Legal evidence of identity in India is the PAN card, which can be granted to Indian nationals (including minors), non-resident Indians (NRIs), and even foreign people.
In India, a Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a crucial document. It may be used to file tax returns, make payments over Rs 50,000, and even open a bank account. Legal evidence of identity in India is the PAN card, which can be granted to Indian nationals (including minors), non-resident Indians (NRIs), and even foreign people.
These procedures apply solely to individuals, not to other categories for which a PAN card can be issued. PAN can be applied on the internet. It is also possible to make requests for adjustments or corrections to PAN data online. PAN applications can be submitted online using the NSDL or UTIITSL websites.
Both have been permitted by the Indian government to issue PANs or make changes/corrections to PANs on behalf of the Income Tax Department. The quickest approach to obtaining a PAN is to do it online. The applicant must merely complete and submit the online application form, as well as pay the processing cost online. After that, copies of the needed documents can be mailed to either NSDL or UTIITSL to complete the verification process.
The procedure for obtaining a PAN card is as follows:
Step 1: On the previous step’s linked page, you’ll find a form labeled Online PAN application. Select New PAN – Indian Citizen under Application Type (Form 49A). Select New PAN – Foreign Citizen if you are a foreign national (Form 49AA). Choose the type of PAN card you require. The individual will be the case for the majority of people.
Fill out Form 49A, which may be found on the NSDL website, to apply for a PAN card.
Step 2: Carefully fill out all of the form’s fields. Before filling out the form, read through the detailed list of instructions.
Step 3: Mode of Payment
For Indians, the charge is Rs 93 (excluding GST), while for foreigners, the fee is Rs 864 (excluding GST). The application fee can be paid with a debit or credit card, a demand draught, or through net banking. You will receive an acknowledgment of your payment after it has been processed successfully. Keep a careful record of the acknowledgment number.
Step 4: Sending documents to NSDL
After the application and payment have been accepted, the applicant must deliver the supporting documents to NSDL through courier or post. The PAN application will be processed by NSDL only after the documents are received. One document each for proof of identity, proof of address, and proof of date of birth is included in the package. You will be requested to authenticate by Aadhaar OTP, provide papers via e-sign, or physically transmit the documents to NSDL once you have paid.
The following link will take you to the complete list of documents: