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What is the correct procedure to apply for PAN card online

Date: 02 Jan 2016   Posted By: Ank Arya     Group: Government    Category: Central Government   

Nowadays, the application to request our PAN card in India can be made online by filling a brief, 2-minute form. But, at the same time, most of the individuals who are willing to apply for PAN online do not know just how to do it correctly.

Specially, the following questions revolve in one's mind while applying for PAN online:
1) I have filled the form, but where to submit the documents?
2) What format should my scanned documents, such as Photograph, Voter's card or Aadhar card be in?
3) Should I crop my scanned Photograph or send it as it is, especially when the actual photograph in the scanned document is pretty smaller than the scanned doc?

Neither the official Income Tax website nor the third party sources such as blogs and guru websites provide any brief knowledge on these points. One who is confused about the process can apply it offline too, but at least the actual online process should be shared properly to be known to all. I would like to know from ISC members living in India who have an experience in applying for the PAN card online to please share their knowledge here with everyone and make the process simpler to all.

Confused about the PAN card online application process? Understand from experts the correct way on how to apply for a PAN card in India through online mode.

Author: Nilay    03 Jan 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 2

Hello, I am created my PAN online, it's a simple task. you need to fill a form online, after payment you will show print page. you need to print this page. this page contains details you filled and one placeholder for your photograph, attach it their. you doesn't need to scan photo. it also contains address on which you need to post this printed page with documents which are you selected when you fill form. Thanx.

Author: Ank Arya    03 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0


So does that mean the process is semi online? We need to fill that form online, print it on a paper, sticking photo on the physical form and then sending it to TIN address by post?

Author: Nilay    03 Jan 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 2

yes arya. it's not fully online. we need to post it. 1) fill form 2)after submission print form 3)attach photo 4)attach selected documents 5)send to its office.

Author: Partha Kansabanik    05 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

For new PAN card, Form No. 49-A must be filled up. The most reliable link is: After filling up of the form, a print-out is required to be taken and signed (this is the most important requirement). After signing the print-out, it is required to be sent to: 'Income Tax PAN Services Unit, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411016'. The photograph, payment receipt and supporting documents must be enclosed.

Author: [Anonymous]    07 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

You can apply online for PAN card from one of the below links given. UTI official website at (or) NSDL at

For more detail as per your query, you can check the following threads too.

Author: Rakhil P E    17 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

You can apply online for PAN card through the website

First step is to fill the Form 49A.
Before filling the form you can check the important instructions and guidelines at

After submitting the filled form you have to pay the application fee.Once you have paid the fee you will get PAN acknowledgment number.Keep this number for tracking the status of application.

Once you have completed above steps,then you have to sent the required documents to the below address.

Income Tax PAN Services Unit,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341,
Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony,
Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411016'

Author: abishake mohanasundaram    18 Jan 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

PAN card is a necessary one for the persons,who was doing regular transactions in banks. The person who need to deposit amount more than Rs.49990 in bank ,must require PAN Card.PAN Card is issued by income tax department of India. PAN Card can be used as a proof for applying passport.
Usually,applying for fresh pan card costs - Rs.107 delivered to your ( with in India ),
outside India - Rs.989.
Citizen of India should fill form 49A for applying fresh PAN Card, for NRI'S Form 49AA Should be filled.
For applying pan card visit, there will an option to fill the pan card application with guidelines to fill application form. Proof's for applying pan card : ration card,Adhaar card,voters I'd can be given as proof.
After filling application form, then you will be asked to pay fees for pan card, through net banking,debit/credit card facility you can pay the fee, then you have to send the proof's and forms to the specified address. After verification , with in a month you will receive the pan card. Note: note down the application number for tracking the status of the application.
Thank-you by

Author: Kamlesh Bohra R    29 Jan 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

It's a self explanatory process ones you visit the online portal of PAN !
You can also visit a agent or UTI office along with your ID proof, address proof and three photos and apply.

