How to get a PAN Card from abroad


Getting a ‘PAN CARD’ is a simple process that can be done online. Please note that PAN card mailing overseas is allowed to some countries. NRI’s wanting to apply for a PAN card from abroad can check the list of countries given below. How to apply for a PAN card from abroad. What you need to get pan card online. 1. Document that has your overseas address on it. The best document to use is your bank statement showing your overseas address.  2. Copy of passport. 3. Photograph 4. The fee for processing PAN application is 944.00[ (Application fee 85.00 + Dispatch Charges 771.00) + 10.3% service tax] 5. Note: NRI’s cannot pay with a credit card from overseas.* Fee has changed in 2012 see update information in right column  How to apply for PAN card online - NRI online applications for a ‘Permanent Account Number’ (PAN) Step by step instructions for getting PAN CARD from abroad. 1. Log on to ONLINE PAN CARD Website 2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you see: 'Apply for a new PAN Card' and select Individual from the drop down menu bar. 3. Application for Pan Card Form49A will open. 4. Fill in the form. Read Guidelines on filling form and Instructions on filling form if you wish. When filling in the address make sure it is the same overseas address that is shown on your bank statement. 5. Do not fill an Indian address. 6. Once the form is filled, review it to ensure everything is correctly filled and click submit. 7. An acknowledgement will appear on the screen if form was submitted correctly. 8. Print out at least two copies of the acknowledgement. (One copy is for your record) 9. Paste your photo on one of the printouts of acknowledgement and sign in black ink. 10. Sign on all pagers of the photocopies of your passport and your bank statement. (Black pages of passport are not required to be copied) 11. Mail all documents to NSDL, PAN unit at Mumbai. 12. You can track the status of your application by using your acknowledgement number.

PAN Card Fee Information

Demand draft and cheque should be drawn in favor of 'NSDL - PAN', payable in Mumbai. Foreign credit cards are currently not accepted. Where to mail completed form, supporting documents, bank draft Mail to:  NSDL at 'Income Tax PAN Services Unit, National Securities Depository Limited, 3rd floor, Sapphire Chambers, Near Baner Telephone Exchange, Baner, Pune - 411045 Write on the mailing envelope: 'APPLICATION FOR PAN - Acknowledgment Number' (e.g. 'APPLICATION FOR PAN - 881010100100086'). Mail your documents as soon as possible after doing the online application, your mailed documents should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application.

PAN Office Contact Information

Their telephone number is: 020 - 27218080; Fax: 020 - 27218081  Email: Do NRIs need a PAN CARD?
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Update - Changes for NRI Pan Card 2012 Pan Card forms have changed, now there are separate forms for Resident Indians and Non Residents. Pan card form for residents is Form 49A whereas for non-residents Form 49AA applies. Please note that as of April 8, 2012 PAN applications by those who hold foreign citizenship, must be submitted in the new forms, Form 49AA. The fee for mailing PAN Card outside India has been increased from Rupees 944 to Rupees 962.
Disclaimer: Information provided is for general knowledge only and should not be deemed to be professional advice. For professional advice kindly consult a professional accountant, immigration advisor or the Indian consulate. Rules and regulations do change from time to time. Please note that in case of any variation between what has been stated on this website and the relevant Act, Rules, Regulations, Policy Statements etc. the latter shall prevail. © Copyright 2006
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