How to Join NPS Offline by Visiting POP-SP?

Outlined below are the steps to join NPS offline by visiting POP-SP:

  1. First of all, you need to apply for PRAN. Every NPS subscriber is issued a card with 12-digit unique number which is called Permanent Retirement Account Number or PRAN
  2. Visit the office of any of the Point of Presence - Service Providers (POP-SP) you wish to register with
  3. Procure your PRAN application form
  4. Submit duly filled PRAN application form to your POP-SP along with the KYC documents and affixed photograph
  5. POP-SP will give you a 17-digit receipt number against your PRAN application
  6. You can track the status of your PRAN application by entering the receipt number in the link:
  7. Once the PRAN is generated, an email alert as well as a SMS alert is sent to the registered email ID and mobile number of the subscriber by NSDL-CRA
  8. PRAN card will be sent to your correspondence address by CRA
  9. Submit your first Contribution (minimum of Rs 500) at the time of applying for registration to any POP-SP
  10. For this, you will have to submit NCIS (Instruction Slip) mentioning the details of the payment made towards your PRAN account