Pan Card is an essential document in India. A PAN card is required for filing income tax returns, opening a bank account and making payments above Rs 50,000. PAN card is issued to Indian citizens (even under 18 years of age), Indian citizens living abroad and foreign nationals. However, the process of online application is different for these three categories of citizens. If you are an Indian citizen and you want to apply for a new PAN card, then today we are going to tell you some steps, with the help of which you can easily apply online.

Documents required to apply for PAN card online

Indian citizens need three types of documents. This includes ID proof, residence certificate (
Documents should not be older than three months) and Birth Certificate.

1) Documents for ID proof

  • Voter ID Card
  • Ration Card (photo to be attached)
  • Passport
  • driving license
  • arms license
  • Aadhar Card
  • Photo ID card issued by the Central Government or State Government
  • Pension card (photo to be attached)
  • Central Government Health Scheme Card or Ex-Servicemen Health Scheme Photo Card
  • Your name, officer’s stamp on the letter head of the bank certificate or branch. Your photo, bank account number should be on the certificate.

2) Documents for residence certificate (any one)

  • electricity bill
  • Landline or broadband connection bill
  • water bill
  • Consumer gas connection card or gas pipeline bill
  • bank account statement
  • depository account statement
  • credit card statement
  • Copy of Post Office Passbook (Your address should be entered)
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • Property Tax (Latest)
  • driving license
  • residence certificate issued by the government
  • Aadhar Card
  • property registration document

3) Documents for date of birth

  • Birth certificate issued by municipal authority or other office.
  • pension payment order
  • marriage certificate
  • Marriage Certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages
  • matriculation exam certificate
  • Passport
  • driving license
  • Government issued housing certificate

pan card application fee

Indian citizens will have to pay the application fee of Rs 116 (in addition to the online application charge around Rs 5). Foreign nationals will have to pay Rs 1,020 (plus a charge of Rs 5).

How to apply for pan card online

1) To apply for pan card NSDL either UTITSL Go to website. Both sites are authorized. Let us tell you the steps that how you can apply for a new PAN card from NSDL site.

2) After clicking on the link given above, you will see the online PAN application in the upper part of the page. After that go to Application Type, click on New PAN – Indian Citizen (Form 49A) here. If you are a foreign national, click on (Form 49AA).

3) After that select the category. Most people will choose the Individual option.

4) After this enter the personal information asked for, such as name, date of birth, mobile number etc. After that enter the captcha code and click on submit button.

5) Next you have to choose how you want to provide documents for PAN. For this you have 3 options, if you want, you can authenticate through Aadhaar Card. You can submit the scanned photograph or send the document through e-Sign.

6) We have opted for Aadhar card process. You will get OTP, after that you have to make payment.

7) Enter the requested information such as Aadhaar number (optional). After that click on Next.

8) After this you have to enter name, date of birth, address etc. and click on Next.

9) Then click on Banana Skin which is AO Code. It may look complicated to you but it is simple. After this, you have to choose one of the Indian Citizen, NRI, Defense Employees and Government category options shown above.

10) After this select AO Code, enter your state and region. Wait for few seconds and then you will see full list of AO codes. After that scroll down and choose the category which suits you best. Here you will see many categories such as companies, people without income, government employees, private sector employees. If you are not aware of which category you fall in, contact the CA. Select the correct AO code and then click on Next.

11) Select the document for age and residence certificate. After entering the requested information click on submit button.


12) After this the payment page will open, here you will see many payment options.

13) After payment, Aadhaar OTP will be asked to authenticate or you can also submit the documents through E-sign. Apart from this, as we told you earlier, you can send the copy of the documents to NSDL. You will receive mail by NSDL on email, PAN card will be delivered to your address after application is processed.

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