A Permanent Account Number or PAN is a 10 digit alphanumeric integer provided by the Income Tax Department, which serves as an essential proof of verification. Applying for PAN card online is necessary, even if you are making money or not. You can even put forward an application for a minor and even on part of a newborn. Applications must be signed by an authorized parent or guardian.
Application for new allotment of PAN can be put forward online. The cost for applying PAN card online is Rs.106. Fee for application can be done via cheque, demand draft, credit or debit card, net-banking. Once the application and payment is received you will get an acknowledgement receipt. You are needed to send an identity proof as well as address proof along with the acknowledgement to NSDL or UTITSL via courier or post. After they get your documents, PAN card will be delivered to your house address. If you already applied for PAN Card then know your PAN card details and status for further use.
Documents required for PAN Card:-
1) Photocopy of an Id and Address proof.
2) Two current photographs.
3) An Aadhar card (not obligatory).
Follow the steps given below for applying a PAN card online:
- Go to the website of NSDL
- Click to New PAN for Indian citizens and choose Online Application for New PAN Card (Form 49A).
- Go down to the base of the page and choose Individual as the applicant’s category.
- Fill all the areas that are marked with an asterisk sign.
- To fill up area, range code, type of AO and number click to Non-International Taxation AO details.
Once the application form is put forward, you will be taken to an acknowledgement page, which will include an Acknowledgement Number in conjunction with a summary of your information. It will also record the method of payment and the documents to be put forward as address and valid identity proof, as selected by you. You are required to take a print-out of this acknowledgement page and fix a current passport-size photograph and sign in the box via a black pen only. So, you must keep a copy of the acknowledgement for further reference.
In conclusion, the acknowledgement appropriately signed, fixed with photograph together with DD, if any, and proof of identity and proof of address should be delivered to the address provided on the acknowledgement page. You may deliver the documents to NSDL through courier or speed post. So, note that the documents must arrive to them within fifteen days from the online application. The PAN card will reach at your house in approximately two weeks.
Therefore, once you put forward the documents, you can check your PAN card status online via NSDL.