Showing posts with label Online applications. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Online applications. Show all posts

Monday 3 November 2014

How to Get an International Driving Licence in Pondicherry

If you are planning to drive your trip from one place to another, especially which involves borders it is mandatory to hold an International Driving Permit.

What is International Driving Licence?

The International Driving Licence, also known as International Driver's Permit (IDP)  is a document officially translated into 10 different languages holding information like your full name, relevant driver information and photo granting  access to drive your motor vehicle legally while abroad. It has been recognized by most countries as an official document allowing you to drive.

It is important to note that International Driving Permit (IDP) is different from government-issued driver’s licence. Hence while driving it is important to carry both IDP, passport and your driving licence when abroad. Also, to travel abroad you should obtain your IDP in the same country that has issued your driver’s licence. For example, Pondicherry driving license holders who are gone to other countries on work permit or short stay should get their IDP issued from Puducherry Government for travelling abroad. The validity of this permit is for one year.

International Driving License

Why do you need an International Driver's Licence?

It is necessary to get an international driving permit to drive within the borders of certain countries. Getting your IDP means you are legally covered to drive in many overseas countries as many trips you want within a period of one year. Also, it helps in communication issues as the IDP is been translated into 10 different languages.

How to get an International Driver's Licence?

For to get an international driving licence in Puducherry, Pondicherry city, you should get a permit to drive a motor vehicle in other countries by visiting the Puducherry Police Department or its website.

Visit the Police Department Website - []

In there, you will find the application [ Download the Form 4a here - print and fill it]  and the necessary details like name, address, DOB, qualification, identification marks, etc to be filled for applying international driving licence.

You will need,

  • to enclose four copies of your recent passport size photograph.
  • to enclose the copy of driving licence number along with date of issue and validity.
  • to enclose a medical certificate as given in Form 1A - Download the medical form here  (print and fill it)
  • to enclose an attested photocopy copy of the following - Indian Passport , Driving Licence, Visa, Air Ticket, Ration Card, Voters ID Card, Medical Certificate and Licence Rules of the country proposed to visit.
  • Non Conviction Certificate if necessary ( for persons who stayed more than 15 days aboard).
  • and pay a fees of Rs. 500/-  along with the recent driving test scores (or it is a must to have a re-test if the Driving Licence issued is within three months.)

Where to submit your International Driving Licence Application?

The filled in application should be submitted to the office of the Secretary to IGP,

Address of communication
The Inspector General of Police
(Licensing Authority),
Police Headquarters,
No.4 Dumas Street ,
Puducherry 605 001.

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Monday 27 October 2014

Step by Step Procedure on How to Apply for a PAN Card Online in India

PAN card has become mandatory whether you work or not. Apart from being used for financial transactions, it also serves as an identity proof.

Permanent Account Number, abbreviated as PAN is a 10-digit unique alphanumeric identity allotted to each taxpayer by the Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board of Direct Taxes in order to track financial transactions and to prevent tax evasion.
pan card
Pan Card

How to apply for a PAN ?

Step 1 - Opening the Form

You have to fill in the form - Form 49A (or) Form 49AA by visiting this website for applying for NEW PANs.
online pan card application
PAN Card Application Form
You will see a page like the above, in there click NEW PAN Form 49A which opens a new window "Application for a New Pan".
PAN Card Application
PAN card application form
In that click 'Online Application for New PAN (Form 49A)" which again opens a third window. Scroll down till you see 'Apply for a new PAN Card' along with a drop down box 'Category for applicant'.
Choose "Individual" or accordingly for companies or Goverment agencies.
PAN Card Application
PAN Card Application Form
On selection, you will get the online application form 49A which is to be filled.
PAN Card Application form
PAN Card Application Form

Step 2 - Filling the form

If you are applying Applying Online -
Fill in the form 49A online using capital letters, attach the required proof of identify and proof of address. A confirmation screen with all the data filled by the applicant will be displayed which can be re-edited if needed and you will need to confirm the same. After confirmation, an acknowledgement with a unique 15-digit acknowledgement number will be displayed which is needed to be saved and printed.

If you are printing the form - 
Fill the application in block letters in English with black ink.
Paste a recent colour photograph (size 3.5 cm X 2.5 cm).
And provide the signature within the box. If thumb impression, then you should get the thumb impression attested by Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.

