Requirements for a PAN Card Application

PAN card (Permanent Account number card) is unique alphanumeric combination fifteen digits issued to all juristic entities of India to maintain the money balance. There are certain requirements when we apply for the PAN Card. The details of the same are given below which involves the proof of identity for PAN Cards and such.

The PAN CARD (PERMANENT ACCOUNT NUMBER CARD) card is issued by the Indian Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) and it is also serves as the justified and important proof for the entity identity. The PAN card (Permanent Account Number Card) is Individual and other HUF applicants who happen to be citizens of India and located within India at the time of submitting application for PAN card (permanent account number card).

Citizen of India

The individual with PAN card should submit any one of the following that will serve as valid address proof.

  • Electricity bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Depository account statement
  • Credit card statement, bank account statement
  • Rent receipt
  • Employer certificate
  • Ration card
  • Passport
  • Voter’s identity card
  • Property tax assessment order
  • Driving license
  • Certificate of address signed by a Member of Parliament or member of legislative assembly
  • Municipal Council or a gazette officer

The proof of the address should not be older than 6 months and registered by the authorities. The full name of the applicant should be mentioned on the Documents being submitted for the PAN card (permanent account number card) application to verify the address proof. In case the PAN card (permanent account number card) applicant is a minor, any of the above documents of any one of the parents or guardian of such minor shall serve as proof of address. These addresses proves are stored by the Income Tax Department to check up on the user profile and to avoid fake registration.

In case PAN card (permanent account number card) Application is made on behalf of a HUF, any of the above documents in respect of Karta of the HUF will serve as proof of address. It is mandatory for individuals and HUF to mention their residential address on the PAN card (permanent account number card) application and to submit valid proof of the same.

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Citizens of India residing outside the country

Citizens of India residing outside the country at the time of application of PAN card (permanent account number card) need to submit the following proves and verify their identity-

  • Proof of Identity.

  • Proof of Address.

  • Copy of any of the following

    a) Copy of passport

    b) Copy of bank account statement in country of residence

    c) Copy of NRE bank account statement

    Foreign citizens residing in INDIA

    Foreign citizens residing in India at the time of application for PAN card (permanent account number card) copy should submit one of the following-

    • Proof of Identity

        Copy of any of the following

        1. Copy of passport

        2. Copy of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India

    Proof of Address

    Copy of any of the following –
    Copy of passport
    Copy of bank account statement in India
    Residential permit issued by the State Police Authorities
    Registration certificate issued by the Foreigner’s Registration Officer
    Copy of Person of Indian Origin(PIO) card issued by Government of India
    Copy of NRE bank account statement**
    Copy of Visa application to Indian authorities and
    Copy of Visa granted and
    Copy of appointment letter/contract from Indian Company and
    Certificate (in original) of Indian address issued by employer

    Note: If the applicant has provided an Indian office address, then all the following five documents are mandatory along with any of the first six above mentioned documents:-

    1. Copy of Visa application to Indian authorities and

    2. Copy of Visa granted and

    3. Copy of appointment letter/contract from Indian Company and

    4. Certificate (in original) of address in India of applicant issued by authorized signatory of employer on employer’s letter head mentioning the PAN of the employer.

    5. Copy of PAN card for the PAN mentioned in the employer’s certificate.

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