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Form 49AA

In India, the PAN is a 10 digit alphanumeric identification number issued to all tax-paying companies and citizens of India by Income Tax Department.

Foreigners who are willing to invest in India for business purpose or any are also eligible to hold PAN Card. Foreign as well as Indian investors are mandated to hold PAN for all financial transactions. All international individuals engaged in a foreign-investment company by Indian subsidiary are mandated to apply for PAN in order to run their business. NRI that has acquired the nationality of a foreign country can also for PAN card through Form 49AA. And also this form can be used for applying for a new PAN or to make any changes or correction in PAN database. Foreigners must keep in mind that this Form can be used if you have never applied for new PAN or you don't have more than one PAN.

Form 49AA is initiated under Rule 114 by the Income Tax Rules 1962. One can easily apply for Form 49AA through online as well as offline procedure. Scroll down and take all the knowledge regarding Form 49AA.

Format of Form 49AA

Form 49AA is identical to Form 49A. Hence the applicant has to provide his/her personal and basic details in order to complete the KYC process. The details to be provided in the form are stated below.

For Individuals- Details have to mentioned like AO Code (Relating to International Taxation Directorate), Name, Parent's Name, Gender, Mobile Number, E-mail ID, Date of birth, Residential address, source of income, office address, Marital status, Citizenship status, Details of occupation, Assessing officer code, Registration number, Documents submitted and KYC details.

KYC Details in Case of Individuals

  • Marital status
  • Citizenship status
  • Occupation Details

KYC Details in Case of Non-individuals

  • Type of company
  • Gross Annual Income
  • Details of the persons of the same family holding beneficial ownership.
  • Is the entity involved/providing any of the following services- Foreign Exchange, Money changer services, Gaming, Gabbling or Lottery services (Casinos and Betting Syndicates) or money lending, Pawning.
  • Whether the applicant or applicant's authorized signatories/trustees/office bearers are politically exposed or related to a politically exposed person.
  • Taxpayer identification number in the country of residence.

Documents Needed to Apply for Form 49AA

Proof of Identity- Passport, Driving License, Proof of PIO (Person of Indian Origin), Proof of OCI (Overseas Citizen of India), Proof of Tax Identification Number duly attested by Apostille or by the Indian Embassy.

Points of Keep in Mind

  • Above mentioned documents must be self-attested by the applicant.
  • Document should be in the full name of applicant relevant to Passport
  • If the PAN applicant is minor the above documents shall be used as proof of identity by any of the parents or guardians of that minor.

Proof of Address-Passport, Bank account statement in the country of residence, Non-resident external bank account statement in India, Proof of certificate of residence in India, proof of residential issued by state police authorities, Proof of registration certificate granted by the Foreigner's registration office showing Indian address, Copy of Visa or copy of contract from Indian Company.

Points of Keep in Mind

  • Above documents should not be more than 3 months old on the date of the application.
  • Above mentioned documents must be self-attested by the applicant.
  • Document should be in the full name of the applicant
  • If the PAN applicant is minor the above documents shall be used as proof of identity by any of the parents or guardians of that minor.

Proof of Date of Birth- Passport, Proof of affidavit confirming the date of birth, Birth certificate, Resident certificate, Driving license, Matriculation certificate, Proof of pension payment order.

Points of Keep in Mind

  • Above mentioned documents must be self-attested by the applicant.
  • Document should be in the full name of the applicant

How to Download Form 49AA through NSDL Portal?

  • Go to the official website of NSDL
  • Under the drop-down box of download click on PAN which is located in the top bar of the page.
  • Now you will see Downloads PAN page under this Form 49A, Form 49AA and Correction in PAN data form is displayed
  • Click on Form 49AA now you will see a pdf format of the form download it and you are done

How to Download Form 49AA through UTIITSL Portal?

  • Go to the official website of UTIITSL
  • Under the drop-down box of services which is located in the top bar of the page select PAN and click on Apply PAN Card.
  • Now click on PAN Card as Foreign Citizen.
  • Now under the section of Apply for PAN Card as Foreign Citizen click on Download blank PAN Form 49AA(pdf).
  • Now you will be redirected to the download page where you will see a pdf format of the form download it and you are done.

