Form 49A - Application for ePAN & PAN Card

Form 49A - PAN Card for NRI

India Passport Holders

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

  How to get PAN Card from India

  • Non-Resident Indians (NRI) who hold valid India passport can get new PAN number using Form 49A.
  • PAN Officials generally take 7 to 10 working days* to allot PAN Number online.
  • Applicants receive ePAN by e-mail immediately after allotment of PAN Number.
  • Physical PAN Card is sent to overseas countries through International Speed Post.
  • NRI Applicants do not require Aadhaar Number to apply for PAN card.
  • Copies of proof of ID and proof of address must be submitted by post.
  • Notary attestation is NOT required on documents.

  What Documents are Required for PAN Application

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

  Send documents by post/courier for processing

Signed physical documents are required at our India office to begin processing. Applicants must send signed documents to our Chennai address by Postal Service or Courier - with tracking.

  General Information

  • Non Resident Indians (NRI) who have valid India Passport can apply for new PAN Number using Form 49A
  • Pan Card for NRI 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.
  • Applicant will receive clear instructions on email - to paste photo, sign the documents, & send by post to Chennai address
  • 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 7 to 10 working days