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When do children need a PAN card, where is it used and how is it made? Know everything


Many people think that PAN cards are made only for adults, but it is not so. Minors below 18 years of age can also get a PAN card made for themselves. However, their parents have to apply for their PAN card.

No age has been fixed by the Income Tax Department for making a PAN card, yet most people believe that PAN cards are made for people above 18 years of age. But this is not true. Minors below 18 years of age can also get a PAN card made for themselves. However, minors cannot apply for a PAN card themselves. Their parents have to apply on their behalf. Let us tell you when children need a PAN card and how it is made.

When children need a PAN card

When you are investing in the name of your child.

You want to make your child the nominee of your investment.

You want to open a bank account in the name of the child.

The minor earns himself.

How is a PAN card made for children?

To get a PAN card made for children, their parents or legal guardians have to apply. In such a case, they will first have to visit the NSDL website.

Form 49 A has to be filled in from there. Read all the instructions carefully to fill Form 49 A. Fill all the personal information by choosing the right category.

Now upload the minor's age certificate and other necessary documents including the photo of the parents.

During this, upload only the signature of the parents and after paying the fee of Rs 107, submit the form.

Then you will get a receipt number, which you can use to know the status of the application.

After applying, you will get a mail. The PAN card will reach you within 15 days of its verification.

If you want to apply offline

If you want to apply offline for the child's PAN card, then you have to download Form 49 A from the official website and fill it. After this, attach two photos of the child, all the required documents with the form and submit it to the nearest NSDL office along with the fee. After verification, the PAN card will be sent to the given address.

These documents will be required

Address and identity proof of the minor's parents will be required.

The applicant's address and identity certificate are also required.

As proof of identity, the guardian of the minor will have to submit any one of the documents from Aadhaar card, ration card, passport, driving license, voter identity card.

For address proof, one copy of Aadhaar card, post office passbook, property registration documents or domicile certificate will have to be submitted.

Apply to update Aadhaar at the age of 18

The PAN card issued in the name of a minor does not have his/her photo and signature, so it cannot be used as an identity proof. When the minor turns 18, he/she has to apply for PAN card update.

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