Director Identification Number - Register DIN

Number assigned to the Director (DIN)

What is the Director Identification Number:

DIN  may be a  unique Director identification number assigned by the Central Government to any individual who intends to become a Director, is already a Director, or will become a Director of a corporation in the future.  it’s a unique eight-digit identification number with lifelong validity.  an individual who intends to become a director of any existing company must submit an application for a Director Identification Number. He must first apply for a Digital Signature Certificate and then a DIN number before he can be appointed as Director of a company.

Why DIN is required for a Director:

The concept of a Director number  (DIN) was introduced in India for the first time with the inclusion of Sections 266A to 266G of the Companies Amendment Act, 2006.  it had been implemented to create authentic director data and to track down directors who had disappeared. It not only assists in determining the individual’s identity but also correlates his participation altogether with other businesses.

Before becoming a director of the corporate, he or she must apply for a Director number and update it whenever personal information changes. The KYC form must be filed annually; otherwise, a penalty of Rs. 5,000  are going to be imposed. A Director number is only issued to individuals.

Law Governing the DIN:

eForm DIR-3 must be filed in accordance with Section 153 of  the businesses  Act, 2014, Rule 9(1) of  the businesses  (Appointment and Qualification Of Directors) Rules, 2014, and Rule 10 of the  indebtedness  Partnership Rules,2009, which are reproduced below for your convenience.

“Every individual who intends to be appointed as  a delegated  partner of an existing limited liability partnership shall make an application electronically in Form DIR-3 under the Companies (Appointment and Qualifications of Directors) Rules, 2014 for obtaining DPIN under the  indebtedness  Partnership Act, 2008, and such DIN shall suffice for appointment as  a delegated  partner under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008.”

You can find herein below the Instruction KIT for more information:

How to Obtain a DIN Number:

Listed below are the steps to obtaining a DIN number for an individual.

Preparation of Documents

Through Business Setup in India - One Hour Job requires the submission of  the subsequent  documents: PAN, Id proof  like  Aadhar or Voter Id or Passport or Driver's License, Address Proof  like  Latest Savings Bank Statement or Telephone Bill or Mobile Bill, and a Recent Passport-Size Photo.

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) Generation

Through the e-Mudhra Web Portal -  half-hour  Job

We will generate your Digital Signature Certificate via the e-Mudhra web portal after processing your Digital Signature Certificate.

Filing eForm DIR3

Via the MCA Web Portal - 30 Minutes Job

Once the DSC and documents are ready,  we'll  prepare the eForm DIR-3 with the individual's information, append his/her DSC  together with  the existing director's DSC, and upload  the shape  to the MCA's web portal for a fee.

The sample eForm DIR3  are often  found below:

DIN Approval Letter

 Via MCA Portal - Immediate Employment

After uploading eForm DIR3 and paying the prescribed fee, the MCA will generate a Director  number  and send an approval email containing a DIN allocation letter to the director's email address. This DIN is applicable for all companies.


Through MCA Web Portal - Once a Year Avoid a fine of Rs. 5000/- by filing eForm DIR3 KYC with MCA by the  maturity . The DIN KYC must be submitted annually on or before September 30.

What is the DIN validity period?

DIN has no expiration date.  the sole  requirement is to submit DIN KYC annually.

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Let's Deal With Your Confusions

A DIN stands for Director  number .

Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are digital versions of physical documents  like  passports. A passport identifies  an individual  as a citizen of that country, allowing them to  visit  any other country legally. Thus, a Digital Signature Certificate  are often  used to prove your identity electronically.

It is used when someone is appointed as a director of a company.

It is a permanent number, but  you want to  comply with the KYC annually or face penalties from the MCA.

No. Not possible;  there's  only one individual with a DIN.

In ten minutes,  you'll  get your DIN.

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