PAN Card for Minors

It is quite common misconception that Permanent Account Number is applicable only for individuals who are above 18 years of age. We want to make you inform that there is no age limit of applying for a PAN Card set by the Income Tax Department of India, so even minors also eligible to apply for a PAN Card. Read here in detail to understand the procedure to apply for a PAN Card.

Why a minor felt in need of a PAN Card?

  • If you want to keep a minor child a nominee in any of the investments like shares, property, fixed deposits, or any mutual funds. It is a must to submit the PAN Card of a minor.
  • Any investment made in the name of a minor; PAN card is required.

Important facts to remember about PAN Card for the minor

While a PAN card is to keep a record of all tax-related information on the holder. The income earned by minor from any income or investments they hold will not be taxable, except under certain conditions mentioned below

  • If the minor is earning income for herself or himself.
  • If the income/investment earned by a minor is a result of the child’s application of his/her skills and talent.
  • If the minor has a physical disability, suffers from total blindness, etc.

The online procedure to apply for a PAN Card for the minor

  • Log on to the website of NSDL
  • Choose to fill Form 49A
  • Start fill in the application form by choosing the appropriate category i.e., Minors
  • After that fill in all the details like name, address, date of birth, email address, etc.
  • Upload the latest photograph of a good quality
  • After that uploading of scanned documents like address proof, identity proof, age proof of the minor and parents, guardians, or representative assessee.
  • The signature of the guardian or parents will be uploaded.
  • Post filling all the details, it will redirect to you a page of payment. The fee applicable to applying for a PAN Card is Rs. 107 (Rs. 989 for non-resident Indians) via credit card, debit card, net banking, or demand draft.
  • After filling the form, click the ‘Submit button. You will be provided with an acknowledgment number that can be used to track the status of the application.
  • If you have not uploaded online documents, you can also enclose the documents along with the demand draft (if chosen as a mode of payment).
  • Make an envelope and title the with “APPLICATION FOR PAN” and the “Acknowledgement Number” at the following address

Income Tax PAN Services Unit,

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,

5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8,

Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,

Pune – 411016.
  • Once the Income Tax Department receives your PAN Application, you will receive a notification on your provided email address.
  • The PAN card will be sent to mentioned address within 10-15 working days after successful verification.

Offline procedure to apply PAN Card for minors

  • Log on to the website of NSDL
  • Download Form 49A
  • Fill in the application with necessary details like name, address, date of birth, email address, etc.
  • Fill in the details carefully and attach a copy of relevant documents.
  • Attach two photographs of the child; however, it will not appear on the PAN card.
  • Submit the form along with the documents to the nearest NSDL office along with the fees.
  • After the successful verification will take place, the PAN card will be sent to the mentioned address.

Documents required to apply PAN Card for a minor

Age Proof Identity Proof Address Proof
Aadhaar Card Aadhaar Card Passport
Birth Certificate from Municipal Corporation Passport Voter’s ID Card
10th Marksheet Voter’S ID Card Aadhaar Card
Passport Driving License Domicile Certificate issued by State Government of India
Driving License Government issued Photo Identity Proof Post office Passbook mentioned the applicant’s address
Voter ID Card Electricity/landline/water/consumer gas bill (not more than 3 months old) Property Documents
Driving License Original bank certificate on official letterhead along with photograph from issuing bank branch, attested by a bank officer. Electricity/landline/water/consumer gas bill (not more than 3 months old)