Points to Keep in Mind while Downloading Form 49AA

  • This form can easily be filled with any Pdf Reader.
  • This form can be downloaded without any cost for personal use only.
  • This form is only used by the foreigners while applying for a new PAN or to make changes or correction in the existing PAN.
  • This form can be downloaded from NSDL or UTIITSL portal only.

How to Apply Form 49AA through Online Process

It is a simple method which doesn't require any kind of physical documentation by the foreign applicant. Digital method is broadly used mechanism nowadays in order to apply for new PAN or to make any changes in the existing PAN by the foreign applicant. If you are willing to hold a PAN for your financial transaction then here is the step by step tutorial for a successful PAN submission through online.

How to Apply Form 49AA through NSDL Portal?

  • Go to the official website of NSDL portal and under the drop-down box of services which is located in the top bar of the page click on PAN.
  • Under the section of Application for allotment of New PAN (Form 49AA) - applicable for foreign citizens, click on apply.
  • Now you will be redirected to Online PAN application page.
  • Under the drop-down box of Application, Type select New PAN – Foreign Citizen (Form 49AA) and select your category.
  • Fill your personal details which are mandated to fill.
  • Enter the Captcha Code and click on submit.
  • After clicking on submit a Token Number will be initiated in the new page, keep this token number carefully and click on Continue with PAN Application Form.
  • On the next page, you have to submit your PAN documents which can be done through the e-KYC method. Scan the essential documents and submit the photocopy of your documents through the e-sign method.
  • After submitting the documents you have to mention your personal details on the next page relevant to your documents submitted.
  • After providing the personal details click on next this will redirect you to a new page asking to fill additional details such as source of income, address of communication, residence address and contact details.
  • On the next page, you have to enter your Area Code, AO number, AO type which can be easily accessible at your nearest Income Tax Office.
  • At last, you have to upload your essential documents along with your recent colour photograph and signature.
  • Now the payment gateway will appear once your documents successfully uploaded you will require to make a payment of Rs 1017 including tax if your documents submitted through physical mode or Rs 1011 if your documents submitted through scan procedure.
  • Payment can be done through Cheque or DD in favour of NSDL or you can also pay the amount through credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • Once your payment is completed takeout the print of acknowledgement receipt paste your photograph and sign the receipt.
  • Take an envelope to attach your form and documents, mention APPLICATION FOR PAN -N- 15 DIGIT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NUMBER in the require place and submit the envelope in your nearest NSDL office.
  • Once the submission is completed PAN card will be sent to your given address within 15 working days.

How to Apply Form 49AA through UTIITSL Portal?

  • Go to the official website of UTIITSL
  • Under the drop-down box of services which is located in the top bar of the page select PAN and click on Apply PAN Card.
  • Now click on PAN Card as Foreign Citizen.
  • Now under the section of Apply for PAN Card as Foreign Citizen click on Apply for new PAN Card (Form 49AA).
  • Now you will be redirected to Online PAN application page.
  • Select the status as per your category.
  • Select the required option for physical PAN Card and e-PAN.
  • Enter your Area Code, AO number, AO type which can be easily accessible at your nearest Income Tax Office.
  • Fill your personal details which are mandated to fill.
  • Mention your office address, residential address and communication address.
  • Select your citizen type and mention ISO code.
  • Provide details of your source of income.
  • Now submit your essential documents and complete the KYC process.
  • Once the KYC is completed fill the declaration box, enter the Captcha and click on submit.
  • After clicking on submit you will be redirected to a new page where you will get the acknowledgement number, keep the acknowledgement number carefully.
  • Review the acknowledgement receipt, download the pdf format and take a print out of it.
  • Now upload your scanned documents and make the payment.
  • Payment can be done through Cheque or DD or you can also pay the amount through credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • After making the successful payment now you will see your batch sheet where you can see your payment details.
  • Now track your PAN application by providing your Application Number.
  • Physical PAN card will be sent to your given address within 15 working days.

