PAN Card: Apply Online, Check Status & Download

PAN is short for Permanent Account Number. PAN is an identification number that is assigned to all taxpayers in India by the Income Tax Department. The PAN card helps the IT Department in keeping track of the financial transactions of an individual and firm.

Eligibility & Documents Required for Applying PAN Card


To become eligible for applying for the PAN card, you need to submit two documents such as proof of address such as Voter ID Card and proof of identity like Aadhaar Card.
The cost of applying for the PAN Card is Rs. 110 if being dispatched in India and Rs. 1,020 for outside the country.

How to Apply PAN Card?


Enrolling for the PAN card is simple by following the simple steps such as:

  • Visit the official PAN – NSDL/UTIITSL website
  • Fill in the form with the details as required
  • Submit the required documents
  • Pay the processing fee
  • Your PAN card will be dispatched to your address within 15 days

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How to correct PAN Card details?


You can also update your PAN Card by following these easy steps:
✓ Land on the NSLD website and choose the ‘update PAN section
✓Select the option – ‘correction’ in existing PAN data
You will also need to submit a copy of POI/POA as supporting documents for the changes needed. Your PAN card is valid for a lifetime, and there is no need to apply for another when you have already.

Use of PAN Card


The PAN card is a document issued by the government of India to help identify financial transactions made by a particular individual or entity. This card is required for the following purposes:

  • Filling IT returns
  • Opening a new bank account
  • Buying or selling a motor vehicle or property
  • Applying for a credit or debit card
  • Purchasing jewellery
  • Exchanging foreign currency
  • Making insurance payments exceeding Rs. 50, 000 per annum
  • Investing in fixed deposits or stocks
  • Applying for a loan

You will also need to submit a copy of your PAN card when applying for a Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card.

PAN Card FAQs

Is a PAN card required to apply for an EMI Network Card?

Yes, you need to submit a copy of your PAN card to apply for a Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card.

What is the cost for applying for a PAN card?

Refer to the paragraph above for more information on this.

What are the documents required to apply for a PAN card?

Refer to the paragraph above for more information on this.

How can I check my PAN card Status online?

You can check your PAN card status online by clicking here. You will need to provide the application type and acknowledgement number.

How to download my PAN card online?

You can download the soft copy of your PAN card through the NSDL portal by submitting your acknowledgement number and date of birth.

Here are the steps by which you can download your e-PAN card with the acknowledgement number:

  1. Visit the NSDL portal.
  2. Enter the acknowledgement number.
  3. Click on ‘Generate OTP’.
  4. Enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number.
  5. Click on 'Validate'.
  6. Click on the 'Download PDF'.

You can also download your e-PAN card with your PAN card details and date of birth in the following manner:

  1. Visit the NSDL portal.
  2. Enter details such as date of birth and PAN card number.
  3. Click on 'submit' and download the e-PAN for free.