Frequently asked questions

PAN Card FAQs

How can i apply for PAN Card?


You can apply for PAN Card by filling an applicaiton form 47A. The above form on this website is a 47A form. Please note that 49A is only meant for Indian citizens.




What is PAN Card?


A permanent account number (PAN) is a ten-character alphanumeric identifier, issued in the form of a laminated "PAN card", by the Indian Income Tax Department. It issued to any person who applies for it or to whom the department allots the number without an application.




Can i apply for PAN Card online without requiring to send any documents physically?


Yes, if your age is above 18 years you can apply for it online without requiring to send any documents offline.




What is the importance of PAN Card?


The primary purpose of the PAN is to bring a universal identification to all financial transactions and to prevent tax evasion by keeping track of monetary transactions, especially those of high-net-worth individuals who can impact the economy. Quoting the PAN is mandatory when filing income tax returns, tax deduction at source, or any other communication with the Income Tax Department.




What is the eligibility for PAN card?


The applicant must be a citizen of India with the valid documents for proof of valid address, an identity of proof and date of birth.




How many types if PAN Cards are there?


There are two types of PAN applications: a. Application for allotment of PAN: This application should be used when the applicant has never applied for a PAN or does not have PAN allotted to him. b. FORM 49AA: - To be filled by foreign citizens.




Is Aadhar Card valid a vaild proof while applyting for PAN Card?


Yes, it is.




Can i download PAN Card?


You can download PAN card soft copy (e-PAN card) through the NSDL portal with your Acknowledgement number as well as your PAN and date of birth. Here are the steps by which you can download your e-PAN card with the acknowledgement number: Visit the NSDL portal to download the e-PAN with acknowledgement number.




Is e-PAN Card valid?


Yes, it is vaild




Can i open my bank account without PAN Card?


Yes,Offcourse you can.




Where can i apply for PAN Card?


You can apply for PAN Card here. However, if you do not wich to apply for PAN Card with a consultancy portal, you can always go to govt. site and apply for the same yourself. Here is the link: https://www.tin-nsdl.com/services/pan/pan-index.html




What will happen if PAN is not linked with Aadhar?


if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by the current deadline of March 31, 2020 (incase you already had a PAN Card), then the PAN will become inoperative. An individual having an inoperative PAN will not be able to conduct financial transactions wherever quoting it is mandatory. Using a non-operative PAN is the same as not having a PAN




Who will link Aadhar card with PAN card?


Incase you are applying for a new PAN Card, Aadhar card will be automitally linked as you will be submitting it with the application. However, the PAN can be linked with the Aadhaar number by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 from the registered mobile number. In order to do so, you need to type UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar><10-digit PAN> and send it




What if PAN Card is not linked to Aadhar Card?


Any person found using canceled PAN card, could be fined up to Rs 10,000 under Section 272B of the Income Tax Act. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), through a February 13, 2020 notification, had said that a PAN not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, 2020 will become inoperative




How much time will it take to receive PAN Card on my address after application?


Generally, it takes 20 - 25 days to despatch PAN Card after applying online. Sometimes, it may also take upto 30 days, but not more than that. And within 30 days, your PAN Card is available to you at your given residential address as on PAN Card via.