Foreign Address
“A foreign address can be provided as residential and office address by NRI applicants, if they do not have any Indian address of their own.”


PAN Card Application For NRI – Apply

The PAN Card application for NRI can be applied for from any country of residence using the official online portals approved by the Income tax department, Government of India. 

The Income tax has appointed two specific companies that can process PAN applications online and issue PAN card for an applicant despite the applicant’s country of residence. An NRI does not need to be in India to obtain a PAN card.

Both companies are based in India and have their own respective online portal (also known as online platform or site) through which an NRI can apply for their PAN card.

The designated PAN Card application online Portals

The two official company’s are;

  1. Protean eGov formally NSDL

An NRI applicant would need to select between one of these portals and then familiarize themselves with the information set out on the portal thoroughly before beginning their application. This initial process can take anywhere between a few hours/days or more not including the application process itself. The service is self directed and requires the applicant to prepare their PAN application as per the guidelines set out on the portal depending on which one is used. 

PAN Card application for NRI dilemma

However, not everyone is able to follow the process for PAN Card application for NRI themselves. This can be due to a number of reasons which may or may not apply to you, such as, unable to understand the steps involved, access to the internet is limited, lack of confidence using the online service, unsure of a particular step in the application, lack of time and so on. This process is a partially self directed application process. 

In some cases, an NRI may prefer to take experienced assistance along with a range of options when applying for their PAN card online. Under such circumstances, individuals may wish to consider one of our supplementary services in applying for your PAN card. Due to some of the reasons presented above you may experience that the time it takes you to submit your completed PAN card application online may be prolonged and sometimes even delayed. Our firm offers solutions and services that are trusted by our clients.

As a UK based firm, the first question that we ask a client seeking to take one of our PAN card preparatory services is, “Have you tried to apply for your PAN card online yourself?” If unable to do so, a client would then consider taking one of our supplementary services in order to obtain their PAN Card, such as Whytecroft Ford’s  Full service PAN card application – preparation and submission OR a detailed paid E-Guide with step by step examples of the application process – NRI PAN Card E-Guide Pack – Service.


Sifting through PAN guidance online

There is a lot of information on the internet related to NRI PAN Card and often sifting through information can be a time consuming process in itself. The circumstances are different for each individual and depends on what a client prefers to opt for. For More information and a list of our UK based PAN card services, please view our service list and fees at the bottom of this article.

You may find the following “Ask yourself” PAN checklist helpful:

Ask Yourself – PAN Checklist

  • Am I aware of the PAN card application process for an NRI?
  • Am I confident to apply for my PAN card online using one of the portals? 
  • Have I thoroughly read and understood the guidelines on Income Tax Department Government of India as well as the selected portal for PAN Card application? 

If you would like our firm to assist you in your PAN card application via our preparatory services you may prefer to view our list of NRI PAN Card related services below. Alternatively, please use our online enquiry form and a member of our team will contact you.

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We can also assist with the following NRI Services in London:

  • Illegal occupation of property in India
  • Family Settlements and partition of NRI Indian property
  • Ancestral real estate and inheritance advisory under Indian law
  • NRI Property Transfer
  • Possession of NRI Property
  • Recovery of NRI money under Indian Law
  • NRI Succession Certificate in India
  • Injunction against alienation of NRI property in India
  • Developer Claims under the Consumer Protection Act in India
  • NRI property disputes
  • Visas to India
  • Indian Power of Attorney
  • NRI PAN  Card
  • Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
  • Inter-Country Adoption
  • Divorce proceedings under Indian Law for parties settled abroad

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