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What PAN card form 49a?

The PAN is unique number assigned to all Indian citizens who wish to make certain financial transactions or pay income tax. The card is issued by the Income Tax Department of India and financial transactions of an individual are tracked through the PAN. To apply for a new PAN card, you must fill up Form 49A form and submit it to the Income Tax Department.

This form is available in PDF format for download (https://www.tin-nsdl.com/downloads/pan/download/Form49A_NSDL%20e-Gov_01.06.16.pdf). It is also available as a hard copy at PAN facilitation centres. Here are some points to remember while filling the form:

  • 1.   Fill the form in capital letters
  • 2.   Fill in all the mandatory fields
  • 3.   Do not use abbreviations for your first and last name
  • 4.   Do not use abbreviations in the company's name
  • 5.   Paste the photograph in the space provided
  • 6.   Make sure you have all the necessary documents required for PAN card
  • 7.   Avoid over-writing or making corrections

How to Fill Form 49A Online

You can fill the PAN card form 49a online by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Step 1:   Visit the Form 49A page on the Income Tax website: https://www.tin-nsdl.com/services/pan/form49A.html Read through
                  carefully
  • Step 2:   Read through the instructions carefully, and click on Apply Online in the menu on the left
  • Step 3:   Fill up the form in English
  • Step 4:   You need to provide your AO code details, which can be obtained from clicking on the AO code details provided
  • Step 5:   Fill in all the mandatory fields which will be marked with an *
  • Step 6:   Make sure there are no mistakes in the form
  • Step 7:   Select the correct mode of payment. An Indian citizen needs to pay ?107 while a non-Indian resident needs to pay ? 994, for
                  shipment of the card to the stated address
  • Step 8:   Attach all the required scanned documents that are required for proof, and submit

How To Fill The Form 49A Offline

Another way to fill the PAN card form 49a is through offline process by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Step 1:   Visit the NSDL or UTI portal to download the Form 49A, or click on the following link:
                  https://www.utiitsl.com/UTIITSL_SITE/forms/49A_Form_Updated.pdf
  • Step 2:   In the space provided, attach two passport size photographs and sign across it
  • Step 3:   Fill in the form in English
  • Step 4:   The AO code has to be filled, as well. Details of this will be available at the Income Tax Office or PAN centre or NSDL/UTI
                  sites online
  • Step 5:   Fill in the mandatory information like name, age, date of birth, address, etc.
  • Step 6:   Make sure you enclose copies of your documents for proof and mention all the documents you are enclosing
  • Step 7:   Read through to make sure there are no errors to avoid rejections
  • Step 8:   Submit this to the UTI-ITSL office with a demand draft for fees


Filling up the form correctly and completely will eliminate risk of rejection and save you the bother of reapplying.

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