, and then click Submit.

PAN Verification

You will now be sent to the payment page and you can choose one of the most common online payment methods. The fee for PAN card application for Indian citizens is Rs. All taxes include 115.90. As a fee for online payment, a small fee is added so that the total amount is Rs. 120.

Once you make a payment, you will be asked to authenticate through the OTP, or to submit the documents through e-sign, or to send a document to NSDL. You will also receive an email acknowledgment from NSDL about your application and after processing the application you will get your PAN Card. Keep the acknowledgment number in hand, we recommend that you either save it or save it somewhere.