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PAN Card Application: You Can Submit These Documents With Form 49A

PAN card form 49A: The applicant is required to submit documents such as proofs of identity, address and date of birth along with the complete form.

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PAN Card Application: You Can Submit These Documents With Form 49A

PAN card apply: One can apply for a PAN using the form 49A/49AA and submitting certain documents


One can apply for a PAN or Permanent Account Number card using either of the forms 49A and 49AA. While the form 49A is meant for applicants who are Indian citizens, the form 49AA is to be used by foreign nationals. The applicant is also required to provide certain documents along with the completed PAN card form as proof of identity, proof of address and proof of date of birth (DoB). For example, a copy of driving license or passport serves as a valid proof in any of the three categories of documents, according to the Income Tax Department's website (incometaxindia.gov.in). (Also read: A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Apply For A PAN)

The taxman has listed the following documents that can be submitted by Indian citizens (including those located outside the country) along with the form 49A:

PAN application: Documents you can submit as proof of identity

Any of the following documents will serve as proof of identity: 

  • A copy of:
    • Aadhaar card 
    • Elector's photo identity card
    • Driving license
    • Passport
    • Ration card having photograph of the applicant
    • Arm's license
    • Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking
    • Pensioner card having photograph of the applicant
    • Central Government Health Service Scheme Card or Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card
  • In original: 
    • Certificate of identity signed by a Member of Parliament, a Member of Legislative Assembly, a Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted officer
    • Bank certificate on a letterhead from the branch (along with name and stamp of the issuing officer) containing duly attested photograph and bank account number of the applicant

PAN application: Documents you can submit as proof of address

Any of the following documents will serve as proof of address: 

  • A copy of:
    • Aadhaar card
    • Elector's photo identity card 
    • Driving license 
    • Passport 
    • Spouse's passport 
    • Post office passbook with the applicant's address
    • Latest property tax assessment order
    • Domicile certificate issued by government
    • Allotment letter (not more than three years old) of accommodation issued by central/state government
    • Property registration document
  • A copy not more than three months old of: 
    • Electricity bill
    • Landline telephone/broadband connection bill
    • Water bill
    • Consumer gas connection card/book/piped gas bill
    • Bank account statement 
    • Depository account statement
    • Credit card statement
  • In original:
    • Certificate of identity signed by a Member of Parliament, a Member of Legislative Assembly, a Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted officer
    • Employer certificate

PAN application: Documents you can submit as proof of date of birth

Any of the following documents will serve as proof of DoB: 

  • A copy of: 
    • Birth Certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth and Death Certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Death or the Indian Consulate as defined in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of ​ section 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955)
    • Pension payment order
    • ​Marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages
    • Matriculation certificate
    • Passport
    • Driving license 
    • Domicile certificate issued by government
    • Affidavit sworn before a magistrate stating the date of birth​
       

PAN application: Photo

The applicant is also required to affix two recent colour photographs with white background (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the designated space on the form, according to the Income Tax Department.

For making a request online, the applicant can use the portals of either National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) or UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited (UTIITSL). (Read more)



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