Income Tax Department issues PANs, which are ten-digit unique alphanumeric numbers. A laminated plastic card (commonly called a PAN card) is issued by the government. There is an alphabetic check digit after the tenth character, i.e., the tenth character.
Pan Card Instructions for Filling Form
- It is recommended that the form is filled out in BLACK INK and in BLOCK LETTERS. The form should only be filled out in English.
- After each word, each box should contain only one character (alphabet/number/punctuation sign).
- The form requires applicants to attach two recent colour photographs with white backgrounds (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided. No staples or clips should be used to attach the photographs. The clarity of the image on the PAN card will be determined by the quality and clarity of the photograph attached to the form.
- In order for the signature and thumb impression to be on both the form and the photo, the signature/thumb impression must be provided across the photo attached on the left side.
- Signatures and left hand thumb impressions should be placed in the box provided on the right side of the form. On the right side of the form, the photograph should not have the signature. This photograph will not be accepted if it contains any marks that obstruct the clear visibility of the applicant’s face.
- An official seal and stamp of a Magistrate, Notary Public, or Gazetted Officer should be attested to a thumb impression, if it is used.
- Applicant must fill out AO code (Area Code, AO Type, Range Code, and AO Number) of Jurisdictional Assessing Officer. On the websites of PAN Service Providers, such as utiitsl.com or tin-nsdl.com, these details can be obtained from the Income Tax Office or PAN Centre.
- Guidelines for filling the Form 49A:
You can download the Pan Card Form PDF format using the link given below.