Author: Chitra Rana Raghav    31 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 2

Here is the link to resource where you can know what is the correct procedure to apply online for a PAN card in India, for individual category.
Best tips on how to apply online for PAN card

Author: Dhirendra    10 Feb 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

If you had ever visited this link then all your doubts gets clear.

Anyways, although indian government had started accepting online PAN application form, but their document scrutinizing process is still offline, due to which once you applied and paid the necessary amount, you have to take the print-out of the form and affix your photo and signature and send it to following address along with address proof and identity proof.

Income Tax PAN Services Unit,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341,
Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony,
Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411016'

Author: pankaj patidar    13 Feb 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Hii, Ank Arya
This are the following procedures to apply PAN card online. They are-

1) First and foremost fill an online form by clicking this link-

2) Make an online payment through your credit/debit card or through internet banking.

3) Download and print the online form.

4) Fill the downloaded form with your appropriate information.

5) Documents required -

Online form, self attested proof of identity, self attested proof of address, self attested proof of date of birth.

6) Send this documents by post/courier to below address-

Samanta communication pvt ltd
( PAN service department )
41,fourth flour, tower I,
Shakti towers,
766, Anna salai,
Chennai- 600002.

Author: Purna Prasad Sharma    12 Mar 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Go to the website 'The Pan Card'

Click on 'Apply Now'

3) A form appear on the Screen , fill up it with your personal details, communucation details and income details.

4) And then click on submit button.

5) Next pay fees by making an online payment using Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking.

6) Therefore a form generate-
Either download pre-filled PDF form, save and print later
Or print directly if you are connected to a printer.

7)Paste two recent stamp size colour photographs (3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) on the space provided for photo.

8)The last but not least, sign appropriately in the place where required.One signature across the top left photo (Do not sign over the face),One signature below the top right photo within the box and One signature at the bottom of the form within the box and one in all the pages of proof of Identity, Address, and Date of Birth.

9)Send the physical application enclosing with the duly signed self-attested proof of Identity,
Self-attested proof of Address and
Self-attested proof of Date of Birth to the following address by post or courier:

Samanta Communications Pvt Ltd
(PAN Service Department)
41, Fourth Floor, Tower I,
Shakthi Towers,
766, Anna Salai,
Chennai - 600002.

Author: Syed Sajjad Hossen    06 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

There are two authorised service provider for apply PAN card, one is NSDL and other is UTIITSL. One can apply for PAN card through online or offline from any one of this.

For apply online from NSDL visit the website or from UTIITSL visit the website and fill the form 49A correctly for apply a new PAN card. Provide all the details correctly on the online application form and upload your scanned photo and signature on the website. You can use your digital signature and digi locker data on the UTIITSL website on the application time. After fill up the application pay the application fees of the amount Rs. 107/- plus service tax. You can pay the fees through online debit or credit card or though Internet banking. Application fees can be paid through offline by demand draft and cheque.

After successful online application take a print out of the system generated application form with unique application number. Now, attached photograph on this application form and sign on the mentioned space this photo na d signature will be printed on the PAN card. After completing this process send or submit the application form with demand draft or cheque (if pay through offline) and required documents on your nearest NSDL or UTIITSL regional office.

You have attached the documents supporting your identity proof, address proof and date of birth proof. For this documents you can use Aadhaar card, EPIC card, driving licence, Passport, Matriculation Certificate, identity card issued by state or central government, certificate from gazetted officer.

Write down the online application number for track your PAN card status. Generally it takes 20 to 30 days to get your new PAN card. PAN card will deliver through speed post on your address which you provided at the time of application. If you want to make correction on your PAN card, visit the mention website and apply for correction by the same procedure.

Author: Ashok Goyal    09 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

You need the following documents while applying for new PAN Card or issuance of PAN Card in lieu of lost or damaged PAN Card.

1. Proof of Residence
2. Proof of Identity
3. Proof of DOB

Aadhaar and/or Voter Card, Passport can vouch for the first two requirements. But DOB is the most problematic area. In the absence of Birth Certificate or Matric Certificate one can submit an affidavit about his or her DOB duly attested by Tehsildar/Notary Public. I have observed at my Samadhan Kender that individuals provide different DOB in POI, POA and at a later stage it becomes very difficult to modify and change the same DOB everywhere. As such be careful about getting your DOB inserted in your identity/address proofs including PAN cards.

