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DSC based online application for new PAN

Posted on 06 July 2018,    
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(a) An applicant will fill Form 49A online and submit the form.

(b) If there are any errors, rectify them and re-submit the form.

(c) A confirmation screen with all the data filled by the applicant will be displayed.

(d) The applicant may either edit or confirm the same.

(e) On confirmation, an acknowledgement will be displayed. The acknowledgement will contain a unique 15-digit acknowledgement number.

(f) The applicant is requested to save and print this acknowledgement.

(g) This facility can be used by PAN applicants having a valid Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) issued to them by authorized Certifying Authority (CA) in India.

(h) Only valid class II or III DSC will be accepted.

(i) In case of Individual applicants, the DSC of the applicant should be used for digitally signing the application. In case of minor/lunatic/idiot applicants, DSC of the parent/guardian whose details have been furnished as Representative Assessee in the application should be used for digitally signing the application

(j) The DSC should bear the name of the applicant / Representative Assessee as mentioned in the application form.

(k) PAN applicants should have scanned image of photograph, signatures and supporting documents i.e. Proof of Identity (POI) /Proof of Address (POA) /Proof of Date of Birth (PODB). The photo/signature and supporting documents should be scanned as per following specifications

Sr. No. Parameters Photograph Signature Supporting documents
1. Resolution (in DPI) 200 DPI 200 DPI 200 DPI
2. Type Color Color Black & White
3. File type JPEG JPEG PDF/A or JPEG
4. Size Max. 20 KB Max. 10 KB Max. 300KB/per page
5. Dimension 3.5X2.5 cms. 2X4.5 cms

(l) Payment of application fee can be done using Credit card / Debit card or Net banking facility only.

(m) PAN application fees will be as per below table.

Sr. No. Parameters Fees () (1) GST @ 18%*() (2) Total () (3) Amount to be charged () (4)
PAN Applications - Applicant opts for physical PAN Card
1. Dispatch of physical PAN Card in
India (Communication address is
Indian address)
86.00 15.48 101.48 101.00
2. Dispatch of physical PAN Card 
outside India (where foreign address is
provided as address for communication)
857.00 154.26 1,011.26 1,011.00
PAN Applications - Applicant opts for only e-PAN Card (No physical card requested)
1. Communication address is Indian 
56.00 10.08 66.08 66.00
2. Communication address is foreign
56.00 10.08 66.08 66.00

(n) For DSC based application, applicant is not required to send any physical document to NSDL e-Gov. However, for any discrepancy in application reported by NSDL e-Gov, applicant would be required to submit further supporting documents/clarifications to NSDL e-Gov at its below address. Also, in cases where original documents are required to be submitted as per Rule 114(4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962 will still be required to be forwarded in physical form for DSC based PAN applications made online using DSC. The aforesaid documents are required to be forwarded in original to NSDL e-Gov at below given address for processing such DSC based PAN applications.

(o) For more information

- Call PAN/TDS Call Centre at 020 - 27218080; Fax: 020 - 27218081
- E-mail us at:
- SMS NSDLPAN < space > Acknowledgement No. & send to 57575 to obtain application status.
- Write to: INCOME TAX PAN SERVICES UNIT (Managed by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited), 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411 016

Click here for detailedGuidelines for DSC User 
Click here for detailed: Instructions for filling form49A.
Click here for detailed: 
Instructions for documents to be submitted.

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