Complete Form 49AA (above) and choose supporting documents
Applicant will receive PAN number via both email and plastic card
Copies of proof of ID and proof of address must be submitted by post
Proof Documents Required for PAN Card
Applicants need to provide copies of documents to establish identity and current address.
Proof of ID must show the full name of applicant, and a photo
Proof of Address must show the current address of the applicant
Proof of ID (choose one below - only copies - do not submit original)
Valid India Visa / E-Visa
or OCI Name/Photo page
or Foreign Passport1 - Notarized by Notary Public
Proof of Address (choose one below - only copies):
OCI Address page
or Driver's License
or Utility Bill
or Bank account statement
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.
Note that PAN officials begin processing only after the receipt of signed documents in India
PAN Number is generally allotted within 7 to 10 working days2
Immediately after allotment of number, Applicant receives an e-mail from Income Tax Department of India with ePAN
PAN Number received by e-mail can be used for Banks in India or other appropriate uses.
Plastic PAN card will be printed in one to two weeks after allotment
PAN Officials will post the PAN Card by international speed post.
PAN Number for Foreign nationals
All foreign nationals are eligible to apply for PAN Card online. No attestation of documents are required for most applicants.
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