Hi, Thought I will share this information. This is for those who don't have a pancard. PAN Card has been made compulsory for all NRI's starting from 2nd January 2008 as per the notice posted on Income Tax department of India and SEBI website for making any financial transactions in India by Indian citizens or NRI's PAN Card is now required to withdraw money from Indian banks, process mutual fund, shares, investments, financial transactions or property buying or selling related matters, etc. Documents required for NRI to process PAN Application: A. Passport Copy Full with Indian Address and Fathers Name. B. Passport size single Photograph C. Address Proof And you can apply online and the form is available at , http://incometaxindia.gov.in/PAN/Overview.asp You can go through the other details also there. As per the site, if you fill the form, and pay the amount, your pan card will be processed and you will get a number allotted within 15-20 days. Hope this is useful .