(a) Form to be filled legibly in BLOCK LETTERS and in BLACK INK only.
(b) Each box, wherever provided, should contain only one character (alphabet/number/punctuation sign) leaving a blank box after each word.
(c) 'Individual' applicants should affix a recent colour photograph (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided on the form. The photograph should not be stapled or clipped to the form. (The clarity of image on PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of photograph affixed on the form.)
(d) Signature /Left thumb impression should only be within the box provided in the form. The signature should not be on the photograph. If there is any mark on the photograph such that it hinders the clear visibility of the face of the applicant, the application will not be accepted.
(e) Thumb impression, if used, should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.
(f) Applicants are required to provide their Ward/Circle, Range and Commissioner details in the application. These details can be obtained from theIncome Tax Office.
(g) Area Code, AO Type, Range Code and AO Number must be filled up by the applicant. If the applicant is unable to determine the details, TIN Facilitation Centre (TIN-FC) may assist it in doing so.
(h) Applicant can also search for its AO details on http://tin.nsdl.com
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PAN APPLICANTS
(a) Applicants can obtain the application form for PAN (Form 49A) in the format prescribed by Income Tax Department from TIN-FacilitationCentres (TIN-FCs), any other stationery vendors providing such forms or freely download from the NSDL website (http://tin.nsdl.com). In case applicants obtain forms from TIN-FCs, TIN-FCs may charge a maximum of Rs. 5/- per form.
(b) The fee for processing of PAN application to be paid to TIN-FCs is Rs. 60/- (plus service tax, as applicable).
(c) Those already allotted a ten digit alphanumeric PAN shall not apply again as having or using more than one PAN is illegal. However, request for a new PAN card with the same PAN or/and changes or correction in PAN data can be made by filling up 'Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN Data' form available from any source mentioned in (a) above.
The cost of application and processing fee is same as in the case of Form 49A.
(d) Applicants will receive an acknowledgment containing a 15 digit unique number from the TIN-FC on submission of Form 49A. This acknowledgment number can be used by the applicant for tracking the status of his/her application on http://tin.nsdl.com
(e) List of Business Professions along with codes (Column 13(b) of Form 49A).