PAN card Application Form Documents required

By | December 16, 2015

PAN card Application Form

PAN card Application Form

Documents Required for PAN card Application Form

​The documents required to be submitted with the PAN application are specified in Rule 114 of the Income-tax Rules. The details of the documents required are also provided in the application form.

Form No 49A (New PAN Application Form for citizen of India)

Form 49AA (Individual not being Citizen of India/Entities Incorporated outside India)

Individual applicants have to provide document pertaining to

i) proof of identity,

ii) proof of address and

iii) proof of date of birth.

The name of the applicant as mentioned in PAN card Application Form and the name appearing in the documents submitted along with the application should match exactly.

Photograph for PAN card Application Form

Individual applicants should affix two recent colour photographs with white background (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided on the PAN card Application Form. The photographs should not be stapled or clipped to the PAN card Application Form. The clarity of image on PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of photograph affixed on the PAN card Application Form.

Documents for Proof of Identity for Individual/ HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)  for PAN card Application Form

Any of the following document will serve as proof of identity in case of individual applicants being Indian citizens (including those located outside India) :
• Copy of following :
    o Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
    o Elector’s photo identity card; or
    o ​Driving License; or
    o Passport; or
    o Ration card having photograph of the applicant; or
    o Arm’s license; or
    o Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking; or
    o Pensioner card having photograph of the applicant; or
    o Central Government Health Service Scheme Card or Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card
• Certificate of identity in original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal                     Councilor or a Gazetted officer, as the case may be; or
• Bank certificate in Original on letter head from the branch (alongwith name and stamp of the issuing officer) containing               duly attested photograph and bank account number of the applicant.
For HUF, an affidavit made by the Karta of Hindu Undivided Family stating name, father’s name and address of all the coparceners on the date of application and copy of any of the above documents in the name of Karta of HUF is required as proof of identity.
In case of Minor, any of the above mentioned documents of any of parents/guardians of such minor shall be deemed to be the relevant proof of identity for the minor applicant.
Documents for Proof of Address for Individual/ HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)  for PAN card Application Form

Copy of any of the following document will serve as proof of address in case of individual applicants being Indian citizens (including those located outside India) :

  • Copy of following :
    • Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
    • Elector’s photo identity card; or
    • Driving License; or
    • Passport; or
    • Passport of the spouse; or
    • Post office passbook having address of the applicant; or
    • Latest property tax assessment order; or
    • Domicile certificate issued by the Government; or
    • Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central or State Government of not more than three years old; or
    • Property Registration Document; or
  • Copy of following documents of not more than three months old
    • Electricity Bill; or
    • Landline Telephone or Broadband connection bill; or
    • Water Bill; or
    • Consumer gas connection card or book or piped gas bill; or
    • Bank account statement or as per Note given below ; or
    • Depository account statement; or
    • Credit card statement; or

      Note : In case of an Indian citizen residing outside India, copy of Bank Account Statement in country of residence or copy of Non-resident External (NRE) bank account statements (not more than three months old) shall be the proof of address.

  • Certificate of identity in Original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted officer, as the case may be.
  • Employer certificate in original.

    For HUF, an affidavit made by the Karta of Hindu Undivided Family stating name, father’s name and address of all the coparceners on the date of application and copy of any of the above documents in the name of Karta of HUF is required as proof of address.

    In case of Minor, any of the above mentioned documents of any of parents/guardians of such minor shall be deemed to be the relevant proof of address for the minor applicant. ​

Documents for Proof of date of Birth for Individual  for PAN card Application Form

​Copy of any of the following document will serve as proof of date of birth in case of individual applicants being Indian citizens (including those located outside India) :

  • Birth Certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth and Death Certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Death or the Indian Consulate as defined in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of session 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955); or
  • Pension payment order; or
  • Marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages; or
  • Matriculation Certificate; or
  • Passport; or
  • Driving License; or
  • Domicile Certificate issued by the Government; or
  • Affidavit sworn before a magistrate stating the date of birth​

Documents required to be submitted for PAN card Application Form in case of  Person other than Individual

​​In case of applicant other than individual/HUF, following documents are to be submitted along with the PAN application :

Company registered in India Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies.
Partnership Firm formed or registered in India Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Firms or Copy of partnership deed.
Limited Liability Partnership formed or registered in India Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of LLPs
Association of Persons (Trust) formed or registered in India Copy of trust deed or copy of certificate of registration number issued by Charity Commissioner.
Association of Person(other than trusts), Body of

Individuals, Local Authority, or

Artificial Juridical Person formed or registered in India

Copy of Agreement or copy of certificate of registration number issued by charity commissioner or registrar of cooperative society or any other competent authority or any other document originating from any Central or State Government Department establishing identity and address of such person.

