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 the name of the applicant, and preferably a photo. Proof of Address must show the current address of the applicant.

Are applicants required to submit original or photocopy of documents?

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

If the applicant has an OCI Card, what documents are 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 the applicant has a valid India Visa, what documents are 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 a foreign citizen does not hold valid India Visa nor OCI Card, what documents are required to apply for PAN Card?

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 to apply for the 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 an 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 the PAN Card delivered to my India Address?

Yes - Please provide a valid Address Proof that shows the name of the applicant and also address in India. Also, the applicant must issue an authorization letter to the person in India who shall be collecting the PAN Card package on their behalf.

Will the document copies need to be attested by notary?

  • Individual applicants - No attestation is required on the document copies, if the 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