To apply for a PAN card in India, you can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of NSDL or UTIITSL to apply online.
  2. Choose the appropriate form – Form 49A for Indian citizens, or Form 49AA for foreign citizens.
  3. Fill in the form with your personal details such as your name, address, date of birth, and contact information.
  4. Attach a photograph of yourself as per the guidelines mentioned on the website.
  5. Submit the form along with the required documents – these include proof of identity, proof of address, and proof of date of birth. You can refer to the list of acceptable documents provided on the website.
  6. Pay the processing fee using a credit card, debit card or net banking.
  7. After successful submission, you will receive an acknowledgement receipt with a 15-digit acknowledgement number.
  8. The PAN card will be sent to the address mentioned in the application form within 15-20 working days.

Alternatively, you can also apply for a PAN card offline by obtaining the form from a PAN facilitation center, filling it out, attaching the required documents and submitting it in person. You can find the nearest PAN facilitation center by checking the website of NSDL or UTIITSL.

It is important to ensure that the information provided in the application form and documents is accurate and complete to avoid any delays or rejections.