Important instructions and guidelines : PAN CR

  1. Online application form :
    • Words like Late, Alias, Shri, Smt, Kumari, Dr., Major, Captain, M/s etc should not be mentioned in the name fields of Applicant Name, Name on card, Father name & Representative Assessee Name.
    • Only one single character initial is allowed in middle name field in PAN application for Individual applicants.
    • Applicant is required to verify the application details before submitting the online application.

  2. Photo :
    • 'Individual' applicants including minor applicants should affix a recent colour photograph (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided in the acknowledgment receipt. However, photo of minor will not be printed on PAN Card.
    • Kindly paste the photograph (one) in the space provided on acknowledgement receipt. Please do not staple or clip the photograph to the acknowledgement receipt.
    • Photographs that provide clear visibility of applicant's face will only be accepted.

  3. Thumb impression/signature :
    • Signature/Left Thumb Impression should be put within the box provided in the acknowledgment. Signature should not be put across or on the photograph.
    • Individual applicants :
      • Acknowledgement receipt shall be signed by the applicant in the space provided for signature.
      • In case of a minor/deceased/idiot/lunatic/mentally retarded acknowledgment receipt shall be signed by the Representative Assessee.
    • Non-Individual applicants :
      • In case of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), acknowledgment receipt shall be signed by the Karta of the HUF.
      • In case of Company/Firm/Association of Person(s)/Body of Individuals/ Association of Person(s) Trust/Artificial Judicial Person or Local Authority, the authorised signatory shall sign the acknowledgment receipt.
    • Thumb Impression should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.

  4. Payment :
    • Fee for processing PAN application: 105 ( 93 + service tax) for PAN card to be dispatched in India. For dispatch outside India, fee is 971 (including service tax).
    • Payment should be in INR and payment instruments in other currency will not be accepted.
    • Payment can be made through Demand Draft, Cheque or Credit card / Debit card or Net Banking. Cheque (payable at par)/Demand Draft should be in favour of 'NSDL-PAN' payable at Mumbai.
    • Acknowledgment number should be mentioned on the reverse of the Cheque/ Demand Draft

  5. Proof of Identity and Address : Applicant is required to submit Proof of Identity, Address and Date of birth (applicable for Individuals & Karta of HUF) along with the acknowledgment receipt.
    • Proof of Identity, Address and Date of birth should be in the name of the applicant as mentioned in item no. 1 of the application form.
    • Document provided as Proof of Identity, Proof of Address and Date of birth should have name of the applicant exactly matching with the name in application.
      For Example: If name in application is mentioned as Poonam Ravi Narayan, proof of Identity (except Ration card), Address and Date of birth should be in the name of Poonam Ravi Narayan in a single line.
    • Proof of changes requested : Applicant shall be required to provide supporting documents for correction or change in PAN data (like name, father's name and date of birth) requested by the applicant.
    • The list of above said documents can be checked in link
      https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/InstructionsCorr.html#instruct_documents

  6. Additional PAN surrender :
    Applicant is required to submit any one of the below document as proof of PAN in case of surrender of additional PAN :
    1. Copy of PAN Card
    2. Copy of PAN allotment letter/Intimation letter from Income Tax

    Applicant may contact his Assessing Officer for surrender of single PAN.


  7. Submission of documents :
          The acknowledgment duly signed, affixed with photograph (in case of 'Individuals') along with Demand Draft, if any, and proof of identity & proof of address should be sent at the below address :
          '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 - 411016'