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Important information for persons making application for allotment of PAN (Form 49A)

  • Do use ' Form 49A' for making application for allotment of PAN.
  • Do fill the application in block letters in English and preferably with black ink.
  • Do paste a recent colour photograph (size 3.5 cm X 2.5 cm).
  • Do provide the signature within the box.
  • If thumb impression is put on the application form, do get the thumb impression attested by Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.
  • Do provide correct AO code in the application.
  • Do specify AO code as below if applicant is a defence employee
    Army - PNE W 55 3
    Navy - MUM W 11 8
    Air Force - DEL W 72 2
  • Do attach Proof of Identity (POI) and Proof of Address (POA) as per Rule 114 (4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962.
  • Do provide the POI and POA which have name exactly as written in the application.
  • Do provide details of Representative Assessee in column 14 of application form, if applicant is Minor, Idiot, Lunatic or Deceased.
  • Do provide POI and POA for Representative Assesse also, if Representative Assessee is appointed.
  • Do write the complete postal address in the application with landmark.
  • Do mention correct pin code in the address field.
  • Do mention telephone number / e- mail id in the application.

  • Do not overwrite or make corrections in the application.
  • Do not pin or staple the photograph.
  • Do not sign across the box (i.e. signature should be within the box)
  • Do not provide POI and POA which are not in the name of the applicant.
  • Do not write any additional details (date, designation, rank, etc.) along with the signature in the box.
  • Do not mention Husband's name in the Father's Name column.
  • Do not abbreviate your name or do not use initials.
  • Do not apply for a new PAN if you already have one.

For further assistance :

  • Call PAN/TDS Call Centre at 020 - 27218080
  • e-mail us at:
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  • Write to: 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.
  • SMS NSDLPAN <space> 15 digit Acknowledgement No. & send to 57575 to obtain application status.