How to apply a PAN Card for a Minor - Process, Documents Required

How to apply a PAN Card for a Minor - Process, Documents Required : PAN or permanent account number is a unique identity number given to tax payers in the country. This is issued by the Indian government. Physical PAN Card is issued with the details of the card holder, date of birth and photograph. This card is valid for the life time and is not affected by any change in address. No two persons in the country have the same PAN number. Though everyone might not pay income tax, this can be used as document for identity proof. PAN Card for a minor also serves the same purpose. This can be used as an identity proof for them.

PAN Card for Minor



PAN number is given to every tax payer citizen of India. There is a misconception that it is given to only people who are above the age of 18 years. But there is no age limit mentioned by the Income tax department to obtain a PAN card.

Benefits of having PAN Card for a minor

  • A Minor Pan Card is needed when parents of the child are investing in the name of the child. 
  • A minor girl child for whom a Sukanya Samriddi Yojana account is to be opened needs a PAN card. 
  • A minor child who earns income on his/her own can have a PAN card. 
  • If a child is having a PAN card, parents can name the child as nominee for their investments.

Documents required

Following Documents Required to apply PAN Card for a Minor :
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar card
  • Municipal birth certificate
  • Mark sheet issued by the recognised educational board

How to Apply for PAN card for minors

Parents or guardians of minor children have to apply for PAN card for their children. The procedure to apply or minor PAN card can be completed either online of offline. 

1) To apply online for the PAN card, visit the official website

2) On the menu option of the page, there is drop down section of Downloads. 

3) Click on this and then click on PAN option. Based on the resident type, select 49A or Form 49AA.

4) Applicants are advised to read the instructions carefully. Now fill the required and personal details of the minor. Upload the necessary documents and also the photograph of the minor. 

5) Complete the process by submitting the signature of parent. Pay the fee and then submit the application.

6) Acknowledgement number generated can be used to track PAN card application status. Application also can download from the website. 

7) Fill it and send it with all the required documents and DD of fee paid to the authorities. PAN card will be issued within 10 or 15 days from the date of applying.

How to apply a PAN Card for a Minor

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