Documents Required for PAN Card
Pan Card Applicants need to provide copies of documents to establish identity and current address. Proof of ID must carry applicant name, and preferably a photo. Proof of Address must show current address of applicant.

Original or photocopy?

Only photocopies are required. Applicants must not send originals of valuable documents such as Passport / OCI / Driver's License.
Foreign Citizens

If applicant has OCI Card, what documents required to get PAN Card?

ID Proof (with name and photo)
  • Copy of OCI Card (Name / Photo Page)
Address Proof - Provide One:
  • Last page of OCI that shows address and parents' names
  • Driver's License
  • Utility Bills (Recent 3 months) - Gas, Heat, Electricity, Water, Sewerage, Municipality Bills, Landline Telephone Bills, etc
  • Bank Account Statement (Recent 3 months) - Savings or Current account only. Credit Card Statements are not accepted.

If applicant has valid India Visa, what documents required to get PAN Card?

ID Proof (with name and photo)
  • India Visa (Valid)
Address Proof - Provide One:
  • Driver's License
  • Utility Bills (Recent 3 months) - Gas, Heat, Electricity, Water, Sewerage, Municipality Bills, Landline Telephone Bills, etc
  • Bank Account Statement (Recent 3 months) - Savings or Current account only. Credit Card Statements are not accepted.

If foreign citizen does not hold valid India Visa nor OCI Card, what documents are required?

ID Proof (with name and photo)
  • International Passport (Apostille copy)
Address Proof
  • Driver's License
  • Utility Bills (Recent 3 months) - Gas, Heat, Electricity, Water, Sewerage, Municipality Bills, Landline Telephone Bills, etc
  • Bank Account Statement (Recent 3 months) - Savings or Current account only. Credit Card Statements are not accepted.
Document Proofs for Company PAN Card

What documents are required for Company PAN Card?

  • Certificate of Incorporation / Partnership Deed (Apostille / Attested from Indian High Commission)
  • Address Proof: Utility Bills or Bank Account Statement
India Citizens

I am an NRI living overseas and hold Indian Passport. What are the documents I require to apply for PAN Card?

  • Name Proof: Copy of Indian Passport (Name page with applicant photo)
  • Address Proof: (Choose One) Last page of Passport, Bank Account Statement, Driving License, (or) Utility Bills

I am an NRI living overseas. Can I get PAN Card delivered to my India Address?

Yes - Please provide a valid Address Proof that shows applicant name and India address. Also issue an authorization letter to the person collecting your PAN Card package on your behalf. The package shall be delivered via registered post / courier.

Do I require attestation on document copies?

  • Individual applicants - No attestation is required on document copies, if applicant can provide one of below:
    • OCI - Overseas Citizen of India
    • Valid India Passport
    • Valid India Visa
    • Person of Indian Origin - PIO Card
  • Business Firms / Companies - Certificate of Incorporation (copy) will need attestation