Q1. What is a PAN number?
A1. Full form of PAN is permanent account
number. It is a unique identity number
allotted to individuals and companies by the
Indian tax department.
Q2. What is a PAN card?
It is a plastic card that reflects your PAN
Q3. What does a PANcard reflect?
A3. It shows a Govt hologram, your name, date of birth or date of
incorporation, signature, photograph, etc.
Q4. Why is it needed?
A4. As per new
regulatory norms, both
resident & non-residents Indians; including international companies
with or without any presence in India, are required to provide a copy of their PAN card
while carrying financial or business transactions;
like: opening bank accounts,
paying bills, filing taxes, raising
invoices, buying or selling real estate, etc
to name a few.
Q5. How can this website help you?
A5. Getting a PAN card from the Indian
Government can be a complex process for
people living outside India. Our goal is to
make this process simple and hassle free for
our clients. Once you start your process
with us; our adviser contacts you to
understand your case in depth, provides you
requisite application forms and advises you
on what documents need to be provided and
help you fill the forms. You send these
documents to us which we check for errors
and coordinate with you for corrections. We
then get documents notarized in India if
needed, get a rupee draft made from a bank
and submit your documents to the NRI PAN
centre for processing. A copy of
acknowledgment receipt is sent to you, along
with an online tracking link where you can
track your case status. Simultaneously, we
keep following-up with the department so
that your case is processed on an expedited
basis. And finally you get your PAN Card at
your Indian or foreign location.
Q6. What is the
procedure for NRIs to apply?
A6. You can apply
through us. To understand the process,
visit this link, OR simply
Q7. How secure is my
data & documents with you?
We have a strict document protection &
share your information with any third party
apart from the Govt department. You can know
Q8. Can I apply
without coming to India
without having an
Yes you can apply without visiting India or
having a address here.
Q9. What are the
A9. You can pay the
fee securely on our safe online payment
gateway using international debit/credit
For individuals: USD$49 per application (approximately INR.2700).
For companies: Get a free quote by visiting
Q10. Can I pay in some
A10. Our online
payment gateway charges USD$49, but it
automatically converts and charges
equivalent of your currency at the current
market price; so you don't have to worry.
Q11. Do you accept
rupee cheques OR Netbanking?
Yes. To send us a check you can
contact us here
AND to pay online via netbanking
using Indian debit or credit cards, simply
visit this link:
Q12. What is included in the fee?
It includes almost
everything, like processing and mailing
back, rupee bank draft making, notarization if
needed in India and our service charges.
However, a client has to get an apostille
and mail/post his application package to us
at his own cost.
Q13. Is there any yearly maintenance fee?
A13. No. There is no yearly fee. Once you
get a PAN you dont have to anything yearly.
Q14. Do I have to renew it every year?
A14. No. Once you get it, its good forever.
Q15. How long does it take?
A15. After your application is submitted it
takes 3-4 days for the PAN number to come
online, and the physical delivery at your
foreign address would take around 15-20 days
Q16. What supporting documents are required?
depends upon what passport you hold. To know
more about what you would need,
Q17. Is there a urgent/tatkaal seva for NRIs
- non residents?
A17. Unfortunately, the Govt of India does
not offer an urgent service to NRIs, as they
need to check records of NRIs which takes
time, process, print and dispatch; which in
turn easily takes a minimum of 15-20 days.
However, we try to get your processing done
on an expedited basis.
Q18. Do I need to file taxes in India if I
acquire a PAN number?
A18. As far as we know, an applicant only
pays taxes in India if he/she makes money in
India. If you do not make money in India
then you don't pay taxes here. Having a PAN
does not necessarily means that you need to
pay taxes. You only pay, if you accrue
income in India.
Q19. How many PANs can I hold?
A19. A person or a company can hold only 1
PAN. Possessing more than 1 PAN is a
Q20. Does, it reduces withholding tax rates
A20. Yes it does in
certain cases. However we still request
you to contact a qualified Indian tax
consultant or adviser to research this for
you. Our sister concern below can do this
Q21. I have more questions, where can I
Q21. You may email us or call us by
visiting us here.