How to Apply Form 49AA through Offline?

  • Foreign applicants who are not able to submit Form 49AA through online process due to any type of network issue can also apply the same through offline method. Below is the step by step method
  • Download the Form 49AA from NSDL or UTIITSL portal.
  • Now mention your all personal and obligatory details.
  • The mentioned details must be relevant to your documents.
  • Declaration to be made by the applicant stating that the above-given details are correct to the best of our knowledge.
  • Date and Place to be mentioned along with Signature or left thumb impression of the applicant.
  • Now attach your recent passport size photograph in the form and duly sign in the given space.
  • Review your all mentioned details in the form and submit it with your all essential documents in the nearest NSDL or UTIITSL office.
  • Give the applicable charges at the time of form submission through DD, cash or e-payment.
  • After the successful submission, your PAN Card will be delivered to your doorstep within 15 working days.

Instructions to Fill Form 49AA.

  • This form is only applicable to Foreign Citizens only.
  • All the details must be filled in English only.
  • Form must be filled in BLOCK LETTERS by Black Ink only.
  • Applicant must leave a blank box after submitting one word on each box.
  • Field mark with asterisk (*) are compulsory to be filled by the applicant.
  • Photograph size (3.5cm*2.5cm) must be affixed in the box provided on the form. Photograph should not be stapled or clipped in the form.
  • AO code, AO type, AO number must be filled by the applicant.
  • Signature or left thumb impression must be given across the affixed photo in such a manner that portion of the signature or thumb impression is on photo as well as the form also.
  • Signature or thumb impression must be provided within the box on the left side of the form.
  • The signature should not be on the photograph affixed on the right side of the form. If any such case occurs then the application will not be accepted.
  • In case of thumb impression, it must be attested by a Gazetted Officer or Magistrate under official seal and stamp.
  • Provide details of Representative Assessee is mandated to be filled in column 14 of the application form.

Points to keep in mind while applying for a new PAN Card

  • Given resident address, mobile number and e-mail id must be correct.
  • Form of new PAN card will not be accepted if the old PAN Card of the applicant is lost or stolen.
  • While applying online the scan copy of your photo must be of 300dpi, colour, 213*213 pixel in JPEG format. (Size must be less than 30kb)
  • While applying online the scan copy of your signature must be of 600dpi black and white in JPEG format. (Size must be less than 60kb)

Things not to do while applying Form 49AA

  • Don't overwrite or make any correction in the form. If such case appears then the application form should not be accepted.
  • Do not mention POI or POA which are not in the name of the individual.
  • Do not mention any additional details in the form like birthmark, rank, marks, designation etc.
  • In case of female applicant do not write the Husband's name in the Father's name column.
  • Do not abbreviate your names and do not use initials.
  • Do not apply for a new PAN if you already have one. If any such case occurs a penalty of Rs 10,000 will be charged to the applicant under the provisions of Section 272B of the Income Tax Act 1961.

Centres for submission of online PAN Documents

CHENNAI

1ST FLOOR, KENCES TOWERS,

No.1RAMAKRISHNA STREET,

T.NAGAR,

 

BANGALORE

NO. 30, RAMANA RESIDENCY,

4TH CROSS, SAMPIGE ROAD,

MALLESWARAM,

 

MUMBAI

615, 6TH FLOOR, BHAVESHWAR ARCADE ANNEXE NEAR SHREYAS JUNCTION, LBS ROAD GHATKOPAR (WEST) MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

 

NEW DELHI

III FLOOR - R D CHAMBERS

16/11 ARYA SAMAJ ROAD, KAROL BAGH

BHUBANESWAR

PLOT NO. 7 2ND FLOOR | SHANKUNTALA BHAWAN ASHOK NAGAR | BHUBANESHWAR

PAN Customer Care

Call center number 

1800-180-1961 (Income Tax Department)

020-27218080 (NSDL e-Gov)

 

E-mail ID- tininfo@nsdl.co.in

 

SMS

SMS NSDLPAN Acknowledgement No. and send it to 57575 to obtain PAN Application status.

 

 

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