Step 3 - Copies of proof of Identity and Address

Attach Proof of Identity (POI) - Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India,Elector's photo identity card,Driving License,Passport,Ration card having photograph of the applicant,Arm's license,Pensioner card having photograph of the applicant, etc.

Proof of Address (POA) - Electricity Bill, Landline Telephone or Broadband connection bill, Water Bill, Consumer gas connection card or book or piped gas bill, Bank account statement or as per note 2, Depository account statement, Credit card statement, etc.

and Proof of Date of birth (PODB - if applicable) as per Rule 114 (4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962 which have the same name that is written on the application form.

Step 4 - Processing Fees

Payment can be made through Demand Draft, Cheque or Credit card / Debit card or Net Banking. Fee for processing PAN application:105 (93 + service tax) for PAN card to be dispatched in India. For dispatch outside India, fee is971 (including service tax).

Cheque (payable at par)/Demand Draft should be in favour of 'NSDL-PAN' payable at Mumbai and acknowledgment number should be mentioned on the reverse of the Cheque/ Demand Draft. 

If your paying online, the processing fee can be paid via net banking, credit card or debit card , after which a payment acknowledgement will be displayed. You will need to save and print acknowledgement as well.

Step 5 - Submission of Documents

The acknowledgment duly signed, affixed with photograph (in case of 'Individuals') along with Demand Draft, if any, and proof of identity, proof of address and proof of date of birth should be sent at the below address :

Income Tax PAN Services Unit,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341,
Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony,
Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411016

in a envelope superscribed with 'APPLICATION FOR PAN - Acknowledgement Number' (e.g. 'APPLICATION FOR PAN - 8XXXXXXXXXXXXXX').

Note: The acknowledgement, Demand Draft or any thing else should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application. You can track the status of your application online by using the "Status Track for PAN application".

SEE instructions for filling in the FORM 49A of PAN Card Application - Click here for Instructions

Original Source : Income Tax PAN Services Unit
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Saturday 30 August 2014

How to Apply for a Online Birth Certificate

Birth Certificate becomes very important for various reasons like school /university purposes, registering for a marriage, getting driving licences including immigration related matters such as passport and visa purposes. 

A birth certificate should have the following - Individual Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Parents names, annotation by the appropriate authority indicating that it is an extract from the original records and a red seal (either from municipal authorities or village authorities).

Almost every birth registration is done at the hospital itself for a specific charge. But if there is a need to apply for a birth certificate due to delayed registration of birth or loss of original birth certificate, then you can apply online for a copy of your birth certificate issued by the Pondicherry Government. To apply for the birth certificate, you need to follow the below simple guidelines, 

How to Apply for a Birth Certificate Online

how to apply for a birth certificate
How to Apply for a Birth Certificate
  1. Using Online Form - Submit Online Forms using  Submit Form Online 
  2. Using Desktop Client - First, download and install Offline Client on the system using this link [ Download Eform Client (Ver. 1.0.0)]. Now, to download the birth certificate application form go to this link Form Details  under which you need to click "Download Form" which automatically downloads your application in your computer. Fill it up and then upload the filled form using the "Upload EForm" under the Form Action. (see image above)
  3. Using Print Form - Download and print the PDF form by clicking on "Print PDF Form" under Form Actions. Now, fill it up manually and submit the form directly at the concerned department. 
Supporting documents that you will need to scan and attach are
Copy of:
  • Certified copy of Birth Report Form-1 by Medical Authority.
  • Affidavit (Notary Signed).
  • Parents Identification Proof

Good Luck!

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Wednesday 11 June 2014

How to Create, Send Money and Receive Money using Paypal Account in India

Paypal is the most easiest and secure way to send and receive payments online. It is the best way for online money transfer to India and within India. With many online shopping accepting Paypal, you can even use your Paypal accounts for buying goods. Also, once your credit/debit card or bank account is linked to your PayPal account, you won’t need to provide all of your card details every time you shop online. PayPal remembers all your financial details and is secure.

How to create a PayPal account?

  1. Click to follow this link
  2. Sign Up a new account in India either by choosing an account for individuals or an account for businesses. 
  3. Lets assume you want a personal account and so click "Get Started" and enter all your informations including your address and mobile number. Click submit and yes, your Paypal account is been created successfully.
  4. Enter you dashboard or say your Paypal account. You are now eligible to receive money to your Paypal account. 
Note: Paypal says that you can open one PayPal account for your personal use and if needed, you can also open a separate account for your business but email addresses for the accounts should be different.

