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How to apply for a physical PAN card online and offline

Here’s a guide to applying for a physical PAN card online:

To apply for a physical PAN card online in India, start by visiting our Digital India Portal official website, and find the section related to the Income Tax Department services. Look for the “Apply for PAN” section, where you can find the online application form. Now select the appropriate PAN application form. Once you have selected the appropriate PAN application form, you will need to fill it in carefully, providing all required information.

This information includes your details, such as your name, date of birth, gender, and address. You will also need to provide supporting documents, such as a proof of identity and a proof of address. Once you have filled in the PAN application form, you will need to upload your scanned signature, passport-size photograph, and supporting documents. You can scan these documents using a scanner or by taking a picture of them with your smartphone.

Once the document is uploaded, make the necessary payment online using options such as credit/debit cards, net banking, or demand drafts. Then you will receive an acknowledgment receipt with a 15-digit acknowledgment number, which you can use to track your application status on the website. After a few weeks, your physical PAN card will be dispatched to the address mentioned in the application.

To apply offline for a physical PAN Card, you will need to follow these steps:

To begin the offline application process for a physical PAN card, you will need to obtain the application form. This form, known as Form 49A, can be obtained from any authorized PAN card center or downloaded from the official website of the Income Tax Department of India. Once you have the form, you can proceed to fill it out.

Once you have the form, fill in the required details. This includes your full name, date of birth, residential address, and other necessary information. Make sure to read the instructions carefully before filling out the form.

After completing the form, you will need to affix two recent passport-sized photographs on the spaces provided. It is important to ensure that the photographs are clear, in color and taken against a light-colored background. The photographs should also be signed by you, ensuring that the signature does not extend beyond the given space.

Next, you will need to make the required payment for processing your PAN card application. The current fee for processing a physical PAN card application is Rs. 110. This fee can be paid through demand draft, check, or cash. Ensure that you follow the specified payment method and make the payment accordingly.

Visit any NSDL or UTIITSL office and submit the completed form, along with the required documents and processing fee. You will receive an acknowledgment receipt with a unique tracking number. You can use this tracking number to track the status of your application online.

The processing time for a physical PAN card application is usually around 15 to 20 working days. During this time, your application will be verified, and the PAN card will be prepared. Once the PAN card is ready, it will be dispatched to the address mentioned in the application form. You can also track the status of your PAN card online using the acknowledgment number.

By obtaining the application form, filling it out accurately, attaching the required photographs, making the payment, and submitting the application along with the necessary documents, you can successfully apply for a physical PAN card offline. So, if you don’t have one, apply for it today! It’s easy and simple.


As we all know, applying for a physical PAN card seamlessly combines online and offline methods in line with theDigital India initiative. The Digital India Portal and Digital Seva Portal streamline the online application, ensuring accessibility and convenience. Whether choosing the digital route or opting for traditional channels, the convergence of online and offline services reflects the government’s commitment to modernization. This approach aligns with the broader vision of fostering a digitally inclusive nation, where essential services are easily accessible to all, promoting efficiency and inclusivity in the application process.

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