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West Bengal - Obtain a Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card

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Apply via NSDL website - West Bengal Apply PAN Online with Images

  1. Please use the following link which would take you to the below displayed screen. Please visit the following link : Online Portal. User shall select “Apply online” session.
  2. Click on 'Application Type' and select the form applicable to you…
    1. form 49A for resident individuals
    2. form 49AA for non-resident individuals (NRIs) and foreign nationals.
  3. Complete the other page prompts as applicable and hit “Submit” tab.
  4. A new screen will be provided. Go through the details provided. Hit “Continue with PAN application form”.
  5. In the next screen, please complete the sessions (Guidelines, Personal Details, Contact & Other details, AO Code and Document details) as per page prompt with required details and information. Please hit the appropriate tab at the end of the page for each session as applicable to submit the application.
  6. Upon submission, A token number will be displayed on the screen. The same would have been forwarded to your email ID and mobile number registered while applying. Please save it for further process.
  7. In the home page, select the “Registered user“ tab and complete the page prompt as appropriate and hit “Submit”.
  8. User will be prompted to upload required document, make payment using the applicable payment gateway(Credit / Debit / Net Banking) option and authentication of Aadhaar card through mobile phone OTP verification. Please complete the above sessions with applicable details as required and hit respective tab.
  9. On completion an acknowledgement will be generated. Take the printout of the receipt with the 15 digit unique acknowledgement number. This 15 digit unique acknowledgement number is the proof for your transaction and for any future transaction in relation to obtaining the card.
  10. On successful verification of the submitted documents and details the department will dispatch the card to the applicant as per deliverable period.

Apply in person

  1. Application for PAN can be submitted at the PAN Application center (a) NSDL (b) UTITSL
  2. Send a printed copy of the filled form and the proof of identity, Date of Birth & address by courier to :
Tax PAN Services Unit,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
5th Floor,Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341,
Survey No. 997/8,Model Colony,
Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411 016.

On successful verification the department will dispatch the Card to the applicant as per deliverable period
Note: For foreign citizens, Form 49AA is available in the site to apply

Foreign citizen (Individual) :

  1. Individual foreign citizens who wish to apply for a PAN can do so by providing relevant ID and address proofs. This can be either their passport, PIO card, citizenship ID number, etc.

Companies :

  1. Foreign companies can apply for a PAN by furnishing a copy of their Registration Certificate from the country where an applicant is present.
  2. This should be attested by the Indian Embassy/Consulate/High Commission in that country. A copy of the registration certificate approved by Indian authorities in India will also suffice as proof for PAN.
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Required Documents[edit]

In case of Individual who is a citizen of India :

  • Form 49A :Link for form 49A
  • Form 49AA: Link for Form 49AA
  • Documents as proof of (a) Identity, (b) Address and (c) Date of birth (any one from the list)
    • (a) Voter ID / Ration Card /DL /Pensioner card /Passport etc,.
    • (b) Gas bill / Water bill/ Bank Statement etc,.
    • (b) Pension payment order/DL/Matriculation Certificate etc,.
  • 2 color Photograph ( Size - 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm)
  • Completely filled application form
  • Aadhaar Card
Note : In case of a person being a minor, any of the above documents of any of the parents or guardian of such minor shall be deemed to be the proof of identity

In case of For Companies :

  • Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies.

In case of Firm (including Limited Liability49A(a) Partnership) formed or registered in India:

  • Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Firms/Limited Liability Partnerships; or copy of Partnership Deed.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited

Gillander House, 29 Opp, Netaji Subhas Rd,
Kolkata, West Bengal 700001

Tax PAN Services Unit, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,

5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8,
Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411 016.
Call PAN/TDS Call Centre at 020 - 27218080
Fax: 020-27218081, E-mail us at: [email protected]

You can check your application status by typing NSDL PAN followed by your 15-digit acknowledgement number and sending it to 57575.

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  • PAN should be owned by every taxpayer in the country and anyone who wishes to do business in India.
  • A taxpayer or assess can apply for a PAN on behalf of others, including minors.
  • Companies, Trusts and Partnership firms
  • Foreign citizen (Individual)
  • Foreign Companies
Note : Mentally challenged person is eligible to get PAN


  • If your address is within India, then the PAN Card processing fee is .
    • Rs.110, i.e., Rs.93 (application fee) + 18% GST.
  • If your address is outside India, the PAN Card processing fee is
    • Rs.1,020, i.e., Rs.93 (application fee) + Rs.771 (dispatch charges) + 18% GST


  • Once a PAN is issued, it has forever validity. Thus, it is known as 'PERMANENT' number.
  • Only on demise of individual or winding-up of organization, the PAN can be surrendered.
NOTE: It is a PERMANENT number, thus it does not change even in case of change in name due to marriage reasons etc. or takeover of organizations etc.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • It takes around 2 weeks to furnish a PAN.
  • The entire PAN application is outsourced to NSDL and UTIL.
  • Once PAN is issued, it is dispatched and the time it takes depends on your location whether it is in India or abroad.
  • Average courier time to reach abroad locations is around 10-12 working days.

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West Bengal - Obtain A Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • PAN Card is mandatory to file return of income and also for all correspondence with any income tax authority.
  • It is mandatory to quote PAN on Chelan for any payments due to Income Tax Department.
It is also compulsory to quote PAN in all documents pertaining to the following 
  • Filing joint taxes
  • Sale or purchase of any immovable property valued at five lakh rupees or more;
  • Sale or purchase of a motor vehicle or vehicle
  • At time of deposit, exceeding fifty thousand rupees, with a Bank
  • A deposit, exceeding fifty thousand rupees, in any account with Post Office Savings Bank
  • A contract of a value exceeding one lakh rupees for sale or purchase of securities
  • Opening a bank account
  • Payment in cash in connection with travel to any foreign country of an amount exceeding twenty-five thousand rupees at any one time.
  • Making an application for issue of credit card or debit card
  • Payment of an amount aggregating fifty thousand rupees or more in a year as life insurance premium to an insurer

Information which might help[edit]

​​*It is not affected by change of address or change of Assessing Officer etc. However, any change in the PAN database (i.e. details provided at the time of obtaining PAN) should be intimated to the Income Tax *Department by furnishing the details in the form for “Request For New PAN Card Or/ And Changes or Correction in PAN Data”.​

  • Common mistake to avoid while applying..
    • Sign with black ink. Incorrect signature, Initial should be mentioned properly, Spelling mistake in names etc,.
NOTE : Don’t apply for PAN, if you already have one.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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