Guide to All the Essential Documents Required for PAN Card

Documents Required for PAN Card

There are various supporting documents required while filing your PAN card application. The PAN card is only issued after these supporting documents have been verified (within 15-20 working days).

It is important to note that failing to provide the required documents or submitting lost/expired/insufficient documents can result in a failed PAN card application.

Here is a list of all the documents you should have with you while submitting your PAN application, online or offline.

Documents Required to Apply for a PAN Card

Based on the type of applicants, various important documents are required  to apply for a PAN card. Let’s take a look at it:

  • Documents Required for Indian Citizens to Apply for a PAN Card
  • Documents required for HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) and NRIs to obtain a PAN card
  • Organizations, trusts, firms, or associations must provide the following documents in order to obtain a PAN card.
  • Documents required for students to obtain a PAN card

The applicants need to keep handy the following documents:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of birth

Documents Required for PAN Card by Indian Citizens

Indian citizens must submit the following documents when applying for a PAN card:

Indian CitizensDocuments Required
Proof of IdentityPassport
Voter ID’s Card
AADHAR Card
Photo ID card (issued by Central Government, State Government or any undertaking public sector), Applicant’s Ration Card
Certificate issued by applicant’s bank with applicant’s photo and bank account number
Arm’s license
Applicant’s pensioner card copy
Central Government health scheme card
Driving license
Proof of AddressLandline bills
Electricity bills
AADHAR card
Passport
Applicant’s Voter ID card
Broadband connection bill
Bank account statement
Credit card statement
Spouse’s passport
Applicant’s post office passbook with address
Driving license
Domicile Certificate issued by Government
Property Registration document
Property Tax Assessment order
Accommodation allotment letter issued by central or State Government (not more than 3 years old)
Proof of BirthBirth Certificate
AADHAR card
Matriculation Certificate from a recognized Board
Birth Certificate issued by Indian Consulate
Driving license
Passport
Pension Payment Order
Marriage Certificate issued by Marriage Registrar’s Office
Domicile Certificate issued by Government
A signed Affidavit stating the DOB before a Magistrate
Photo ID card issued by State or Central Government or Central Public Sector Undertaking or State Public Sector Undertaking

Note:

  • You must submit an original bank statement with the name of the bank’s branch, the stamp of the issuing officer, the applicant’s photograph, and his/her bank account number
  • Submit an original copy of the identity certificate in the prescribed format, duly signed by a Member of Legislative Assembly, Member of Parliament, Gazetted Officer, or Municipal Councillor
  • Bank/credit card statements and utility bills should be no more than three months old

Documents Required by HUFs and Non-Resident Indians

HUFs and non-residents of India can apply for a PAN card by submitting the following documents to the Indian PAN card authorities-

HUFs and Non- Nationals of IndiaDocuments Required
Proof of IdentityPassportOCI card allotted by Indian Government
PIO card allotted by Indian Government
Others- National ID number, Taxpayer ID number, Citizenship ID number (all these documents should be attested either by the ‘Apostille’ or by Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate functioning in the applicant’s home country)
Proof of AddressPassport
Bank account statements from the applicant’s country
PIO card allotted by Indian Government
OCI card allotted by Indian Government
Non-resident external bank account statement in India
Registration Certificate issued by Office of Foreigner’s Registration that also reflects Indian Address
Others- National ID number, Taxpayer ID number, Citizenship ID number (all these documents should be attested either by the ‘Apostille’ or by Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate functioning in the applicant’s home country)Visa granted by any foreign country
Appointment letter copy given by Indian Company or Employer issued original Certificate of Address in India
Proof of BirthNot required

Documents Required to Apply for PAN Card by Company

Note- The term ‘company’ refers to the following-

  • Partnership Firm
  • Company
  • Association of Persons
  • Trust
  • Limited liability Partnership
  • Local authority
  • Artificial Juridical Person
  • Body of Individuals
Types of EntitiesDocuments required
Company Registered in IndiaCopy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies
Firm (including Limited Liability Partnership) registered or formed in IndiaCopy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Limited Liability Partnership/Firms

OR

Copy of the Partnership deed
Association of Persons (Trusts) registered or formed in IndiaCopy of Trust Deed

OR

Copy of the Certificate of Registration Number issued by Charity Commissioner
Company registered outside IndiaRegistration Certificate in India or of approval granted to set up the office in India by the Indian Authorities

OR

Copy of Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by ‘Apostille’ or by Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is residing or by Authorized Officials of the overseas branch of Scheduled Banks registered in India
Firm registered or formed outside IndiaCopy of Registration Certificate issued by India or of approval given by Indian Authority to set up an office in India

OR

Copy of Certificate of Registration issued in the country where an applicant is residing. It should be duly attested by ‘Apostille’ or by Indian embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the applicant’s located country or authorized officials of overseas branches of Indian registered Scheduled Banks
Association of Persons (Trusts) formed outside IndiaCopy of Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by ‘Apostille’ or by Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is residing or by Authorized Officials of the overseas branch of Scheduled Banks registered in India

OR

Copy of Registration Certificate issued by India or of approval given by Indian Authority to set up an office in India
Association of persons (other than Trusts) or local authority or person formed or body of individuals or any other entity registered outside IndiaCopy of Certificate of Registration issued in the country where the applicant is located, duly attested by ‘Apostille’ or by Indian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant is residing or by Authorized Officials of the overseas branch of Scheduled Banks registered in India

OR

Copy of Registration Certificate issued by India or of approval given by Indian Authority to set up an office in India

Documents Required to Apply for PAN Card by Students

A student can also apply for a PAN card by submitting the following documents-

StudentsDocuments Required
Address ProofCopy of AADHAR card
Copy of Passport
Copy of Driving License
Bank account statement (latest, not older than 3 months)Copy of Voter ID card
Electricity Bill
Gas connection/Telephone bill
Copy of Government issued Domicile Certificate
Credit Card statement
Original Certificate of Address attested by Gazetted officer or MLAstate/Central Government issued letter of Accommodation Allotment (latest, not older than 3 months)
Identity ProofCopy of AADHAR card
Copy of Passport
Copy of Voter ID card
Copy of Driving License
Copy of Ration Card (with the photograph)Original identity Certificate attested by Gazetted officer or MLA
Bank Certificate signed by Branch Manager

Check the official website of the UTIITSL or NSDL for any additional documents that you may be required to submit. Furthermore, fill in the information carefully, select the appropriate PAN card form, submit the updated supporting documents, and deposit the fee on time to receive your PAN card without delay.

FAQs
Can a trust apply for a PAN card?
Yes, a trust can apply for a PAN card by submitting the required documents along with the PAN card application form.
Do I need to submit all the original documents for the PAN card?
No, you do not need to submit original documents when applying for a PAN card online. However, if you are applying for a PAN card offline, you must bring your original documents with you so that they can be compared and verified with the submitted copies of the documents.
How much is the PAN card application fee?
PAN card application fee for Indian communication addresses is Rs. 93 and for Foreign communication addresses, it is Rs. 864.
Which online portal (UTIITSL or NSDL) should I use to submit my PAN card online application?
Both UTIITSL and NSDL are affiliated with the Income Tax Department of India and offer PAN card services in India. There is no significant difference between them because they both take the same amount of time to process PAN card applications.
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