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PAN card application form: All about Form 49A

[] To apply for a PAN card in India, applicants should fill Form 49A.

A Permanent Account Number (PAN) card is mandatory, to carry out a majority of financial transactions in India. Hence, one should apply for a PAN card, even if one does not need it immediately. This guide will help you to understand the nitty-gritties of PAN card application forms.

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PAN card application form: Form 49A

There is a set format through which you can apply for a PAN card in India. The Income Tax Department has put in place a prescribed format using which you can apply for a new PAN card. This prescribed format is known as Form 49A.

Form 49A can be used by Indian citizens, Indian companies, entities incorporated in India and unincorporated entities formed in India, to apply for a PAN card.

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PAN application form: Details

Thumb impression

Latest photograph

Assessing Officer Code

PAN card application form: All about Form 49A

Full name

Abbreviations of the full name to be printed on PAN card

Other names


Date of Birth (DOB)

PAN card application form: All about Form 49A

Parents’ details

PAN card application form: All about Form 49A


PAN card application form

Address for communication

E-mail ID

Telephone number

Status of applicant

Registration number

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Aadhaar number

Form 49A

Source of income

Representative assessee

PAN Form 49A

Documents required

Legal undertaking

PAN card Form 49A

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Documents to be submitted with PAN application form

Identity proof Address proof Date of birth proof
Voter ID card


Ration card

Driving licence

Aadhaar card

Photo ID card (issued by the central government/state government/underrating public sector).

Arm’s licence

Pensioner card copy

Bank passbook

Identity certificate in required format signed by a member of assembly, member of parliament, gazetted officer, or municipal corporation.

Bank statement on letterhead with name.


Electricity bills

Broadband connection bills

Landline bills

Voter ID card

Aadhaar card

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Driving license


Credit card statements

Post office passbooks having applicants’ address

Bank account statements

Domicile certificate

Accommodation allotment letter (issued by the central or state government of less than or 3 years old)

Documents of property registration

Utility bills

Bank/credit card statements

Birth certificate

Matriculation certificate from a recognised board


Driving licence

Aadhaar card

Pension payment order

Marriage certificate

Domicile certificate (issued by government of India or state government).

Photo identity card (issued by government of india or state government, central government undertaking or state government undertaking).

Affidavit recognising the DOB (signed before a magistrate)


PAN form download

To download a copy of the PAN form, click here.

PAN card application charges

The charges for applying for a new PAN is Rs 93, excluding GST, for Indian citizens. The fee is Rs 864, excluding GST, for foreign communication addresses.

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PAN form: Key things to remember

  • Fill the form in block letters only.
  • Use black ink to fill the form.
  • Form should be filled in English only.
  • Affix a latest colour photograph with white background. The size of the photo should be 3.5cm x 2.5cm. Use adhesive to attach the photo.
  • Signature or the left thumb impression should be provided across the photo. The impression should be within the box.
  • Thumb impression should be attested by a magistrate of a gazetted office or a public notary.
  • It is mandatory to attach identity proof, address proof and proof of date of birth with Form 49A.


Do I have to apply for a PAN Card?

You should apply for a PAN in the following circumstances: 1. You are liable to pay income tax. 2. You want to file income tax returns. 3. In your business or profession, total income exceeds Rs 5 lakhs in any year. 4. You are carrying out any transaction, where quoting PAN is mandatory.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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