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1. What is Form 49A?

Form 49A is the PAN Card application form for allotment of Permanent Account Number for Residents of India. Any Individual who wishes to apply for PAN should fill Form 49A. This form can be filled both in Offline mode and in Online Mode. We will be discussing both the options here.

2. How to download Form 49A- PAN Application Form?

You can get a PAN card by applying through the NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) as well as through the UTIISL (UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited). Visit the TIN or UTIITSL: PAN Online Services Portal

The link down PAN application Form from NSDL in PDF format is given below:
Download Form No. 49A in pdf format

3. Who is eligible for a PAN Card?

Before applying for a PAN Card make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria:

  • The minimum age for applying for a PAN Card is 18 Years.
  • In the case of a Minor, Parents/Guardians can apply for a PAN Card on their behalf.
  • There is No Maximum age limit for applying for a PAN Card.
Form 49A- PAN Application Form Download

4. What are the Components of Form 49A?

Given below is a detailed explanation of all the components present on Form 49A.

1. Assessing officer code- The applicant has to mention the Area code, Accounts office type, Range code and Accounts office number.

2. Full name- Individual has to mention their marital status, their first name, last name and their Surname.

3. Abbreviation of the name- The applicant has to abbreviate their name as they would like to see on their PAN Card.

4. Other name- The applicant has to mention if they were ever known by any other name than the name mentioned. If Yes, the applicant has to provide details such as First name, Last name and Surname of their other name.

5. Gender- Applicant has to tick their Gender as to Male,Female,Transgender (whichever Applicable).

6. Date of birth- In case of an individual ,the applicant has to mention their date of birth and in case of organisations, they have to mention the date of partnership/incorporation/Agreement or Trust deed.

7. Father's name- The applicant has to mention the first name, last name and surname of their father. This is applicable only to individual applicants including married women.

8. Address- The applicant needs to enter Correct details of their residence address and office address.

9. Address of communication- The address of communication between office or residence id to be Choosen.

10. Telephone number and email id- The applicant has to mention their contact details i.e. Mobile number, Email address and telephone number.

11. Status of applicant- The status of the applicant is to be mentioned as if they are an individual, a HUF member, Company, Partnership firm, etc.

12. Registration number- The registration number indicates the registration number for company, firms, LLPs, etc.

13. Aadhaar number- The Aadhaar number of the Individual should be mentioned(if available).

14. Source of income- Source of Income needs to be declared here i.e. salary, Business etc.

15. Representative Assessee- The applicant needs to provide the name and address of one representative assessee.

16. Documents submitted- The applicant needs to mention all the documents they have submitted with the form.


5. How to fill Form 49A?

Some rules that one should follow while filling in Form 49A. Some of these are as under:

Language and basic rules- The applicant can fill in Form 49A only in English. The form should be filled with block letters and preferably in black ink. Each box provided should be filled in with only a single character, leaving an empty box after each character.

• Correct details- Filling the form with incorrect details might lead to complications during the processing of the form and might even lead to rejection of the application.

Overwriting- Overwriting should be avoided when filing the form.

Photographs- The applicant is required to attach two recent colour photographs in the space provided on the top corners of the form. It should not be stapled or clipped to the form but needs to be affixed as this will be displayed on the PAN card. The clarity of the photo on the PAN card will depend on the clarity of this photo.

• Signature on the photograph- A signature or a left hand thumb impression should be provided across the photo that is affixed to the left top corner of the form. The applicant should ensure that the signature or the thumb print is on the photograph as well as the form. For the photograph on the right top corner of the form, the signature or thumb impression should be contained inside the box provided and not on the photograph as the photograph on the right top corner of the form will be the one displayed on the PAN card.


1. What are the documents that you can provide as proof for "Date of Birth"?

The documents that can be used as proof for "Date of Birth" are listed below:

  • Birth certificate issued by any office or Municipal Authority that is authorised to issue a Birth and Death Certificate
  • Order for pension payment
  • Marriage certificate
  • Matriculation certificate
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • An affidavit that has been notarised before a magistrate

2. What documents can serve as a proof of identity for applicants for Form 49A?

The documents that can be used as a proof of identity are listed below:

  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Arm's licence
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Any photo identity card issued by a government body
  • Pensioner card with photograph of the applicant
  • Bank certificate
If the applicant is a minor, any of the above mentioned documents of the minor's parents will be accepted.

3. What are the documents that you can provide as proof of address?

The documents that can be used as a proof of address are listed below:

  • Electricity bill
  • Landline bill
  • Broadband connection bill
  • Water bill
  • Consumer gas connection
  • Bank account statement
  • Depository account statement
  • Post office passbook
  • Passport of the spouse
  • Passport
  • A domicile certificate that is issued by the government
  • Aadhaar card
  • Employer certificate



Published by

Puneet Taneja
(Finance Professional)
Category Income Tax   Report

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