Applicants need to provide copies of documents to establish identity and current address
Proof of ID must carry the name of the applicant, and a photo
Proof of Address must show the current address of the applicant
Proof of ID (choose one below - only copies - do not submit original)
Valid India Visa / E-Visa (No attestation required)
or OCI Name/Photo page (No attestation required)
or Foreign Passport1 - legalized / or Apostille / or Attested from Indian Embassy
Proof of Address (choose one below - only copies):
OCI Address page
or Driver's License
or Utility Bill
or Bank account statement
Note that PAN officials begin processing only after the receipt of signed documents in India
PAN Number is generally allotted within 5 to 7 working days2
Immediately after allotment of number, Applicant receives an e-mail from Income Tax Department of India with ePAN
PAN Number received by e-mail can be used for Banks in India or other appropriate uses.
Plastic PAN card will be printed in one to two weeks after allotment
PAN Officials will post the PAN Card by international speed post.
PAN Number for Foreign nationals
All foreign nationals are eligible to apply for PAN Card online. No attestation of documents are required for most applicants.
Allotment of PAN Number is at sole discretion of Income Tax Department of India (ITD)
Applicants from worldwide countries obtain PAN Card using above application. List of countries include USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, etc
1 If OCI or valid India visa is not available, then copy of passport must be legalized by local government offices/ or Apostille by designated public notary/ or attested from Indian Embassy / Consulate. Contact customer care if you need assistance. 2 In certain cases, there may be delays observed in obtaining PAN number beyond the normal 5 to 7 working days