How to Apply for NSDL PAN Cards Online and Check Status Online

These days obtaining a PAN Card has become quite simpler. We can obtain the PAN Card in two ways, one of the way is to go the registered PAN card office in your nearby area (authorized office) and the other way is to submit the online application to NSDL with all the supporting documents like photograph, address proof, etc.
There is a list of registered offices, where the PAN Card application is accepted in case of physical application. (it can be easily check online)

NSDL – National Securities Depositary Limited

NSDL stands for National Securities Depository Limited. It is basically the first electronic securities depository of India.  NSDL has been appointed as unique identification authority of India. That is why, PAN Cards are issued via NSDL. NSDL accepts PAN Card Applications on the behalf of Income Tax Department Of India.For the convenience of people, government has started the facility of online application PAN card. Just by clicking few links PAN Card can be applied at the spur of the moment.

Application Process

To fill the online application, we need to fill form 49 A in order the get the allotment. After filling this form, the payment can be made via debit card or a credit card. Net banking services can also be used for filling the form. The payment is of INR 106. Apart from making the online payment we need to attach few supporting documents like proof of Identity, proof of address and proof of date of birth. Also, if Aadhar is mentioned on the application then a copy of Aadhar is also submitted.



We get an acknowledgement receipt on successful submission of online form along with the payment. This receipt has the transaction number as well as the acknowledgment number. The acknowledgment number is of fifteen digits. And this number can be used to track the status of the application.

Check PAN CARD Status

The status of the PAN Card can be checked very easily at this website-

You need to enter a few details like Name, acknowledgement number and Date of Birth. The fifteen digit acknowledge number is very crucial to track the status of the PAN Card. That is why, it is very crucial to preserve the receipt at the time filling the online form and making the payment. We can also SMS fifteen digit acknowledgement number to 57575. For example- ‘NSDLPAN15 digit ack. no.’ to 57575.Moreover, we can also send an email to
Additionally, we can contact the call center at (020) - 2721-8080. A fax can also be made at (020) - 2721-8081. The NSDL office is in Pune at-NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th Floor MantriSterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune-411 016; we can write our queries at this address.

Reaching PAN Card at Your Home

Normally, A PAN Card is dispatched within 15 days of submission of application, however, if there is an error it might take more than 25 days.


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