If you’re an Indian National whose income comes under the category of “taxable”, you are required by law to have your Permanent Account Number Card. This card contains a unique number that the Department of Income Tax issues and it serves as proof of identity for anyone who wishes to make any financial transactions.
In addition to identification, your PAN Card also contains the following details:
- Photo identification of individual
- Individual’s full name
- The date of birth of the individual
- The date of issue of the PAN Card
While the PAN card is mandatory, if you are a Non-Resident of India (NRI), you are only required to apply for it. If your income is higher than ₹50,000.
If you are an NRI, who lives and works in Qatar, you may wonder how you can apply for this document. Not to worry, regardless of where you are currently situated, applying for your PAN card is a simple process and here at S & F Consulting, we’ve outlined the steps you need to take in order to complete this process, below:
In order for you to apply for your PAN Card from Qatar, ensure you have the following documents ready:
- A completed application form
- A copy of your passport
- A copy of your Qatar residence card (Adhar card)
- Two photographs of yourself (stamp sized)
In general, obtaining the PAN Card after the submission of documents may take between 15-20 business days.
However, recently the government of India has introduced a new option, that is to use the “Fast Track” method in order for you to receive your PAN Card within 2 business days.
Here at S & F Consulting, it is our goal to make your life as simple as possible. With our officially registered agents in both Qatar and India, we will be more than happy to assist you in getting your PAN card as soon as possible. With our help, you can get your PAN card in as little as 48 hours! So do not hesitate to contact us!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a PAN card?
A PAN card or a Permanent Account Number Card is a card that contains a unique digital code that serves as a proof of identity for you. It is issued by the department of Department of Income Tax in India and is to be used for any financial transactions made by you that may have implications on your tax.
Is a PAN card necessary?
Think you are an Indian National with a taxable income, obtaining a PAN Card is compulsory for you. If you do not obtain one, you may run into complications regarding your taxations.
Who is exempt from the PAN card?
Only NRIs who have an income of less than ₹50,000 a month are exempt from obtaining a PAN Card.
How long will it take to register?
By using the fast track method, you will receive your PAN Card within two business days. However, if you opt for the general route, it will take between 15-20 business days.
How much will it cost?
You are currently situated in India it will cost ₹93. However, if you are outside of India at the time of application it will cost ₹864
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