How to apply for E-PAN online?

To apply for an E-PAN (electronic Permanent Account Number) online, you can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the NSDL e-Governance website: Go to the official NSDL e-Governance website for PAN services (https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html).
  2. Select the appropriate form: Under the “Application Type” section, select “New PAN – Indian Citizen (Form 49A)” if you are an Indian citizen, or “New PAN – Foreign Citizen (Form 49AA)” if you are a foreign citizen.
  3. Fill in the required details: Fill in all the required details in the online application form. Make sure to enter accurate information.
  4. Submit the form: Once you have filled in all the details, click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form.
  5. Pay the processing fee: After submitting the form, you will be directed to a payment gateway to pay the processing fee. The fee can be paid using a credit/debit card, net banking, or demand draft.
  6. Submit the required documents: After payment, you will need to submit the required documents, such as proof of identity, proof of address, and date of birth proof, as per the instructions provided.
  7. Authentication: Once the documents are submitted, the application will be authenticated using Aadhaar-based OTP or biometric verification (if applicable).
  8. Acknowledgment: After successful authentication, you will receive an acknowledgment containing a 15-digit acknowledgment number. Keep this number for future reference.
  9. Processing of application: The application will be processed by the Income Tax Department, and if everything is in order, you will receive your E-PAN via email.

It’s important to note that the process may vary slightly depending on the website and guidelines at the time of your application.

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