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DIRECTOR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (DIN)

DIRECTOR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

What is Director Identification number?

DIN is the Director Identification Number for the company directors which assigned by the central government. It is a unique 8-digit identification number with lifetime validity. Details of the managers or appointed partners remains in a database through DIN.

APPLICATION OF DIN

DIN is a unique id number assigned to a person who is to be appointed as the Director/Partner when applying for e-form DIR-3. When an LLP partner wants to change his appointment from a partner to a designated partner, he must apply for DIN. DIN is a person’s definition if the same person is the director of two businesses. He does not need to apply for a new DIN even though he leaves the company and enters another business as a Director.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR DIN FORM (E-FORM DIR 3)

The following documents are required for DIN form:

  1. Photograph of the applicant.
  2. Self- attested copy of PAN card.
  3. Self attested proof of residence i.e. , Aadhar card/Any utility bill or bank statement not older than two months (in the name of applicant).
  4. Attested passport copy is mandatory as ID proof for foreign nationals.
  5. Digital signature certificate.

SIGNING OF FORM DIR-3 (DIN APPLICATION) FOR DIN

The applicant need to digitally sign the DIR-3 form followed by a signature post verification from the Company Secretary on full-time employment of the Company or by the Managing Director or Director or CEO or CFO of the existing company in which the applicant is intends to be appointed as a director.

MANDATORY COMPLIANCE  FOR DIN NUMBER: KYC

According to the MCA guidelines, any DIN holder with a valid DIN number must provide the MCA with his KYC information. This information is also obligatory for disqualified directors.

Guide to file DIR-3 KYC:

  • Nationality and Citizenship information: Gender and Date of birth
  • Permanent Account Number
  • Voter ID card
  • Passport (mandatory for foreign national DIN)
  • Driving License
  • Aadhar card
  • Personal Mobile number
  • Personal E-mail address
  • Residential address

Apart from the items mentioned above, please keep the following things ready:

  • Digital signature with an individual application form submission (applicant).
  • Attestation of documents from practitioners such as CA, CS or Cost Accountants, as mentioned above. In case of Non-Indian citizens the approval of the documents should come from the designated authority.
  • The applicant must have a statement properly approved by practitioners.

FAIL TO FILL E-FORM DIR-3 KYC

If a DIN holder does not submit the DIR-3 KYC on the site of MCA , the department must mark the DIN “Deactivated due to non-filing of DIR-3 KYC”.

If the holder of a DIN wishes to revitalize his DIN by sending e-form DIR-3 KYC at the last date, he shall be able to do so after paying a Rs 5,000 fee after the due date. To keep the DIN numbers approved, this form must be filled annually.

CS Seema Bansal

CS Seema Bansal having experience of two years under CS firm and also having degree of B. Com and M. Com. Having expert knowledge of ROC related work and other company related compliances with MCA.


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