Things to keep in mind while applying for a PAN card

Personal details you fill in the form must be relevant to the documents you submit.

Give the correct address, mobile number and e-mail id.

Fill the Form 49A in block letters only.

If your PAN Card is lost or stolen, you cannot apply for a duplicate copy using the application form for a new PAN Card.

For online application, the scanned copy of your photograph must be:

  • 300 dpi,
  • in colour,
  • 213*213 pixel in JPEG format
  • less than 30kb

Do not staple or clip your photograph on the form.

For online application, the scanned copy of your signature must be:

  • 600 dpi
  • black and white in JPEG format
  • less than 60kb

While signing or putting your left-thumb impression across the photo, ensure that a portion of it is on the photo as well as on the form.

Put your signature or left-thumb impression within the box provided on the form.

If you are using your thumb impression, get it attested by a gazetted officer or Magistrate under official seal and stamp.

Go to the next section to find out some what to do if your PAN Card is lost

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