How to Apply for Pan Card from Kerala



The Permanent Account Number (PAN) card is an indispensable means of identification in India for a range of personal and financial transactions. This special 10-character code, which mixes letters and numbers, is quite helpful when it comes to duties like opening bank accounts, filing tax returns, and proving one's identification when flying. For Indians around the country, getting a PAN card has never been easier thanks to the availability of online application alternatives.

PAN cards are only issued by the Income Tax Department of India, which provides a simplified online application process via their official website. Despite being made to be simple to use, applicants should be aware that there is a small processing cost.

Important PAN card details:

  • widely acknowledged as an official form of identification in India
  • required for financial transactions and issues pertaining to taxes
  • There is a digital application accessible, and processing timeframes can change.
  • PAN cards can only be issued by the Income Tax Department.
  • Having more than one PAN card is illegal and may result in fines.

Eligibility for PAN Card:

Age: No minimum age limit; minors can apply with guardian assistance

Nationality: Restricted to Indian citizens

Required Documentation:

Identity Proof (any one of the following):

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • Ration Card
  • Driver's License
  • Government-issued Photo ID
  • Bank Passbook (with photo)
  • Arms License
  • Central Government Health Scheme Card
  • Pensioner Card (with photo)
  • Verified ID proof (signed by MLA, MP, Municipal Councillor, or Gazetted Officer)
  • Bank statement (on letterhead, with attested photo and account number)

Address Proof:

  • Any document from the above list, except Bank Passbook and Bank Statement

Offline application process

Step 1 of the  is to get the application form.
  • Visit any Kerala-based UTIITSL office, PAN facilitation facility, or TIN-FC (Tax Information Network - Facilitation facility).
  • Obtain Form 49AA for citizens of other countries, or Form 49A for citizens of India.

Step 2: Complete the Application.
  • Fill out the application form completely, including the necessary contact details, personal information, and other details.
  • To enhance clarity when filling out the form, use capital letters and black ink.

Step 3: Add the Necessary Documents
  • Aadhaar cards, passports, voter IDs, driver's licenses, and any other kind of official identification serve as proof of identity.
  • Utility bills (gas, water, and electricity); bank accounts; passports; or rental agreements can serve as proof of address.
  • A birth certificate, matriculation certificate, passport, or driver's license can all serve as proof of date of birth.
Step 4: Send in your application
  • Bring the completed application and the supporting documentation to the closest PAN facilitation center or UTIITSL office in Kerala.
  • Send the application form and the necessary paperwork to the responsible officer.
Step 5: Cover the Processing Cost.

Make the necessary payment for the processing charge. The cost is Rs. 1,020 for a foreign communication address and Rs. 110 (including of GST) for an Indian communication address.
At the facilitation center, cash, demand drafts, or checks can be used to cover the cost.

 Step 6. Gather the Acknowledgment Slip in.
  • You will receive an acknowledgment slip with a 15-digit acknowledgment number after submitting the application.
  • This slip can be used to monitor the progress of your PAN application, therefore keep it secure.
Important Tips
  • Ensure that all details provided are accurate to avoid delays or rejections.
  • Make sure the documents submitted are self-attested.
  • Double-check the form and documents before submission to ensure completeness.
  • For more detailed information or any updates, you can visit the official websites of NSDL or UTIITSL.

online application process

Step 1 of the online application process is to go to the official website.
  • Visit the UTIITSL website or the NSDL e-Gov portal.
  • UTIITSL Portal NSDL e-Gov Portal 
Step 2: Choose the Correct Form
  • For citizens of India, choose Form 49A.
  • Choose Form 49AA if you are a foreign national.
Step3: Complete the Application.
  • Fill out the online application form with your correct contact information, personal details, and other necessary data.
  • To prevent any delays or rejections, make sure all the details are accurate.

Step 4: Upload the Necessary Files
  • Provide scanned copies of the aforementioned files:
  • Identity proof options include voter ID, passports, Aadhaar cards, and driver's licenses.
  • Utility bills (gas, water, and electricity), bank statements, passports, rental agreements, etc. are examples of proof of address.
  • Documentation of Date of Birth: Passport, Driver's License, Birth Certificate, Matriculation Certificate, etc.
  • the size of a passport Image: Current color image set against a white backdrop.
Step 5: Cover the Processing Cost.
  • Make an online credit card, debit card, net banking, or demand draft payment along with the relevant processing fee.
  • The cost is Rs. 1,020 for a foreign communication address and Rs. 110 (including of GST) for an Indian communication address.
Step 6: Send in your application
  • Fill out the application and submit it online.
Step 7: Forward the Hard Copy Documents

Step 8: Monitor the Status of Your Application
  • By utilizing the acknowledgment number found on the NSDL or UTIITSL website, you can monitor the progress of your PAN application online.
Step 9: Getting Your PAN Card

After verification, the PAN Card will be processed and mailed to your residential address in a timeframe of 15 to 20 business days.


1. What is a PAN Card?

A Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card is a unique 10-character alphanumeric identifier issued by the Income Tax Department of India.

2. Why do I need a PAN Card?

It is essential for financial transactions, filing taxes, and other activities like opening a bank account or buying property.

3. How can I apply for a PAN Card?

Apply online through NSDL or UTIITSL websites or offline at PAN facilitation centers with required documents.

4. What documents are needed for PAN Card application?

Proof of identity, address, and date of birth, along with passport-sized photographs.

5. How long does it take to get a PAN Card?

Typically 15-20 business days after submitting a complete application.

6. Can I have more than one PAN Card?

No, it is illegal and attracts penalties.

Official Link

New PAN Apply                Click here

PAN Correction Online   Click here

PAN Card Status               Click here

PAN Card Download       Click here

Official Website                Click here


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