How to Apply for PAN Card online/ offline

An individual can also use his/her PAN card as a proof of identity and proof of age. Being a government-issued card, it is accepted as ID proof for everything from buying a vehicle to applying for a loan.
According to the RBI guidelines, the entities making e-commerce transactions are required to provide PIN (Personal Identification Number) while executing an online transaction. Accordingly, before making payment for online PAN/TAN applications using credit/debit card, please ensure that the PIN is obtained from your respective Banks.
The applicant who needs the form through offline procedure can easily avail the form through IT PAN Service Centers and TIN facilitation Centers like UTI & NSDL. Applicant willing to apply for PAN is mandated to fill the Form 49A only for Indian citizens, Indian companies, Entities Incorporated in India and Unincorporated Entities of India. A PAN (Permanent Account Number) card is a non-transferable identity card issued by the NSDL behalf of the Government of India. The card is required for all individuals who file tax returns or apply for a tax refund.

Online PAN Card Apply

The Online process is the most comfortable way to apply for a PAN card. And It takes only 15 minutes maximum to complete the all process. And To avail, the new application of PAN card tax payers have to apply a form called Form 49A which is available online. And  So come and let’s see how can you register your PAN card through the internet. And The government has made provisions for applicants to apply for PAN through the Income Tax PAN Services Unit of NSDL. And you have to Follow these all easy steps to apply for a PAN online services.
Step 1: First of all you have to Open the NSDL site ( to apply for a new PAN. Fill the all details and process for your new card .

Through the NSDL Portal process

First of all you have to visit the official website TIN NSDL to apply for a new PAN card for Indian citizens only. And then to click on the option New PAN card for Indian citizens
Now you can see a new page which is most important for the applicant. Here all This page contains Do’s and Don’t in the application and instructions for how to fill a PAN card. So we have to Carefully read all the instructions and click on Online Application for New PAN(Form 49A).
  • And Now you can see a new page where the applicant has to give his/her own information. finally Now in the drop-down box of applicant type select New PAN-Indian Citizen(Form 49A) and also select the category type as Individual.
  • After all this activities fill your all personal details along with your Aadhar number if you have.
  • Please you Enter the security code carefully and thoroughly check your all the given details before submitting.
  • Then Click on submit and the now you will be redirected to the payment page, where you have to pay charges of Rs 94.
  • The lastly You can pay the amount by Cheque or DD in favour of NSDL or you can also pay the charges through e-payment like credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • After the successful payment, you will get an acknowledgement number page which you have to take a print out.
  • latest Photograph is mandatory so Now fix your recent passport size photographs in the acknowledgement paper and put your signature on the signature box with a black pen only.
  • Now you have to send your the acknowledgement receipt to the Income Tax Department along with your identity and resident proof within a time period of 15 days of online application.
  • Finally the PAN card number is sent to the applicant’s registered mobile number and e-mail id once the validation process is over.

Offline PAN Card Apply

All Applicants who want to  the offline method as well to apply for the PAN card. They can visit a nearby TIN NSDL centre and follow the steps:
  • First of all you download the Form 49A from NSDL or UTIITSL portal and take a print out of it.
  • Now mention your all personal and obligatory details
  • The mentioned details must be relevant to your identity proof and resident proof.
  • Affix your recent passport size colour photograph along with your all documents.
  • Now submit your form along with the all attached documents in the nearest NSDL office or UTIITSL PAN service centre along with the application charges of Rs 94 through DD, cash or e-payment.
  • PAN card number is sent to your registered mobile number and e-mail id once the validation process is over and the you will get your new PAN card within 20 working days.

Points to Keep in Mind While Applying for a New PAN Card

  • Given personal details in the form must be relevant to the documents submitted.
  • Given resident address, mobile number and e-mail id must be correct.
  • The applicant must fill-up the Form 49A in block letters only.
  • Form of new PAN card will not be accepted if the old PAN card of the applicant is lost or stolen
  • While you applying online the scan copy of your photo must be of 300 dpi, colour, 213*213 pixel in JPEG format. (Size must be less than 30kb)
  • While you applying online the scan copy of your signature must be of 600 dpi black and white in JPEG format. (Size must be less than 60kb)
  • The photograph is very important so you should be clipped or stapled in the form.
  • Signature or Left thumb impression must be given across the affixed photo in such a manner that the portion of signature or thumb impression is on photo as well as the Form also.
  • The Signature or Left thumb impression must be provided within the box on the left side of the Form.
  • The signature should not be on the photograph affixed on the right side of the Form.
  • Suppose the thumb impression, it must be attested by a Gazetted Officer or Magistrate under official seal and stamp.
  • The AO type, Range code. Area Code of the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer must be filed up by the applicant in the Form. This code can be obtained from the PAN centres or Income Tax Office.

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