Here is a step-by-step guide on the procedure to apply for a PAN card online.
Step 1: Go to the official portal of UTIITSL or NSDL.
Step 2: Click on “Apply online”.
Step 3: Now, click on “Application Type” and choose from Form 49A or Form 49AA from the drop-down list. Note the former is for Indian applicants while the latter is for foreign applicants.
Step 4: Next, select the category matching your identity from the types discussed previously.
Step 5: Fill in the remaining mandatory fields, enter the security code and click on “Submit”.
Step 6: On the next screen, click on “Continue with the PAN Application Form”.
Step 7: Next, you will be redirected to your selected type of application form. Fill this in with accurate details.
Step 8: Upload copies of all required documents and select “Submit”.
Step 9: Make the necessary payment of PAN card fees, download the receipt and click on “Continue”.
Step 10: Next, you will need to authenticate your Aadhaar number, after which you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
Step 11: Enter the OTP to complete your application.
After completing the above procedure, you will get an acknowledgement slip in PDF format. Don’t get confused if it needs a password to open because your date of birth is in DD/MM/YY format.
Now, for any of you wondering how to apply for a PAN card without internet access, here is an alternative offline process.
Step 1: You can visit any district-level PAN agency to get your required PAN card application form.
Step 2: Fill in all mandatory fields. If you are applying as an individual entity, affix 2 passport-size photographs in the space given in the acknowledgement.
Step 3: Attach all mandatory documents and insert all the paperwork in an envelope with “APPLICATION FOR PAN-N-Acknowledgement Number” written on top of it.
Step 4: Send the sealed envelope to the NSDL’s Income Tax PAN Services Unit.
Step 5: Make the necessary payment to “NSDL – PAN” via demand draft.
Now that you know the detailed procedure of PAN card application, it is important to keep all the mandatory documents handy to facilitate a seamless procedur