PAN Application for India Citizens

NRI PAN Application

India Citizens

Address Proof must show applicant name. Provide address below as per proof document:

  Things to note

  • Use this page to apply PAN Number (Form-49A) only if the applicant holds valid India passport
  • Applicant will receive PAN number as "digital PAN Card" on email
  • ITD will dispatch a plastic PAN card also over Registered Post
  • After fee payment, we review proof documents over e-mail
  • Once documents review is completed, the applicant must print PDF, paste 2 photos, sign, and send documents by post/courier
  • Notary attestation is NOT required on documents.

  Documents List

  • Copy of India Passport + One Address Proof as below:
  • For delivery to Overseas address:
    • Documents must show applicant's name and overseas address in English.
    • Required Address Proof (Only one): Driver's Licence, or Utility Bills, or Bank A/c statement, or NRE A/c statement.
    • For Bahrain residents and also other gulf countries, GCC Smart Card is accepted as proof of address
    • For UAE applicants, Tenancy Contract is accepted as proof of UAE address.
  • For delivery to India address :
    • Documents must show applicant's name and India address in English
    • Required Address Proof (Only one): Passport, or Driver's Licence, Electricity Bill, Voter Id, Utility Bill, etc.
    • Copy of Aadhaar must be provided for delivery to India address

  Send signed application documents by post/courier

Signed application documents are physically required at India office to begin processing the application. Customer care will provide the postal address after completing document reviews over e-mail.

  • Option 1: Applicants in USA/Canada may send documents to our New Jersey address for an additional fee..
  • Option 2: Applicants may also send documents directly to our Chennai address in India at their own postal expenses.

For applicants who opted for Option 1 and paid additional postage fee, our office in New Jersey uses FedEx to forward the documents to India as per dispatch schedule displayed on the website.

  Processing Time

  • PAN Officials begin processing only after the receipt of signed documents in India
  • PAN Number is generally allotted within 5 to 7 working days2
  • Income Tax Department of India will directly send email to applicant with ePAN / Digital PAN Card.
  • Applicants may use PAN Number received by e-mail for Banks in India or other appropriate uses.
  • PAN Officials send the physical PAN Card by registered post in one to two weeks after allotment.
  • Our customer care will provide you an update with tracking number for the registered post.

  General Information

  • Non Resident Indians (NRI) with valid India Passport can apply for new PAN Number using Form 49A
  • NRI Pan Card has International AO Code assigned used for assessment of tax returns
  • If applicant already has PAN Number allotted, proceed here to change address or name.
  • PAN Officials begin processing PAN application after submission of supporting documents
  • Track status online until NRI PAN Card is delivered to foreign countries including USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, UAE
  • For further assistance, write to
  • *In certain cases, there may be delays observed in obtaining PAN number beyond the normal 5 to 7 working days