This page deals with several common questions regarding who can apply for a NRI PAN card be it new or duplicate or for corrections.
Section 160 of IT Act, 1961 provides that a non-resident, minor, lunatic, idiot, and court of wards and such other persons may be represented through a Representative Assessee. In such cases, application for PAN will be made by the Representative Assessee.
One should apply for new NRI PAN Card when the applicant has never applied for a Permanent Account Number (PAN) or does not have a PAN allotted to him.
One should make an application when he/she wants to make some changes or corrections in their existing PAN details such as:
One should apply for a NRI duplicate PAN card when a Permanent Account Number (PAN) has already been allotted to the applicant but he/she requires a new NRI duplicate PAN card due to the following reason:
Obtaining or possessing more than one (Permanent Account Number) PAN is against the law.
Are you an minor, major, senior citizen or any individual, who do not have a PAN card? Do you want a PAN for the first time?
Do you already have a PAN? Does your name or any other details needs to be changed in your existing PAN card?
Have you lost or damaged your PAN card? You can apply to Reprint a PAN card with or without changes to your existing PAN details.