Apply PAN Card For NRI, OCI, Foreign And British Citizen In The UK

With, NRIs, OCIs, British and foreign nationals can apply for a PAN number from the UK (The United Kingdom) in a fast and easy way!


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rated 4.9/5 | 1000+ Reviews is a platform for NRIs, OCI card holders and UK/foreign citizens to ​apply for a Indian PAN number from 'The United Kingdom' (​Great Britain, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Our goal is to streamline the process of obtaining a 'permanent account number' (PAN) online for non-residents and foreigners residing in the UK, eliminating the need to visit India. We provide comprehensive assistance, offering step-by-step guidance and exceptional customer support. Acting as your representative, we explain the application process, provide necessary forms, assist with accurate completion, and compile the required document checklist. Moreover, we handle the submission of your forms to the Indian Government and diligently follow up until you receive your e-PAN via email and a hard copy at your doorstep. Our mission is to ensure a simple, speedy, and hassle-free procedure for obtaining an Indian permanent account number. Since 2007, we have been assisting non-resident Indians, foreigners, and companies throughout the United Kingdom (Great Britain, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England) in acquiring their PANs from India, irrespective of Aadhaar card availability. Whether it is for a new application, duplicate reprint, corrections, or changes, we cater to NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, foreign citizens, British nationals, and organizations, handling a wide range of cases.

What is PAN card UK?

PAN card is an identity card issued by the "income tax department of India" in a laminated plastic format bearing a unique alpha-numeric number also known as a PAN number - for the indvidual who applied for it. One can consider NINO, also known as a national insurance number equivalent to a PAN number in the UK.

  • NINO (National Insurance Number) is a unique number issued to individuals by the UK government for use in the administration of state benefits, tax credits, and national insurance contributions.
  • PAN (Permanent Account Number) is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric identifier issued by the Indian Income Tax Department to individuals and entities for tax purposes.
  • A PAN number and National Insurance Number (NINO) are not the same. And our issued by two different countries with seperate set of intentions and uses.
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How to apply PAN card from UK?

An NRI and OCI, along with British citizens can apply for their PAN numbers (sometimes referred as a NRI PAN card) directly from the Indian government website or using any authorized PAN agency. Also to mention, that the process to file a PAN card application from UK is pretty straight forward, which involves the below steps:

  1. Fill out your NRI (49a) or OCI/foreign citizen (49aa) form. You can get these forms right here.
  2. Pay for your fee, once the form is filled correctly.
  3. Attach your supporting documents:
    I. To apply PAN card for UK NRI: Indian passport copy (proof of identity) and a bank statement showing your UK address (proof of address - POA).
    II. To apply PAN card for OCI who resides in UK: British or UK passport copy as an ID proof, and a bank statement reflecting his or her valid address as an address proof (POA).
  4. And finally mail it to any authorized PAN agency or directly to any of the government PAN processing centers.

What are the benefits of having a PAN card for NRIs and foreign nationals?

Here are some benefits of having a PAN card for non-resident Indians and foreign passport holders (including OCI and PIO card holders): 

1. Income Tax Purposes: NRIs and foreign citizens who engage in financial transactions in India, such as earning income or investing in Indian assets, may be required to file income tax returns. A PAN card is essential for these individuals to fulfill their tax obligations and report their income accurately.

2. Opening Bank Accounts: Many banks in India require PAN card details to open new accounts, including savings accounts, fixed deposit accounts, and NRE/NRO accounts. So anyone, who wish to maintain banking relationships or conduct financial transactions in India often need a PAN card for this purpose.

4. Property/Real Estate Transactions: When purchasing or selling immovable property in India, a PAN card is necessary. It is used to complete property transactions, including registration and filing of property-related documents.

5. Obtaining Loans: Many Indian financial institutions require a PAN card when individuals apply for loans. It helps verify identity, assess creditworthiness, and track financial history, making loan processing and disbursal smoother.

