Which documents will serve as proof of identity in case of individual applicants and HUF applicants for PAN?

1. Individual and HUF Applicants who are citizens of India and located within India at the time of application for PAN:
Copy of any one of the following will serve as a proof of identity:

  • School leaving certificate
  • Matriculation certificate
  • Degree of recognized educational institution
  • Depository account statement
  • Valid Credit card
  • Bank account statement
  • Water bill
  • Ration card
  • Property tax assessment order
  • Passport
  • Voter’s identity card
  • Driving license
  • Certificate of identity signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted Officer.

Note:

  • Document being submitted should be in the full name of the applicant as mentioned in the PAN application.
  • In case the PAN applicant is a minor, any of above documents of any of the parents or guardian of such minor shall serve as proof of identity.
  • In case PAN application is made on behalf of a HUF, any of above documents in respect of karta of the HUF will serve as proof of identity.

2. Citizen of India located outside India at the time of application for PAN:
Copy of passport will serve as a proof of identity

3. Foreign Citizen located in India at the time of application for PAN
Copy of passport and Copy of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India will serve as a proof of identity

4. Foreign Citizen located outside India at the time of application for PAN
Copy of any one of the following will serve as a proof of identity:

  • Passport
  • Other National ID attested by Indian Embassy/Consulate/High Commission/Apostille

Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by Government of India