Author: M.MANOHARAN    24 Jun 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

we are wished inform for applying the pan card in online with below simple procedures followed,


1. go to google and search pan card apply online...

2. you get lot of links and blogs is showing, but you have go only the NSDL Official website only..

3. go to click the pan card apply online button and show one application for fill up the personal details and communication address, that form is FORM 49A

4. All process completed then you have to pay the payment by credit card or any net banking. finally get the print out of the filled form

5. you send the register post or speed post along with supporting documents to the below address.

INCOME Tax PAN Services Unit,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341,
Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony,
Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411016.

6. After 15 days, you get the original card by post or PAN NO update details send sms to your register mobile no in form 49A..

Author: Ekta Raikwar    03 Aug 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

By following things we can apply for the pan card.
1.Fill the Online PAN Card Application
2. Make Payment Online
3. Print & Sign the Documents
4. Send the Docs by post/courier
We have done this process and get our pan card.

Author: Babu saroj    09 Aug 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

It is very simple process don't be worried about anything which you might be thinking that if I do something wrong then my pan card application will be rejected. Be calm, here is the process for applying the pan card.
first go to the website and Fill the pan card application form Online. And then make your payment online using your debit card or credit card. Took out the print and sign on it. And the last step send the document by post. That's all it is just simple. If I can do that then you too can do that.

Author: Reena Upadhya    20 Aug 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

1) Documents like identity proof, address proof, proof of date of birth along with photos should be uploaded to the PAN Services Unit website.

2) Scanned documents should be in the resolution of 200 DPI and file format should be PDF/A. Documents can be saved as a single file or else multiple files. However, five is the maximum limit for multiple files.

Here is a step by step guide which will help an individual to apply for PAN card online:-
1) CSC portal has 2 links. One for applying for a new pan card and the other one for the PAN change request.
2)There are different forms like 'Form 49A' is for Indian citizen, 'Form 49AA' is for foreign citizens.
3) Once appropriate form is selected, an individual has to fill it completely.
4) Once filled, it has to be submitted.
5) On submission, confirmation page shows up.
6) On the confirmation page, an individual can correct errors and resubmit the form if necessary.
7) Once confirm button is pressed, the transaction id page gets displayed.
8) The 12 digit transaction number that is displayed should be noted down.
9) Click on make payment.
10) An e-wallet payment screen appears. Here applicant must make payment.
11) In the PDF, acknowledgment receipt gets displayed which can be saved or else printed.
12) Print out of acknowledgment receipt should be signed along with affix photo and supporting documents.
13) Next comes, scanning of the documents. There appears tab on the main screen and as per that users need to scan and upload his documents.
14) This form along with documents should be put in an envelope and should be posted to the address below.
NSDL at Income Tax Pan Services Unit,
NSDL e-governance Infrastructure Limited,
5th floor,
Mantri Sterling,
Plot No. 341,
Survey No. 997/8,
Model Colony,
Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,
15) Within 15 days this application will be reached to them and thereby they will start processing the application and send a PAN card to individual's address.

Author: Dushyant Joshi    11 Sep 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Yes now a day you can apply for new PAN card online or you can make correction to your existing PAN card through online. You can also apply for another PAN card if you have lost it or misplaced. For applying online please follow this steps.
1. Go to Google and search "Apply online for PAN through NSDL" or "Apply online for PAN through UTI".
2. Get directed to either of the sites NSDL or UTI.
3. Fill up the online form.
4. Select ID proof and Address proof documents you want to submit.
5. Pay fees which can be paid online through net banking or debit/credit card.
6. After paying fees you will be provided form to print. Print this form and attach your photo and sign it.
7. Courier this form with proof documents at address given in the instructions in the printed form.
That's it. You are done. You will receive you PAN card within one month.

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