A Complete Guide to PAN Card in India

What is a PAN Card?

What are the benefits of a PAN Card?

What is the Eligibility criteria for PAN Card?

What are the types of PAN Card?

How to apply for a PAN Card?

Documents required for PAN Card

The mandatory documents required when applying for this important document vary according to the type of taxpaying entity. To know about the required documents for your category, refer to the following table.

Taxpaying entity

Documents required


ID proof, Address proof


Registration Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies


Registration Certificate Number / Agreement copy provided by Charity Commissioner or Registrar of Co-operative Society


Registration Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies, Partnership deed


Registration Certificate Number issued by Charity Commissioner


An affidavit stating details of all coparcener, issued by the Karta

Foreign applicants

ID proof like OCI, PIO, copy of passport, etc., Address proof

Once you have all the required documents and know how to apply for a PAN card, there’s no going back. 

However, once successfully applied, you might want to track the progress instead of waiting without any heads-up, isn’t it?

Let’s check how you can do so!

How to check the status of your PAN Card application?

What information is available on a PAN card?

How to correct PAN Card information

How to apply for a duplicate version if a PAN card is lost?

How to Link PAN Card number with your bank account

Frequently asked questions