How to apply for PAN online?| Steps to fill Form 49A

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How to apply for PAN online?| Steps to fill Form 49A

Permanent Account Number, shortly and more popularly known as PAN, is a ten-digit alphanumeric number. PAN is allotted by the Income Tax department. The applicant is required to file an application in FORM 49A for PAN allotment. 

The present article highlights PAN application forms; list of documents required for PAN application in Form 49A and filling of PAN application Form 49A. 

PAN application Forms –

There are following two types of PAN applications form –

  1. Form 49A – Application form to be filled by the Indian citizens (including those located outside India).
  2. Form 49AA – Application form to be filled by foreign citizens
List of documents required for PAN application in Form 49A –

List of acceptable documents for ‘Proof of identity’, ‘Proof of address’ and ‘Proof of Date of Birth’ are summarized hereunder –

  1. Proof of identity
    • Aadhaar card.
    • Driving Licence.
    • Passport.
    • Election card.
    • Pensioner card with photo.
    • Ration card with photo.
    • Certificate of Identity in original signed by either Gazatte Officer or Member of Legislative Assembly or Member of Parliament or Municipal Councilor. 
    • Photo identity card issued by the State Government / Central Government / Public Sector Undertaking. 
  2. Proof of address
    • Aadhaar card.
    • Bank account statement. 
    • Credit card statement. 
    • Electricity Bill (not more than 3 months old).
    • Water Bill (not more than 3 months old).
    • Landline telephone bill (not more than 3 months old).
    • Post office passbook with the address.  
    • Driving Licence.
    • Passport.
    • Election card.
    • Property registration document. 
    • Certificate of address in original signed by either Gazatte Officer or Member of Legislative Assembly or Member of Parliament or Municipal Councilor. 
    • Domicile certificate issued by the Government. 
  3. Proof of Date of Birth
    • Aadhaar card.
    • Birth certificate.
    • Domicile certificate issued by the Government. 
    • Driving Licence.
    • Passport.
    • Marriage certificate.
    • Matriculation certificate. 
Filing of PAN application Form 49A –

The applicant can file the PAN application Form 49A using NSDL or UTIITSL website. The applicant is required to make payment of following fees for making an application for PAN allotment in Form 49A –

  1. INR 110 (Application fees INR 93 + 18% GST) – Issuance of physical PAN card, wherein, the communication address is within India.  
  2. INR 1020 (Application fees INR 93 + Dispatch charges INR 771 + 18% GST) – Issuance of physical PAN card, wherein, the communication address is outside India.
  3. INR 66 – Issuance of the e-PAN card. 
Steps for filing PAN application in Form 49A –
  1. The applicant is required to visit any of the following websites –
    • ParticularsUseful Links
      For applying through NSDL website

      Link

      For applying through UTIITSL websiteLink
  2. The applicant is required to select the appropriate option and click on submit.
  3. Form 49A would be displayed, wherein, the applicant is required to fill up appropriate details. 
  4. For payment of appropriate fees, the applicant is required to select a suitable ‘mode of payment’.
  5. On successful submission of form 49A and payment of appropriate fees thereon, an acknowledgment receipt would be displayed. 
  6. An acknowledgment receipt would contain the following details –
    • 15 digit unique acknowledgment number.
    • Category of the applicant.
    • Permanent Account Number.
    • Name of the applicant.
    • Father’s name (only in case of an individual).
    • Date of birth / incorporation / agreement / partnership etc. 
    • Address for communication. 
    • Payment details.
    • Signature space.
    • Photograph space (only in case of an individual).
  7. The applicant is required to print the acknowledgment receipt and affix the following documents with the acknowledgment receipt –
    • Duly signed copy of the online application in Form 49A.
    • Self-attested ‘Proof of Identity’.
    • Self-attested ‘Proof of Address’.
    • Self-attested ‘Proof of Date of Birth’.
    • In case of individuals, two recent stamp size photograph of size 3.5 cm X 2.5 cm needs to be pasted on the space assigned in Form 49A.
  8. List of Places wherein signature of the applicant is to be done –
    • One signature across the top left photo. 
    • One signature across the top right photo within the box. 
    • One signature at the bottom of the form within the box.
    • One signature on proof of identity; proof of address and proof of date of birth.
  9. The acknowledgment receipt along with the above-listed documents needs to be sent to NSDL at the following address 

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,

5th Floor, Mantri Sterling,

Plot 341, Survey No. 997/8,

Model Colony,

Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,

Pune 411 016.

 



The article is compiled by Abhishek Jain. If you have any queries concerning the above article. Please write to us either in the comments section below or email the author on jainabhi7375@gmail.com.

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