Submitted by CA Shashi Mohan on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:45am.
Currently the process to get a PAN in India is semi-automated. An online application can be made by using the link https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/form49AA.html. Please be careful in mentioning particulars exactly same as per your identity proof, address proof etc.
Manual Form 49AA can also be downloaded from here.
Fee for processing PAN Application is Rs. 107 including taxes. In case the communication address is outside India, processing fee is Rs. 989 (including tax and dispatch charges) and in such case PAN cards will be dispatched outside India.
The requisite fee can be paid through a Demand Draft of an Indian Bank on through Credit Card, Debit Card. In case you provide ‘office address or residential address’ in India, the payment can also be done through Net Banking.
On confirmation of the application, an acknowledgement number (unique 15-digit number) will be generated. Take a print of the acknowledgement receipt, paste 2 recent, color photographs and sign exactly in the given box, just below. Photographs are required only in case of Individuals.
Non Resident Indians can use their OCI/PIO card or a NRI bank account as their address proof abroad. A person holding a foreign passport is required to get his/her documents attested by “Apostille” or Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in that country
In case of any other entity, Foreign Organisation, their Certificate of Registration needs to be duly attested by “Apostille” or Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in that country
Once you are through, please put the following documents in an envelope:
- Acknowledgement receipt signed and affixed with photograph
- Demand Draft (Original) or payment acknowledgement receipt
- Proof of Identity and Proof of address
Subscribe the envelop with “APPLICATION FOR PAN…….ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NUMBER” and send through speed post addressed at “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”
Please ensure that the above documents are received at the above within 15 days from the date of online application.
The process would complete in approx 2 weeks time. The acknowledgement number can be used to track the status of application at https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pantan/StatusTrack.html.
For more details on PAN card for NRIs and foreign companies that want to do business in India, click here.
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