WHY WE NEED A PAN?

PAN, or permanent account number, is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric identity allotted to each taxpayer by the Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. It also serves as an identity proof.

Entity Documents Required
Individual/HUF Proof of Identify
  • Voter's ID Card
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Ration Card
  • Driving License
  • Photo ID(issued by central govt.)
  • A duly attested certificate issued by a bank containing applicant's photo and the bank A/c
  • Pensioner card copy with applicant's photograph
Proof of Address
  • Electricity Bills
  • Landline Connection Bills
  • Voter's ID Card
  • Passport
  • Statements of Bank Account
For Individual(Not being Citizens of India) Proof of Identify
  • Passport
  • OCI Card alloted by Government Of India
  • PIO Card alloted by Government Of India
  • Other Citizenship ID/National ID/Taxpayer ID properly attested either by the Apostille or by any of the Indian Embassy
Proof of Address
  • Passport
  • OCI Card alloted by Government Of India
  • PIO Card alloted by Government Of India
  • Non-resident external bank account statements in India
  • Visa Granted by any Foreign Country
  • Bank Account Statements from the country where the application resides
  • Registration Certificate issued by Office of Foreigner's registration and reflects Indian Address
Company
  • Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies.
Partnership Firm
  • Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Firms or Copy of partnership deed
Limited Liability Partnership
  • Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of LLPs
Trust
  • Copy of trust deed or copy of certificate of registration number issued by Charity Commissioner.
Association of Person, Body of Individuals,Local Authority, or Artificial Juridical Person
  • Copy of Agreement or copy of certificate of registration number issued by charity commissioner or registrar of cooperative 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