 

Documents required to be submitted for PAN card Application Form as proof of Identify in case of individuals not being a citizen of India

​Copy of following will serve as proof of identity in case of individuals not being a citizen of India :

  • Copy of passport, or
  • Copy of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India, or
  • Copy of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card issued by Government of India, or

Copy of other national or citizenship Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number duly attested by “Apostille” (in respect of countries which are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located or authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India.

Documents required to be submitted for PAN card Application Form as proof of address in case of individuals not being a citizen of India

Copy of following will serve as proof of address in case of individuals not being a citizen of India

  • Copy of Passport, or
  • Copy of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India, or
  • Copy of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card issued by Government of India, or
  • Copy of other national or citizenship Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number duly attested by “Apostille” (in respect of the countries which are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located or authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India, or
  • Copy of Bank account statement in the country of residence, or
  • Copy of Non-resident External (NRE) bank account statement in India, or
  • Copy of Certificate of Residence in India or Residential permit issued by the State Police Authorities, or
  • Copy of Registration certificate issued by the Foreigner’s Registration Office showing Indian address, or

Copy of Visa granted & Copy of appointment letter or contract from Indian Company & Certificate (in original) of Indian address issued by the employer.

Documents required to be submitted for PAN card Application Form as relevant proof in case of applicant being entities incorporated outside India/Unincorporated entities formed outside India 

​Copy of following will serve as relevant proof in case of applicant being entities incorporated outside India/Unincorporated entities formed outside India :

  • Copy of Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by “Apostille” (in respect of the countries which are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961) or by the Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is located or authorised officials of overseas branches of Scheduled Banks registered in India

Copy of registration certificate issued in India or of approval granted to set up office in India by Indian Authorities.

How to apply PAN card Application Form in case of  minor, lunatic, idiot, mentally retarded, deceased, wards of court ?

​​Section 160 of Income-tax Act, 1961 provides that a non-resident, minor, lunatic, idiot, mentally retarded, deceased, wards of court and such other persons may be represented through a Representative Assessee.

In such cases,

  • In the application for PAN, details of the non-resident, minor, lunatic, idiot, mentally retarded, deceased, wards of court, etc. should be provided.
  • Details of representative assessee have to be provided in item 14 of the application for PAN.

Proof of Identity and Proof of address is also required for representative assessee.

Who Should sign PAN card Application Form

Application in Form 49A/49AA must be signed (left thumb impression in case of persons unable to sing) by :

  • The applicant; or
  • Karta in case of HUF; or
  • Director of a Company; or
  • Authorised Signaturee in case of Association of Persons, Body of Individuals, Local Authority and Artificial Juridical Person; or
  • Partner in case of Firm/LLP; or
  • Trustee; or

Representative Assessee in case of Minor/deceased/idiot/lunatic/mentally retarded.

How to sign PAN card Application Form

​The applicant has to provide signature at three places in PAN card Application Form 49A/49AA. If the applicant cannot sign, then the Left Hand Thumb impression of the applicant should be affixed at the place meant for signatures and should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp. Three signature/thumb impressing are to be provided as follows:

  • One signature / left hand thumb impression should be provided across the photo affixed on the left side of the PAN card Application Form in such a manner that portion of signature/impression is on photo as well as on form.
  • One signature /left hand thumb impression should be provided within the box provided on the right side of the form. The signature /thumb impression should not be on the photograph affixed on right side of the PAN card Application Form.
  • One signature /left hand thumb impression should be provided at the end of the PAN card Application Form in the declaration part. Signature /left hand thumb should be within the box provided for signature /left hand thumb.

Applications not signed in the given manner and in the space provided for signature are liable to be rejected.

Check Status of PAN card Application Form

​After applying for PAN, one can check the status of his PAN card Application Form by using the track status facility available at web sites of Income Tax Department or UTIITSL or NSDL i.e. www.incometaxindia.gov.in or www. utiitsl.com and www.tin-nsdl.com.​

Intimation to Income Tax Department in case of Changes in PAN Details  provided during PAN card Application Form

​Any change in the PAN database (i.e. details provided at the time of obtaining PAN) should be intimated to the Income-tax Department by furnishing the details in the form for “Request For New PAN Card Or/ And Changes or Correction in PAN Data”. ​

Contact details for Query relating to PAN card Application Form

​The Income Tax Department or NSDL can be contacted in any of the following means

Mode Income Tax Department NSDL
Website www.incometaxindia.gov.in www.tin-nsdl.com
Call Center 1800-180-1961 020-27218080
Email ID tininfo@nsdl.co.in
SMS SMS NSDLPAN <space> Acknowledgement No. & send to

57575 to obtain application status.

Address 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 Bunglow Chowk, Pune – 411 016.

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