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How To Get A Pan Card?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by SMakkar, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. SMakkar

    SMakkar New Member

    My parents are both Indian citizens but for the past 15 years have been living in the USA. They will soon be going to India for a holiday and this time around they wish to get a PAN card made so that they can also get their Aadhar card made.

    I would like some assistance in knowing how to get a pan card?

    Details like where they need to go and the duration of the process of the card being made.

  2. Deven

    Deven Member

    • You first need you fill out a form which you can get online from incometaxindia.gov.in, which is an official government website.
    • You need to first download the form (Form 49A) then print it out
    • You need two recent passport size photographs (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm)
    • Proof of your ID, this can be any of the following: passport, drivers license, voters ID, bank account, water bill, ration card, property tax assessment order, school leaving certificate.
    • You will also require proof of residence, which can be any of the following: passport, voters ID, electricity bill, telephone bill, ration card, property tax assessment order, rent receipt.
    The completed form along with the passport size photographs and the relevant documents must then be submitted to any IT PAN service centers, with a fee amount of Rs65.

    The list of centers in mentioned in the website mentioned above.

    Within a month you would receive your PAN card.

  3. Karan

    Karan Member

    Obtaining a PAN (Permanent Account Number) card in India is a relatively straightforward process. It is an essential document for financial transactions and income tax purposes. Here's a step-by-step guide on how your parents, Indian citizens residing in the USA, can get a PAN card:

    1. Eligibility:

    • Indian citizens, as well as foreign nationals, are eligible to apply for a PAN card if they have a source of income or business in India.
    2. Application Form:

    • Your parents can apply for a PAN card by filling out Form 49A (for individuals) or Form 49AA (for foreign citizens or entities). These forms are available on the official website of the Income Tax Department of India (https://www.incometaxindia.gov.in).
    • Alternatively, they can obtain these forms from Indian consulates/embassies in the USA or through authorized PAN service providers.
    3. Supporting Documents:

    • Along with the PAN application form, your parents will need to provide certain supporting documents as proof of identity, address, and date of birth. Commonly accepted documents include a copy of their passport, overseas address proof (utility bills, bank statements), and photographs.
    4. Fee Payment:

    • The processing fee for a PAN card application varies based on the communication address. For an address within India, the fee is typically lower than for addresses outside India.
    • The payment can be made online through the NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) website or by sending a demand draft along with the application.
    5. Submission of Application:

    • Your parents can submit the completed PAN application form along with the supporting documents and the fee to an authorized PAN service provider. In the USA, they can visit the nearest Indian consulate or embassy for assistance with the application submission.
    • The Indian consulate/embassy will forward the application to the Income Tax Department in India for processing.
    6. Acknowledgment:

    • After submission, your parents will receive an acknowledgment receipt. This receipt can be used to track the status of their PAN card application.
    7. Processing Time:

    • The processing time for a PAN card application can vary, but it typically takes about 15-20 business days from the date of submission. It may take longer if additional verification is required.
    8. Dispatch of PAN Card:

    • Once the PAN card is generated, it will be dispatched to the communication address provided in the application form.
    9. Aadhaar Card Enrollment (if required):

    • If your parents wish to enroll for an Aadhaar card in India, they can visit an Aadhaar Enrollment Center in India after receiving their PAN card. Aadhaar enrollment requires biometric data (fingerprints and iris scan) and a photograph.
    10. Linking PAN with Aadhaar:

    • After obtaining both the PAN and Aadhaar cards, it is essential to link them. This can be done online through the official Income Tax Department website or by visiting a PAN service center.
    It's important to note that your parents can also apply for a PAN card in India during their visit, as the application process is not limited to Indian residents. However, it's advisable to begin the process before their trip to ensure they have sufficient time to complete all formalities and receive the PAN card.

    Additionally, procedures and requirements may change, so it's a good idea to check the official website of the Income Tax Department or contact the nearest Indian consulate/embassy for the most up-to-date information before initiating the application process.