Director Identification Number (DIN)

DIN is a unique Identification Number allotted to an individual who is appointed as a director of a company, upon making an application in form DIR-3 pursuant to section 153 & 154 of the Companies Act, 2013.

Director Identification Number or DIN (MCA) is an 8-digit unique identification number, which is allotted by the central government to each individual who wants to be a director of any company or who already is a director of any company. Once allotted the DIN number has lifetime validity. With the DIN number government also maintain a database of all the director. An individual can have only one DIN but he can be the director of 2 or more companies.


DIN number (MCA) is always mentioned underneath the signature of the Director, whenever an important document, Information letter or a return will be submitted under any law.

DIN Application Procedure and Relevant Forms

► SPICe Form: Application for allotment of DINs to the proposed first Directors in respect of new companies shall be made in SPICe form only.

► DIR-3 Form: Any person intending to become a director in an already existing company shall have to make an application in E-Form DIR-3 for allotment of DIN.

► DIR-6 Form: Any changes in the particulars of the directors shall be filed in form DIR-6.

How to Apply for Allotment of DIN Number?

The Procedure to apply for allotment of DIN number is very simple. First of all go through Section 153 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 9 of the Companies Rules 2014, which provides the provision for applying for allotment of DIN number in MCA.

Go Through the Following Procedure and Apply with DIN Application:

♦ First of all, go to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) website i.e. http://www.mca.gov.in/

♦ Now navigate to Home > MCA Services

♦ On the next page, find the E-Filing section and then click on ‘Company Forms Download’

♦ On Next Page find Form DIR-3 under DIN Forms Section and Download it

♦ Now after downloading the form, fill it with all the asked details and attach a copy of each document listed below:

    ♦ Latest Photograph

    ♦ Government Approved Identity proof

    ♦ Proof of residence

    ♦ Specimen signature duly verified

♦ Once check the filled form and all the attachment again, and then sign the required documents using DSC.

♦ Now, these documents have to be verified digitally by the director or Company Secretary or Manager, and CEO/ CFO of the company

♦ Now submit the form with the prescribed fees as per the official instruction

How to Make Changes in the DIR-3 Form?

Whenever there are changes in the details provided in Form-DIR-3., the person has to inform the central government by filling the form Form-DIR-6.

♦ Download and fill the Form DIR 6

♦ Now verify it using a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

♦ Get it digitally signed by the practicing CA or CS or CMA

♦ Submit it as per the given instructions

Other Provisions Related to DIN:

♦ Within one month from receiving Director Identification Number, the director has to intimate about it to all the companies where he is working as a director.

♦ After receiving DIN from the director the company respected company has to intimate about the DIN of the director to the Registrar of Company within 15 days.

If the director or company fails to comply with these provisions within the time period, then it will be considered a contravention of the law and the responsible party will be liable to punishment under the act.

What if the Application of DIN Allotment is Rejected?

If the Application form of DIN Allotment has been rejected due to the submission of any wrong or misleading information in the form. The central government permits a time limit of 15 days to rectify it. Within this given time period, the person has to fill and submit a fresh form with all the correct details.



Purpose of Form


Last Date to File



KYC of Directors

Annual Compliance

30th September 2021

Every individual who holds DIN as on 31st March and who has not filed DIR 3 KYC form previously or there is a change in email id and mobile number.


KYC of Directors

Annual Compliance

30th September 2021

Every individual who have previously filed form DIR-3 KYC and there is no change in email id and mobile number.


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