Online Application for PAN

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Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card is a photo Identity Card that carries 10 digits alphanumeric Unique Number for every card holder. It is issued by Ministry of Finance (Government of India) and it can be used as Photo Identity for opening Bank Account, during travel in train with e-ticket and other purposes also.

Uses of PAN

PAN is mandatory for the following activities:

  • Filing of Income Tax (IT) return
  • Opening Demat Account to buy and sell Shares
  • Withdrawing or deposit or amount transfer of Rs 50,000 or more from one Bank account to another
  • For refund of income tax


  • Any individual, firm, joint venture can apply for PAN Card. For this, there is no minimum and maximum age limit.

Required documents to apply for PAN

  • Good quality passport size colour photo
  • Demand draft/ Cheque of amount Rs.107 (inclusive of service tax) as fee. The charges for applying for PAN is Rs. 994 (including service tax) for foreign communication address.
  • Aadhaar card is mandatory
  • Xerox copy of proof of identity
  • Xerox copy of proof of address

Attach any one document from each of following lists as proof of identity and for address proof.

For Proof of identity

  1. School leaving certificate
  2. Matriculation certificate
  3. Degree of a recognised educational institution
  4. Depository account statement
  5. Credit card statement
  6. Bank account statement/bank pass book
  7. Water bill
  8. Ration card
  9. Property tax assessment order
  10. Passport
  11. Voters Identity Card
  12. Driving License
  13. Certificate of identity signed by Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councillor or Gazetted Officer

For Proof of Address

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  1. Electricity bill
  2. Telephone bill
  3. Depository account statement
  4. Credit card statement
  5. Bank account statement/bank pass book
  6. Rent receipt
  7. Employer certificate
  8. Passport
  9. Voters Identity card
  10. Property tax assessment order
  11. Driving License
  12. Ration card
  13. Certificate of address signed by Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councillor or Gazetted Officer.

Note: Documents submitted as proof of address for serial numbers 1 to 7 should not be more than six months old from the date of application.

Fee for PAN Card and payment process

  • The fee for processing PAN application is Rs 107/- (inclusive of Service Tax). The charges for applying for PAN is Rs. 994 (including service tax) for foreign communication address.
  • Fee can be paid through Demand Draft, Cheque or Credit Card or Net Banking
  • Demand Draft/Cheque should be drawn in favour of- NSDL-PAN
  • Demand draft shall be payable at Mumbai and the Name and acknowledgement number should be mentioned on the reverse of the demand draft
  • Applicants making payment by cheque shall deposit a local cheque (drawn on any bank) with any HDFC Bank branch across the country (except Dahej). The applicant shall mention NSDLPAN on the deposit slip.

Process for online application of PAN

  • Before starting online application for PAN, you must have DD/Cheque of Rs 107 or you must have credit card to pay the application fee online.
  • Click on to apply online for PAN
  • First fill – Ward/Circle, Range, Commissioner, Area Code, AO Code, Range Code and AO Number related information
  • Click here to get above mentioned information
  • This information can also be obtained from the Income Tax Office
  • Once the details are kept ready, start filling the the form
  • In the form, you will also have to mention your office address. If you do not have office address then you may use any of your address for this purpose
  • Once the form is filled, submit the form
  • Check whether all entered information is correct. If all information is correctly entered then enter the code shown at the bottom of page and click on “Confirm” button
  • On completion of the above step, a form with Acknowledgement Number will appear
  • The acknowledgement number is your unique reference number for PAN application
  • Kindly quote this number for tracking the status of your PAN application
  • Save and print this acknowledgement form
  • After taking print of the Acknowledgement Form, paste your recent colour photograph and sign the acknowledgement (inside the box provided without touching the sides )
  • Use only black ink ball pen to sign the acknowledgement
  • Attach Xerox copy of Proof of identity, Proof of address and Demand Draft (DD) of amount Rs 105/- as fee with application
  • Write your name and Acknowledgement Number on the reverse of cheque/DD
  • If you are paying PAN application fee through cheque then deposit cheque in HDFC Bank in your city
  • Please check if the documents indicated in the following checklist is present before sending Acknowledgement Form to NSDL office:
    • Acknowledgement Form (With colour photo and signature)
    • Xerox copy of Proof of identity
    • Xerox copy of Proof of address
    • Demand Draft (DD) of amount Rs 107/-
  • Super scribe the envelope with ‘APPLICATION FOR PAN – Acknowledgement Number’ (e.g., ‘APPLICATION FOR PAN – 881010100000097’)
  • Application form should be sent to NSDL, ‘Income Tax PAN Services Unit, National Securities Depository Limited, 3rd Floor, Sapphire Chambers, Near Banner Telephone Exchange, Banner, Pune – 411045 (Maharashtra)
  • Your acknowledgement, Demand Draft, if any, and proofs, should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application
  • Applications received with demand draft or cheque as mode of payment shall be processed only on receipt of relevant proofs and realisation of payment
  • For more information, send e-mail to or send SMS PAN <space> Acknowledgement No. to 53030 to obtain application status. You may also track your PAN application status at
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Manual Process to apply for PAN Card

  • Click here to download PAN Application Form No. 49A
  • Fill Application Form with black ink ball pen and paste your color photo and sign in the specified box.
  • Click here to know instructions for filling Form No. 49A
  • Attach required documents and fee as DD/Cheque
  • Submit the Application Form at your nearest PAN Centre
  • Click here to find your nearest PAN Application collection centre

Online services related to PAN Card

Other useful links related to Pan Card services

  • NSDL
  • Click here to check your PAN application status (NSDL)
  • Click here to check your PAN application status (UTITSL)
  • Click here to know your PAN details
  • If you have any PAN related grievance,Click here to submit your application online for redressal.
  • Click here to check your Grievance Application Status


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