6. Starting a Business: Those interested in establishing a business entity in India, such as a company, partnership firm, or LLP, often need a PAN card. It is necessary for obtaining registrations, licenses, and complying with tax obligations related to business operations.

7. Avoiding Withholding Tax: Without a PAN card, individuals may be subject to higher withholding tax rates on certain income sources in India. By obtaining a PAN card, they can provide the card details to ensure appropriate tax deductions at the prescribed rates.

It's important to note that the specific requirements and procedures for obtaining a PAN card may vary for non-residents and foreign nationals, and they must consult the official website of the Indian Income Tax Department or seek professional advice for accurate and up-to-date information.

What documents are required to start a PAN application?

Basically you require a passport copy and address proof copy showing your address in the UK. For Identity proof, you need to submit your passport copy, and as a proof of address (POA) you may provide your bank statement, or utility bill showing your full name and current address. Please be advised that the above documentation is for applicants who wish to get the delivery of their PAN cards in the UK. However, if you wish to receive your card within India, then the documentation involved would be different. So kindly check the paperwork for different categories right here.

Do you need an OCI for PAN card?

No, it is not necessary to possess an OCI card in order to obtain a PAN number from India. The requirement is optional, which means that both OCI holders and non-OCI applicants can apply without any difficulty. The following procedure applies to both OCI cardholders and non-OCI applicants (holding a UK or foreign passport) who wish to apply for a PAN:

1. Apply through an authorized agency  or directly from the Indian government website.
2. Fill the online application or download form 49AA from UTIITSL (UTI Infrastructure and Technology Services Limited), Protean eGov Technologies Limited official website, or NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) e-Governance website - and fill it manually.
3. Once the form is filled (both online or offline/manually) print the form along with necessary documents, including proof of identity such as a passport, OCI card (optional) issued by the Government of India, and attach a POA (proof of address) like: UK utility bill or a bank statement showing your UK address.
4. Make the payment either through credit card, debit card, net banking, or by using a demand draft.
5. No attestation of documents is required for most foreign citizens including OCIs. However please do check all the requirements here.
6. If you have a PAN Card when you were a Indian resident, and later became an OCI, it is advisable that you continue using the PAN Card which you already have. However, you need to update your OCI status and UK address in your government PAN details.

It is important to note that all applicants must have a UK passport and OCI card to get started. In case you do not hold an OIC (OCI card), you are still eligible to apply for your Indian PAN card using your UK or any other foreign passport.



Can a PIO card holder get a PAN number too?

Yes, a PIO can also apply for a PAN. Please note that PIO cards are now called OCI cards. According to the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2015, all PIO card holders are 'deemed to be' OCI card holders with effect from January 9, 2016. This means that all existing PIO card holders were automatically granted OCI status on that date. However, the "Ministry Of Foreign Affairs" have advised all PIO card holders to get their PIO cards updated or converted into an OCI card at their earliest.

Thus, In order to apply for a PAN number, a 'Person Of India Origin' (PIO), need to provide his PIO card copy and UK/British passport along with a proof of address in the UK that reflects his full name. Such an application from a PIO card be filed on the same portal that are used by other applicant categories. Mainly UTIITSL, PROTEAN, NSDL and Authorized PAN agency portals.

How The NRI PAN Application Works?

Our process to file a PAN application from UK is simple and quick.


First step for you is to start your process by clicking the button below and get application form, samples, easy to follow instructions and our step by step guidance


Fill the forms & send to us for further processing. Our adviser does the submission of your case & sends you tracking details & follows-up with the Govt on your behalf


Finally your application is processed and you receive your electronic ePAN (digital copy) in your email and hardcopy to your address in UK, India or anywhere


Some More FAQs

These questions and answers below will give you an idea about the step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a PAN card from the UK, including information on necessary documents and fees associated with the PAN form filling process.

