There is no limit on how many times you can apply for a PAN card. However, you can only have one active PAN card at a time. If you apply for a new PAN card while your old PAN card is still active, the new PAN card will be rejected.
The only exception to this rule is if you lose your PAN card or it is damaged beyond repair. In this case, you can apply for a duplicate PAN card. The duplicate PAN card will have the same PAN number as your old PAN card.
To apply for a PAN card, you can either submit a physical application form to a TIN (Tax Identification Number) Facilitation Centre or you can apply online. The application fee for a PAN card is Rs. 93 (excluding GST) for Indian residents and Rs. 864 (excluding GST) for foreign residents.
The processing time for a PAN card is usually 15-20 working days. However, if you apply for a fast-track service, you can get your PAN card within 48 hours.
Here are the documents you need to submit along with your PAN card application form:
- Proof of identity (such as passport, driving license, or voter ID card)
- Proof of address (such as a recent utility bill or bank statement)
- A recent passport-size photograph
If you are applying for a PAN card online, you can upload these documents as scanned copies.