The identification proofs issued by the government require a set of documents to validate an individual/entity's identity. Application for PAN, too, requires a set of documents to support an individual or company's identity. You'll need to submit either of the two types of forms if you wish to apply for a PAN card, Form 49A and Form 49AA.
Form 49A is the PAN application form meant for Indian citizens and Form 49AA is the application form for foreign citizens. If you've lost your PAN card or wish to make any corrections to your PAN, then you can give an application for the correction or reprint of a new PAN card Documents that are required for each type of entity are different. For individual entities, the documents required for applying for PAN is different from the documents required by the foreigners to apply for PAN
Documents that can be submitted as identity proof are:
To apply for PAN card for a minor any of these identity proofs can be submitted that belong to the minor or his/her parents.
You can submit the copy of the following documents in the form of address proof:
Proof of age is also a relevant document for individuals applying for PAN. So, any document that verifies your birth-date could be used to claim your age.
When a foreign businessman sets up his/her company in India, and a part of the company's revenue comes from the Indian market, he/she is eligible for paying taxes, and hence PAN is a mandatory document for them. However, this is not the only application of PAN, along with the filing of income tax, PAN facilitates the process of KYC. Here's a list of the copy of documents that are required as an identity proof for a foreign applicant
The applicant can submit the copy of any of these documents to claim their residence proof
Hindu Undivided Families are units of joint families where the family business is shared between the members of the family. The PAN for an HUF is attributed to the entire family and not just one individual.
The documents required to apply for PAN by a Hindu Undivided Family is the same as any other organization or company that is based in India. The Hindu Undivided Family is required to choose a karta who looks after all the financial transactions of the entire unit.
Along with the common documents that are required for PAN, the additional documents that need to be submitted by a HUF are:
Apart from the common documents linked with the residence and identity proof, the HUF need to submit a declaration by the karta stating the father's name and address of the HUF members. The above listed documents that are applicable for individual applicants must be submitted by the karta as well to complete the PAN application process.
Documents required by a company to apply for PAN
The primary document that is required by any company registered in India, for the purpose of PAN application is the copy of the Registration Certificate issued by the Government. For a company registered outside India, the documents required are-
Documents required by a Limited Liabilities Partnership Firm to apply for PAN
Limited Liabilities Firms run on the principle that no partner of the firm is responsible for the negligence of the other partners. The documents that needs to be submitted by the Limited Liabilities Partnership firms to apply for PAN are: