Guide to All the Essential Documents Required for PAN Card

byPriyanka JuyalLast Updated: April 1, 2024
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:


  • 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-

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

Documents Required to Apply for PAN Card by Students

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

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.


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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