Apply from a foreign country

Living outside of India, can I apply for a PAN Card?

Yes. You may live in a foreign country and yet apply PAN Card online using this website. You may apply for a new PAN Card for Adults/Children. If you already have a PAN Card, you may apply for corrections / re-issue a duplicate copy.

Will the PAN Card be delivered to foreign countries?

Yes. Once your PAN application from this website is processed, your PAN Card will be delivered to communication address on your application - overseas countries or India address - as per your address proof.

How much time does it take to get PAN Number allotted?

Once the online application is created and payment done, following are subsequent steps:

  • Step 1: For Preliminary check of documents – We request to send pictures by email – passport, and address proof. This will help to avoid rework later – if any errors in form.
  • Step 2: After we confirm if the documents are in order by email, you will be required to print, paste photo, sign, and send them by courier/registered post to Chennai address.
  • Step 3: You receive acknowledgment number / tracking coupon number. Pan Services Unit from Income Tax Department begin processing your application.
  • Step 4: PAN Number is generally allotted and available online within 10 to 15 working days (indicative). Kindly note this duration depends on backlog with PAN Officials at the time of your application.
  • Step 5: PAN Card will be printed and dispatched by registered post / courier. This takes about another 2 weeks.

How will I track status of my PAN Application?

We keep you updated of important milestones through-out the stages of processing.

  • Once documents are received at Chennai, you will receive an automatic acknowledgment
  • Once PAN Form is assigned a tracking coupon number and submitted to PAN Officials, you will receive an automatic notification
  • You can track PAN Status on our website here
  • You will also separately receive another URL to track status directly with UTIITSL / NSDL
Additionally, you may write to to find out latest status of your PAN Application. We provide prompt response to your e-mails inquiring status of your PAN Application.