Instruction for applying PAN card

(a) Form to be filled in English only.
(b) Fields marked by asterisk (*) are mandatory.
(c) To avoid mistake(s),please follow the accompanying instructions and examples before filling up the form.
(d) Do not use abbreviations in the Name.
(e) Name should not be prefixed with any title such as Shri, Smt, Kumari, Dr., Major, M/s etc.
(f) Individual applicants should provide full/abbreviated name to be printed on the PAN card. Name, if abbreviated, should necessarily contain the last name. 
(d) 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 the form for ‘Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN Data’.
(e) PAN applicants should have scanned image of photograph, signatures and supporting documents i.e. Proof of Identity (POI) /Proof of Address (POA) /Proof of Date of Birth (PODB). The photo/signature and supporting documents should be scanned as per following specifications.

Sr. No.ParametersPhotograph
SignatureSupporting documents
1.Resolution (in DPI)200 DPI200 DPI200 DPI
2.TypeColorColorBlack & White
3.File typeJPEGJPEGPDF/A or JPEG
4.SizeMax. 20 KBMax. 10 KBMax. 300KB/per page
5.Dimension3.5X2.5 cms.2X4.5 cms

Document acceptable as proof of identity, address and date of birth as per Rule 114 (4)of Income Tax Rules, 1962.

Proof of Identity Proof of Address Proof of date of birth
(i) Copy of
(a) Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
(b)Elector’s photo identity card; or
(c)Driving License; or
Passport; or
(d)Ration card having photograph of the applicant; or
(e)Arm’s license; or
Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking; or
(f)Pensioner card having photograph of the applicant; or
(g)Central Government Health Service Scheme Card or Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card
(i) Copy of
(a)Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
(b)Elector’s photo identity card; or
(c)Driving License; or
Passport; or
(d)Passport of the spouse; or
(e)Post office passbook having address of the applicant; or
(f)Latest property tax assessment order; or
(g)Domicile certificate issued by the Government; or
(h)Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central or State Government of not more than three years old; or
(i)Property Registration Document.
(i)Copy of the following documents if they bear the name, date, month and year of birth of the applicant, namely:-
(a)Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
(b)Elector’s photo identity card; or
(c)Driving license; or
(d)Passport; or
(e)Matriculation certificate or Mark sheet of recognised board; or
(f)Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any office authorised to issue birth and death certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Deaths or the Indian Consulate as defined in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955); or
(g)Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Central Public Sector Undertaking or State Public Sector Undertaking; or
(h)Domicile certificate issued by the Government; or
Central Government Health Service Scheme photo card or Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card; or
(i)Pension payment order; or
(j)Marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages; or
(k)Affidavit sworn before a magistrate stating the date of birth.