Income tax department has issued new forms for PAN application. New forms no are 49A and 49AA which are used for different category. These both are two sets of form to be fill by the applicant. Form 49A is to be filed by the applicant who is the resident of India and Form 49AA is for the foreign resident.
There are the instruction for filing Form 49A and 49AA.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING FORM 49A
(a) Form to be filled legibly in BLOCK LETTERS and preferably in BLACK INK.
(b) Each box, wherever provided, should contain only one character (alphabet /number /
punctuation sign) leaving a blank box after each word.
(c) 'Individual' applicants should affix two recent colour photographs (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in
the space provided on the form. The photographs should not be stapled or clipped to the form.
The clarity of image on PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of photograph affixed on
(d) Signature / Left hand thumb impression should be provided across the photo affixed on the
left side of the form.
(e) Signature /Left hand thumb impression should be within the box provided on the right side
of the form. The signature should not be on the photograph affixed on right side of the form. If
there is any mark on this photograph such that it hinders the clear visibility of the face of the
applicant, the application will not be accepted.
(f) Thumb impression, if used, should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a
Gazetted Officer under official seal and stamp.
(g) AO code (Area Code, AO Type, Range Code and AO Number) must be filled up by the
applicant. These details can be obtained from the Income Tax Office or TIN Facilitation Centre
(TIN‐FC) may assist in doing so.
(h) Applicant can also search for AO details on www.tin‐nsdl.com
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