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Who can apply for a PAN?
- Indian citizens including those who are located outside India, can apply for a Permanent Account Number by filling FORM 49A
- Foreign citizens can also apply for a Permanent Account Number by filling Form 49AA
What are the documents required for applying PAN?
You need only three documents for applying a Permanent Account Number: Identity Proof, Address Proof and Date of Birth Proof. To know which documents are Officially Valid for Indian citizen, click here. And, to know about the Officially Valid Documents for foreign citizens, click here
How do I apply for PAN?
There are two ways for you to apply a Permanent Account Number : Online and Offline.
- For Offline, you may get application forms from TIN-FCs, PAN centres, any other vendors providing such forms. Also, you can freely download the same from TIN website. You can also click here to download the form.
- For Online, you can apply on TIN website. Also, you may click here to apply now.
How much will I have to pay for applying a PAN?
You can actually save a lot of money by applying your Permanent Account Number online or offline through TIN-FCs and PAN centres only. There are many vendors or agents who charge around Rs. 500.00 for a PAN from Indian citizen. Go online, save your money and time as well.
If your communication address is within India, the fee for processing of Permanent Account Number application is Rs. 107.00 (Rs. 93 +15% service tax).
If communication address is outside India, then the fee for processing Permanent Account Number application is Rs. 994.00 (Application fee Rs. 93.00 + Dispatch Charges Rs. 771.00) + 15% service tax).
How soon a PAN Card is dispatched?
Normally, processing of application takes 15 days, if found to be in order. And, application of changes, correction or reprint takes 25 days.
All the communication related to your PAN application are sent to your communication address, which you have mentioned in the application. Also, mention your correct e-mail address in the application form. If you do so, TIN-NSDL, inform you step by step process via e-mail. Also, do mention your mobile number in the application. This helps in fast communication in case of any discrepancies.
Track status of your Permanent Account Number:
You can track the status of your application after three days of application. For this you will have to use your 15 digit unique Acknowledgement Number. You will get this acknowledgement number once you submit your application online. And, those who have applied offline, they will get a receipt for the same.
Also, you may call TIN Call Centre on 022-27218080 to know the status of your application.