How to add bank account to Paypal?

add bank account paypal
Add bank account to Paypal
Once your Paypal account is created, it is still in the ‘Unverified’ stage and you will have limits on sending, receiving and withdrawing money. To lift these limits, you need to add your bank account details to your PayPal account and confirm that you're the owner of that bank account through a small verification process which involves Paypal depositing a small value in your bank account and you will be asked to verify the amount deposited. Once verified, your bank account links with Paypal account thereby allowing you more functions.

How to withdraw money to a your bank account?

For online money transfer, you need to add bank account to Paypal. After adding and getting verified, log in to your PayPal account and click "Withdraw" from the top of your accounts page. Then,enter the amount you like to withdraw and choose the correct bank account. Then, click Continue to review the details and then finally click Submit.

How to receive money from Paypal in India?

If you have a confirmed email address in your PayPal account ,then the money sent by anyone to your Paypal email id will be automatically credited to your Paypal account balance. In case you don't have one, yo need to sign up a account to confirm your email address before you can receive the payment.

How to send money through Paypal (or) How to pay for goods via Paypal?

send money through paypal
Send Money through Paypal
Sending money through Paypal is very easy. All you need is the receivers Paypal email id. Just click "Send Money" from the above,enter the email id of the recipient along with the amount you would like to send.Also choose whether you are sending to family or for goods. This is important because sending money to family is FREE through Paypal whereas for goods there is a small conversion charge involved.

You can send money to family or friends even if they don't have Paypal. All you need is their email address or mobile number. [Watch Video]

How to send an invoice using Paypal?

By using Paypal you can request money or create a professional invoices either using "Create Invoice" for a single user or by using Paypal invoicing for Microsoft Excel.
PayPal Invoicing Template for Microsoft Excel
In case you want to use the simplest form of creating and emailing an Invoice, just click "Create Invoice" and enter the Invoice number, date, due date, recipient email id, the amount and then hit send. You will receive an email when you get paid.

How safe is your Paypal account?

Paypal is the leader in online money transfer with more than a decade of experience and trust. It has "Buyer Protection" and "Seller Protection" and in case of theft or fraud, you can open a case under disputes and claims. Follow the links under Buyer and Seller Protection above for more details. Also, by linking in your mobile number, you can enable "Two-Step Verification" in your Paypal settings so every time you log in to your account, Paypal sends an SMS to verify for a secure log in.

You can use Paypal app for your mobiles by installing it from Install Paypal for Mobile (or) use new Paypal Mobile Card Reader by ordering it from Paypal and use it where ever you are on the go.

Apart from the above information, if you are looking for more details regarding Paypal India, then do follow this link Help Centre from Paypal India.

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Monday 31 March 2014

How to Apply for a PAN Card Online

PAN card (Permanent Account Number) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued  by the Income Tax Department. 

1.Who all needs to possess a PAN card?

Any Indian citizen who are eligible for paying Tax to the Income Tax Authority of India should mandatorily possess a PAN card.

Also, those who don't pay taxes can still apply for a PAN card as an identity proof since PAN has become mandatory for all financial transactions, sale or purchase of any immovable properties or vehicles,  installation of a telephone or cellular connection, hotel payments and more.

2.How and where to apply for a PAN card?

PAN application(Form 49A) can be downloaded from,
The form is also available at IT PAN Service centers and TIN Facilitation centers.

3.Where to apply online for a new PAN card?

For an online application to request a New PAN Card, use the below link which includes other PAN related  online services such as, 
Pan Card Online Application
For New PAN for Indian Citizens  - New PAN (FORM 49A)
For New PAN for Foreign Citizens - New PAN (FORM 49AA)
Changes or correction in PAN details - PAN Change Request
Reprint of PAN cards -  Reprint PAN
Status Track for PAN application -  Online Pan Card Status

Other ways for Status enquiry is through SMS

  1. SMS NSDLPAN <space> Acknowledgement No.
  2. Send to 57575 to obtain application status.
4. More details and FAQs about PAN

What documents will serve as proof of Identity and Address for of Individual applicants, including minors and HUF applicants and more FAQs can be found at "PAN Frequently asked questions"  of Income Tax Department Overview.

Hope this post offers all information that your need to know about PAN card. 
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