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Documents required for PAN card Application





While applying for PAN card, the applicant should provide
 a) Proof of Identity  (POI)  & 
 b) Proof of Address (POA)

The documents should be in the name of applicant only. In case of "Minor Applicants", both the documents should be in the name of the concerned Representative Assessee (RA). Generally, one of the Parents are RA for minors, so one of the parent should provide the POI and POA documents.

Following documents can be used as POI and POA:

a). Proof of Identity

Copy of any of the following:

                1              School leaving certificate

                2              Matriculation certificate

                3              Degree of a recognised educational institution

                4              Depository account statement

                5              Credit card statement

                6              Bank account statement/ bank pass book

                7              Water bill

                8              Ration card

                9              Property tax assessment order

                10           Passport

                11           Voters Identity Card

                12           Driving License

                13           Certificate of identity signed by Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or Gazetted Officer.


b). Proof of Address

Copy of any of the following

                1              Electricity bill*

                2              Telephone bill*

                3              Depository account statement*

                4              Credit card statement*

                5              Bank account statement/bank pass book*

                6              Rent receipt*

                7              Employer certificate*

                8              Passport

                9              Voters Identity card

                10           Property tax assessment order

                11           Driving License

                12           Ration card

                13           Certificate of address signed by Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or Gazetted Officer.

                                * documents submitted as proof of address for serial numbers 1 to 7 should not be more than six months old from the date of application.


For Citizen of India located outside India at the time of application for PAN, these documents should be provided:

a)Proof of Identity - Copy of passport

b) Proof of Address                             

Copy of any of the following

                1              Copy of passport

                2              Copy of bank account statement in country of residence

                3              Copy of NRE bank account statement **


In case of Foreign Citizen located in India at the time of application for PAN,

a) Proof of Identity                             

Copy of any of the following

                1              Copy of passport

                2              Copy of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India

b) Proof of Address                             

Copy of any of the following

                1              Copy of passport

                2              Copy of bank account statement in India

                3              Residential permit issued by the State Police Authorities

                4              Registration certificate issued by the Foreigner's Registration Officer

                5              Copy of Person of Indian Origin(PIO) card issued by Government of India

                6              Copy of NRE bank account statement**

                7              Copy of Visa application to Indian authorities and

Copy of Visa granted and

Copy of appointment letter/contract from Indian Company and

Certificate (in original) of Indian address issued by employer***

                                *** The certificate should be on employer's letterhead mentioning PAN of the employer. Copy of PAN card for the PAN mentioned in the employer's certificate should be submitted.


Note:

 If the applicant has provided an Indian office address, then all the following five documents are mandatory along with any of the first six above mentioned documents:-
    1. Copy of Visa application to Indian authorities and
    2. Copy of Visa granted and
    3. Copy of appointment letter/contract from Indian Company and
    4. Certificate (in original) of address in India of applicant issued by authorized signatory of employer on employer's letter head mentioning the PAN of the employer.
    5. Copy of PAN card for the PAN mentioned in the employer's certificate.


For Foreign Citizen located outside India at the time of application for PAN

 

a) Proof of Identity             

 1             Copy of passport

  2            Copy of other National ID attested by Indian Embassy/Consulate/High Commission/Apostille

  3            Copy of Person of Indian Origin(PIO)card issued by Government of India

 

b) Proof of Address                             

Copy of any of the following

                1              Copy of passport

                2              Copy of other National ID attested by Indian Embassy/Consulate/High Commission/Apostille

                3              Copy of bank account statement in country of residence, duly attested by Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate/Apostille in the country where applicant is located

                4              Copy of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India

                5              Copy of NRE bank account statement**

                                 ** showing at least two customer induced transactions in last six months period and duly attested by Indian Embassy / Consular office / Highcommission or Apostille or by the manager of the bank in which the account is held. The applicant may be a joint holder.


For Categories other than Individuals

i.e. Firm, BOI, HUF, AOP, AOP(Trust), Local Authority, Company, Artificial Juridical Person

 
 

1. Having office of their own in India

Proof of Identity and Address

   

 

HUF

   

Any document prescribed in the case of individuals in respect of Karta of the HUF.

Company

   

Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by Registrar of Companies.

Firms

    

Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by Registrar of Firms or Copy of Partnership Deed.

AOP (Trusts)

   

Copy of Trust Deed or Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by Charity Commissioner.

AOP/BOI/Local Authority/Artificial Juridical Person

   

Copy of Agreement or Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by Charity Commissioner or Registrar of Co-operative Society or any other Competent Authority or any other document originating from any Central or State Government Department establishing identity and address of such person.



2. Having no office of their own in India

Proof of Identity and Address

 

Copy of any of the following

 

a)  

Copy of registration certificate of the respective country duly attested by Indian Embassy/ Consulate/ High Commission/ Apostille in the country where applicant is located.

 

b)  

Copy of certificate of registration with the competent authority in India

 

c)  

Copy of approval issued by the competent authority in India

 

d)  

Copy of the accompanying documents alongwith the approval issued by competent authority in India

 

e)  

Copy of the application (duly acknowledged) made by the applicant before the competent authority in India



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