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1. STEPS FOR ONLINE APPLICATION

a. Only Indian citizens should use this form for submitting application for allotment of PAN. Indian citizens located outside India should also use this form.
b. Applicant will fill Form 49A online and submit the form.
c. If the data submitted fails in any format level validation, a response indicating the error(s) will be displayed on the screen.
d. The applicant shall rectify the error(s) and re-submit the form.
e. If there are no format level error(s), a confirmation screen with data filled by the applicant will be displayed.
f. The applicant may either edit or confirm the same.

2. PAYMENT

g. If communication address is within India, then the fee for processing PAN application is 107.00 (93.00 + 15% service tax). Payment can be made either by

     Demand Draft
     Credit Card / Debit Card
     Net Banking

If any of addresses i.e. office address or residential address is a foreign address, the payment can be made only through credit card/debit card or demand draft payable at Mumbai.
h. If communication Address is outside India, then the fee for processing PAN application is 994.00 [(Application fee 93.00 + Dispatch Charges 771.00) + 15% service tax].

At present this facility is available for a select list of countries. Applicants from other countries may contact NSDL at the contact details given in point (5) below.
i. Demand draft shall be in favour of 'NSDL - PAN'. Demand draft should be payable at Mumbai.
j. Name of the applicant and the acknowledgment number should be mentioned on the reverse of the demand draft.
k. Credit card / Debit card / Net banking payment - Persons authorised to make Credit card / Debit card / Net banking payment are as below:

Category of Applicant Payment by Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking can be made by / for
Individual Self, immediate family members (parents, spouse, children)
HUF Karta of the HUF
Company Any Director of the Company
Firm/ Limited Liability Partnership Any Partner of the Firm
Association of Person(s) / Body of Individuals / Association of Person(s) Trust / Artificial Juridical Person / Local Authority Authorised Signatory covered under section 140 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Applicants making online payment using credit card / debit card will be charged an additional charge of up to 2% (plus applicable taxes) of application fee by the bank providing gateway facility. Additionally, the conversion/exchange rates may also be levied by the card issuing bank, as per prevailing rates.

Applicants making payment through Net Banking facility will be charged an additional surcharge of 4.00 + service tax for payment gateway facility.


  On successful credit card / debit card / net banking payment, acknowledgment will be displayed. Applicant shall save and print the acknowledgment and send it to NSDL as mentioned in point 'u - Mode of Submission of Documents' below.
l. To check status of online payment or to regenerate acknowledgement receipt, please click here and fill details accordingly.
m. Applicant shall select appropriate mode of payment and fill relevant details in the application.

3. ACKNOWLEDGMENT

n. On confirmation, and in case of credit card / debit card / net banking payment (on successful payment), an acknowledgment screen will be displayed. The acknowledgment consists of:

     A 15-digit unique acknowledgment number
     Category of applicant
     Name of applicant
     Father's Name (in case of 'Individual')
     Date of Birth/Incorporation/Agreement/Partnership or Trust Deed/Formation of Body of Individuals/Association of Persons
     Address for Communication
     Representative Assessee’s name and address
     Space for Photograph (in case of 'Individual')
     Payment Details
     Space for Signature
     Aadhaar No.
     Details of Proof of Identity and Address
o. Applicant shall save and print this acknowledgment.
p. 'Individual' applicants making "Application for allotment of new PAN" should affix two recent colour photographs (3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided in the acknowledgment. The photograph should not be stapled or clipped to the acknowledgment. (The clarity of the image on PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of the photograph affixed on the form).
q. Signature / Left hand thumb impression should be provided across the photo affixed on the left side of the acknowledgement in such a manner that portion of signature/impression is on photo as well as on acknowledgement receipt.
r. The signature should not be on the photograph affixed on right side of the acknowledgement. If there is any mark on this photograph such that it hinders the clear visibility of the face of the applicant, the application will not be accepted.
s. Signature / left thumb impression should only be within the box provided in the acknowledgment. The signature should not be on the photograph. If there is any mark on the photograph such that it hinders the clear visibility of the face of the applicant, the application will not be accepted.
t. Thumb impression, if used, should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.

4. MODE OF SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS

u. The acknowledgment duly signed, affixed with photographs (in case of 'Individuals') along with Demand Draft, if any, and proof of identity (name in the application should be same as in the proof of identity) & proof of address (Individuals, HUFs, Body of Individuals, Association of Persons & Artificial Juridical Person should provide proof of address of residence stated in the application) as specified in the application form is to be sent to 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, Pune 411 016'.
v. In case, AADHAAR is mentioned in the application (applicable for Individuals only), then the copy of AADHAAR allotment letter should also be enclosed along with the acknowledgement
w. Superscribe the envelope with 'APPLICATION FOR PAN -- N-15 digit Acknowledgement Number' (e.g. 'APPLICATION FOR PAN -- N-881010200000097').
x. Your acknowledgment, demand draft, if any, and proofs, should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application.
y. Applications received with demand draft as mode of payment shall be processed only on receipt of relevant proofs and realisation of payment.
z. Applications received with credit card / debit card / net banking as mode of payment shall be processed on receipt of relevant documents (acknowledgment and proofs).

5. CONTACT US

aa. For more information

     Call PAN/TDS Call Centre at 020 - 27218080

     Fax: 020-27218081

     E-mail us at:

     SMS NSDLPAN < space > 15 digit Acknowledgement No. & send to 57575 to obtain application status

     Write to: INCOME TAX PAN SERVICES UNIT (Managed by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited),
     5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8,Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune 411 016.

Click here for detailed Instructions for filling form49A

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