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Various Types of PAN Applications

Ayush , Last updated: 12 August 2023  

PAN stands for "Permanent Account Number." It is a unique, ten-digit alphanumeric identifier issued by the Income Tax Department of India to individuals, businesses, and entities for the purpose of tracking financial transactions and taxation. PAN serves as a universal identification key for various financial activities, including filing income tax returns, making financial transactions, and carrying out business-related activities.

The PAN system helps the government keep track of financial transactions, prevent tax evasion, and ensure transparency in economic activities. Each PAN is unique and remains constant throughout an individual's lifetime, even if there are changes in their personal details or location. It is an essential document for individuals and entities engaging in financial transactions and complying with tax regulations in India.

Various Types of PAN Applications

The Various types of PAN Applications are 

Application for allotment of New PAN (Form 49A)

This form is for Indian citizens who do not possess a PAN. It's used to apply for a new PAN card and obtain a unique identification number for tax-related purposes.


Application for allotment of New PAN (Form 49AA)

This form is for foreign citizens or entities that require a PAN for transactions in India. It's used to apply for a new PAN card and obtain a unique identification number for tax-related purposes.


Reprint of PAN Card

The "Reprint of PAN Card" application is used when an individual or entity already has a PAN (Permanent Account Number) allotted to them but needs a new PAN card. This could be due to reasons such as loss, damage, or changes in personal details. When applying for a reprint, a new PAN card is issued with the same PAN number, ensuring the person or entity retains their existing tax identification while obtaining a replacement card.

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Change/Correction in PAN Data

If there are errors or changes in your existing PAN data (like name, date of birth, address), you can apply for corrections through this process.


DSC-Based PAN Application

The TIN NSDL offers a DSC-based PAN application service for quick processing. Applicants with valid Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) can use this. Only accepted DSC types are class II or III. For minors or those unable to apply, the parent/guardian's DSC can be used. No physical documents need to be sent to NSDL e-Gov for DSC-based applications.

Instant PAN Through Aadhaar-Based e-KYC

This is a quick way to obtain an instant PAN using your Aadhaar card for verification. It simplifies the application process and provides a PAN almost immediately.



The Instant e-PAN service is for individuals without a PAN but with Aadhaar. It's pre-login and offers:

  • Obtain digital PAN using Aadhaar and linked mobile number, at no cost.
  • Update PAN based on Aadhaar e-KYC.
  • Create e-Filing account using e-KYC after PAN allotment/update.
  • Check or download e-PAN status/request from e-Filing portal, logged in or not.
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