What is a PAN number?
One can consider a PAN card as a laminated card made out of plastic that is imprinted with a unique number known as a PAN number provided by the Indian Income Tax Department in the form of a ten-digit alpha-numeric code that is assigned to individuals or companies for the purpose of tracking financial transactions and tax payments.

For example, it looks quite similar to an Aadhaar card and bears the holder's name, photograph, signature, PAN number, and other important details. It aims to serve as an identification proof that is required for numerous financial operations, including opening a bank account, purchasing or selling real estate, filing income tax returns, and making big purchases.

While applying for a PAN, both individuals and companies must give out their personal information as well as supporting documents as demanded by the government of India. Once these documents are received by the Income Tax Department, their team then verifies the information and assigns a unique PAN number to the person who applied for it. It is also important to mention that the PAN number, once issued, is valid for the person's or company's entire life and can be used for all financial, investment, or tax-related activities in India.

Is a PAN card different from a permanent account number?
No. They are the same thing. The word 'PAN' is an acronym for Permanent Account Number. It was introduced by the tax department of India in order to keep track of everyone's taxes. As per the rules laid in 2007 it is now mandatory for NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and foreigners who wish to do any sort of financial or investing related transactions in India.

Is it true that even a UK OCI can apply PAN card from outside India? 
Yes. As per the rules laid out by the inome tax department of India, an individual (resident Indians, NRIs & foreign nationals) can apply for their PAN cards from outside India as well. You can file your PAN application online from anywhere in the world on the government's website or with any authorized agent in the country you are currently residing.

What Is the difference between a NRI PAN card and normal PAN card?
To be ​precise, it is one and the same thing, however the functionalities and implications differ a lot. You can understand the difference between a NRI PAN card and a Normal PAN here .

What are the benefits of using your agency?
Our goal as your agent is to simplify everything for you and provide you with necessary forms, guidance to fill it, step by step information, dedicated customer care service, while handling all your paperwork from start to end.

What PAN form should a NRI fill? 
If you are a Non-Resident Indian, meaning, you are a Indian citizen residing overseas, then you need to fill out the form 49A.

Do you require photos?
Yes. 2 passport size photographs would be needed. The photograph dimension is not an issue at all. We are very flexible in terms of photo sizes. Just make sure it is a color picture with good clarity. White background would be preferable, but it is not a compulsion. Best is to share your picture with our adviser after you have started your case with us. He will guide you the best.

What is the fee and other charges involved?
We charge 1 flat fee, depending on your residency status. You may check the exact fee you would be required to pay with us once you get started with your application.

How long does the processing takes?
It takes a min of 3-7 days for your e-PANcard to be delivered to your email and 3 to 4 weeks for the postal delivery at your Indian or any address in Britain.

Do you have a good experiencing helping the Indian diaspora?
We have assisted thousands of non-resident Indians and UK passport holders from England and Great Britain in the last 15 years. The aim of our team is to simplify the entire procedure and assist you step by step from start to end. Also if you wish to get a duplicate copy reissued, make corrections or need to change a few details in your existing card; we can assist with all this too. Our team has a vast experience with all kinds of cases, be it complex or simple.

As a NRI can I apply without having an Aadhaar card?
Yes. A non-resident can very much apply without an Aadhaar card. Having an Aadhaar is not compulsory to file for your permanent account number. Basically, you can start with or without an Aadhaar card. It is certainly not mandatory. In case you need more specific details on the same, then you may surely get in touch with us.

How is your application filing procedure different?
Our goal is to provide the fastest processing with top notch customer service for our customers. Be it a NRI or a British passport holder our goal is to simplify everything for him and get the job done as quick as possible.

What all cities in the UK do you offer your services?
We service many cities, however we have helped numerous clients in Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton and Hove. Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chelmsford, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Gloucester, Hereford, Kingston upon Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, City of London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Ripon, Salford, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southampton, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Truro, Wakefield, Wells, Westminster, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York and many more.

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