How to Apply for a PAN Card Online on NSDL?

How to Apply for a PAN Card Online on NSDL?

What is a PAN card?

The full form of the PAN is a Permanent Account Number,  it is an essential document needed to complete specific activities. In light of this, you must have a card with a special 10-digit alphanumeric number that is provided by the Income Tax Department.  

The National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) or UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL) websites make the process of applying for a PAN card online simple. 

The Government of India has given both platforms specific permission to issue PAN cards and manage any required adjustments or modifications on behalf of the Income Tax Department. A well-known channel for this purpose is the NSDL website which offers applicants an easy-to-use interface for electronically submitting their information. At the same time, the UTIITSL website acts as a substitute, providing people with an additional easily accessible choice for their PAN card requirements. 

Procedure for Existing Customers to apply for PAN card online:

The steps are listed below:

Step 1: Go to NSDL

Step 2: Enter information such as the date of birth, the optional GSTN(optional), the Permanent Account Number (PAN), the Aadhaar number ((in the case of individuals), and the captcha.

Step 3: Select “Submit’’.

Step 4: Your registered cellphone number will receive an OTP.
Step 5: To download the PAN, enter the OTP.

Note: You have to finish updating the mobile number and email address if you haven’t already.

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Steps to Make an Application Online for New Customers

Form 49A or 49AA must be completed if you are applying for a new PAN card, depending on whether you are an Indian citizen or a foreign citizen.

Remember that this is mostly for individuals who have never applied for or do not currently own a PAN card. These are the actions.

Step 1: Go to the Online PAN Application part of the NSDL website.

Step 2: Choose your application type in step two: Forms 49A (for Indian citizens) and 49AA (for foreign citizens), as well as PAN card reprints and changes or corrections.

Step 3: Select a Category. Individuals, associations of persons, bodies of individuals, trusts, limited liability partnerships, firms, governments, Hindu undivided families, artificial judicial persons, and local authorities are the available alternatives.  

Step 4: Complete the following fields: email address, mobile number, Captcha code, First name, Middle name, Last name/surname, Date of Birth/Incorporation/Formation in DD/MM/YYYY format. Send in the application.

Step 5: An acknowledgment with a token number will appear on the following page. On this page, select ‘Continue with PAN Application Form’.   

Step 6: You will be asked to provide more personal information, much like on Form 49A or Form 49AA. Enter all of the required data.

Step 7: Decide on the method for submitting the documents. There are three ways to submit an application: a) physically forward the documents; b) digitally sign the documents; and c) electronically sign the materials.

Review the entire application thoroughly to ensure no errors:

Step 8: List the documents you are providing as confirmation of identification, residence, and date of birth on the same page. Verify the application’s declaration, location, and date. After reviewing, send in the form. Make sure you don’t make any errors.

Step 9: After selecting “Proceed,” you will be presented with your payment options. Select between using the Billdesk online payment feature or a demand draft.

Step 10: If you select Demand Draft, you will need to create a Demand Draft (DD) before starting the application process. This is because the DD requires you to enter the bank’s name, DD number, date of issue, and amount on the portal.

Step 11: If you decide to use Bill Desk, you can pay with debit or credit cards, as well as Net Banking.

Step 12: Select “I agree to terms of service” and make your payment. Whether you upload your documents online or send them to Protean e-Gov Technologies Limited separately will affect the PAN application fees.

Step 13: You will receive an acknowledgment receipt and a payment receipt if you pay with a credit card, debit card, or through net banking. The acknowledgment receipt should be printed.

Step 14: Enclose the acknowledgment receipt and two current photos.

Step 15: Send the supporting documentation to Protean e-Gov Technologies Limited by mail or courier once payment has been verified.

Protean e-Gov Technologies Limited will handle your application after receiving your supporting documentation. You will also need to supply proof of your office address in addition to proof of your residential address if you have designated your office address as your preferred communication address.

Charges Associated with Online PAN Card Applications:

In addition to applying for a PAN Card, you can also edit, modify, or request an online reprint of your PAN Card. You can go to Protean e-Gov Technologies Limited (formerly known as NSDL) or UTIISL’s official website.

If the communication address is located in India, the cost of obtaining a PAN Card is Rs. 93 (GST not included). The fees for obtaining a PAN Card for a foreign communication address are Rs. 864 (GST not included). You need to turn in the necessary paperwork as soon as the money has been received. Only after the pertinent documents have been submitted will the PAN application be processed.

Documents Required to Apply for PAN Card

You may provide one of the following documents as evidence of your birthdate:

  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • An affidavit with the date of birth sworn before a magistrate.
  • The marriage certificate that a Registrar of Marriages has granted.
  • Pension payout schedule.
  • The Central Government provided a photo card for the Health Service Scheme.
  • A photo card for the Contributory Health Scheme can be provided by ex-servicemen.
  • The government-issued domicile certificate.
  • Any identity card with a photo that has been issued by the central or state governments.
  • Any identity card with a photo that has been issued by a Central or State Public Sector Undertaking.
  • A birth certificate that the local government has issued.
  • A matriculation certificate or mark sheet issued by a recognized board.
  • Voter identification card with a photo.
  • The Aadhar Card that UIDAI has distributed.

Proof of Address Required to Apply for PAN Card

Photocopy of any one of these documents:

Aadhaar card, passport, driver’s license, property tax assessment order, voter photo identity card, post office passbook, a letter of allotment from the central or state governments, and Certificate of domicile.

Photocopy of these documents (not over three months):

Landline, electricity bill, gas connection card, water bill, statement of depository account, statement of bank account, statement of credit card.

Original documents:

The address certificate. A member of the Legislative Assembly, a member of Parliament, a municipal councilor, or a Gazette officer must sign this Certificate

Proof of Identity Required to Apply for PAN Card:

Photocopy of any one document:

The Central Government Health Scheme Card, the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Card, the Aadhaar card, the passport, the voter ID, the driver’s license, the arm’s license, the pensioner card, the photo identity card, and the ration card.


Identity certificate (signed by a Municipal Councillor, Member of Parliament, or Legislative Assembly Member) Bank Certificate

Now You may apply for a PAN card online with ease, guarantee application accuracy, and get your card quickly if you know how to do so step-by-step, as explained in the article above. Recall that PAN is more than just a number! It’s essential for smooth financial transactions and tax adherence.


Can I apply for a PAN card completely online?

There are two options for applying for a PAN card online:

  • Instant e-PAN (for Indian citizens with Aadhaar): This method only provides a digital PAN card (e-PAN). You can’t get a physical copy.
  • Regular PAN application: This method allows you to apply for a physical PAN card along with a digital copy. However, you may need to submit scanned copies of documents.

Where can I apply for a PAN card online?

You can apply for a PAN card online through the websites of two agencies authorized by the Income Tax Department:

  • National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) (
  • UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL) (

How long does it take to get a PAN card after applying online?

 It typically takes 15 working days to receive your PAN card after successful online application and document verification.

Are there any additional resources to help me apply for a PAN card online?

Yes, you can refer to the following resources for more detailed instructions and information:

  • Income Tax Department website: (Look for “PAN Card” section)
  • ClearTax guide on applying for PAN card:

Hariharan Ravichandran

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