Option 2: Applicants send documents directly to our Chennai address in India at their own postal expenses. We will provide you the address after completing document reviews over e-mail.
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.
PAN Officials begin processing only after the receipt of signed documents in India
PAN Number is generally allotted within 7 to 10 working days2
After allotment of number, the applicant will receive an e-mail from Income Tax Department of India with ePAN / Digital PAN Card.
Use PAN Number received by e-mail for Banks in India or other appropriate uses.
PAN Officials send the physical PAN Card by international speed post in one to two weeks after allotment.
PAN Number for Foreign nationals
All foreign nationals are eligible to apply for PAN Card online.
Allotment of PAN Number is at sole discretion of Income Tax Department of India (ITD)
Applicants from worldwide countries obtain PAN Card using above application. List of countries include USA, England, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, etc
1 If OCI or valid India visa is not available, then copy of passport must be notarized by "Notary Public". 2 In certain cases, there may be delays observed in obtaining PAN number beyond the normal 7 to 10 working days