Director Identification Number (DIN): DIN number is required to become a director in any Company. Submit PAN, Aadhar, Latest Saving Bank Statement, Passport Size Photo, Mobile and Email and get DIN Number.

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Director Identification Number (DIN)

What is Director Identification Number (DIN):

DIN is a unique Director identification number allotted by the Central Government to any person intending to be a Director or an existing director or a future director of a company. It is an 8-digit unique identification number and has lifetime validity. An individual who intends become a director in any existing company, then he has to apply for Director Identifiaton Number. First he has to apply Digital Signature Certificate and then DIN number and once the DIN is generated, he can be appointed as a Director in a Company.

Why DIN is required for a Director:

The concept of a Director Identification Number (DIN) was introduced for the first time in India with the insertion of Section 266A to 266G of Companies Amendment Act, 2006. It was introduced to create authentic data of a director and trace the vanishing directors. It not only helps in fixing the identity of the person but also co-relates his participations in all other companies.

Before being appointed as director of the Company, he/she has to apply for Director Identification Number and update it whenever details are changed. DINKYC is required to be filed on yearly basis otherwise Rs. 5000/- penalty will be imposed on him/her. Only individual can be allotted a Director Identification Number.

Law Governing the DIN:

eForm DIR-3 is required to be filed pursuant to Section 153 of the Companies Act, 2014 & Rule 9(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification Of Directors) Rules, 2014 and Rule 10 of Limited Liability Partnership Rules,2009 which are reproduced for your reference.

Section, 153: Every individual intending to be appointed as director of a company shall make an application for allotment of Director Identification Number to the Central Government in such form and manner and along with such fees as may be prescribed.

Rule 9(1) of The Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 & Rule 10 of Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 2009: Every applicant, who intends to be appointed as director of an existing company shall make an application electronically in Form DIR-3, to the central Government for allotment of a Director Identification Number (DIN) along with such fees as provided under the companies (Registration offices and Fees) Rules, 2014. Provided that in case of proposed directors not having approved DIN, the particulars of maximum three directors shall be mentioned in Form No.INC-32 (spice) and DIN may be allotted to maximum three proposed directors through Form INC-32 (spice).

Every individual, who intends to be appointed as a designated 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 Limited Liability Partnership Act,2008 and such DIN shall be sufficient for being appointed as designated partner under the Limited Liability Partnership Act,2008".

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

How to get DIN Number:

Herein below is the step by step procedure to get DIN number for an Individual.

  • 1

    Preparation of Documents

    Through CompaniesHouse - One Hour Job

    you need to provide the documents such as PAN, Id proof such as Aadhar or Voter Id or Passport or Driver's License, Address Proof such as Latest Savings Bank Statement or Telephone Bill or Mobile Bill and a Latest Passport Size Photo.

  • 2

    Generation of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

    Through e-Mudhra web portal - 30 Minutes Job

    We will process your DSC through e-Mudhra web portal and generate your Digital Signature Certificate.

  • 3

    Filing eForm DIR3

    Through MCA web portal - 30 Minutes Job

    Once the DSC and documents are ready, we will prapre the eForm DIR-3 filling all the details of that Individual and append his/her DSC along with the Existing Director's DSC in that Form and uplod the same with MCA web portal by paying prescribed fee.

    You can find herein below the specimen eForm DIR3:

  • 4

    DIN Approval Letter

    Through MCA Portal - Instant Job

    Once we upload eForm DIR3 and pay the prescribed fee, the MCA will generate a Director Identification Number and send approval email containg DIN Allotment letter to his/her email. You can use this DIN for all companies.

  • 5

    DIN KYC

    Through MCA web portal - Once in Year

    Avoid paying penalty of Rs. 5000/- by filing eForm DIR3 KYC with MCA on or before the due date. The DIN KYC is required to be filed every year on or before 30th September.

What is the validity period of DIN:

There is no expiry for DIN. The only thing is that you need to file DIN KYC every year.

Let's Clear Your Doubts


What is DIN?

A DIN stands for Director Identification Number.

What is Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)?

Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) is the electronic format of physical certificate like a a passport. Passport identifies someone as a citizen of that country, who can legally travel to any country. Thus, a Digital Signature Certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity.

Whehre can I use DIN?

When you are appointed as director in a company, it is used.

Is DIN is permanent or renewal required??

It is a permanent number, but you have to comply the KYC on yearly basis otherwise penaly will be imposed by MCA.

Can we have multiple DINs?

No. Not possible, one individual and ony DIN only.

With in how much time we can get DIN?

In ten minutes, you can get your DIN.

What is the government fee for DIN?

Rs. 500/-.

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